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Title: Developing professional competencies for humanitarian engineers
Authors: Reed, Brian
Fereday, Emily
Keywords: Competencies
Professional development
Humanitatian aid
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © ICE
Citation: REED, B. and FEREDAY, E., 2016. Developing professional competencies for humanitarian engineers. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 169 (5), pp.49-56.
Abstract: One of the roles of engineering institutions is the registration and regulation of engineering professionals, assessing their competence in both technical and management areas. A similar approach is being promoted for professional humanitarian engineers, identifying core competencies relevant to emergency relief work. This would improve standards in the workforce, allow training and experience to be independently evaluated, and facilitate the careers of people working in a very mobile sector. Using the experiences of RedR UK in recruiting and training humanitarian engineers, this paper explores the skills, knowledge and other attributes that distinguish an enthusiastic but ill-informed and inexperienced person from somebody with the expertise to work efficiently, effectively and ethically in a challenging humanitarian context.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1680/jcien.15.00046
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20965
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jcien.15.00046
ISSN: 0965-089X
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