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Please submit your organization’s completed expression of interest by July 12, 2022. 
If your organization would prefer to apply via email, please contact us at ready@savechildren.org. 

The Operational Readiness Training Program for Major Disease Outbreak Response is developed and administered by the READY initiative, a USAID/BHA funded consortium of partners led by Save the Children ensuring humanitarian NGOs have the tools, knowledge, and skills to support crisis-affected communities and local authorities more effectively in response to major epidemics and pandemics. For more information on READY, visit our website at www.ready-initiative.org. 
 
The goal of the training program is to strengthen your organization’s operational capacity to respond to current and future major disease outbreaks in humanitarian settings through a blended and co-designed learning approach.  
 
To apply on behalf of your organization to this program, please fill out the expression of interest form below. It is strongly encouraged that multiple individuals review the application before submission, to ensure quality of content.  By submitting this expression of interest, you are submitting on behalf of your organization.  
 
READY will contact select organizations with more information and to schedule an interview after the submission deadline.  
SECTION 1: ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
If your organization works in multiple countries, please complete the below information for the applying country-office only.  

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* 1. Organization name (please spell all acronyms):

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* 2. Organization location:
Please note: applications from the following countries will be given priority during the selection process: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Colombia, DRC, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haití, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Perú, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe. Organizations from other locations will be considered with a strong rationale.

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* 3. Organization website:

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* 4. Organization registration number (if applicable):

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* 5. Number of full-time staff, disaggregated by sex:

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* 6. 2021 Annual Budget:

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* 7. Country Director/Executive Director Name:

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* 8. Country Director/Executive Director Email:

What is the best way for READY to contact your organization regarding its application? Please specify name and email.

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* 9. Name:

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* 10. Email:

SECTION 2: PROGRAM INFORMATION
If your organization works in multiple countries, please complete the below information for the applying country-office only.  

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* 11. Please select all of the below sectors in which your organization currently works. You may select more than one sector. (Please note, responses to this question will not affect your organization's eligibility for the training program.)

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* 12. Please describe your organization’s experience responding to humanitarian crises, including specific responses, sectors and types of programming, geographic reach, and any other relevant information. Please be specific if you have experience in outbreak response (including which outbreaks your organization has responded to and what sectors you delivered programming in during the response).  

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* 13. Please list all major donors from the last five years.

SECTION 3: MOTIVATIONAL STATEMENT
If your organization works in multiple countries, please complete the below information for the applying country-office only. 

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* 14. Why is your organization interested in applying to the Operational Readiness Training Program, and how does this training fit into your organization’s broader goals for outbreak readiness and response? Are there any specific operational areas you are seeking to strengthen? Please limit your response to 500 words.

SECTION 4: DECLARATION

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* 15. I understand that while there is no training program fee, there will be time and staff engagement expected from my organization to plan and execute the training program.

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* 16. I understand that while there may be options for simultaneous translation during live sessions, the majority of this training program, and all written materials, will be in English. 

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* 17. I understand that I am submitting this expression of interest on behalf of my entire organization, and I have express approval to do so from my Country Director, Executive Director, or other delegated authority.

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* 18. Where did you hear about this training program?

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