Bioforce supports them with their plans or in managing their career paths by preparing them for the challenges and demands of the humanitarian sector.
Our certified courses and continuing professional development sessions provide humanitarian workers of today and tomorrow with the necessary skills to develop and implement effective, relevant and sustainable humanitarian actions that are respectful of humanitarian principles.
Our training courses are important tools for humanitarian organisations: they help to develop a pool of effective and readily available workers close to the crises. The courses also offer continuing development of skills for the organisations’ teams and partners, both in the field and at head office.
"Bioforce enables us to test out our skills in the field, we learn just as much in terms of skills as inter-personal qualities, such as how to respond to stress, how to behave in relation to other people, and I don't think you can experience that anywhere else."
Student "Responsable Ressources humaines et finances" 2016
IN LYON, IN DAKAR
Certified training courses.
From three months, for more experienced profiles, to three years for those new to the field, accessible through a selection process and exam or accreditation of prior learning (APL), our 16 certified training courses in Europe and Africa.
IN LYON, IN DAKAR
Continual professional development.
Throughout the year, in our centres in Europe, in Africa or via e-learning, we offer training on the key skills required to work or develop a career in the humanitarian sector.
Discover our information and support activities on the dedicated website.
IN LYON, IN DAKAR
Information and support
Planning a career in the aid sector also means understanding the context, the issues and the requirements of this field. The Bioforce team is here to support people who are looking to develop a well-prepared, carefully-considered career plan.
Discover our information and support activities on the dedicated website (in French).
Bioforce undoubtedly played a big part in me getting my first job, the first key step.
« It certainly provided me with theoretical knowledge, but based on a lot of practice, on the reality of a humanitarian crisis, on feeling a bit more ready to head out into the field despite never having set foot there, and it provided technical know-how in certain key areas, such as logistics or project management. What really stood out for me was the group of people on the course. We were extremely diverse yet shared the same common goal to make our humanitarian contribution by trying to do our best, the same drive and commitment. It is an experience which consolidates our ideas of making a humanitarian contribution by showing us that it is very demanding, very complex and in addition to being committed, you need to develop your skills. Bioforce shows you that you need to be prepared on several fronts in order to offer effective humanitarian aid. Bioforce also teaches students to adapt to certain very complex, sometimes risky, contexts, which are always far-removed from normality. »
today Head of Office,
DG ECHO delegation in CAR 1989
The training puts us in unstable situations, in the field it is really unstable. The needs in the field are immense and go beyond us, the training prepared me to be responsive and aware of our future responsibilities.Manuel, Logistician, 2013
The professionalism, experience and pedagogical capacities of the speakers made it possible to throughout the training. After 6 years of mission and 6 months of training, this certification values my experience in a fair way since it is delivered by a jury made up of professionals of the sector. In addition, few institutes train to humanitarian professions, and Bioforce has a reputation that is no longer to be demonstrated, which only adds to the value of the certification.Samuel, Project coordinator, 2013
The pace that this training imposes on us is clearly in line with the needs of the field, especially in emergency situations. The multiplicity of modules prepares us for the multiplicity of tasks that we have once in our field position. We are therefore ready and with a large bunch of keys to go on assignment.Guillaume, Logistician, 2012
Bioforce allowed me to find what I came to seek, that is to say, professional skills and much more; a view on the aid sector, greater critical thinking and open-mindedness.Ingrid, Logistician, 2012
Throughout the world.
Almost 2,400 graduates and 500 students on assignment worldwide. 157 of them were awarded their diploma in 2016. Discover a selection of them on this map : click to see the full sized image