Conflict Zone Threat Assessment for NGOs

Online CPD Approved Personal Security Training

Course Introduction

Attacks against Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other Agencies in high-risk conflict zones have increased exponentially over the last two decades. NGOs increasingly work in the field, providing humanitarian relief and development assistance in countries around the world. As they carry out their work, they face many serious problems. Governments or rebel groups deny them access to those in need, corrupt officials or warlords demand payoffs, and local violence threatens the safety and even the lives of field personnel. Every NGO should instruct their key staff in the means of conducting Threat Assessments.

Course Features

  • Accredited Under the CPD Accreditation Group
  • Written by Subject Matter Experts
  • Course Certificate Available Upon Completion
  • Online Training Aids in the Retention of Information
  • Course Taken at Own Pace & Convenience
  • Access to Course for 6 Months or Until Completion
  • Full Course Notes Available from the Course

  • About the Course

    The VIRSEC ‘Conflict Zone Threat Assessment for NGOs’ online course is a training module for NGOs operating in Conflict Zones and High-Crime Areas. The course equips the learner with knowledge regarding the most essential points of security awareness and threat assessment, and thereby assists in the making of better-informed decisions about which security strategies and procedures to adopt. After completing this module, learners will be able to:

    • Articulate the link between threat assessment and security measures.
    • List the three causes of threats.
    • List the four general approaches to conducting threat assessments.
    • List the five types of information you want to get from a threat assessment.

    Target Audience

    This course is a training module designed for NGOs operating in Conflict Zones and High-Crime Areas. The course equips the learner with knowledge regarding the most essential points of security awareness and threat assessment.

    Awarding Body

    This course is Accredited under the CPD Accreditation Group

    Course Duration

    The course lasts for approximately 2 hours depending on the learner’s abilities and reading speed. However, you can enter and exit this course as often as you require but you must complete each assessment in one sitting as they will reset if you exit during an assessment phase.

    • What is a Threat?
    • What is Threat Assessment?
    • Regular Updating
    • Five Types of Information
    • The Limits of Threat Assessment
    • Four Assessment Techniques (Overview)
    • Start Interviews
    • Identify Patterns
    • Gauge the Threat Level
    • Look for Change Indicators
    • Assessing the Accuracy of Information
    • Information Accuracy Checklist
    • Interview Worksheet
    • Incident Data Collection Worksheet
    • Threat Assessment Summary
    • Conflict Mapping
    • Conflict Mapping Checklist
    • Conflict Mapping: Mark a Map
    • Four Motivations for Being Targeted
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

    This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Group which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system.



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