Comments on our Programmes from Humanitarian Candidates
“This course is highly regarded in Oxfam. That is the reason why it was mentioned in the Supply and Logistics manual as the recommended course for everyone in Logistics. That is also the reason why there is a workplace group specifically for CHL.
Personally I am more confident to mention that I have a qualification in Humanitarian Logistics. I am able to suggest better ways of working and over ally contribute to the beneficiary needs. It gave me a proper induction into the humanitarian world. The central role that logistics and supply chain play in the humanitarian world was clearly explained. I managed to be part of a humanitarian response assessment and contributed to various planning sessions and also provided assistance to project teams.
This is a wonderful course. I have taken a role of giving guidance to those doing the programme.”
“I am glad to inform the world and, in particular, the LLA team and its friends that I have finally completed my CHL qualification and received the long-awaited Certificate.
I can’t find words to express my feelings, when I hold it in my hands. This wonderful piece of paper means so much to me! It implies so many hours of hard work and the unlimited support of my tutor Adrian Leigh and the whole LLA team, including Carol Jones, Carol Wooldridge, James O`Connor, Christine Cetin, Peter Jones and others, and Carol McQuillan at CILT. It signifies so many questions, requests from my side and so many useful recommendations and advice from my tutor Adrian, who have been a great mentor for me throughout this study.
Adrian, thank you very much for your tolerance and great support! I am very grateful to the whole LLA team. You are real professionals!
Be sure that if you see somebody with the CHL certificate, he/she knows all course programme by heart, because there is no way to miss any of the topics of the programme under the close guidance of your tutors, that`s true. I am so much impressed by this study. The approach is amazing! Wonderful LLA team! I appreciate your kindness, patience and guidance.”
“It’s better late than never – I completed my CHSCM in early 2015 but am only now writing this testimonial.
As soon as I started my CHSCM course, I found huge a distinction between an academic and a professional study. In the course of CHSCM study, I enjoyed the freedom of freethinking vis-à-vis humanitarian supply chain strategy, planning and configuration, operations and evaluation. It’s mentionable that all the outcomes of thinking were well acknowledged by the tutor and adequate guidance was provided.
CHSCM course has undoubtedly broadened my perspective, enhanced my capability to analyze humanitarian supply chains from end to end, and increased my ability to configure supply chains in a variety of contexts. Notably, after successful completion of CHSCM, I led supply chain for Oxfam, Save the Children International and International Medical Corps in Nepal, Iraq and Nigeria. I was also awarded with FCILT (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK), the highest tier of license of its type.
I managed to fund 4 logisticians from Save the Children International, Nepal for the CHL course and 2 of my senior team members were awarded with CMILT membership from CILT UK through my endorsement. I always recommend people to do CHL or CHSCM course. I did my thesis on Promoting Local Market for Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions not for the sake of doing my thesis but did as a believer and I have been an advocate of promotion of local market capacity as a core commitment.”
“Thanks goes to my Sponsor the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the LLA team and my tutor Kenneth Akoko for the continuous guidance. I enjoyed the studies and now feel much more knowledgeable about Medical Logistics than before I took the course.
All the tasks are applicable to the medical supply chain that I manage in my organisation. I can now confidently suggest need for medical logistics management improvement to my employer based on knowledge.”
“I’m very happy to receive my Certification in Humanitarian Logistics CHL qualification. It has added an advantage to my career and to be fully employed by NGO MEDICINE SANS FRONTIERS in the Log/supply department.
Because I have gained so much more knowledge through this self explanatory course. I am motivated to take further course with LLA to gain promotion and to seek improvement and employment in a managerial job.”
Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) Graduate
“The course really met my expectation, especially the Supply Chain, Procurement, Warehouse, Transport and Fleet Management units. It improved my knowledge of the logistics concepts for the overall logistics management and operational in Humanitarian Aid Organisations, including overall strategies, planning, preparation for emergencies responses, coordination/communication with internal and external and team deployment during emergencies operation activities.
My logistics coordinator really appreciated it and I got opportunities to support short missions in emergencies operations in other sub-delegations. Last year, I had a short mission in emergencies operation. At that time, one of the Logistics Manager was on leave so I was assigned to cover for logistics team. I would say it was a big operation for me (Distribution activities of Food and Non-Food Items, about 200 metric tons per day). There I applied practically what I studied in the CHL course, especially Transport, Warehouse and Fleet Management.
My Tutor Adrian Leigh is very professional, an expert who gave me lots of guidance and support during my studies.”
I am very grateful for this success in my course, my kind appreciation to Mr. Kenneth, who took me through this long journey. My appreciation to you also for the courage and support you gave me all this while.”
“Gradué en Certification en Logistique Humanitaire (CLH) en Novembre 2018, j’ai le plaisir de vous informer que l’UNHCR mon organisation vient de me nommer au poste de Assistant Principal aux Approvisionnements. Cela n’aurait du être possible sans la formation que j’ai suivie. Jai voulu a cet effet partager la bonne nouvelle avec vous. Félicitations de la part de l’équipe de LLA!”
Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog) Graduate
“I express my profound gratitude to the LLA team and most particularly to my mentor, Mr Patrice De la Sayette, to Carol Wooldridge and the Student Support team for their proven useful and relentless support and guidance throughout my training in Humanitarian Medical Logistics (Medlog). Their aid led to successful completion of the program.
The teaching and guidance team’s experience and skills ensure a pleasant learning experience for learners. I did not miss any required assistance whenever I expressed the need and communication was effective. I can recommend all my friends and those who would like to take this course to be feel assured that they have made the right choice.”
“Logistics’ is the magic word behind the scenes of an emergency, responsible for making the supply network respond promptly and effectively while building channels for the humanitarian aid. When it comes to ‘Medical Logistics’, it is like the magic itself comes intuitively to life; complicated by default but with more aspects to be processed and scheduled by line.
Many thanks to LLA, CILT, Fritz Institute and to the people who helped/inspired/intrigued and allowed all this effort to come true. My tutor Kenneth Akoko is among them!
The MedLog programme is a remarkable course, well-structured and full of simulated examples, providing step-by-step information on how the Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices don’t rely on magic but on well-trained staff with particular knowhow.”
“During this course, I have developed my skills in checking goods for quality and quantity on dispatch, checking the right type of supplier by following the proper procurement procedures, the importance of having the right type of vehicles and the importance of working closely with agents.
The course helped me to understand that logistics in humanitarian organisations is there to save lives and alleviate suffering. My interaction with colleagues has improved and I am now being consulted in all future plans and in some crucial meetings. I am now able to serve beneficiaries more efficiently than before.
The time allocated was fine. I finished the course some 4 months ahead of time. I am very confident and can now share the knowledge in an amazing way to the rest of the people in the organisation. I have recommended my work mates and two have already started the programme.”
“I pass my regards to all Fritz Institute team , a special acknowledgment goes to my Tutor Haydn Sandvig. Indeed, my tutor taught me the practical applications of my course.
He has tested my capability to think and develop my studies by giving me follow up questions that certainly prepared me enough to have the courage. I felt that my application in the Case Study SCILaid and the follow up questions from my institute and the coaching of my tutor and the perfect role played by Logistics Learning Alliance will make me a perfect medical logistician.
I am here to express that my happiness and my success was through your hard work. You have provided a quality practical application in logistics to the world so that humanitarian logistics can work efficiently.”
“I am pleased to share my thoughts that today I have completed my Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog) programme after 2 years of continuous struggle.
I would like to express my special gratitude to the Logistics Learning Alliance team, particularly the Fritz Institute and CILT (UK) for a very collaborative, world class partnership in training and professional development.
The MedLog program is practically incomparable. It has been designed to directly cover all aspects of humanitarian medical logistics that one applies and adds to his/her own set of skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently serve people of concern in humanitarian settings. I enjoyed learning the course and interacting tirelessly with my outstanding and inspiring coach till I get acquainted that” behind every medical product there is a supply chain!”
Once again I am so grateful for having chosen to pursue and complete this programme with your institutes and thanks to all fellows who chose or who will choose to pursue the Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog) programme, a programme which is out of this world.”
“I am so happy that I have finally completed the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics course after two years. Thanks to my formal boss Sinead Clear, who is also a great friend, i am grateful to you for all your support on this journey. You are such a wonderful person and i look forward to doing you proud wherever the skills gotten from this course will be applied.
To the team at LLA, let me say kudos to everybody; Your customer service and student support team is exceptional. I personally want to thank Caroline McClung, for her support during this journey; making the tasks available and everything. you are amazing!!!!!
The additional skills i have gotten on top of what the certification offer is accredited to one man, Haydn Sandvig. A wonderful coach/mentor, a people’s person, a great friend and father. He coaches with everything in him, pouring out all of himself to his students; providing guidance even during weekends when he is on the stadium, or normal days as late as midnight!!!! you are a rock star Haydn Sandvig. Thank you.
During days when i was caught deep into other activities and will not keep the task coming, the push came from my better half, my darling Pearline Wrobeh. This achievement is yours also. Thank you!”
“I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to the entire family of the Logistics Learning Alliance for the effort ofcreating an environment of enthusiasm for learning and appreciation for growing,The course was really interesting , informative, comprehensive with very outstanding simulation cases particularly situations of Detaland and Betaland where I am still interested to read and re read.
The team’s reply was prompt, detailed and helpful. Your feedbacks on my assignments were on time, insightful, constructive and warm encouragements.
Finally, I am very grateful for the guidance and assistance you showed throughout my study tenure. Kindly convey my message to my tutor Adrian Leigh for his invaluable mentoring and I felt so blessed to have him as my tutor, and I thank you all so much for the time, effort and energy you spent to help me complete this course successfully.”
“I would like to express my sincere thank to my tutor Haydn Sandvig for his guidance and great inputs for all of my tasks. Without his assistance, I could not have gone this far. And I also very much appreciate the help of the student support team during my 16 months journey with CHL. I believe all the knowledge that I gained through this course will enable me to go further in my future career path.
Now I have seen the big picture of all the core aspects of the supply chain and understood how it really works. I hope that I can apply that knowledge and serve more beneficiaries from any where in the world.”
My name is Saw Kar Li, I was born in an ordinary family in a small town Lashio, Northern Shan State, Myanmar. My ethnicity is Karen. My father is a pastor and my mother is a nurse. They nurtured me to establish my value even though they did not have chance to get higher education. They guided me to respect the value of dignity, admiration, honesty and love other. I was grown up in Lashio, and got Bachelor degree in Physics and Diploma in Business Studies at the University of Mandalay.
The 3rd July 1998 was to mark the beginning of my career with World Vision. In 2008 Cyclone Nargis Emergency Response, I realized logistics was a big part of my life to help vulnerable people in my country and improve their living standard. The experience where I served 2010 Haiti Earthquake Response and 2013 Typhoon Haiyan Response in Philippine shaped me to be a logistician.
In World Vision Myanmar, there are some limitations funding resource in providing training at international level for individual staff capacity development. But I was able to study the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) program as my professional through sponsored from Fair & Easy Co. Ltd coordinate with LLA.
As nature and man-made disaster becomes more complex and on a larger scale in Myanmar, supply chain management is one of the components needed to fulfill the mission in Humanitarian response. On the other hand, logistics operations continue to be recognised as an essential function in these operations in Myanmar.
Through my study from CHL, I feel confident and passion in the field related with supply chain management. Also I was able to contribute to improve many colleagues competencies in logistics and built relationship with partners and stakeholders to support supply chain management in World Vision and logistics cluster in Myanmar.
The assignments were not difficult but accurately tested the student’s understanding of the course materials. One must learn and understand the materials in order to successfully complete the assignments, so honest effort must be put in consistently during every week. I apply the concepts to solve some of the problems in my job, making the course much more interesting. This course is helpful to begin trying to practice the techniques in my actual work environment and challenge the new initiate.
Overall I felt the course was very valuable. This allowed me to get a good grasp of how CHL can be applied in my job. The way this course was run and provided the supplementary materials were clear and easier for me to understand. I truly enjoyed this CHL and really liked the guidance from tutor and LLA admin for their support.
I could share the warehouse management, fleet management, procurement so that our organization could review strength and weakness in logistics to develop planning, strategy and operation. Thus, my organization could fulfill the basic needs with a timely and effective manner to the affected populations in Myanmar. I would recommend the course to my logistics network as this is specially designed for Humanitarian Logistics with a real time exercise.
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