From 7-10 November 2022, DSS water and UNICEF co-organize a WASH Information Management Training. This 4-day training (free of charge) will be hosted at the office of the Netherlands Red Cross in The Hague, and is developed for experts with a background in Information Management in WASH. Please note that costs for accommodation and transport will be at your own expense.

The goal of the training is to:

  • Train participants on the use of relevant information management tools and standards related to the 6+1 core coordination functions and for each step of the Humanitarian Program Cycle, in both protracted or sudden onset emergency setting through practical exercises and simulations.
  • Explore the practical relationship between coordination and information management through each of the core functions of clusters/sectors to improve coordination system efficiency and outputs.
  • Enhance participants’ technical competencies required for effective information management.


This course is designed for participants that already have basic knowledge in their area of work before participating. Primary targets of this course are:

  • Expert level staff with familiarity with the WASH Cluster IM toolkit, data collection tools, and able to work with excel (pivot tables), PowerBI and/or experience with basic data analysis.
  • Current WASH cluster information managers (assessment specialists being a secondary target).
  • WASH partners information management staff supporting coordination at national or sub-national level.

How to apply

DSS water has limited spots available for this training. If you are interested in being deployed through DSS as an IMO or in a similar role, please apply before October 10 at 9:00 am by sending your CV and a short motivation letter to

More about the training

The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) has the primary mandate to strengthen system-wide preparedness and coordination of technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies and provide clear leadership and accountability in the main areas of humanitarian response.

To perform their mandate adequately, information managers need to have both theoretical and practical knowledge of the Core Coordination Functions and information management tools for strategic decision making. The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) has identified common gaps and training needs among national and sub-national information managers.

The WASH Information Management Training is part of the training package that the GWC offers to all WASH Coordination Platforms. Co-organized by DSS WATER and the Netherlands Red Cross, the generic 4-day course aims at national and sub-national information managers that expands on the role, responsibilities, and tools for information management around the 6 +1 core functions.

The training aims to provide current or future Humanitarian WASH information managers with operational tools and competencies to perform all tasks related to information management to support coordination functions at both national and sub-national level in protracted and/or sudden emergency settings. It builds on an in-depth understanding of the relationship between Information Management, assessment, cluster coordination, cross cutting issues such GBV, and inter-cluster coordination.