Operational disaster management can be defined as the organisation and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular disaster preparedness, disaster response and disaster recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. With an increasingly volatile world, from direct and indirect man-made reasons (wars, climate change etc) and natural disasters, the need for disaster management will only increase. Do you need help establishing relief programmes and projects? Or perhaps you need assistance with assessments, ongoing management, or final evaluations? Osman Consulting has a team of experienced specialists (e.g. our founder/ director is a Deployable Civilian Expert [DCE] and member of the DRC Stand-by Member Roster) that can provide the humanitarian services you need, from start to finish. We have a 1-pager to introduce our operational management services.
We have recently implemented the following projects:
In June- July 2015 OC implemented a food distribution project in Rakhine State, Myanmar for people affected by internal displacement. It was implemented for four clients, based in three continents.
In March 2015 OC implemented a meat distribution project in Rakhine State, Myanmar for people affected by internal displacement. It was implemented for a UK-based NGO who had some leftover Qurbani funds from a Gulf-based donor.
In January 2015 OC implemented a winterisation project in Turkey for people affected by the Syria crisis. This project was implemented on behalf of an American and 3 British humanitarian players and supported 5,525 people through distribution of winter clothes and fuel for a number of weeks.
In 2013 Osman Consulting implemented a shelter project in Rakhine State for the Arab Medical Union, a charity keen to support those most affected by the recent violence, but were unable to do this directly. The project consisted in providing shelters and learning facilities for 304 families in Rakhine state. These families were uprooted from their community during the unrest in Rakhine state that started in June 2012, and were relocated to camps where they were living in tents. These tents were subject to flooding during the monsoon season, which was a major hazard for the displaced population.
The AMU-funded project has notably improved the living conditions by providing raised shelters that will not flood during the wet season, contributing to the well-being of people at the camps. Furthermore, the learning spaces provided will ensure that the children relocated to the camps are able to attend classes and to continue their studies. Moreover, the project was implemented by the local people and in coordination with NGOs and other organisations working in the area. Residents of the camps were hired for the construction work, which increased the local ownership of the project and contributed to enhance ethnic relations. The shelters and learning spaces were officially handed over to the beneficiaries and local authorities by Moustafa Osman (Director of Osman Consulting). We also managed to maintain good relationships with government and local community in Rakhine state.
See a brief overview in the OC newsletter
In 2014, OC has again implemented Ramadhan food distributions in Rakhine State, using a conflict sensitive approach, including the different conflict affected communities. This time on behalf of 4 clients, 3 UK based and one France based. OC also implemented Qurbani (October 2014) for a number of UK clients in Rakhine State and we are currently preparing further humanitarian interventions in the region.
To contact us about your humanitarian operational management needs and how we may help you, do email opermngt [a] osmanconsulting.co.uk , replacing ‘[a]’ with @