The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sida wants to increase their ability to reach the most vulnerable, and are planning to increase their presence in conflict settings. In 2020, Sida launched an internal training programme with the aim of improving the ability of employees to work in conflict and post-conflict settings or places with increased
Johan Mast Consulting
Helping to manage the unexpected
We work to improve the capacity of organisations and their employees to manage unforeseen events. Through trainings, exercises and direct coaching we strengthen the crisis awareness of organisations, teams and individuals. We bring the perspective of the employer-employee responsibility in preventing, handling and following-up on crisis situations, especially those working in high insecure settings.
We help organisations and companies to improve their structure, organisation and leadership on an individual as well as organisational level, with a specific attention to preparing for the unforeseen. We are experts in non-profit organisation management, with a good track record of improving results while maintaining the social aspects of the organisation. Our clients include government agencies, private companies and non-governmental organisations. We are hired to conduct trainings and exercises, filling management gaps and providing support to managers and their teams.
In which way does your identity – who you are – influence the likelihood and consequence of different threats while working abroad? Within the humanitarian world, the topic of identity related threats has generally been neglected, often explained with the lack of objective facts or statistics. The sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc. of employees has in
During the first half of 2019 we have developed and tested a new platform for realistic crisis exercises. The platform enables the exercise team to communicate with the crisis organisation and publish news and events both in social and traditional media. JM Exercise Platform is easy to use and creates a realistic environment for the
Being a manager is supposed to be fun, rewarding and inspiring. You want to feel the flow, that you are in control of progress and that you enable your co-workers to reach their objectives. You want to be there to offload, support and guide. But who supports the manager? After several years of working as
Early December I was contacted by a research leader at Makerere University in Kampala. Despite the University having been closed by the President of Uganda a few months earlier – due to a student strike which in turn was due to a lecturers strike which in turn was due to no incentives having been paid
Switch off! It has been a few years by now. In 2012 Wolkswagen shut down their e-mail servers in Germany after office hours. You weren’t supposed to e-mail each other between 6 in the evening and 7 in the morning. Atos, the French IT company, went a few steps further when they introduced a no
MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, is a governmental agency responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence in Sweden. I was asked to help them strenghten parts of their own internal crisis preparedness, something I carried out during winter and spring 2015/16. I assisted in developing a policy and
Johan Mast has a bachelor in pedagogy and has previously worked as deputy training director at the Folke Bernadotte Academy and as General Director for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Sweden. Johan has led humanitarian interventions in – among other places – South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone and has several times had to manage challenging situations that put his values to test. Today he works with training and exercises within value based leadership and crisis management. Johan is also participating as a board member (interim) at Sweden for UNHCR.