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14/09/2017

The CHS Alliance welcomes 11 new members


The CHS Alliance is pleased to welcome 11 new members: Amra Kaj Kory, Association of Voluntary Actions for Society, Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Dushtha Shashthya Kendra, Fondation Mérieux, Gana Unnayan Kendra, People in Need (Člověk v tísni), Socio-Economic Development & Human Rights, SOS Sahel Ethiopia and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Government of Australia.

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05/09/2017

CHS launches in Filipino (Tagalog)


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Filipino (Tagalog). The CHS management team would like to thank Christian Aid and the Center for Disaster Preparedness for preparing the translation. The CHS in Filipino (Tagalog) will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

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01/09/2017

Global Learning Forum to take place from 04 to 08 September in Geneva


From 04 to 08 September 30 practitioners involved in the Talent Development Project, which sought to build the capacity and competencies of humanitarian workers in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan and Kenya, will gather for a four-day learning event to take stock of its achievements, and identify and share lessons.

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30/08/2017

Join the discussion about the dual pay system


Following research into the systems for rewarding international and national staff in NGOs, Dr. Ishbel McWha-Hermann will present the project findings and give you a chance to ask the project team questions about the research. We are hoping that this discussion will stimulate further debate within NGOs and provide some practical alternatives to the dual pay system.

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25/08/2017

Early-bird booking opens for HHR Asia 2017


During crisis, humanitarian organisations may experience an abrupt change in the ways their operations are run. Join HHR Asia to find out how to increase your organisation’s resilience so that you will be prepared when challenges arise.

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17/08/2017

COAST Trust hosts seminar to boost ‘localisation’ agenda


On 19 August, in anticipation of World Humanitarian Day, the Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust) will be hosting a seminar to take stock of the implementation of the Grand Bargain and the Charter for Change in Bangladesh. It is a first step towards a nation-wide campaign to promote what is often referred to as ‘localisation’.

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15/08/2017

New case study: Blended learning


Blended learning offers humanitarian organisations a cost-effective way of providing greater access to capacity strengthening. This case study reflects on examples from the sector taken from material in the public arena, interviews with learning specialists and published work, and presents the challenges and opportunities the future will bring.

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11/08/2017

How can humanitarian organisations encourage more women in surge?


Disasters affect women and men equally therefore it is important to have women equally represented in humanitarian response teams and to ensure that they play a leadership role during emergencies. Transforming Surge Capacity Project’s latest report with CARE and ActionAid seeks to tackle the issue by discussing their role in surge responses.

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09/08/2017

CHS and the Guidance Notes and Indicators launch in Vietnamese


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators are now available in Vietnamese. The CHS management team would like to thank the Disaster Management Working Group in Vietnam for coordinating the translation. The CHS in Vietnamese will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

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08/08/2017

Let’s be CHS ambassadors - our CHS ToT workshop in Sierra Leone ends with enthusiasm and commitment


The CHS ToT workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone, ran from 1-4 August, hosted by GOAL, with 17 participants from four countries and nine different organisations: Action for Advocacy and Development Sierra Leone, Action for Large Scale Land Acquisition Transparency, CAFOD, GOAL, the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Lutheran Development Services, Plan International, Welthungerhilfe and World Vision.

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03/08/2017

New case study: Shifting the Power - localisation in action


Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK), a community-led development organisation combating poverty in Bangladesh, has recently joined CHS Alliance. In the last years Shifting the Power, a project implemented by Start Network, has been aiming to shift the balance of power towards locally led humanitarian response. Within this framework, Christian Aid has supported GUK to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and join CHS Alliance.

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03/08/2017

CHS Alliance trains trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard in West Africa


Thanks to support from a number of our member organisations, this week we are offering our first Training of Trainers course on the CHS in Sierra Leone. Seventeen hard-working and committed staff from humanitarian and development organisations have been looking at how to apply the CHS in their own work, and how they can best help develop the capacity of their colleagues, teams and partners to do the same.

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02/08/2017

CHS Alliance to offer competency-based HR training to Jordan-based staff


CHS Alliance, in partnership with the Talent Development Project, is running a free webinar session for Jordan-based human resources (HR) staff and managers on 08 August, followed by a free training day in Amman on 17 August. These events aim to promote the use of competency-based HR and the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF) in the NGO sector in Jordan.

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28/07/2017

New case study about how the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) can facilitate the implementation of the CHS


In preparation for the implementation of the CHS, Johanniter wished to gain a deeper understanding of how best to engage with communities and design programmes that effectively address challenges and risks faced by communities, with a specific emphasis on the engagement of women. It selected the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) as the approach to achieve this. In this case study, Inez Kipfer-Didavi shares her experience on P-FIM exercises in Berlin, DRC and Kenya by reflecting on the CHS commitments

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27/07/2017

"HR staff should visit field offices more often"


On 27 July CHS Alliance conducted a one-day training session on the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) for nine partner organisations of Christian Aid within the scheme of Shifting the Power. In total 16 people, mainly with human resources (HR) and administration positions, participated in the training.

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27/07/2017

CHS Alliance trains Bangladeshi NGOs on competency-based HR


On 26 July CHS Alliance, in partnership with Oxfam and Peoples Oriented Program Implementation (POPI), trained nine human resources (HR) focal points from nine Bangladeshi NGOs on competency-based HR in recruitment, selection and staff development. The participants were introduced to the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF) and its various tools, and developed an action plan to use the framework in their own organisations.

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