This scheme allows us to recognise competence in training on subjects relating to quality and accountability. It includes consultants and others who offer training.

Those who qualify and meet the criteria may describe themselves as CHS Alliance approved trainers on the following specific subjects: the CHS, CHS self-assessment, complaints and response mechanisms (CRM), investigations, management of investigations, and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). Organisations are welcome to contact the approved trainers directly with training needs on these subjects. These trainers also provide the pool from which we refer organisations when we receive requests for training that we cannot meet ourselves.

Independent consultants who are approved trainers are listed below. Find out more about qualifying criteria here.

For more information, please contact Geneviève Cyvoct.

Overall requirements for trainers

  • Strong commitment to quality, accountability and good people management
  • Professional, mature and reflective approach
  • At least three years of relevant experience in humanitarian or development work
  • A university degree or equivalent qualification
  • Sound understanding of the subject matter
  • Facilitation skills and experience

Specific requirements for different training areas

Training area Completion of CHS Alliance training course Satisfactory delivery of training on this subject under CHS Alliance supervision*
CHS CHS training of trainers (ToT)** Required
CHS self-assessment CHS training of trainers (ToT)**

CHS self-assessment

CRM CRM Required


Investigations Investigations

Investigations follow-up


*The supervised delivery of training would usually involve the candidate joining the facilitation team at a CHS Alliance workshop on that subject in a ‘trainee’ role.

** Exceptionally, for professional trainers only, attendance on the two-day CHS introductory course may be sufficient to meet this requirement. This is decided at the discretion of CHS Alliance.