People Management

People are at the centre of everything we do, and the CHS places communities and people affected by crisis at the centre of humanitarian action. This is reflected throughout all commitments, and a particular focus on excellent people management can be found under Commitment 8.

The CHS Alliance offers the following support on commitment 8

  • Provides resources on people management such as tools and manuals – on managing people, HR management, safeguarding and duty of care – see below
  • Partners on sector-wide initiatives and projects with organisations such as with the Start Network, EISF, RedR, Bioforce, HLA, Bond, Cinfo, PHAP, Project Fair
  • Arranges events and webinars; co-ordinate networks for discussions on key and current areas of interest
  • Publishes blogs on relevant or emerging topics on people management


In support of the following organisational responsibilities we have published a number of resources, which are accessible by exploring the menu on the left side.

  • 8.4 - The organisation has the management and staff capacity and capability to deliver its programmes
  • 8.5 - Staff policies and procedures are fair, transparent, non-discriminatory and compliant with local employment law
  • 8.6 - Job descriptions, work objectives and feedback processes are in place so that staff have a clear understanding of what is required of them
  • 8.7 - A code of conduct is in place that establishes, at a minimum, the obligation of staff not to exploit, abuse or otherwise discriminate against people.
  • 8.8 - Policies are in place to support staff to improve their skills and competencies
  • 8.9 - Policies are in place for the security and the wellbeing of staff