People Management

4 September 2019

What is People Management?

People are at the centre of everything we do. We believe that to best serve those affected by crisis, humanitarian workers must be treated fairly and equitably, and also supported to do their jobs effectively.

The Core Humanitarian Standard includes a separate commitment dedicated to People Management:

Commitment 8: Communities and people affected by crisis receive the assistance they require from competent and well-managed staff and volunteers.


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CHS Alliance services at a glance

The CHS Alliance helps its members and others fulfill this commitment with:

Resources, guidance, tools and advice on managing people well, building an effective HR function, safeguarding staff and fulfilling a duty of care.

Partnerships on sector-wide initiatives and projects with organisations such as with the Start Network, EISF, RedR, Bioforce, HLA, Bond, Cinfo, PHAP and Project Fair.

Learning and collaboration opportunities, including:

  • Webinars, events and conferences. The CHS Alliance organises the Humanitarian HR (HHR) Conference, bringing together development and humanitarian people leaders to strengthen accountability and trust in the sector.
  • Blogs on emerging people management topics.
  • Tailored HR and people management support for our members. For more information please email Gozel Baltaeva.

Gozel BaltaevaReach out to our People Management Adviser, Gozel Baltaeva, for more support and guidance on good people management.

“As a seasoned humanitarian, I always knew that people were the most important asset of any organisation. Staff at every level should be taken care of and invested in. Nurturing an environment where individuals can grow and contribute their full potential is no longer a ‘nice to have’, it’s a must.”