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09/11/2018

Vacancy: Head of Programmes


Are you an experienced professional in the aid sector? Have you worked in membership organisations? Do you enjoy harnessing people together to find collective solutions to difficult issues? Do you want to be part of a small, dynamic team who are intent on raising quality, accountability and people management in how organisations support people affected by crisis?

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06/11/2018

Vacancy: Head of Membership and Communications


Are you a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach. Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team who are intent on raising quality and accountability in how organisations support people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to galvanise a large and diverse membership around meeting the Core Humanitarian Standard?

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06/11/2018

Vacancy: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Manager


Do you have experience in supporting organisations make sure they are adhering to the highest standards of preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment? Do you have current knowledge on best practices and policies in the humanitarian sector? Are you someone who enjoys supporting others to find solutions to challenges? Do you want to work for a small, but dynamic team to bring your knowledge and experience to a large membership organisation?

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01/11/2018

Member of the Month: Community World Service Asia


This month we are putting Community World Service Asia (CWSA) in the spotlight. As a founding member of the CHS Alliance and a member of ACT Alliance, Community World Service Asia strives to increase the effectiveness of its humanitarian response through improving and strengthening processes for quality and accountability (Q&A) across its programmes.

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01/11/2018

“The CHS is increasingly in our DNA” - Coffee with Rizwan Iqbal, CWSA’s Quality and Accountability (Q&A) Specialist


Rizwan Iqbal has been working with the non-governmental sector and businesses in Asia and Europe for over 12 years. Currently, he is spearheading Community World Service Asia’s Quality and Accountability (Q&A) team and its promotion within the Asia-Pacific region. His aim is to enhance his colleagues’ and partners understanding of and capacity to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), the Sphere Standards and its companions.

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24/10/2018

Cash for food in Afghanistan - CWSA boosts Commitment 5 of the CHS through continuous involvement of returnee community


Since January 2017 Community World Service Asia (CWSA) has supported 1,900 returnee Afghan families by virtue of three small-scale emergency relief projects. As a member of the CHS Alliance and ACT Alliance - which certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in November 2017 - CWSA puts crisis-affected people at the centre of their assistance.

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22/10/2018

Mainstreaming PSEA in the employment cycle


At the Safeguarding Summit our Executive Director, Tanya Wood, participated in a panel on preventing transgressors entering the aid sector by looking at the employment cycle. Moderated by Jonathan Potter, former Executive Director of People in Aid, the panel was also joined by Steve Reeves, Director of Safeguarding at Save the Children, Kate Halff, Executive Secretary of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Affairs (SCHR) and Paul Stanfield, Director of Organised and Emerging Crime at INTERPOL.

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22/10/2018

CHS Alliance supports CAFOD’s learning culture


The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) is a standard that requires constant improvement. It pushes for change, not only at our institutional policy level, but demonstrable change in our programmes and with the people we serve. As such, we can – and should – expect that sometimes organisations will find that they still have more work to do on some areas, and this is a welcome part of the learning process.

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22/10/2018

Safeguarding Summit – Putting People First: highlights and take-aways


On 18 October DFID’s Safeguarding Summit brought together more than 500 people to address sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in the aid sector. NGOs, government representatives, private sector, donors and international organisations joined survivors and victims to jointly commit to a thorough, ‘generational’ change in the way our sector tackles the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

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22/10/2018

Humanitarian community in Chad discusses accountability toward crisis-affected populations


The CHS Alliance and Ground Truth Solutions (GTS) undertook a joint visit to N’Djamena, Chad, from 23 September to 2 October within the framework of a joint project. Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the project aims at collecting the points of view and priorities of affected people in order to monitor the alignment of the Humanitarian Response Plan 2017-2019 for Chad with the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

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04/10/2018

How change happens in the humanitarian sector – CHS Alliance launches flagship report


On 1st October the CHS Alliance, in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), launched the 2018 edition of the Humanitarian Accountability Report (HAR) in Geneva. Two years after the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, at which the humanitarian sector committed to substantial changes, the Alliance’s flagship report sheds light on what has happened, what not and why.

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20/09/2018

Are you aware of your staff diverse security needs?


As employers, aid organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks. EISF’s new research paper - “Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles” - unpacks the challenges aid organisations face when trying to manage the security of aid workers with diverse personal profiles.

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01/09/2018

Towards collective accountability in Chad


How is the humanitarian response in Chad going? What do affected people and aid workers think? Are the right things being done in the right way? Ground Truth Solutions and the CHS Alliance have just released the first round of results of perception surveys with approximately 1,600 affected people and 400 aid workers.

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28/08/2018

Member of the Month: Islamic Relief Worldwide


This month we are putting Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) in the spotlight. As a founding member of the CHS Alliance and the largest Muslim organisation in the world, IRW constantly strives to promote and strengthen accountability and quality across their global operations. Affirming their commitment towards accountability, they conducted a self-assessment in 2016 and certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in May 2017.

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27/08/2018

Islamic Relief Bangladesh: learning from experience and responding to complaints


Ensuring that people and communities have access to accurate, understandable information about the aid provided and the aid provider is the first step in enabling them to make a decision, create opportunities to voice their opinions and see this taken on board. Islamic Relief takes community participation and complaint mechanisms seriously, in line with Islamic Relief Worlwide's commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

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