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07/05/2018

SEA investigations workshop takes place in Dublin


From 1 to 4 May the CHS Alliance organised an SEA investigations workshop in Dublin, gathering 20 professionals from Concern Worldwide, Finn Church Aid, Humanitrain, Oxfam International, People in Need, Trócaire and Water Aid. The session was hosted by Concern Worldwide and participants were joining us from Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, UK and USA.

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25/04/2018

Member of the Month: Christian Aid


This month we are putting our member Christian Aid in the spotlight. They have recently certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) for the second consecutive time. Together with Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK), their partner in Bangladesh, they have also released a particularly telling report in which they assess the degree to which the humanitarian sector is accountable to Rohingya refugees.

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23/04/2018

Training about CHS takes place in Gaziantep


Osman Consulting organised a training session about the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in Gaziantep, Turkey, from 9 to 11 April. The group, consisting of 30 participants, represented some 15 Syrian organisations operating in Syria and Turkey.

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11/04/2018

We are revising the CHS Self-Assessment tool!


At the beginning of the year, we have launched a consultation process in order to make the CHS Self-Assessment tool more user-friendly and offer more support throughout the exercise. We invited those of you who have completed the self-assessment process to participate in a survey. Thanks for your comments and suggestions!

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11/04/2018

Shelter/NFI Cluster in South Sudan puts people at the centre


The Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) Cluster in South Sudan has created a commitment document to boost their Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). It aims to put affected people and communities at the centre of humanitarian action, in compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

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11/04/2018

Sharing resources on PSEA


Due to the increased interest in issues around Protection against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (PSEA), on 27 March 2018, the CHS Alliance and Bond hosted a webinar to share resources with HR professionals and senior managers. The webinar was intended to assist organisations to get started with reviewing their safeguarding procedures and practice.

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26/03/2018

"Lean is hard work that makes everything easy" - A coffee with Andrew Parris, Medair, Switzerland


In our previous coffee with Andrew, he shared his ideas on how humanitarian NGOs can learn from the corporate world in the area of continuous improvement. This time, we caught him in Lebanon, where he is collecting data for Medair's self-assessment against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). He shares his thoughts on getting started with Lean, some of his favourite online resources and the training that he is offering to other NGOs.

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26/03/2018

Are your deployees prepared? - Open source surge competencies training available now!


Since the publication of the 2007 Review of Surge Capacity, the humanitarian sector has increasingly recognised the importance of collaborative and localised approaches to surge. Capacity of surge staff plays a crucial role in this. Yet all too often, the pressure to recruit staff quickly can result in agencies overlooking the skills and trainings required to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of affected communities.

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21/03/2018

"To be accountable, we need the people we serve to tell us what works and what doesn’t" - Coffee with Mai Muhsen, Accountability Coordinator, NRC Jordan


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Jordan seeks to regularly engage with affected communities and ensure all feedback and complaints are received, addressed, followed up, and utilised to enhance the office’s understanding of the consequences of its programming. In order to increase impact, NRC launched in 2016 a centralised, transparent and widely communicated complaints, response and feedback mechanism (CRFM).

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19/03/2018

What NGOs can learn from the Corporate World - A coffee with Andrew Parris, Medair, Switzerland


In our previous coffee with Andrew, we explored the alignment between Process Excellence and the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). In this virtual coffee with Andrew, as he was on a ski vacation with his family in the Swiss town of Leysin, he shares his ideas on how humanitarian NGOs can learn from corporations in the area of continuous improvement.

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