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03/08/2017

CHS Alliance trains trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard in West Africa


Thanks to support from a number of our member organisations, this week we are offering our first Training of Trainers course on the CHS in Sierra Leone. Seventeen hard-working and committed staff from humanitarian and development organisations have been looking at how to apply the CHS in their own work, and how they can best help develop the capacity of their colleagues, teams and partners to do the same.

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02/08/2017

CHS Alliance to offer competency-based HR training to Jordan-based staff


CHS Alliance, in partnership with the Talent Development Project, is running a free webinar session for Jordan-based human resources (HR) staff and managers on 08 August, followed by a free training day in Amman on 17 August. These events aim to promote the use of competency-based HR and the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF) in the NGO sector in Jordan.

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28/07/2017

New case study about how the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) can facilitate the implementation of the CHS


In preparation for the implementation of the CHS, Johanniter wished to gain a deeper understanding of how best to engage with communities and design programmes that effectively address challenges and risks faced by communities, with a specific emphasis on the engagement of women. It selected the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) as the approach to achieve this. In this case study, Inez Kipfer-Didavi shares her experience on P-FIM exercises in Berlin, DRC and Kenya by reflecting on the CHS commitments

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27/07/2017

"HR staff should visit field offices more often"


On 27 July CHS Alliance conducted a one-day training session on the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) for nine partner organisations of Christian Aid within the scheme of Shifting the Power. In total 16 people, mainly with human resources (HR) and administration positions, participated in the training.

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27/07/2017

CHS Alliance trains Bangladeshi NGOs on competency-based HR


On 26 July CHS Alliance, in partnership with Oxfam and Peoples Oriented Program Implementation (POPI), trained nine human resources (HR) focal points from nine Bangladeshi NGOs on competency-based HR in recruitment, selection and staff development. The participants were introduced to the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF) and its various tools, and developed an action plan to use the framework in their own organisations.

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20/07/2017

Training session about competency-based recruitment, selection and staff development takes place in Manila


On 20 July a workshop took place in Manila, training 31 participants from the humanitarian and development sectors on the use of competency-based tools for recruitment and selection. Participants learned how to interview candidates using the STAR interview method, how to asking competency-based questions, and how to analyse and recor responses and results. The session also covered how to assess individual and team strengths and weaknesses against the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF).

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20/07/2017

Training session about competency-based recruitment, selection and staff development takes place in Manila


On 20 July a workshop took place in Manila, training 31 participants from the humanitarian and development sectors on the use of competency-based tools for recruitment and selection. Participants learned how to interview candidates using the STAR interview method, how to asking competency-based questions, and how to analyse and recor responses and results. The session also covered how to assess individual and team strengths and weaknesses against the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF).

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10/07/2017

CHS and the Guidance Notes and Indicators launch in Chinese


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the Guidance Notes and Indicators are now available in Chinese. The CHS management team would like to thank Oxfam Hong Kong, World Vision China, Plan International China and Zhuoming Information Aid for their hard work translating and designing the Standard. The CHS in Chinese will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

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14/06/2017

Two new case studies from GOAL about social auditing and accountability in conflict


These case studies by GOAL give an account of two projects carried out in Honduras, Nicaragua and Ukraine. In Central America, social auditing was used to empower communities to be protagonists in their own development, while in Ukraine, GOAL set up a hotline for appropriate and rapid interventions in line with the CHS commitments for their multi-purpose cash assistance programme.

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12/06/2017

Launching the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) Project


Competent and well-managed staff are at the heart of an accountable and effective organisation, therefore they need to be equipped with the right skills and behaviours. The Core Humanitarian Competency Framework explains the link between the organisation’s ability to deliver impact, and what it takes to be successful through personal and organisational excellence.

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10/05/2017

CHS launches in Myanmar language


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Myanmar language. The CHS management team would like to thank the American Red Cross for coordinating the translation of the Standard. The CHS in Myanmar language will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

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