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Core humanitarian competencies framework case study - MzN International: Framework used to develop mid-level national agency staff

The competencies framework is used throughout the CONTEXT Humanitarian Staff Development Project that aims to develop core humanitarian expertise, as well as leadership and management skills for existing personnel at the national level. In Bangladesh, the programme is delivered and implemented by MzN International. This case study was developed by the CHS Alliance as part of its 2016 review of the core humanitarian competencies framework for the Start Network Talent Development project.

Author(s): CHS Alliance, MzN International
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: CHS 7: Learning, CHS 8: People Management, People Management, Staff recruitment & selection

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Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) 2016 Europe: Conference report

The 2016 HHR Europe conference brought together almost 70 HR and people management specialists from 13 countries to discuss the issue of "Organisational Resilience: HR at the Frontline" in Barcelona, Spain, from 8-10 June. The conference report provides a summary of speaker presentations, discussions, links presentations and additional resources, and working group feedback on different topic areas.

Author(s): CHS Alliance
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: CHS 8: People Management, Staff policies & practice, Staff care, People Management

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Investigation of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers: challenges and recommendations

The CHS Alliance 2016 PSEA conference will focus on investigating allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). A meeting of experts in investigation and/or PSEA was convened on 5 July 2016 to highlight some of the main challenges and recommendations for organisations and investigators on the theme which are captured in this background paper.

Author(s): CHS Alliance
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: Accountability to Children, PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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Presentation: People Management Scorecard

ActionAid’s people management scorecard is a mechanism for describing and measuring how people and people management systems create value in an organisation. The scorecard is used to communicate key organisational objectives to ActionAid staff. It is also a good indicator of people management practices in the organisation. These presentation slides highlight some of the key aspects of the scorecard.

Author(s): ActionAid International
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Case Studies
Topics: CHS 8: People Management, Staff policies & practice, People Management, Human Resources (HR) Strategy

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Case study: ActionAid International's people management scorecard

ActionAid’s people management scorecard was created as a mechanism to collect people management information from different sources and track a country’s progress in HR over a period of time. The aim was to provide management with a snapshot of each country’s progress and benchmark and compare country indices to their region and globally in order to inform decision-making and strategy. This case study gives an overview of the rationale, process, factors for success, results and lessons learned.

Author(s): ActionAid International
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Case Studies
Topics: CHS 8: People Management, Staff policies & practice, People Management, Human Resources (HR) Strategy

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Core humanitarian competencies framework case study - RedR: Increased self-awareness on core humanitarian competencies and behaviour change in Kenya

The core humanitarian competencies framework has been integrated as part of the programme modules for the CONTEXT Humanitarian Staff Development Project being implemented by the RedR UK Sub-Saharan Africa regional office team in Kenya. This case study was developed by the CHS Alliance as part of its 2016 review of the core humanitarian competencies framework for the Start Network Talent Development project.

Author(s): RedR UK (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Case Studies
Topics: CHS 8: People Management, People Management

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IRC Client Voice and Choice Initiative: Making the Case and Making the Difference - Strategies to Promote Client-Responsive Humanitarian Aid

This paper focuses on the role of motivations and incentives in our efforts to become more responsive as humanitarian actors. In seeking practical change, we propose what those motivations and incentives tend to be, and how they play out in a range of programming scenarios. Most importantly, this paper offers a range of strategies that organisations can employ in order to trigger and sustain more responsive behaviour.

Author(s): Chloë Whitley, Alyoscia D’Onofrio, and Sheree Bennett
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: CHS 4: Communication, participation, feedback, Information & Communication, Participation & Feedback

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IRC Client Voice and Choice Initiative: Client-Responsive Programming - Resource Considerations for Project Teams

This briefing note provides project teams of humanitarian organisations with an outline of the main resourcing decisions that they need to take when designing, setting up and implementing a simple client feedback and response mechanism or a more comprehensive approach to client responsive programming.

Author(s): International Rescue Committee
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: CHS 4: Communication, participation, feedback, Information & Communication, Participation & Feedback

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IRC Client Voice and Choice Initiative and Ground Truth Solutions: Pilot Case Studies - Integrated Community Case Management Programme

In this report, the IRC and Ground Truth reflect on the learning gained through the implementation of the Ground Truth approach to the client feedback cycle. This case study - covering pilots in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal State - examines the IRC’s Integrated Community Case Management Programme. The case study reflects the different adaptations, challenges, and benefits of implementing the Ground Truth methodology.

Author(s): International Rescue Committee
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: CHS 4: Communication, participation, feedback, Information & Communication, Participation & Feedback

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IRC Client Voice and Choice Initiative and Ground Truth Solutions: Pilot Case Study - Protection Programme

In this report, the IRC and Ground Truth reflect on the learning gained through the implementation of the Ground Truth approach to the client feedback cycle. This case study on a pilot undertaken in Juba, South Sudan focuses on the issue of an IRC protection programme. The case study reflects the different adaptations, challenges, and benefits of implementing the Ground Truth methodology.

Author(s): International Rescue Committee
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: CHS 4: Communication, participation, feedback, Information & Communication, Participation & Feedback

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IRC Client Voice and Choice Initiative and Ground Truth Solutions: Pilot Case Study - Health Programme

In this report, the IRC and Ground Truth reflect on the learning gained through the implementation of the Ground Truth approach to the client feedback cycle. This case study considers IRC’s health programming in southern Syria. The case study reflects the different adaptations, challenges, and benefits of implementing the Ground Truth methodology.

Author(s): International Rescue Committee
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: CHS 4: Communication, participation, feedback, Information & Communication, Participation & Feedback

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PSEA Conference 2016: Presentation on the Experience of NGOs in Thailand in dealing with SEA

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. Aungkie Sopinpornraksa gave a presentation on the experience of NGOs in Thailand in dealing with SEA.

Author(s): Aungkie Sopinpornraksa
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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PSEA Conference 2016: Presentation on UNHCR and NGOs cooperation on investigations

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. Aurelie Martin, Senior Investigation Specialist, UNHCR, gave a presentation on UNHCR and NGOs cooperation on investigations by sharing a case study.

Author(s): Aurelie Martin, UNHCR
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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PSEA Conference 2016: Presentation on sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. Karen Glisson, CHS Alliance, gave an presentation on SEA by aid workers.

Author(s): Karen Glisson, CHS Alliance
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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PSEA Conference 2016: Presentation on collaborating with different departments during an investigation

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. Menaca Calyaneratne, International Child Safeguarding Director, Save the Children, gave a presentation on collaborating with different departments during an investigation based on Save the Children's experience.

Author(s): Menaca Calyaneratne, Save the Children
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: Accountability to Children, PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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PSEA Conference 2016: Presentation on investigating SEA in UN peacekeeping missions and UNFPA

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. Morgan Pillay, Investigations Specialist, UNFPA, gave a presentation on the challenges of investigating SEA in UN peacekeeping missions and the UNFPA.

Author(s): Morgan Pillay, UNFPA
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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PSEA Conference 2016: Presentation on learning from SEA investigations

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. Paul Nolan, Founder/Director, GCPS Consulting, gave a presentation on some learning from SEA investigations.

Author(s): Paul Nolan, GCPS Consulting
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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PSEA Conference 2016: Joint speaker presentations

The CHS Alliance 2016 protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) conference took place on 5 September in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference examined the theme of investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers. This resource combines all the speaker presentations from the conference from Save the Children, UNFPA, UNHCR, GCPS Consulting, the CHS Alliance and consultant Aungkie Sopinpornraksa.

Author(s): CHS Alliance
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Tools, Guidance & Policies
Topics: PSEA, Quality & Accountability (Q & A)

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Core humanitarian competencies framework case study: HIAS Africa - Coaching and mentoring for a high performance team

Lucy Kiama, Country Director of HIAS, was introduced to the core humanitarian competencies framework as part of a Management and Leadership Skills Development Programme she attended. She find the framework very relevant to the sector and HIAS has recently incorporated elements of the competencies framework into its three-year strategic plan. This case study was developed by the CHS Alliance as part of its 2016 review of the core humanitarian competencies framework for the Start Network.

Author(s): HIAS Africa
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Case Studies
Topics: CHS 8: People Management, People Management

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Review and development of Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF) Report

This report outlines the methodology, findings and recommendations from the review of the core humanitarian competencies framework (CHCF). The CHS Alliance undertook a review of the competencies framework between February and August 2016. The main purpose of the review was to gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on the relevance and practical use of the CHCF in humanitarian organisations, and recommend any suitable revisions or improvements based on these stakeholder consultations.

Author(s): Uma Narayan for the CHS Alliance
Language: English
Year: 2016
Resource Type: Articles and Research Reports
Topics: People Management, CHS 8: People Management

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