Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF)

Competent and well-managed staff are at the heart of an accountable and effective organisation. The Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) aims to provide humanitarian and development workers with the right skills and behaviours.

CHS Alliance, together with Talent Development Project and Humanitarian Leadership Academy, is globally promoting the CHCF in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Jordan, Kenya and DRC. Webinars and training days have been and are being conducted for HR staff and managers who wish to know more about the CHCF and how to adopt competency-based approaches in their organisations. Additional individual support is also available for those who want to further adopt the CHCF into their organisations. More information on the next webinar and training opportunities will be posted on this page or alternatively please contact Gemma Prescott on for more details.

An implementation guide and a new suite of competency-based HR tools and templates will also shortly be made available on this page. The new revised framework is available below in English and will also shortly be available in five other languages – Arabic, Swahili, Tagalog, Bangla and French. 

Download the framework here.