I am delighted to welcome you to the first newsletter from the CHS Alliance. The CHS Alliance was formed by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid earlier this year, and is the result of an effort to harmonise standards in the humanitarian and development sector.
As the year draws to a close, on behalf of the entire team I would like to thank you for your continued support over the past 12 months. While the CHS Alliance exists to assist organisations and individuals working in the humanitarian and development sectors, we are reliant upon your support in return. I look forward to our continued collaboration in 2016.
Season’s greetings and happy new year,
Judith F. Greenwood Executive Director
Online resource centre launches Access 1000 quality, accountability, and people management articles, reports, case studies, tools, guidance and policies. Search resources by the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
2016 Capacity Development programme out Book now for workshops and courses such as Introduction to the CHS, Training of Trainers on the CHS, Complaints & Response Mechanisms, Investigations Workshop, and PSEA and Investigations for Managers.
On the Road to Istanbul, the 2015 Humanitarian Accountability Report, was launched in September at events in London, Geneva, Nairobi, Bogota, Manchester and Lyon, offering concrete solutions to many of the issues raised during the global consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit.
Three key tools for people management now revised in line with the Core Humanitarian Standard:
• Handbook for Measuring HR Effectiveness (free)
• Staff Survey Toolkit (free to members)
• HR Manual (free to members)
Sexual Violence Management Conference in London gives the humanitarian sector action points to prevent and manage sexual violence. Read full conference report and access video interviews with speakers plus additional resources.
How aid workers can become champions of accountability By Nick van Praag One has to sympathise with humanitarian staff. They are supposed to provide high quality aid under difficult circumstances while complying with myriad bureaucratic requirements. The cost of adopting new accountability initiatives may seem to outweigh the price of continuing business as usual. Here are eight ways we might fast forward aid workers’ buy-in to accountability.
“People don’t want to be managed, they want to be unleashed” By Alex Swarbrick
As humanitarian organisations face increasingly unpredictable and ambiguous challenges, we need leadership and cultures that fit. We can no longer pretend humans are only 'resources'. We need to be at home with the idea that our organisations are complex dynamic human systems, with their own unpredictability and ambiguity, and create cultures which allow people to flourish.
Fair Pay virtual meeting 15 Dec 2015, 1-3pm GMT This reward network meeting with Project F.A.I.R (Fairness in Aid and Remuneration) will look at the implementation of a dual salary alternative.
Training of Trainers workshops on CHS Our 2016 training programme on the Core Humanitarian Standard kicks off in Oxford, UK (16-19 Feb), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (7-10 Mar) and Bogota, Colombia (18-21 April).
Investigations Training workshop London, UK, 22-25 Feb 2016 Learn how to conduct fair, thorough and confidential investigations into complaints of staff misconduct, with a focus on sexual exploitation & abuse.
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