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April 2017 Newsletter

Dear <<First Name>>,

We are delighted to announce that HHR Asia with the theme of organisational resilience is open for registration, and our early bird rates are available until 19 April. We have prepared a flyer with detailed information on the event, please feel free to share it with your colleagues and partner organisations. 

We are also excited about our upcoming Project FAIR workshop on 25 April, which will be a unique opportunity to discuss the research findings and the different approaches to reward that are being undertaken in our sector. Please don't wait until the last minute to register: only a few places are still available!
This month we have a range of new tools and resources to share with you: the French version of the self-assessment tool and the quality and accountability framework, a guide for building an organisational learning and development framework, and the report on slow-onset crises are online. In addition, the popular e-learning course on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Arabic on Kaya.

We look forward to engaging with you on these themes and more over the coming months!

The CHS Alliance Team

Latest news

This year's Humanitarian Human Resources conference in Bangkok will focus on building organisational resilience in a changing humanitarian sector. Book Now to take advantage of our early bird rate of GBP 550.- or GBP 400.- for non-residential spaces!
We have only a few places left for our upcoming Project FAIR workshop on 25 April, which will be a unique opportunity for HR and Reward professionals to hear about the findings of the research, hear from different organisations about best practice and engage in discussion on issues around equitable reward. 
Close to a hundred of our members have sent their annual report for 2016, updating us on progress with their membership obligations and making suggestions on how we can better serve their needs. We were delighted to hear that our members are satisfied with the quality of our services. The full report will be released to our members. If you are not a member of the CHS Alliance but you would like to know more please get in touch with Adrien Muratet.

New resources

French version of the
Self-assessment Tool

Conducting a CHS self-assessment is the first step organisations should take when committing to work in line with the CHS. The self-assessment tool provides guidance for organisations going through such an exercise, as well as templates allowing them to collect information, document evidence, and present results.

French version of the Quality and Accountability Framework

A Quality and Accountability Framework is a tool organisations use to document, manage and communicate the commitments to quality and accountability they have made at various levels. It allows organisations to make sense of and, if necessary, streamline various commitments.
This report presents the results of the second tracking mechanism on surge practices for slow-onset crises as part of the Start Network Transforming Surge Capacity Project. The aim of the mechanism is to track changes to surge practices by examining instances of surge deployment by the 11 operational consortium members in the course of the project.
This guide describes a process of designing a Learning and Development Framework within your own NGO or for supporting a partner organisation. A range of tools and models are illustrated with guidance on how to adopt and use them. Recommendations are provided for organisations wanting to adopt measures for the first time.

The CHS e-learning course is now available in Arabic

The popular e-learning course on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Arabic. The online course is available to access on Kaya, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA)'s online learning platform. It was developed through a collaborative process with the HLA, the CHS Alliance, Groupe URD, IECAH and the Sphere Project.

Upcoming training events

Currently, the events below are open for booking. For more information on our training programme, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Glisson

Training of Trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard
1-4 Aug 2017 
Freetown, Sierra Leone
The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Book now

Training of Trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard
16-19 Oct 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Book now

SEA investigations 
21-24 Nov 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
This four-day workshop demonstrates how to conduct fair, thorough and confidential investigations into complaints of staff misconduct, with a particular focus on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of affected populations.

Book now
Events by partners
Cigna will be organising a free workshop on duty of care on 26 April in London. Registration ends on 31 March! 
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On World Health Day InterHealth will host a free webinar on depression in humanitarian and missionary work. 
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Sharing lessons learned on AAP for food security programming

The global Food Security Cluster is organising a webinar on 4 April, 14:00-15:30 CET with the objective of sharing experience on how best to mainstream AAP in Food Security interventions and Food Security cluster/sector coordination, raising awareness and showing different perspectives of AAP-mainstreaming. The webinar will be facilitated by David Loquercio from the CHS Alliance. Download the detailed programme here.

Latest blogs

Building an organisational Learning and Development Framework: ‘We can do it’.
By Ann Start

Ann from Start Development gives an overview of our guide to designing a Learning and Development Framework, which was drafted in order to support NGOs in strengthening their people management practices and processes

Change is more than just carrots and sticks
By David Loquercio

The CHS Alliance was present at this year's ALNAP conference in Stockholm with a stall. In this blog, David shares his thoughts on the Alliance's presentation, the adaptation of the change framework provided by Chip and Dan Heath in their book “Switch” to the CHS.

Promotion and dissemination of the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework
By Uma Narayanan and Gemma Prescott

In this blog, the team responsible for the revision of the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework (CHCF) shares details about the upcoming implementation phase. In the following months, several initiatives will be launched to support and promote the framework.  

The CHS is now available in 18 languages - Arabic, Bangla, Bahasa Indonesia, English, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Myanmar, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu. More languages will follow, thank you for your patience.
Organisations are encouraged to translate the CHS into other languages, to help disseminate the document more widely and support humanitarian and development actors around the world. Those wishing to do so should first contact for more information and approval from the CHS communications team.
The Myanmar version of the Core Humanitarian Standard is now online.
The Khmer version of the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators is now online.

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