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Who are the Humanitarian Professionals? What is certification? Why bother? Core Competences. What are they? Improving the fit with universities Why is the creation of an IHPA the priority starting point? Summary of the recommendations included in the report. Demographics.

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Who are the Humanitarian Professionals?

  • What is certification? Why bother?
  • Core Competences. What are they?
  • Improving the fit with universities
  • Why is the creation of an IHPA the priority starting point?
  • Summary of the recommendations included in the report
demographics
Demographics

All Workers = 595,000. Relief Workers = 210,800. 6% pa growth

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oxfam gb employees
Oxfam GB Employees

= 4.41% of workforce

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definitions
Definitions
  • Certificate
    • Official document recording a particular fact, event or level of achievement – different in US from UK.
  • Certification
    • A declaration of an individual’s professional competence, based on passing a voluntary assessment created by the professional group in which the person works.
  • Accreditation
    • A process of external quality review used by those bodies that approve the orgs that provide certification

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Certification Routes

  • Curriculum-based
    • Completion of subject-based professional education
  • Competency-based
    • Demonstrate mastery of a common body of knowledge through examinations, education and experience
  • Portfolio-based (Accreditation of Prior Learning)
    • Extensive documentation. Show competencies are covered through education and/or experience

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certificates
Certificates

Accredited by whom?

Core curriculum developed by whom?

Certified by whom

Training groups, accredited trainers

Recognised Certificate

Training

Curriculum

Competency

Portfolio

Certified

Professional

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certified training
Certified Training
  • Level 1 Basic need to know (Entry)
  • Level 2 Project management (1-2 years)
  • Level 3 Country Manager (5 years)
  • Masters level degree
existing initiatives
Existing initiatives
  • Humanitarian Competencies Project (HCP), WVI
  • IFRC Field School Training module
  • CARE
  • BIOFORCE
  • SCF
  • HLA/CILT/LLA/Fritz
  • HPCR/PHAP
  • InterAction/INSSA
  • LINGOS/PM4NGOs
  • RedR
  • UNDP

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A volunteer teacher helps children with their studies at a child-friendly space in the Kiliveddy Transit Centre for IDP families in Mutter Division, Trincomolee District, Sri Lanka.

Credit: Brennon Jones/IRIN

core competencies skills and behaviours
Core Competencies: Skills and Behaviours

Managing

Yourself

Working with Others

Achieving

Results

Using

Resources

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core competencies skills and behaviours1
Core Competencies: Skills and Behaviours
  • Managing Yourself
  • Resilience
core competencies skills and behaviours2
Core Competencies: Skills and Behaviours
  • Working with Others
  • Cultural Sensitivity
core competencies skills and behaviours3
Core Competencies: Skills and Behaviours
  • Achieving Results
  • Assessing Needs
core competencies skills and behaviours4
Core Competencies: Skills and Behaviours
  • Using Resources
  • Managing technology
core competencies knowledge
Core Competencies: Knowledge
  • Livelihoods, gender, protection and other cross-cutting issues.
  • The structure of the humanitarian sector
  • International humanitarian law
  • Quality assurance mechanisms
  • Safety and security issues
  • Humanitarian mandates and principles
university masters degrees
University Masters degrees
  • Liverpool/Bioforce
  • Oxford Brookes
  • The University of Leicester
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Hertfordshire UK
  • University of Salford
  • London University
  • University of Glamorgan
  • Vilnius University
  • Noha Universities across Europe
  • Australian National University
  • University of New South Wales
  • Deakin University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Tufts University
humanitarian standard for masters degrees
Humanitarian standard for masters degrees

Public

Health

IHL

Project

Management

Human

Rights

an academic study association
An Academic Study Association
  • Forum for core competencies
  • Push the research
  • Internationalize the field
  • http://www.ihsa.info

Rescue workers treat an injured survivor in Leogane, Haiti, Jan 2010

Credit: Phuong Tran/IRIN

a humanitarian professionals association
A Humanitarian Professionals’ Association
  • Of, for and by the people
  • Sets standards
  • Certifies members
  • Can expel members
  • Is independent

A child is weighed at a local dispensary in western Kenya.

Credit: Allan Gichigi/IRIN

employer recognition
Employer Recognition
  • Sponsoring employers
    • Encourage certification
    • Require certification?
    • Ensures transferability of skills between organisations
what might the system look like
What might the system look like?

National Spin off

3

2

5

6

1

Professional Association

Accredited training groups

Trainer accreditation

4

7

Criteria for membership

Certified training

8

Employers

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proposal summary
Proposal Summary
  • Professional Association
  • Certified Training
  • Certification Routes
  • Core Competencies
  • Accredited Trainers
  • Academic Association
  • Core Curriculum
  • Employer Recognition
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