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Professional development skills for building effective partnerships

Building effective partnerships is key to effective development. This idea was central to a recent event organised by The Partnering Initiative designed to deepen the knowledge and skills of participants in line with the emerging best practice in this field. The Partnership Initiative is organising additional courses on this topic in Bangkok, Nairobi and Oxford. There is also a range of useful resources and tools for NGO managers and staff working in this area that are worth having a look at.

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Read the full story  (5 March 2015)

NGO Global Pay Survey 2015: registration now open!

For the fifth year running, Birches Group and People in Aid are launching the NGO Global Pay Survey. The survey is unique to the international NGO sector, and provides salary benchmarking data from across the world, covering both international and headquarters roles. Data collection will commence in June 2015 and the report will be published in October 2015. Registration is now open!

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Ebola response aid worker wellness kit available

Every humanitarian emergency brings its own particular challenges for organisations and individuals involved in response, and staff wellness and resilience remain an important element to be addressed at both levels. The Ebola crisis pushed the boundaries around wellness for those responding to the emergency, more particularly at the individual, practical level. What tools are available to support aid worker wellness beyond the existing principles and policies from their organisations?

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Read the full story  (2 March 2015)

Update on HAP and People in Aid merger and new organisation - next steps

Many stakeholders from across the sector, including the majority of People In Aid's and HAP International's members, contributed to the development of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). The CHS launch in December has enabled us to move ahead with the HAP and People In Aid merger, and the CHS will be at the centre of the new organisation's work.

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Read the full story  (27 February 2015)

Core Humanitarian Standard available in Spanish, French version to launch in March

The Spanish version of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) was officially launched at an event in Bogota, Colombia on 18 February 2015. The event, organised by HAP International and IECAH with the assistance of the Institute of Humanitarian Studies in Bogota, brought together many of the key actors in the humanitarian and development sectors in Latin America.

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Read the full story  (26 February 2015)

A question of impact: what can we learn from outside our sector?

In our recently published research report, The State of HR 2014: A Question of Impact, one of our areas of focus is HR's quality. We examine performance in the sector in the areas of HR and people management covered by the Seven Principles of the People In Aid Code. We describe good and next HR practices from our sector and consider whether there are lessons to be learnt from other sectors. In his article, guest author Lieutenant General Sir Bill Rollo (Retired) discusses the HR and people management approach used in the Armed Forces, and highlights issues and desired outcomes in the military which are similar to our sector. The following is a short summary of the article, which can be accessed in full from the State of HR report.

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