Professionalizing the Humanitarian Sector


Professionalizing the Humanitarian Sector

Forum discussions and updates on the industry-wide movement to professionalize the humanitarian sector.

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The state and future of HR 2013

Started by Brendan Rigby. Last reply by J. Feb 10, 2013. 1 Reply

People in Aid recently published a report on 'The State of HR 2013'. There are some interesting case studies, challenges identified and also some glaring holes.Myself and Tobias Denskus of…Continue

Tags: work, professional, development, aid, skills

Certification for Aid Workers - a peek at the future.

Started by J.. Last reply by Zehra Rizvi Jul 4, 2012. 21 Replies

Some of you may have noticed this post by Paul Currion over at - "Certified Fresh."For those…Continue

Tags: SCHR, Certification for Humanitarian Workers, ELHRA, Professionalizing the Humanitarian Sector, Aid Worker

Great Country Directors/Humanitarian Sector Managers

Started by A Apr 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Dear All,Who was your favorite country director or Humanitarian Sector Manager?  No need to name names, but what did they do that made them so great?  What aspects of their management style did you…Continue


Started by A. Last reply by Lauren R. Apr 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Sorry all but I actually think aid worker certification will never happen.   I’ve worked for more than a few of the big names in the industry – and there isn’t one that could hire truly qualified…Continue

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Comment by Pia on January 10, 2012 at 10:08am

There is something about the term professionalizing that makes me think of the term group-think...get everyone of the same caliber, so to speak, of professionalism (a loaded term, to be sure), and watch the innovations dry up.  I'm new to this initiative so I'm chiming in ignorantly...but am also interested in more on the cons side of professionalization.   


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