By Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
The HAP commonplace is the 1st certifiable average to be constructed which measures humanitarian responsibility and caliber administration. This authentic usual has been built through the sphere, for the field, and permits the production of a administration method to enforce suitable practices, codes, humanitarian ideas, and inner missions.
This advisor and its accompanying CD-ROM will supply managers operating in improvement with every little thing they should find out about the normal, the certification procedure, and enforcing the normal. sensible and obtainable, the advisor may also help make sure that attaining certification is an achieveable target for either huge and small companies.
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These may be internally generated by the agency itself, or developed for collective use by a group of agencies or by a standards-setting body. Standards for collective use might include, for example, the International Red Cross Movement and NGO Code of Conduct in Disaster Relief; The Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response; Coordination Sud’s Compas Qualité, the People In Aid Code of Good Practice; InterAction’s PVO Standards, ACFID’s Code of Conduct; or the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
For agencies seeking HAP Certification, commitment to the principles for humanitarian action set out in the HAP Humanitarian Covenant are obligatory. Baseline analysis • In order to be able to monitor progress, an agency needs to establish a starting point or current status assessment. This is an essential management tool that allows an agency to identify gaps, strengths, and weaknesses in relation to its accountability and quality management commitments. It will also identify those commitments that the agency is occasionally or consistently unable to meet.
Consider how the HAP Standard can apply to different programmes, projects, countries, and contexts. Make the HAP Standard visible in the workplace. Budget arrangements ° • Assign responsibility for implementation. Create specialised posts to enable implementation if required. Include reference to the HAP Standard in job descriptions, work plans, and targets. Ensure that responsible staff can integrate the relevant elements of the quality and accountability commitments into their work. Ensure that all staff who need to know about the HAP Standard do know through induction, refresher training, and information handouts, newsletters, etc.
A Guide to the HAP Standard: Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management by Humanitarian Accountability Partnership