Development starts for certifications in MEAL, Needs assessment, and CTP

Building on its modular and practice-based approach to certification, the PHAP Credentialing Program has started the development of certifications in three additional areas, with a planned launch in April 2018. The three areas are:

  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (in collaboration with LINGOs)
  • Cash transfer programming (in partnership with the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP))
  • Humanitarian needs assessment

We are inviting practitioners in these three areas to take part in the initial scoping surveys (deadline Wednesday, 24 May) and take part in the drafting process. A second survey will be launched in July, involving a wider set of practitioners.

 

Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL)

The certifications in MEAL, developed in collaboration with LINGOs, aim to cover the fundamental knowledge and skills required of all practitioners responsible for the development and implementation of MEAL activities, both in development and complex/humanitarian contexts.

All practitioners engaged in MEAL activities are encouraged to complete the initial scoping survey by Wednesday, 24 May.

If you are an expert interested in joining the Subject Matter Expert (SME) group developing the certification, but are unable to complete the survey before the deadline, please contact us at certification@phap.org

 

Cash transfer programming (CTP)

The certification in CTP, developed in partnership with the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), aims to cover the fundamental knowledge and skills required of all practitioners engaged in cash transfer programming, regardless of their specific role or function. In the future, this certification may be complemented with specialized certifications for those in operational, design and monitoring, and strategic decision-making roles.

All practitioners engaged in CTP are encouraged to complete the initial scoping survey by Wednesday, 24 May.

If you are an expert interested in joining the Subject Matter Expert (SME) group developing the certification, but are unable to complete the survey before the deadline, please contact us at certification@phap.org

 

Humanitarian needs assessment

The certification in humanitarian needs assessment aims to cover the fundamental knowledge and skills required of all practitioners responsible for the planning and implementation of needs assessments activities for humanitarian response. This certification is designed to be independent of the specific framework a practitioner is working through (whether MIRA, HNO, agency specific, etc.), but assumes that practitioners need a familiarity with all types of frameworks commonly used.

All practitioners engaged in humanitarian needs assessments are encouraged to complete the initial scoping survey by Wednesday, 24 May.

 

About the PHAP Credentialing Program
Responding to long-standing concerns about capacity issues across the humanitarian sector, PHAP has launched a new program in the area of professional standards and recognition of competencies. The PHAP Credentialing Program combines the established international standard for professional credentials – the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard for personnel certification – with solutions that meet the specific needs of the humanitarian sector, structuring the program around a concept of modular certifications in specific areas of knowledge and ability. The first three certifications developed according to this model, launched in April 2017, provide a robust yet inexpensive means for humanitarian practitioners to demonstrate competencies and for employers to know whether staff members or job candidates possess specific knowledge or ability, while reinforcing high standards of commitment and competence at the individual level.

The PHAP Credentialing Program is made possible through the Collaboration Centre for Recognition of Humanitarian Skills, Experience and Learning, a joint initiative of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, CHS Alliance, and PHAP working to develop solutions that strengthen competency-based approaches in the humanitarian sector at the individual and organizational level.

Read more at https://phap.org/credentialing-program