Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Competency Framework Testing Version (2019)

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Learning and Development Working Group (LDWG) of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has revised the 2010 Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Competency Framework. The Competency Framework, originally developed in 2010, is a widely used tool for managers and human resource professionals within humanitarian and development agencies. It can be used in a variety of ways, including: recruitment (e.g. ToR development or interview questions); professional development plans; training modules; performance appraisal and monitoring; etc. The purpose of the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Competency Framework is to ensure a quality, harmonised, inter-agency set of competencies, indicators, and core values. This framework is intended to inform staff recruitment, learning and development, performance management, planning, and organisational design. It is hoped that this sector-wide guidance will advance the accountability, effectiveness, and predictability of humanitarian responses to affected populations.

The revision process involved conducting a comprehensive desk review with 89 sources and 53 key informant interviews with experts from international and national NGOs, UN agencies, the private sector, universities, and human resource departments from 26 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. A subsequent survey validated the way forward for a revised version. 

After having spent significant time to restructure and revise the competency framework, the LDWG has released this testing version. The competency framework will be finalised after the new edition of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) is released.

In the meantime, the LDWG kindly requests you to review this testing version and provide feedback through the feedback form by 4 Sept 2019 to