Assessment Provider Standards for Humanitarian Action is a working document developed for the HPass Pilot. The draft standards and companion handbook can be downloaded here.
These standards provide criteria to measure the quality of assessment that you are providing. You can use them as a basis for checking your performance and to guide improvements. We have designed them for organisations, companies, departments and institutes who provide assessment services to anyone involved in humanitarian action. If you meet these standards, you are contributing to the overall commitment that people involved in humanitarian action will able to provide an evidence-based record of their competencies to perform humanitarian work that will enable them to have better employment and volunteering opportunities.
There are seven assessment provider standards, each with associated key actions. They provide criteria to measure the quality of assessment services that you are providing. You can use them as a basis for checking your performance and to guide improvements.
We have designed the standards so that they are flexible enough to be used by different types of assessment providers and circumstances in different regions, countries, areas and communities.
To meet the standards, you must carry out the key actions. Key actions are what need to be in place to make sure the assessment services are of a high quality.
People involved in humanitarian action are able to provide a record showing that they have the competencies to carry out humanitarian work, which will lead to better employment and volunteering opportunities.
- Standard 1. Analysis
Relevant assessment needs are identified
- Standard 2. Design
Assessment programmes are designed and prepared according to identified needs
- Standard 3. Delivery
Assessments are delivered effectively and accurately
- Standard 4. Evaluation and accountability
The quality of assessment services is maintained and improved
- Standard 5. Resources
There are enough appropriate resources
- Standard 6. Communication
Communication is open and accessible
- Standard 7. Administration
Administration systems are secure and accurate