Human Resources are crucial for Community-Based Psychosocial Support programming. More so, Human Resources are an integral part of the approach which puts strong emphasis on both strengthening the capacity of staff and communities, as well as staff care. Further, Human Resources are integrated in Community-Based Psychosocial Support through the adherence to commitment eight of the Core Humanitarian Standards:
- 8. Communities and people affected by crisis receive the assistance they require from competent and well-managed staff and volunteers. Quality Criterion: Staff are supported to do their job effectively, and are treated fairly and equitably.
The following actions points also underline this in particular:
- 8.7 A code of conduct is in place that establishes, at a minimum, the obligation of staff not to exploit, abuse or otherwise discriminate against people.
- 8.8 Policies are in place to support staff to improve their skills and competencies.
- 8.9 Policies are in place for the security and the wellbeing of staff.
Human Resources are also highlighted by the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct as well as in the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief 1996.