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Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) Competency Framework

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CPWG, The Child Protection Working Group

The development of the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) competency framework (the competencies) is an initiative of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG). The purpose of the competencies is to provide a set of standards to facilitate staff recruitment, performance management and professional development with the aim of protecting children in emergencies. The interagency nature of these competencies and their common application is also intended to enable the development and coordination of sector wide capacity building efforts. The competencies are designed to be:

  • Primarily for child protection workers in humanitarian contexts, but they also have some relevance to practitioners in development settings, for example in support of emergency preparedness measures;
  • Relevant to different professional levels; Usable for all child protection-focused organisations and mandates;
  • Sufficiently flexible to be used as a recruitment, learning and development and performance management tool;
  • Concise, logical and easy to use;
  • Transferable globally across people, countries and cultures
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