The Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) provides quality assurance services for organisations working in the humanitarian field. The independent verification of an organisation's practices against recognised standards will influence and incentivise consistent investments into improving the quality and accountability of their work to affected populations, donors, the general public and other stakeholders.
The initiative enables humanitarian organizations that meet compliance criteria of recognized humanitarian standards such as the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) to publicly demonstrate their commitment to transparent and accountable practices.
The recent safeguarding breaches have, justifiably, upset our sector and the public at large. They have brought quality and accountability to people affected by crisis back into the spotlight. They have also reminded us how vital it is to apply existing standards and use all available tools.
HQAI is looking to increase its global pool of registered auditors. Interested? Read more about what it takes - and what it brings - to join our dynamic team of auditors.
HQAI is a young and rapidly growing NGO. Since December 2015, 38 organisations have used HQAI’s services and we contracted 22 independent auditors from 14 different countries to create a significant auditing capacity. In 2017 alone the audits led our auditors to 26 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.