Talent development: the humanitarian trainee scheme outcome evaluation – a process to empower stakeholders by looking back and looking forward

Project: Learning ProjectTalent Development 22nd August 2017

Recently, Save the Children carried out an evaluation of the Entry Level Trainee-scheme under the Talent Development project in the regions. The evaluation was designed to measure capacity building outcomes and integrated collaboration, localisation and learning to answer the overarching research question:

To what extent and how is the Humanitarian Trainee Scheme (HTS) achieving its stated goal of building the capacity of entry-level humanitarians?

The primary focus has been to assess how and in what ways the individual’s capacity has been strengthened, and what enabling and constraining factors contributed to these outcomes. Self-reflection of the humanitarian trainees and peer feedback were key components in this evaluation. Representatives from the programme’s trainees, Talent Development project staff, and representatives of government partners were members of the evaluation committee in Bangladesh.  They participated in developing the self-assessment and peer feedback questionnaires and interview questions used to support the assessment. The impact of strengthened individual capacity on the respective host organisations and, to the extent possible, the broader host environment was assessed.

The report will be circulated shortly, but this short blog outlines some key emerging result areas.


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