The Humanitarian Skills Register

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Cisco Systems
Business sector entities

Information about the project
The Humanitarian Skills Register
The Humanitarian Skills Register: a worldwide online search tool for key humanitarian worker availability. The modification of an existing HR application, in use at Oxfam GB, into a global Humanitarian Skills Register to hold details of key skills and experiences of potential humanitarian workers. This allows Oxfam to search online for people with the right skills and the right experience for short-term posts, often at short notice. The solution was based on modifications to the existing Oxfam HR application, an online recruitment tool called i-grasp. Flexible fields were introduced to enable searching against specific skills and availability.
International implementation
Completed from to 
Oxfam International

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No