Supply chain and logistics competencies in humanitarian aid

Graham Heaslip, Alain Vaillancourt, Peter Tatham, Gyöngyi Kovacs, Deborah Blackman, Marian Crowley Henry

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The continuing incidence of disasters and their associated challenges has increased the demand for humanitarian logisticians. However, there is a dearth of research on their essential competencies. This paper proposes, therefore, a humanitarian logistics competency framework (HlCF) to assist with the professional development of humanitarian logisticians. In creating the HlCF, nine competency domains containing 29 specific competencies across four levels (entry to senior management) were identified. This study makes two key contributions to the literature: (i) it extends the discussion of competency frameworks in humanitarian logistics; and (ii) it presents a framework designed to support the human resource plans and practices of aid agencies. The HlCF allows not only individual humanitarian logisticians to develop the competencies necessary for career success, but also humanitarian organisations to map their own competency frameworks to a common standard. This will, in turn, facilitate workforce mobility and support the overall concept of a certified humanitarian logistics professional.
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftDisasters
Sidor (från-till)686-708
Antal sidor23
StatusPublicerad - 07.06.2019
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift


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Styrkeområden och områden med hög potential (AoS och AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitär och samhällslogistik


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