How coaching can help build more resilient and resourceful humanitarian staff

Pregnant women who survived Typhoon Haiyan wait for their prenatal examination outside a makeshift clinic of the United Nations Population Fund in Tacloban city in central Philippines Nov. 7, 2014. Photo by: REUTERS / Erik De Castro

For some years now, the United Nations Population Fund has been working in the humanitarian space, developing processes around its duty of care and support mechanisms for staff in the most difficult duty stations.

In the last few years, the world has seen an increase in the need for humanitarian interventions, which has driven this focus at UNFPA, explained Michael Dahl, the agency’s chief of talent management. UNFPA has also become more involved in this space since gender-based violence became one of its focus areas, he added.

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