The Core competencies are very in-depthly explained and it helped me (as a new student to crisis risk management) to get an understanding of what skills are involved generally in the area. It would be very helpful as you say Chris to compare yourself and be able to grow in. It would be useful for setting expectations. I wonder how it would work for those who only meet some of the standards and not others? for instance if someone went for an office job in the NGO would they have to come up to all the competency standards or would this just depend on the ‘humanitarian’ job (office vs. field) that the individual goes for?