6. When and where to get specialist help

Many CARE COs have existing WASH capacity. There are many advantages to having and using locally available WASH expertise in CARE COs due to familiarity with local and national norms, customs and standards. Specialised technical advice should be called upon where local capacity is overwhelmed, or where the scope or nature of the emergency demands an alternative or creative approach. The WASH Team’s Offer of Service describes the range of support available.

The CARE Emergency WASH Team (1*Team Leader, 2*WASH Advisors and 1*WASH and Gender Advisor) is available to all COs and Members (refer to contact details above). The team will provide specialist advice and support in an emergency response, and helps to build WASH capacity across the CARE confederation.