1.2 Role of the assessment team

The role of the assessment team is to capture critical information to help understand the current humanitarian situation, identify needs as perceived by the affected population (and other key stakeholders) and recommend the most feasible response options.

The assessment team, led by the Team Leader, is responsible for all phases of the assessment, including planning, fieldwork, analysis and reporting. They must be able to quickly identify, assess and communicate the situation to CO senior management to determine whether and how CARE should respond to an emergency.

See section 8 for guidance of team composition and Annex 4.1 Assessment Team Leader TOR.