8.1 Attributes of assessment teams


Technical skills often required Other qualities required
  • Generalist programming skills-ability to analyse overall humanitarian situation, develop programme strategy and project concepts, and write proposals
  • Local context-someone who can facilitate contacts for the assessment team, and help contextualise the analysis and recommendations
  • Technical sector specialist expertise in key sectors-Water and sanitation, food security, sexual and reproductive health and rights, shelter and logistics
  • Cross-cutting analysis skills-Gender, environment, conflict, protection and do no harm
  • Communications management-Media and information management
  • Operational skills-Security, logistics, administration and interpreting capacity
  • Team leadership
  • Representational skills
  • Gender balance
  • Language skills
  • Cultural experience
  • Knowledge and experience in geographic area
  • Access to local networks
  • Sufficient start-up and operational capacity