15.2 From set-up and initial delivery to next phase

In a non-presence country, where no CARE CO exists, the first steps are to set up initial infrastructure that will establish the HR systems and procedures for the first two to three months of operation. This HR infrastructure also provides a foundation on which an expanded or continued programme will be based.

The CO should always consult with their Lead Member Human Resources Unit on the development and application of HR systems and procedures. The Lead Member will have access to many HR resources already used by other COs under their management control. The guidelines in this chapter also provide essential information in relation to the management of emergency staff, and must be applied accordingly.