3.1 Staffing structures

The CO emergency team should define the staffing structure required for the emergency response operation as soon as possible. The staffing structure should:

  • be appropriate to the scale of the response and demonstrate the size of team required
  • clearly identify positions required to implement the response (for all areas including programming and operational support)
  • provide a clear structure and reporting lines to aid management and decision-making.

Based on the staffing structure, the CO can then identify gaps in staffing and prepare a list of staffing requirements (positions and numbers of staff required) that need to be filled.

Annex 16.5a        Sample staffing structure

Annex 16.5b        Sample staffing structure

Annex 16.6        CARE Emergency Response Team job summaries