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 21.5        Sample staffing structures
Annex 21.6        CARE Emergency Response Team job summaries