7.1 Contracts for national staff

Where a CO is already established, many HR systems should be in place, including standard employment agreements. Where significant gaps exist due to the unusual situation in an emergency, the CO should seek advice from the Lead Member on whether they have standard guidelines that apply in the development of such employment agreements. Where none exist, then refer to Annex 16.23 Employment agreements/national staff-samples, which can assist in formulating these when needed. Where new employment agreements are formulated and applied for the first time in the country, they should be reviewed by legal counsel to ensure full compliance against local labour law requirements.