Keyword: Monitoring & evaluating

Monitoring & evaluating

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Management response

Implement key management processes

Who does this: members/country programme

Human resource management

  • HR is part of the programme and is included in the response plan. The HR plan should be developed based on prior analysis included in the HR section of the country level preparedness plan.

  • Staff should be deployed or recruited to meet all requirements of the programme to enable an effective response – national EFAST and volunteers should be included as part of the structure (see Section 2)

  • As a signatory to People in Aid, ActionAid will utilise the principles and guidelines outlined by People in Aid, specifically regarding fast-track recruitment, rest and recuperation, psychosocial support for staff and on-the-job coaching.

    Information on the People In Aid Principles can be found in Section 7 – Accountability.

  • ActionAid has worked with a group of different INGOs to develop a Humanitarian Core Competencies Framework which describes the important competencies and behaviours required by humanitarian workers. This should be used when developing job descriptions, interview questions and assessing job performance.

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Implementing disaster response

Integrate ERRP into longer term programmes and strategies

Who does this: member/country programme, with support from IHART

Disasters are not one-off events, and ActionAid’s disaster response should contribute to building community resilience to future disasters. To do this, it is important that the disaster response is integrated into the member/country programme’s ongoing work.

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Emergency Preparedness Plans

National and LRP level preparedness plans

People living in poverty and exclusion are constantly vulnerable to disasters, and poverty reduction efforts are incomplete without reducing this vulnerability. All ActionAid members in countries vulnerable to disasters (countries assessed in IHART’s analysis as high risk in terms of likelihood and impact of natural disasters and/or conflict) are therefore expected to have disaster preparedness plans in place.

The purpose of a preparedness plan is to make sure that communities, partners and ActionAid can develop the necessary skills, resources, information, systems and structures to effectively prepare for disasters, to reduce their impact and respond more efficiently. It should guide the process of preparing for disasters and should also provide guidance on what the organisation will do when a disaster happens.

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