Staffing in an emergency is a dynamic process. In these early days you should be re-examining the position designs and organizational structure every day.
But, as you make changes to either, make sure you consult and/or inform everyone involved. There is no quicker way to increase stress on a team than to change things around and not tell the people who will be affected.
Below is the beginning of a list of people who will need to be consulted about and/or informed of changes:
- HR staff involved with finding people for vacant positions for which the responsibilities or level of authority has changed.
- The HoP, CR, MQC or other senior officials in the country program or region who might be overseeing the emergency response from afar.
- Staff who’s duties might change (either increase, decrease, or just change from one set of actions to another).
- Supervisors of staff whose duties might change.
- Supervisors who may no longer be supervising certain functions or people.
- Supervisors who may supervise new functions or people.