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Transforming Surge Capacity

The loss of talented national staff to international organisations is a continued source of frustration for local and national NGOs in many crisis-affected countries, and the adverse impact on programmes and outcomes was acknowledged by a wide range of stakeholders at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. It is also acknowledged explicitly in the Charter for Change (Charter4Change, Commitment 4) which calls on signatories to ‘stop undermining local capacity’.

Time to Move On

This study aims to research national NGO experiences of recruitment for surge by international NGOs and attempt to identify good practices as well as document impact, and develop recommendations and an action plan for taking the findings forward within the Transforming Surge Capacity Project (TSCP)1 and more widely in the humanitarian sector

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Time to Step Up

This policy-to-practice paper builds on the ‘Time to move on: National perspectives on transforming surge capacity’ report commissioned by four Charter4Change signatories CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund as part of their work with the Start DEPP Transforming Surge Capacity Project, and written by Andy Featherstone. It is intended to provide the humanitarian HR community with practical guidance relating to the implementation of the report’s main recommendations.

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