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Key considerations in human resources planning

Read about how to determine the scale and staffing needs to implement a CAAFAG programme.
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To determine the scale and staffing needs to implement a CAAFAG programme, including integrated into existing Child Protection programmes, you need to determine:

  • How many children are you planning to reach?
  • What is the project duration?
  • How many locations/sites are you considering?
  • What programmes are you planning to implement? Prevention, release, and/or reintegration.
  • What activities are you planning to implement? Community prevention; training of armed actors to facilitate release; case management, education, economic recovery, etc.

The table below outlines suggested positions and staffing ratios based on examples of interventions. Each organisation may have different position titles, a different organigram, and some contexts may require additional or reduced staffing based on factors such as cultural considerations, security, spread of field sites, etc.

You can adapt the following table according to these considerations as well as the number of locations, the programme and the interventions selected, and the number of children targeted for each. Some positions can also be merged if the intervention is implemented in the same area. For instance, community mobilisers can be the same people for prevention, release, and reintegration programmes. In this case, reduce the number of locations for each community mobiliser to 3 instead of 5.

Note: a site refers to the smallest administrative unit such as a village, a neighbourhood or a population grouping in a camp or a settlement.

In locations where it is culturally appropriate, prioritise both male and female facilitators when two facilitators are required.

See page 113-114 of the guidelines for a table with suggestions of staff ratio for various activities.

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