Rapid Response Team
Established through secondments from member agencies, the CPWG Rapid Response Team (RRT) provides high quality, rapidly deployable Child Protection coordination and technical capacity in humanitarian situations. Deployments are made to UNICEF, as Sub-Cluster lead agency for Child Protection, at the country level to support the interagency coordination of Child Protection responses.
Who are the RRT? The RRT consists of three high calibre CP professionals with proven coordination skills as well as technical Child Protection expertise who are provided by three agencies – Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Save the Children Sweden (SCS) – and seconded to UNICEF as the Sub-Cluster lead agency.
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How long are they available? The RRT can provide dedicated surge capacity to any Country Office taking on the role of CP Sub-Cluster lead. RRT personnel are deployable for a period of up to 12 weeks.
What are the costs associated with a deployment? All assignment related costs, such as travel and accomodation
Does a contract need to be issued? No contract needs to be issued, although ToRs must be provided with the initial request, and the RRT personnel must be fully accommodated within in the Country Operation (Official ID card; assigned supervisor; included in the organizational chart and security arrangements; induction briefings; necessary equipment and transportation). Generic ToRs are available in order to facilitate the development of more specific ToRs.
Are RRT personnel UNICEF staff? RRT personnel are employed by their organisations and are seconded to UNICEF through a standby arrangement with partner agencies.They are to be fully accommodated within the UNICEF Operation. Under the UN Rules and Regulations they are considered as Type II Gratis Personnel, and are given the status of ‘Experts on Mission’ to the UN.
What about support for UNICEF’s own emergency CP response? The RRT is not intended for agency specific interventions. Support for UNICEF’s own response can be sought from the Regional Emergency Advisor, staff on mission from other UNICEF offices, other Standby Agreements, and external recruitment.
Who to contact? The deployment of the RRT is managed through existing Standby Agreements administered by UNICEF (EMOPS) in Geneva. A Request Form and ToRs should be provided for every request.
|Point of Contact||Contact Details|
|Julien Temple Manager, Emergency Surge Capacityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Katy Barnett, CPWG Coordinatoremail@example.com|