This area focuses on coordination of staff, acquisition and utilization of their skills and competencies within an organization. It provides the framework of operations of core staff and all adjunct interns, volunteers, consultants and short term staff.
Office in a Box: Human Resource Documents
Developed and tested in the field by experienced Mercy Corps staff, the Office in a Box offers a complete package of tools and best practices for the start-up and management of field office operations systems in the humanitarian aid community. By using the Office in a Box, Mercy Corps has greatly improved its efficiency, increased program impact and become a better steward of donor funds. Mercy Corps hopes to spread the benefits of the Office in a Box to partner organizations and humanitarian professionals by sharing free of cost, under Creative Commons CC0.
The Office in a Box is designed to be used during emergencies, the start-up of new field offices and to strengthen operations management in existing field offices. It contains:
1) tools and document templates crucial to operations management during emergency response, program startup, and long-term development programs.
2) office set-up checklists, best practice guidelines and manuals for using the above tools as an auditable system.