COVID-19 Duty of care for recruitment and people management in aid organisations


A simple Duty of Care checklist for aid organisations

Globally, we are facing an unprecedented pandemic which requires a specific business continuity plan and response from all organisations.  The threat of COVID-19 is a pandemic of this nature requires organisations to look at duty of care using different perspectives.  Have you risk assessed the role and the individual (together) based on their vulnerability to COVID-19 and access to appropriate medical support? How will you adapt your recruitment strategy – will you adapt to recruiting essential roles only, no accompanied posts? Will you recruit national staff as much as possible? Consider additional specialist remote support for in-country staff. What medical support are all staff (national and non-national) likely to receive in each location? This checklist provides the basics for your organisation.

For more advice see the fuller document: COVID-19 – Duty of Care

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