STAGE 2. Analysing feasibility
What steps should be completed?
Step 2: Assess organisational resources
Human resources are the team of people required to carry out the project. Any intervention should include the appropriate professionals and persons as this will help guarantee the quality of the intervention and the attention given to the population. The type of intervention will dictate the requirement for some general skills (e.g., communication, conflict resolution) and specific skills (e.g., experience of working with the target population, experience administering treatment programmes) in the technical team. It is advisable to define the minimum requirements for both types of skill.
It is also advisable to consider the professional profile, experience, professional skills, motivation and leadership in the human team, the number of people needed and, depending on the type of intervention, more sensitive issues such as gender and ethnicity.
After investigating human resources, you may need to start a process to select, train and even motivate your team. If this is the case, you will need to plan how and when, and who and what you need to do this.
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