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New HR platform to transform surge capacity

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The Start Network and the CHS Alliance are pleased to launch a new interactive human resources (HR) platform to help HR and humanitarian staff share good practice and learn from each other when undertaking surge responses.

The platform is part of the Transforming Surge Capacity project which aims to make surge capacity more effective and efficient across the whole humanitarian sector by promoting collaboration and coordination. The project brings together 11 Start Network agencies with ActionAid leading and the CHS Alliance as technical partner.

The platform offers resources and good practices for recruitment, onboarding, terms and conditions, staff welfare, staff development and exit, as well as useful country-specific information. Content is also being developing on staff training and welfare and will be available in the coming months.

Members are also encouraged to share their own good practice resources to make the site as rich and useful as possible. On the site, they can start real time conversations with others working on surge responses so as to promote greater collaboration and sharing of good practice.

The platform is open to staff from any organisation involved in humanitarian surge responses in any region. However there is a special focus on responses in the Asia region at the moment.

We're looking forward to sharing and learning with others on this exciting new platform. If you have any questions about the platform or the project email

The Transforming Surge Capacity project launched at the end of 2014 and project platforms have been set up in Pakistan (local) by ActionAid, the Philippines (local) by Christian Aid, and by Plan International in Thailand (regional) and the UK (international).

Read more about the project.

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