- Thursday, 24 August 2017
Do an assessment and consider the utmost importance of intervention in an event of emergency. Spend five years in each new area of intervention, unless extraordinary circumstances dictate otherwise
Five years objectives
After 5 years, International Rescue and Relief Services – IRRS, leaves behind:
• Strengthened, empowered, more resilient and self-sufficient communities
• Improved Shelter, Water, Health and increased productive capacity at household levels
• Integration of multi-sector programming in predetermined communities for a set length of time
• Evaluating government identified priority regions with our own intensive assessments
• Integrating external funding and projects into focus areas whenever possible
• Remaining flexible and adaptable with strategies in extraordinary circumstances, always considering new activities as opportunities arise
• Sharing our programmed exit strategy with beneficiaries and leadership clearly and consistently throughout our three year implementation cycle
• Improved access to potable water as well as water for production and knowledge of proper sanitation and hygiene practices
• Increased community participation in healthy behaviors
• Increased access to, availability and utilization of food
Example of standard potential 5 year cycle
• Year 1:
- Identification of next intervention zone(s), initial assessment
- Identification/Research on other NGOs working in the area and relationship building with government/traditional leaders.
- Intervention strategies and timeline established
- Identifications of potential external funding
- Creation of local leadership group(s) and clearly explain entry and exit strategies
• Year 2-4:
- Implementation of integrated strategy
- Ongoing monitoring and evaluation
- Clear communication of stories to external and internal donors
• Year 5:
- Disengagement and exit, including final surveys
International Rescue and Relief Services – IRRS: Global operations principles
- Transparency: We ensure that all relevant information is communicated to the intended beneficiaries or their representative, and other specific parties.
- Independence: We act under the authority of the governing body of the IRRS and in pursuit of IRRS mandate.
- Neutrality: We refrain from giving materials or political support to parties in an armed conflict.
- Complementarities: Operating as responsible member of the humanitarian assistance.
- Witness: Report on policies or practices that affect the well being of the disaster survivors.
International Rescue and Relief Services – IRRS: Global accountability principles.
- We acknowledge that, our fundamental accountability must be to those we seek to assist.
- The disaster affected populations actively participates in the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the assistance programs.
- We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.