Catalogue of Surge services


The IFRC and its member National Societies have built a network of Shelter & Settlements expertise to respond (individually or as a team) in case of need after a disaster on support to National Societies. This support can be provided to develop, coordinate and implement the Shelter component of the overall strategy of the Red Cross in response to the needs created by the impact of a disaster. But also to support the inter-agency coordination structure in place for the shelter sector to ensure that core services are provided to shelter agencies for an efficient humanitarian shelter response to the affected population on support of the government.

Rapid response personnel

Role profiles
Shelter Programme Coordinator   Shelter Programme Team Leader   Shelter Programme Technical Officer  
Shelter Programme Capacity Building Officer (details coming soon)
Shelter Programme Settlements Planning Officer (details coming soon)
Shelter Cluster Coordinator  
Shelter Cluster Deputy Coordinator (details coming soon)
Shelter Cluster Hub Coordinator (details coming soon)
Shelter Cluster Technical Coordinator (details coming soon)
Shelter Cluster Recovery Coordinator (details coming soon)
Shelter Cluster Environment Coordinator (details coming soon)
Shelter Cluster IM Coordinator (details coming soon)
Technical competency framework

Tiered compentencies describing the knowledge and skills expected of personnel in this sector.


Shelter Surge Coordination (cluster approach)
SCT (Shelter Coordination Team)

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Shelter Programming (operation response)
STT (Shelter Technical Team)

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Additional resources