8. Team selection
Getting the right mix of skills on the team is very important. The right mix depends on both technical and functional positions and skills, as well as the personal qualities that team members bring to the team, especially gender and diversity.
Assessment teams should be as small as possible (for example, three-person) as they are much easier to manage. However, a larger assessment team may be more appropriate when it is already known that a start-up team is also required immediately.
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The assessment team leader is responsible for ensuring that the team functions effectively. This requires the following:
- Ensure all team members are fully briefed on the mission objectives, their own role in meeting the terms of reference, security issues, standard operating procedures and their reporting requirements.
- Facilitate team work including planning, analysis and review of findings and information sharing. This includes daily team meetings, phone calls and end-of-day debriefings.
- Manage the performance of team members and address any disciplinary issues.
- Coordinate reporting inputs to ensure all members deliver required outputs.