IAHE CAR 2016 - Strategic Leadership
The HC/HCT should enable strategic leadership by ensuring a dedicated leadership role, wellfunctioning coordination structures and structured communications with stakeholders. To that end, it should consider:
i. Maintaining a SHC or a dedicated HC role with strategic vision and the ability to work with political, development and military/peacebuilding actors.
ii. Ensuring well-functioning HCT, ICC and information management functions, including by ensuring the implementation of related OPR recommendations, and involving representatives of the affected population in the coordination architecture. For that purpose, ensure an inclusive partnership with local actors through an effective/efficient collaboration with national NGOs, civil society organizations, religious communities and local authorities, promote their participation in the exchange of information, analysis and contribution to the humanitarian response plan and encourage the local authorities to participate in the coordination mechanism.
iii. Ensuring functioning of the HCT by checking collective progress against strategy as a main item in meetings, ensuring attendance of heads of agency with power to make decisions, and forming ad hoc advisory groups for decision-making on critical issues.