|Considerations for remote-based deployments
|If the deployment is remote-based, is the country office set up to ensure ongoing communication / team integration and appropriate supervision with the deployee from afar? Please explain.
|Pre-departure considerations for physical deployments
|Does this duty station require candidates to have undertaken SSAFE training? If so, can the office provide training upon arrival?
|No SSAFE required for Jerusalem / West Bank or Cairo, Egypt
SSAFE required for Gaza and incumbent would need to be SSAFE trained prior to travel to Gaza
Are there any special/new, specific visa considerations that need to be considered?
|CO will support with visa request
Some nationalities may not be considered for this surge
Is there any equipment that the Surge should become equipped with prior to travel, e.g. PPE such as masks, gloves, sanitizer, etc?
|Is there any other paperwork that the local government authorities require upon entry/re-entry into the country?
On mission considerations (for physical deployments):
What type of accommodation is available for Surge deployees?
|UNDSS cleared accommodation
Is the duty station on an R&R cycle and if so how often?
|No R&R for Jerusalem, Cairo
R&R for Gaza
Are there any government restrictions or limitations that would adversely impact in-country medical treatment plans or medical evacuation?
|Office arrangement for telecommuting
If the Surge needs to telecommute within the country, can the country office demonstrate that the deployee is realistically able to work in terms of remote connectivity, equipment, etc.?
|While awaiting visa - which may take time - surge should start supporting remotely from outside the duty station.
Surge is expected to work from Gaza, with missions to the Palestine office in East Jerusalem (back-up in Cairo). In case of telecommuting (e.g. when staff are requested to work from home due to security situation) telecommuting will be allowed and will be feasible.
If the Surge is required to physically deploy, can the country office provide necessary equipment, e.g. masks, gloves, sanitizer?
|Surge is expected to bring his / her own PPE in relation to COVID.