Deployee Guide Series

Deployee Guides are to be read in the policy and resource context of HMG’s: Building Stability Overseas Strategy; Conflict Pool; Conflict, Stability and Security Fund;  UK Approach to Stabilisation, and UK Principles of Stabilisation;  and other relevant guidance from HMG Departments. They are aimed primarily at the SU’s own practitioners and consultants, and those of other HMG Departments. They are not a formal statement of HMG policy.

Deployee Guide: Working in a Military HQ (Exercises and Operations)

A military exercise trains a headquarters (HQ) in how it plans and executes its operational intent. As part of this process the HQ will be augmented by a series of civilian advisers and subject matter experts. The purpose of this guide is to provide Civil Servants and Deployable Civilian Experts who work in support of a military exercise with a primer on what they are likely to encounter, providing practical advice on how best to prepare for such a deployment and how to function comfortably and effectively within an often complex environment.

Deployee Guide: Working in a mission for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

This Deployee Guide to Working in a Mission for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) aims to to provide SU deployees at all levels with relevant background information on the OSCE and relevant aspects of deploying to and working in an OSCE mission . This includes information on how to prepare for deployment, background and structure of OSCE and other useful resources. The guide is intended to provide practical advice on how best to prepare for such a deployment, and how to function comfortably and effectively.

Deployee Guide: Working in European Union Common Security and Defence Policy (EU CSDP)

This Deployee Guide to the European Union (EU) and its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has been written for first time staff and consultants being deployed by the SU to work in civilian CSDP missions.  Annexes contain information on UK and international staffing in civilian CSDP missions provide additional key resources.

Deployee Guide: Working in United Nations Missions

This paper has been written for first time staff and consultants being deployed by the SU to work in UN missions. It is intended to provide practical advice on how best to prepare for such a deployment - how to function comfortably and maximize the effectiveness and contribution of staff within an often complex and unique environment. It covers a wide variety of issues including the structure and organization of the UN system, mission organisation, tasks and personnel issues - while providing a coherent introduction to working on integrated political missions, including in Country Team offices and UN agencies such as UNDP.

The Beginners Guide to PEA

The Beginner’s Guide to Political Economy Analysis (PEA) provides a learning resource for those working on delivering development initiatives overseas. It is designed as a more informal and accessible introduction that will encourage development practitioners to use analysis as part of their own work (and not just those with formal PEA training).  It reflects recent evidence on how politics and power can impact development and tries to help readers navigate these issues through some everyday analytical tools and looking at some of these questions central to PEA:

• Why we do political economy analysis, and what it is?

• What kinds of issues and ingredients are often included in a PEA?

• How do we make sense of the different varieties of PEA?

• What tools are out there to help us conduct a PEA?

• What is thinking and working politically? 

 

Working with Civilian Advisers

This briefing note aims to provide military staff with guidance on how to most effectively work with civilian advisers embedded in military headquarters. It is provided by the Stabilisation Unit as part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the UK’s civil-military coherence in support of National Security Council objectives. A partner guide aimed at civilians is provided in the Deployee Guide: How to work in a Military HQ (Excercises and Operations).

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