UNDP Somalia has recently launched a new Country Programme for Somalia, aligned to the Somalia Federal Government’s National Development Plan (NDP). In rolling out the new Country Programme, the Country Office has re-aligned the structure of both its programme and its programme team to better support key pillars of the NDP, including through a new portfolio structure addressing: (1) Inclusive Politics; (2) Rule of Law; (3) Effective Institutions; (4) Economic Recovery and Employment; (5) Resilience and Climate Change; and (6) Gender Equality. This realignment is intended to support the Somalia Government at Federal and State levels to progress its peace-building and state-building trajectory, in such a way as to propel progress towards the SDGs.
Additionally, in light of the serious famine risk experienced by Somalia in 2017, UNDP worked with other members of the UN Country Team, World Bank and the EU to support the Government to undertake a Drought Impact Needs Assessment (DINA) and Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF), geared towards complementing ongoing humanitarian assistance with well-targeted development investments intended to break the cycle of recurrent famine risk in Somalia. Through the DINA/RRF, and a range of other measures, UNDP is working with the UNCT and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to promote the New Way of Working in addressing the Humanitarian-Development Nexus. Programmatically responding to this will require a whole-of-office joined up approach within the Country Office, including support on aspects of institutional capacity, disaster risk management, financing and investment promotion, economic recovery, and climate change adaptation.
In the delivery of its programme of support, UNDP has likewise been promoting “One-UN” effectiveness principles, including through integration with the UN Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM), and through prioritizing joined up approaches within the UN Country Team, with some 80% of Country Office programme delivery now taking place through integrated and joint UN programmes. UNDP and UNSOM teams in the areas of Inclusive Politics (state formation, reconciliation, constitutional review, elections) and Rule of Law are structurally integrated and co-located. UNDP is involved in likewise involved in formal joint programming with a number of other UN agencies (including FAO, ILO, UNCDF, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNIDO, etc.) in areas such as local governance, rule of law, youth employment, and durable solutions for protracted displacement. In this respect, UNDP Somalia is seeking to progress at country level key aspects of the UN Secretary General’s reform agenda.
All of this requires a high level of coherence in the design and delivery of the UNDP programme of support, and a high order of coherence with partners in the UN Country Team and Mission structures, in addition to amongst Government and donor partners. Reporting directly to, and under the delegated authority of, the Country Director, and working closely with the Assistant Resident Representative, the Senior Programme Coordinator is responsible for supervision and guidance to UNDP Portfolio Managers (five staff at P5 level) and ensuring cross-portfolio coherence, cooperation and coordination, with a programme delivery estimated at approximately USD 60 million annually.
Under overall supervision and guidance of the Country Director, the Senior Programme Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, oversight and quality control of the UNDP Somalia Country Programme.
Summary of key functions:
Coordinate and oversee formulation and delivery of UNDP Somalia portfolio in support of Somalia’s National Development Plan (NDP) and pathways to the SDGs.
Promote One-UN joint approaches with UNSOM and UN Country Team members, in support of the Secretary General’s reform agenda.
Deepen partnerships with traditional and non-traditional partners, and expand non-traditional partnerships, to enable expanded financing potential for SDG attainment in Somalia.
Promote effective programme-wide learning, innovation, instilling a knowledge-based approach, with strong impact-oriented monitoring systems.
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall quality and sustainability of the UNDP Somalia Country Programme, and in UNDP’s reputation as a partner of choice for Somalia and its development partners and donors.
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