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GenCap Appeal 2016 (Final)

Governance, management and administration of the Project

The GenCap Project operates on a tri-partite governance and management structure. Leadership and strategic oversight of the Project is the responsibility of the GenCap Steering Committee, comprised of FAO, OCHA, UNFPA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, NRC and WFP, with the Gender Reference Group as an observer. It defines the strategic direction of the project and provides guidance to the Support Unit on emerging needs from the field. The Steering Committee also approves requests and roster membership. The Inter-Agency Standby Capacity Support Unit serves as the secretariat for the Steering Committee, ensures overall project management and implementation, including donor relations. The Support Unit is hosted by OCHA and funded through OCHA’s budget. The Norwegian Refugee Council is responsible for roster management. This includes recruitment, employment, follow-up, as well as staff care and capacity development of roster members in accordance with the grant agreement with OCHA. Roster members are deployed under personnel support agreement signed between NRC and IOM/UN agencies (IOM, OCHA, OHCHR, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, UN Women, WFP and WHO). In 2015 management procedures and structures have been strengthened and the twice a year call for requests will continue to provide stronger predictability for project management. 

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
01 Jan 2016
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