Presentation for UNICEF staff - UNICEF Humanitarian Action

Report
Core Commitments for Children in
Humanitarian Action
Updated Third Version
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Updated CCCs introduced through Ex. Dir. CF/EXD/2010-02, all
available on intranet – printed and French, Spanish version available
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What are the CCCs?
UNICEF’s core humanitarian
policy to uphold the rights of
children affected by humanitarian
crisis
Promote predictable, effective
and timely collective
humanitarian action
A framework based on norms and
standards, around which UNICEF
seeks to engage with partners
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What is
new
– Humanitarian
Action
CCCs:
Core
Commitments
for Children
1. Humanitarian Action vs. emergency
 reflect globally accepted framework of preparednessresponse phases and early recovery approach
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Preparedness
Preparedness is part of every Programme and
Operational Commitment
 The first Programme Commitment is to sort
out coordination
 Monitoring done by EWEA;
 Preparedness activities need to go into
AWPs
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What is new – Humanitarian Reform
2. Humanitarian reform has changed the
way we work as humanitarian agencies:
 Cluster approach
 Financing
 Humanitarian leadership
 Partnerships
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What is new – Results orientation
3. Results-oriented, with clear Strategic
Results, Commitments and Benchmarks
for each sector
 Strategic results articulate goals aligned to
global standards to which UNICEF
contributes.
 Commitments and Benchmarks are defined
as results based on recent evidence and best
practices.
 Fulfillment depends on many factors,
including availability of partners and
resources, both human and financial
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What is UNICEF committing to?
 Ensure the situation of children and women
is monitored
 Respond in defined programme sectors
where resources and partners allow
 Advocate with governments and other
partners to ensure that the benchmarks are
achieved
 Ensure minimum preparedness in defined
programme sectors and within UNICEF
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What is UNICEF’s role?
 UNICEF’s role varies depending on context
and who has comparative advantage. May
include:
 promoting CCCs through advocacy,
 leadership,
 cluster roles (lead and/or member),
 Role of UNICEF within humanitarian country
teams, etc.
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What are UNICEF’s cluster
commitments?
 Ensure effective leadership and interagency
coordination
 Always on preparedness (clarify UNICEF
and partners cluster responsibility)
 Articulated under 1st commitment for
Nutrition, Health, WASH, Child Protection
and Education
 UNICEF’s role in country often mirrors
global role, but varies according to capacity
and context
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When are the CCCs used?
 In all countries on:
 Preparedness
 Situation monitoring of women and children
 In both rapid onset, slow onset and
protracted humanitarian situations
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Content:
Hierarchy offor
Results
CCCs:
Core Commitments
Children
Strategic Result
Commitments – the first
commitment in each sector
refers to coordination or
cluster lead (when relevant)
aligning UNICEF’s
commitments in humanitarian
reform with the CCCs.
Benchmarks – aligned with
globally accepted standards
including SPHERE and INEE
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Content: Technical Justification and
CCCs: Core
Commitments
for Children
Programme
Actions
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Technical Justification
Programme Actions:
UNICEF has identified key
preparedness,
response and early recovery
actions to contribute to each sectoral
commitment, based on evidence
available and best practice,
recognizing that partners will employ
diverse strategies to work towards
global benchmarks for children in
humanitarian action.
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Content:
Operational
Commitments
CCCs: Core
Commitments
for Children
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Operational commitments now also
include defined
preparedness and
response actions
Some operational commitments also
include early recovery actions
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What are the Cross-cutting
commitments? (detailed in Chapter 1)
Normative:
Programme Areas:
Humanitarian Principles
Human Rights-Based Approach
Gender Equality
‘Do No Harm’
HIV and AIDS
Advocacy
Communication for Development
Programme Processes:
Coordinated Approach:
Contextual analysis
Integrated programme approach
Monitoring, analysis and assessment (including DRR)
Risk management and assessment Partnerships
Inter-agency
These apply to all programmes and are
mainstreamed in each sector response
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Objective of CCC Performance
Monitoring
 To support the CO in managing performance in
humanitarian action in line with the revised
CCCs
 In coordination with operational partners
 In support of coordination across humanitarian
system, especially clusters
 Where possible linking to/ building up national
monitoring and reporting systems
 To reinforce accountability for CCCs at UNICEF
CO, RO and HQ levels.
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What is the CCC PM system?
 The CCC PM system is to be adapted to each
country context
 The CCC PM system is a logically connected:
 results framework aligned to CCC benchmarks
 a set of data collection methods and tools
• feeding into key planning and management
processes
• framed in an M&E plan
 processed for managers and decision-makers thru
‘dashboards’ pulling in data from different systems
(latter not yet developed)
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How does UNICEF fund the CCCs in
response
 Reprogram Regular Resources within the
country programme budget, or reprogram
Other Resources;
 Request internal loan – Emergency
Programme Fund
 Apply to CERF
 Appeals – IND, Flash
 CAP (inter-agency) and HAR (UNICEF)
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How do the CCCs contribute to
UNICEF’s equity agenda?
 Guided by the humanitarian principle of humanity, basing
assistance on need;
 By ensuring that the needs of the most vulnerable are
highlighted by needs assessments
 By ensuring that vulnerable populations impacted by
humanitarian emergencies receive a package of high impact,
evidence based interventions
 By employing service delivery modes (e.g., mass
campaigns, support to community health workers) that have
been proven to reach the most vulnerable
 By ensuring monitoring of coverage of these interventions
through the CCC PM
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Rolloutfor Children
CCCs: Core CCCs
Commitments
♦ EMOPS leading, but shared responsibility across HQ,
ROs and COs
♦ Strategy emphasizes different needs for different
audiences (within UNICEF, with partners)
♦ Aim: Orientation for all staff and humanitarian partners
♦ Support:
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Regional Emergency Advisers
Regional Meetings
DROPS meetings
Sectoral and Operation: Regional and Headquarters advisers
Cross-cutting issues: EMOPS
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Presentations (internal and external)
Q&A
Pamphlet
e-learning (under development)
♦ Tools (all online):
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Your feedback is welcome, especially
suggestions for the roll-out
Thank You
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