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Overview

The vision for Delivering as One in Mozambique is of a unified United Nations presence, which speaks, acts, and delivers as one. The overall goal of Delivering as One in Mozambique is to ensure the delivery of concrete results in support of the national development objectives and priorities by a more coherent, better coordinated, funded and managed UN. The Delivering as One: One UN Operational Plan for the UN System in Mozambique, 2007-2009 is based on the "Four Ones":

One Programme: focusing on a sub-set of selected, strategic UNDAF outputs highlighting joint programmes. Strategic inclusiveness in One Programme focuses on the contribution of all UN agencies, specialised and non-specialised, resident and non-resident in areas of UN comparative advantage to achieve greater impact in the context of Mozambique development priorities and of the new aid environment;.

One Leader: an empowered and accountable Resident Coordinator, with the competencies and authority to guide the development and management of the UN in Mozambique and speak with one voice on behalf of the UN and supporting Agency representatives leading agency specific representation in-country, while exploring opportunities for clustering of representation where more effective and efficient. This is the "Cabinet Model", with the RC acting as the "Prime Minister" and the UN Country Team members acting as the "ministers";

One Budgetary Framework and One Fund: consolidating all contributions to support a coherent and joint resource mobilisation, allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the UNDAF and the Delivering as One UN Operational Plan;

  • One Budgetary Framework: The UN Country Team has agreed that the One Budgetary Framework will be a consolidation of core and unmarked funds (RR and OR) assigned to the common set of outcomes around which UN agencies unify to deliver all results as identified in the UNDAF 2007-2009, including the focus thematic areas and joint programmes highlighted as part of the One Programme. The One Budgetary Framework therefore provides an overview of the total programme resource availability and requirements for the cycle.
  • One UN Fund: The objective of the Mozambique One UN Fund, under the management and leadership of the Government and the UN Resident Coordinator, is to support the coherent resource mobilization, allocation and disbursement of new donor resources to unfunded elements of the One UN Programme and to support new initiatives responding to emerging needs within the context of the One UN Programme.

One Management System; a results-based management system, with integrated support services, under which all agencies share joint premises and common services, wherever cost-efficient, with an aim to ensure efficient and effective delivery of operations support for programmatic activities of all agencies in the country. This arrangement ensures that cooperative arrangements are in place to build on synergies and maximise the use of available capacities and infrastructure.

The Mozambique One UN Fund is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.

 

Assistance Strategy

Based on the UNDAF Action Plan, the Mozambique One UN Fund's objective is to support the coherent resource mobilisation, allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the joint programmes identified in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2012-2015 for Mozambique (UNDAF 2012-2015).

Bridging the funding gap in the UNDAF 2012-2015
The Mozambique One UN Fund is a vehicle for new resources pooled by donors to support the unfunded part of the outcomes in the UNDAF 2012-2015. The financial resources required for the UNDAF are summarised in the UNDAF Action Plan with details on the funding available for each outcome as well as the remaining financial resources requirements, with a breakdown per UNDAF outcome and per Participating UN Organization.

Governance

One UN Steering Committee
The One UN Steering Committee will be responsible for supporting the transformation of the UN system in Mozambique by providing effective oversight to the ongoing pilot process, and by taking strategic decisions to facilitate its progress. In this capacity, the Committee will oversee and monitor the implementation of all components of the Delivering as One - Operational Plan for United Nations 2007-2009.

UN Country Team
The UN Country Team will provide strategic leadership of the One UN Fund on the basis of the of Joint Programmes in the One Programme chapter of the UN Operational Plan and make decisions on fund allocation based on the agreed criteria and a documented process that outlines the rationale for each decision.

UN Resident Coordinator
The overall management of the Mozambique One UN Fund will be led and coordinated by the Resident Coordinator in consultation with the UN Country Team (UNCT). The Resident Coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in guiding the use of One UN Fund on the basis of the One UN Plan; deciding, in consultation with the UNCT, on the allocation of funds from the One Fund, based on the criteria outlined in the section below; and leading the process for mobilisation of resources for the One UN Fund in collaboration with Participating UN Organizations.

Representatives of the UN Organizations
The Representatives of Participating UN Organizations will be responsible for the implementation of the Joint Programmes. The Resident Coordinator will hold UN Representatives of the Participating UN Organizations accountable for (i) utilization of resources of the One UN Fund allocated to their Organizations (ii) implementation of components of the joint work plan that their Organizations support and (iii) achievement of results of their organization's support components.

Administrative Agent
The UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the Mozambique One UN Fund. Its responsibilities include the receipt, administration and management of contributions from Donors; disbursement of such funds to the Participating UN Organizations in accordance with the approved Programmatic Documents; and provision of consolidated reports, in accordance with the MOU, on the Mozambique One UN Fund to the Resident Coordinator based on reports of the Participating UN Organizations.

 

Decision-Making Process

Eligibility
Any Participating UN Organization that has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is eligible to submit project proposals for funding from the Mozambique One UN Fund. Other Non-UN Participating Organizations with similar financial regulations and rules may also submit proposals to the Mozambique One UN Fund if they have signed a separate MOU with the MPTF Office as the Administrative Agent. Implementing Partners such as NGOs will have access to the Mozambique One UN Fund through Participating UN Organizations. The Participating UN Organizations will utilize their standard NGO cooperation modalities for this purpose and charge the corresponding direct and indirect costs to the Mozambique One UN Fund on the basis of its financial regulations and rules.

Proposal Submission, Review & Approval Process
The detailed criteria for allocation of resources in the Mozambique One UN Fund are stated in the Terms of Reference. Recognizing the inherent subjective nature of any criteria which attempts to assess the "value" of a joint programme prior to implementation, the allocation of resources from the Mozambique One UN Fund will be based on the following two overarching elements:

  • Initial allocation: a Joint Programme must meet a "readiness criteria"
    All Joint Programmes that are endorsed by the UNCT as having met the "readiness criteria" will receive an initial allocation from the One UN Fund. All of the available funds will be disbursed from each window on a pro-rata basis according proportional to the unfunded budget in the annual workplan; each Joint Programme will receive a proportional share of the funds from the One Fund which corresponds to their respective proportional share of the unfunded balance which is in their annual workplan. The end result from allocating funds based on the above will be that all programmes which qualify will have the same percentage of funded annual budgets.
  • Performance-Based Additional Allocation to the Joint Programme
    Following the initial allocation, every 6 months (July 1 and January 1) there will be Performance-Based Additional Allocations. These will be based on a review of performance of the implementation of the Joint Programme in relation to progress towards the Annual Performance Benchmarks as defined in the Joint Programme Documentation. The lead agency for the Joint Programme will summarize progress towards the Annual Performance Benchmarks based on standard, simple format (one-page) in collaboration with participating agencies. This analysis will be reviewed by reviewed by the UN Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group, and forwarded to the UNCT for endorsement. If progress is deemed "satisfactory" then the Joint Programme qualifies for an Additional Allocation. The amount of this allocation will be based on the same formula as for the initial allocation (ie proportionally based on the unfunded balance in the following year's annual workplan). If progress is deemed "unsatisfactory", then the Joint Programme will not receive an additional allocation, but may again apply after an additional 6 months (at which time they then may be assessed as "satisfactory").
  • Allocation of Funds within a Joint Programme
    Once an allocation has been made to a joint programme, the amount of the allocation to each agency participating in the joint programme will be guided by the annual workplan of the programme. The decision to allocate to agencies within a joint programme decided by the Lead Agency for the Joint Programme in consultation with all participating agencies, with the Resident Coordinator endorsing the decision
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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
Total as of
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 95,879,080  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 468,186  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 274,332  
Total source of funds   96,621,598
Transferred to Participating Organizations 97,213,983  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 2,838,930  
Administrative Agent Fee + 958,791  
Direct Cost + 725,400  
Bank Charges + 1,050  
Total use of funds   - 96,060,293
Balance with Administrative Agent   561,305
As a percentage of deposits   0.6%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 97,213,983  
Total resources   97,213,983
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 93,559,238  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 2,838,930  
Total expenses   - 96,398,168
Balance with Participating Organizations   815,814
As a percentage of transfers   0.8%
Total Balance of Funds   1,377,119
As a percentage of deposits   1.4%
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Contacts

For Policy and Programme Issues

United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, Rua Jose Craverinha, 237, P.O.Box 4595, Maputo, Mozambique; Telephone: +258 21 485 158+258 21 485 158 ; Fax: +258 21 48 51 61; Website: http://mz.one.un.org/ 

 

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues


Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

  

 

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