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Project ID:00077293Description:PBF/SLE/C-1 PBF Coordination O
Fund:
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 14 Jan 2011
Theme:
Human Rights -W1
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).
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Project Description

The project aims to support the Development Partners Committee (DEPAC), its secretariat, DACO, and the various MDAs in managing the project portfolio financed by the PBF.   The main functions of the Coordination Office are the following: (1) Ensuring timely submission of reports, (2) Providing secretariat support and guidance to the Development Partners Committee (DEPAC), (3) Assuring respect of PBF requirements, (4) Provide oversight during project implementation, (5) Engage in advocacy mainly through quarterly publications and engagement with local authorities.

By supporting the optimal use of the PBF allocation to the Sierra Leone’s second Priority Plan, the PBF Coordination office thus contribute to the country’s peace building initiative.

 

PBF Priority Area(s) and Outcomes:

The project indirectly contributes to PBF outcomes 5, 7 and 8 of priority area 2, as it will support the formulation and the implementation of projects in the areas of political dialogue, women empowerment and human rights.

 

Outputs and Key Activities:

Outputs

  • Steering Committee able to make decisions at appropriate time to ensure project delivery
  • Portfolio of PBF-funded projects well-managed with timely and accurate reporting
  • Projects delivered results in line with PBF Country priority plan and PBF results framework
  • Government’s counterparts capacities to manage their projects increased
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Key Activities:

  • Providing the DEPAC secretariat support including organizing meetings, recording minutes and sharing documents with members of the DEPAC
  • Documenting, communicating and ensuring follow-up of the DEPAC’s decisions, particularly ensuring submission of appropriately signed and complete documentation on approved projects to the UNDP MDTF Office
  • Maintaining a database on implementing partners
  • In consultation with partners, developing project selection criteria to be adopted by the DEPAC
  • Reviewing and analyzing concept notes and project proposals, including ensuring all technical review, and submitting recommendations to the DEPAC
  • Supporting inter-project coordination and providing guidance to Recipient UN Organizations on common methodology for Project / project costing, monitoring and evaluation and related issues
  • Organizing specific project impact monitoring and evaluation training and review (including independent impact evaluations)
  • Tracking the implementation of projects and making recommendations for improvements, if deemed necessary
  • Identifying problems that may arise in relation to project delivery and management and advising the DEPAC on appropriate action, with follow up and reporting back on progress or lack thereof
  • Reviewing reports and status updates
  • Acting as a local repository of knowledge regarding the rules and regulations of the PBF and related management arrangements
  • As directed by the DEPAC Co-Chairs, supporting information sharing (including bulletins), awareness raising and training as required
  • Ensuring linkages of PBF (insert country name) to national processes, in particular with (insert national planning frameworks, other UN frameworks – e.g. e Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)) and the related supportive efforts of the UN and partners
  • Promoting PBF awareness especially amongst Government and civil society and international partners
  • Documenting issues and periodically sharing ‘lessons learnt’ with the DEPAC and PBSO
  • Any other related tasks as directed by the DEPAC Co-Chairs

 

 

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