UNICEF CSO Procedure Overview of key changes, March
UNICEF CSO Procedure Overview of key changes, March 2015 Overview Supersedes 2009 PCAs and SSFAs Guidelines (CF/ EXD/2009-011) Transition period from 01 April 01 June 2015 Offices can adopt as early as 01 April but MUST adopt by 01 June For use by Country & Regional Offices All agreements entered into prior to effective date remain valid Any new agreement/ amendments except no cost extensions - follow new Procedure New agreements
PCA umbrella agreement to cover duration of the country programme Details of the partnership defined in accompanying programme document(s) results, work plan, budget SSFA limit raised to $50K Can be used in humanitarian response also for transfer of 3 months supplies Not included MoU where there is no transfer of resources Clarifies Partnership vs Procurement Procurement Partnership UNICEF defines scope of work & results to be achieved. CSO identified through competitive bidding process Institutional contract or Long-Term Arrangement for Services (LTAS)
UNICEF and the CSO pool together resources to achieve commonly defined results, sharing costs and benefits Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA) or Small-Scale Funding Agreement (SSFA) No set amount for contribution but a key requirement for partnership If major components of programmes to be subcontracted, other options should be considered These modalities can be used concurrently with the same CSO Requires documentation of CSO selection Open selection Direct selection UNICEF office issues a call for expression of interest UNICEF office partners with a CSO for a specific proposal Transparent process Supports identification of new
partners/ approaches May require more time Responsive to specific considerations, such as known expertise, timing/ criticality of intervention, innovation Limits transparency/ cost effectiveness analysis Clarifies due diligence process Done by HQ for ICSO By COs for other CSO based on Partner Declaration & check of UN sanctions list Ability to deliver programme results part of CSO selection process Type of agreement Core values HACT/ Micro assessment
Programme assessment Simplified financial asses. PCA with regular, contingency or humanitarian) Mandatory before partnership If CSO expected to receive $100K or more/ year. To be done before or after PCA onset CO discretion CO discretion when partnership <$100/year
(before or after PCA onset) SSFA Mandatory before partnership Not required CO discretion CO discretion Simplified programme document Reduced narrative Results-based workplan & budget in the same table Budget defined at activity not input level Includes planned assurance activities & partnership review dates
Simplified programme document/ humanitarian response Programme Document Regular programme or emergency response Simplified Humanitarian Doc First 3 months of humanitarian response or L2/L3 emergencies 1. Programme info & CSO overview Basic Very basic 2. Programme description Brief but complete programme rationale & expected results Simplified humanitarian data & targets for the response
3. Workplan & budget Results, performance indicators activities, timeframe & budget Simplified activity based budget with 1 line for ops&mngt costs 4. Partnership review plan Complete plan of reviews with UNICEF Status of assessments & risk management measures (if any) 5. Other Additional reporting & technical guidance N/A Signatures & date
Yes Yes Key features Revised budgeting & detailed guidance Programme costs include a standard output & activities for Effective & Efficient Progr. Management Replace DPSC and the associated 25% cap HQ Support Costs same rate (7% of cash component) payable to INGOs upon reporting actual expenditures not as advance Payment to national CSOs at Rep. discretion Not applicable to SSFAs Detailed guidance on budgeting, eligible expenses & other fin./
admin. issues (currency, bank account, VAT..) Streamlined Partnership Review Committee Guidance on membership & PRC Submission Form Flexibility to fit the office/country context Benchmark of 45 days to operationalize partnership in regular programme; 20 days for initial disbursement of donor funds in humanitarian action New guidance on partnership management Annual Partnership Review meeting if partnership >$100K PCA/Programme document revisions guidance New benchmark of 10 working days for disbursing funds following submission of properly filled FACE form (accompanied by
itemized cost estimate ICE) Streamlined reporting Simple template for quarterly reporting on results aligned to reporting with FACE no additional report required Additional reporting requirements to be agreed upfront in progr.doc (e.g. monthly reporting in humanitarian situations) Options for onset of humanitarian response Type of partnership Ongoing partnership New partnership Programme instruments for rapid response Approval Contingency PCA/ prog.doc
Rep. Simplified humanitarian progr.doc Rep. Revision of existing progr.doc Rep. PCA + Simplified humanitarian progr.doc Rep. SSFA Rep. New role of SSFA to transfer up to 3 months of supplies for immediate distribution In summary CSO Procedure Overview IDENTIFYING CSO CONCLUDING Activity closure & performance
review Termination of programme document/ partnership IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING, REPORTING Assurance activities integrated in the Prg.Doc as per HACT Financial & programmatic quarterly reporting with FACE Annual Partnership Review meeting Guidance for revisions & PCA amendment form STEP 4 Concluding, Suspension or Termination STEP 1 Procurement vs Partnership: decision tree & list of services CSO selection Core values ICSOs done by HQ based on Partner Declaration
Identifying CSO STEP 3 Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting STEP 2 Designing & Formalising Relationships DESIGNING & FORMALISING RELATIONSHIP PCA umbrella legal agreement covering CP or grant duration SSFA for transfers <$50,000 & 3 months supplies in emergency New Programme doc. Template & Simplified emergency doc Guidance on Budgetary issues Roll-out activities (staff & CSO) Key 2015 activities Training material/tools 2 pager Overview of key changes for partners & staff
2 pager Overview of CSO Procedure Partner version of the CSO Procedure Training materials (presentation, website, intranet) Working with CSO e-course for staff & partners Capacity building events Dedicated CSO roll-out/TOT trainings Series of webinars Mar-Apr. & on request Orientation on new Procedure mainstreamed in key regional events Feb. onwards entry point for training of CSO partners at regional level Q2 Q3 Q4 Thank you for your inputs Global Results Network members HQ divisions, especially EMOPS
CSO community Individual country Thank you foroffices your inputs WASH specialist
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