Jordan Inter-Sector Working Group Update - February 2017

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 28 Feb 2017 View Original

This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter-agency portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/.

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

Inter-Sector Working Group Work Plan 2017: The Inter-Sector Working Group developed its work plan for 2017. The key focus areas include continued usage of the Vulnerability Assessment Framework, maintaining transparent data collection and information management systems, promotion of inter-sector linkages, building capacity of coordinators and strengthening gender equality measures. The work plan is now available at the inter-agency information sharing portal. http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/download.php?id=13087

Services Advisor: The Services Advisor (on-line system to map the services available for refugees http://jordan.servicesadvisor.org) has been created to avoid duplication of mapping efforts. The Services Advisor allows users to view available services for refugees on a map and in a service directory, where they can filter by sectors, areas, names of service providers and referral requirements. It is useful for refugee sector working groups to map service provisions for refugees and to identify gaps in services. The Information Management Team plans to organize the second round of training sessions in March. Please see http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/download.php?id=13086.

Sector Dashboard and Financial Tracking System through Activity Info: The Information Management Team has introduced the new sector dashboard with more specific categorization of data. The dashboards will show separate pages of the respective sectors as well as area-based coordination. Also for the first quarter of 2017, the Activity Info database will be used to conduct the Financial Tracking System as a pilot project; the training session is scheduled on 21-22 March.