Sudan Humanitarian Fund 2016 Operational Manual, February 2016

Manual and Guideline
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1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose

  1. The purpose of the Operational Manual for Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is to describe the governance arrangements, objectives, allocation modalities, and accountability mechanisms of fund, as well as, to detail the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved.

  2. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. In order to meet this goal, this manual is issued by the HC and endorsed by the Advisory Board (AB) to:

(i) provide clarification and instructions for all stakeholders involved in the management of the SHF on effective management and governance practices;

(ii) describe the steps and requirements of the allocation processes with the aim of enhancing timely and strategic allocation decisions;

  1. In this regard, this manual will provide guidance to Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) sector coordinators, implementing partners and facilitate the role of OCHA as well as the members of the Strategic and Technical Review Committees.

1.2 Scope

  1. The Operational Manual defines the country-specific regulations that govern the SHF. It is designed within the framework provided by the Operational Handbook for Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs), which describes the global set of rules that apply to all CBPFs worldwide, and adapts specific aspects of these global guidelines to the humanitarian context in Sudan.

  2. Adherence to the guidance provided in the two documents is mandatory so as to ensure a standard and transparent process.

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