ProCap Annual Report, 1 January to 31 December 2015

Project Management

The ProCap Project operates on a tri-partite governance and management structure. Leadership and strategic oversight of the Project is the responsibility of the ProCap Steering Committee (SC), comprising representatives from: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), International Consortium of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), representing the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Food Programme (WFP) as observers. The SC defines the strategic direction of the project and approves requests for deployment and roster membership.
The Inter-Agency Standby Capacity Support Unit (SU) serves as the secretariat for the SC and ensures overall project management and implementation, including donor relations. In turn, the SC provides guidance and orientation to the SU on emerging needs from the field. The SU is hosted by OCHA and funded through OCHA’s budget.

The NRC is responsible for roster management. This includes recruitment, employment and follow-up on field deployments as well as staff care and capacity development. In addition, the NRC is responsible for ensuring the capacity of roster members in accordance with the grant agreement with OCHA. Roster members are deployed under existing personnel support agreement signed between UN agencies and NRC.

ProCap launched a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tool in 2015, allowing for better tracking and measurement of the impact of deployments in-country, at regional and global levels. The results reported through the M&E tool will be fed into the SC for discussion on the strategic direction of the project throughout 2016.

Key Achievements in 2015

In 2015, ProCap supported deployments to 27 field locations at country and regional levels, including to L3-declared crises where targeted protection interventions were delivered in Yemen, South Sudan and Iraq. Country level deployments were made to Nepal, Philippines, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Ukraine,
Haiti, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria. An additional five senior protection specialists were homebased, of which, one was assigned a global roaming role, and two were assigned to regional bureaus in Amman (Jordan) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Specific country-level achievements include developing a national IDP policy for Sri Lanka; developing durable solutions for IDPs in Haiti; and a Whole of Syria strategy on protection. In South Sudan, ProCap supported the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to finalise a protection strategy and ensured its implementation through mainstreaming activities with relevant partners. In Gaza, ProCap lead the process of developing a protection strategy for IDPs in Gaza. In Amman, ProCap supported the mainstreaming of protection at the regional level through the GPC Mainstreaming Task Force (ToT), working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). While in Nairobi, ProCap supported the Centrality of Protection agenda in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region within a context of multiple armed conflicts.

In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake in April, ProCap deployed a senior adviser to the office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator. The ProCap adviser managed the coordination of protection/child protection requirements, and facilitated the transition of responsibilities to national authorities. ProCap also supported coordination around child protection monitoring frameworks in complex emergencies witnessed in Ukraine and Iraq.

At the regional level, ProCap was deployed to OCHA’s Regional Office in Nairobi to support to 10 countries, and in particular for the emergencies in Burundi and South Sudan. More specifically, ProCap participated in the DPKO-led technical review of the UNMISS mandate in light of the peace agreement signed in August 2015. The role of ProCap was instrumental in ensuring that the protection of civilians remained a key priority in recommendations provided to the Secretary-General (SG), and were subsequently incorporated into the Security Council Report to the SG in November 2015 (S/2015/899).
In addition, ProCap assigned a senior protection specialist to the GPC who undertook field missions to Georgia, Ukraine, Somalia and Nigeria, and supported consultations for the 2016-19 GPC Strategic Framework. The Framework will guide the priorities and work of the GPC for the next four years and seeks to address new challenges in a changing operating environment since the adoption of the previous Strategic Framework in 2011.

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