Steering Committee (SC):
To provide strategic guidance and direction and review overall performance of the SPF. It is co-chaired by High-level Representative of the Government of Kuwait (signatory of this SPF) and the UN Resident Coordinator
Results Group (RG):
Of inter-agency programme and technical staff to ensure effective, coordinated implementation, monitoring, and reporting about the achievement of planned outputs and their contribution towards outcomes, and Vision 2035 priorities and KPIs.
Communications Group (UNCG):
Will work to increase awareness and visibility of SPF results. It pools communication expertise and resources and enhances joint communication. It is chaired by a Head of Agency and UNCT member, who reports directly to the UNCT on the group’s planned activities and results. Communications focal points are appointed for each RG. Priorities for joint communications and advocacy will be identified by the SC and UNCT.
*Specific responsibilities of the UNCG are to:
» Jointly implement a communication strategy and common communication calendar for the SPF,
» Develop key messages about SPF results in consultation with country partners,
» Harmonize the timing of common UN system and UN agency events,
» Develop common communication products and draw up joint plans for key events and campaigns,
» Prepare contributions to annual SPF Country Results Report and any other strategic reports, and
» Share information about key developments with country partners and the general public.
Operations Management Team (OMT):
Provides support and advice to the UNCT and SC about efforts to harmonize business operations and contribute to the delivery of SPF results. The OMT will implement common back office services, common premises operations and maintenance, guided by aUN Business Operations Strategy (BOS), ensuring timely and cost-effective services in procurement, finance, human resources, logistics, ICT, and facility services. The OMT is chaired by a head of a UN system agency or delegated senior agency official. Members are drawn from each agency’s senior operations and procurement officers.
*OMT responsibilities are to:
Implement common business solutions, such as common procurement systems for tendering and bidding, long term agreements (LTAs) for joint procurement, common ICT platforms, banking arrangements, office security and cleaning services,
Monitor and report to the UNCT and SC about progress to achieve higher quality, more effective, and cost-efficient business support services, and Communicate effectively about the aims and expected results of common business solutions to all UN staff and partners.
Common Back Office:
Guided by a UN Business Operations Strategy, ensuring timely and cost-effective services in procurement, finance, human resources, logistics, ICT, and facility services.