Coordination

South Sudan: 2020 Humanitarian Response in Review

Author(s)
UN OCHA
Topic
Source
https://unocha.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f2c222dd83de60ecbebe45951&id=cb04d3869d&e=dff69a10a2
Description
Communities across South Sudan, especially women and children, were hit hard in 2020 by the multiple shocks of intensified conflict and sub-national violence, a second consecutive year of major flooding, and the impacts of COVID-19 related restrictions on livelihoods.
Humanitarian organizations worked tirelessly to meet people’s priority needs, guided by three strategic objectives set in the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Among the more than 200 HRP partners operating across the country, nearly 60 per cent were South Sudanese non-governmental organizations.
By the end of the year, some 7.3 million women, men and children were reached with some form of assistance or protection through the plan.
The humanitarian response was hampered by sub-national violence, violence against humanitarian personnel and assets, bureaucratic impediments, operational interference, and COVID-19 related restrictions on movement.
The response achievements were enabled by generous donor contributions. The response plan was 65 per cent funded, with US$1.2 billion received toward the $1.9 billion appeal.

Pre-Travel Q14 Procedure, SOPs and Templates

Author(s)
WFP
Topic
Description
The SOP is intended to provide guidance on Q14 to passengers intending to travel interstate out of Juba on essential mission.
- SOP: Pre-Travel Q14 Procedure;
- Q14 Authorization Letter Template;
- Q14 Staff Register Template;
- Q14Tracking Template.

CCCM Cluster: Daily Labor Wage Rates for Poc/IDP Sites for the month of March 2021

Author(s)
CCCM Cluster
Topic
Source
https://cccmcluster.org/operations/south-sudan
Description
CCCM Cluster communicates labor rate on the first day of every month to ensure consistent application and smooth implementation across all PoC sites CCCM Cluster encourages all service providers and camp managers to communicate this information to the community to ensure transparency and accountability to the affected population.

Reference Module for Cluster Coordination at the Country Level

Author(s)
IASC
Topic
Source
https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/
Description
Following the recommendations of an independent Humanitarian Response Review in 2005, the cluster approach was proposed as one way of addressing gaps and strengthening the effectiveness of humanitarian response through building partnerships. The cluster approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organised and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.
However, the strength of the cluster approach relies on an understanding that this approach is not the only humanitarian coordination solution. In some cases, the cluster approach may co-exist with other “non-cluster” coordination solutions – whether national or international – or an alternative sectoral approach may be preferable. An indiscriminate application of all clusters in every emergency may waste resources and reduce opportunities for governments to exercise their primary responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance to people in need.

Bridge Builders: Strengthening the role of local faith actors in humanitarian response in South Sudan: A two-way model for sharing capacity and strengthening localised response

Author(s)
Olivia Wilkinson, Wani Laki and et al
Source
https://www.csrf-southsudan.org/repository/bridge-builders-strengthening-the-role-of-local-faith-actors-in-humanitarian-response-in-south-sudan-a-two-way-model-for-sharing-capacity-and-strengthening-a-localised-response/
Description
This report outlines and analyses the implementation of the Bridge Builder Model. This is a two-way, capacity-sharing model aimed at bringing together local faith actors (LFAs) and international humanitarian actors to increase understanding, trust, coordination and collaboration.

The model was developed by the Bridging the Gap Consortium (Tearfund UK, Tearfund Belgium, Tearfund in South Sudan, RedR UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Islamic Relief in South Sudan, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities [JLI] and the University of Leeds) and piloted in 2018–2019 in South Sudan.

The overarching goal of the model is for a more effective and timely humanitarian response that best supports those affected by humanitarian crises, in part by integrating LFAs into the response. The model responds to gaps in localisation, where international humanitarian actors have not built partnerships with LFAs and efforts often run in parallel rather than being coordinated. The model provides capacity strengthening for both LFAs and international humanitarian actors, supported by a number of other activities such as small grants and mentoring for the LFAs, and networking workshops for the international humanitarian actors and LFAs.

The report highlights findings from our research and recommendations from the pilot of the Bridge Builder Model for humanitarian organisations and donors seeking ways to increase localisation in humanitarian response