|Overview : |
As part of the unfolding global reform of the UN Development System, the UN has released new guidelines (Annex I) to support the development of the next generation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) The process of developing the new UNSDCF between the Government of South Africa and the UN in South Africa began in November 2019. In preparation for the UNSDCF, the UN commissioned a Common Country Assessment (CCA) and held an internal pre-Strategic Prioritization Retreat and a joint government and UN Strategic Prioritization Retreat to agree the broad contours of the UNSDCF, aligned with the National Development Plan (NDP) / Medium Term Strateguc Framework (MTSF). The recent UNCT Retreat has finalized the strategic priority areas and outcomes for the UN in South Africa for the next 5 years.
In line with the commitments in the global Funding Compact, the UN development system will develop a Funding Framework that is based on an assessment of the resources required to deliver the Cooperation Framework. It presents overall funding needs to achieve prioritized outcomes, identifies available resources and makes visible the remaining funding gaps. It outlines the strategy for securing needed resources, including through analysis of various types that can be mobilized (e.g. core funding; global/vertical and country-level pooled UN development system; agency-specific thematic UN development system; and other non-core resources).
The Funding Framework is the basis for periodic funding dialogues with the Government and donors that recognize the need to better align funding support to the UN development system with the needs of the Cooperation Framework. The Funding Framework is translated and operationalized annually as part of UN joint workplans.
In this context, the UNCT seeks a consultant to support the UN Country Team and the UNSDCF Technical team in drafting the SDG Financing Strategy and UNSDCF Funding Framework in line with the guidance document as provided in Annex I.