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Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria and under the leadership of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD); UNDP, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Government of Canada partnered to support the creation of the Climate Resilience Executing Agency for Dominica (CREAD).
This tripartite support consisted in the provision of technical and strategic advice to national authorities, based on global best practices and experiences of post-disaster institutional recovery frameworks; while supporting the CREAD transition and Climate Resilient Recovery Plan (CRRP) development processes. This included (a) supporting the drafting of legislation to establish the CREAD; (b) supporting the recruitment of the CEO and COO of CREAD and establishing operational facilities and Terms of Reference for support staff; (c) preparing priority policies, analysis, and systems needed to ensure the CREAD is fully operational upon becoming a statutory agency, inclusive of drafting the CREAD work plan, and (d) financial assistance to support the operationalization of CREAD.
In follow up to the technical assistance to CREAD, the UK FCDO and UNDP have partnered to monitor and oversee the implementation of CREAD and the FCDO’s wider development portfolio in Dominica, with the aim of mitigating delivery risks by having UNDP Dominica staff provide in person monitoring of the portfolio. The partnership also includes a technical assistance fund to strengthen important areas of capacity deficit - critical both for CREAD implementation and GoCD’s long-term ability to manage large investment projects.
As part of its monitoring and oversight function, UNDP will engage with respective ministries and the CREAD to monitor the progress being realized against the workplan and agreed targets. This engagement also involves updating and reporting on a) the UK FCDO Annual Statement of Progress for the Fiduciary Risk Assessment; and b). providing evidence for the annual report on Dominica’s commitment to the FCDO’s Partnership Principles.
UNDP will recruit a consultant who is suitably qualified to update and draft the UK FCDO Annual Statement of Progress for the Fiduciary Risk Assessment; and providing evidence for the Annual Report on Dominica’s commitment to the Partnership Principles