Resource Mobilization in Humanitarian Action
CCC Commitments and Benchmarks
- Early Recovery
- Develop an emergency resource mobilization strategy in conjunction with the strategy for funding the regular country programme.
- The CO and RO should consult the Public Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office (PARMO) website to review available donor profiles, standard agreements, and the processes for accessing and managing emergency funds. The COs and ROs should contact PARMO (Brussels, New York, Tokyo) and private fundraising and partnerships donor focal points to map donor interests and seek other guidance, as necessary..
- Liaise with local donors to establish good working relationships, demonstrate UNICEF's preparedness to initiate action and emphasize the importance of thematic funding as a flexible and efficient mechanism with fewer transaction costs.
- Familiarize CO management with the procedures, processes and format for accessing the emergency programme fund and CERF to jump start emergency programme response.
- Ensure that staff participate in internal and external training (e.g., public-private partnership and CERF) to better understand work planning processes and procedures, including resource mobilization in emergencies.
- Reprogram Regular Resources within the country programme budget, or reprogram Other Resources; when needed, prepare an emergency programme fund loan request within 24-72 hours, in close coordination with the RO and Office of Emergency Programmes.
- Prepare an Immediate Needs Document within the first 24-72 hours of a sudden-onset emergency, to be shared with the government, donors and national committees, to seek Other Resources emergency resources. Through an inter-agency process, led by the humanitarian coordinator or resident coordinator, submit a proposal for CERF funding alongside the flash appeal process, as appropriate.
- Within 5-7 days, prepare an emergency appeal in coordination with other UN agencies (flash appeal, as per guidelines) or, in the absence of the inter-agency appeal process, a stand-alone UNICEF appeal (crisis appeal).
- Ensure that the continuing needs of women and children are adequately reflected in the inter-agency Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) and UNICEF's Humanitarian Action Report (HAR).
- Issue regular humanitarian action updates that provide the CO and RO with the opportunity to report on results and highlight funding gaps and requirements.
- Engage with donors, both locally and at the headquarters level, by providing regular updates on the evolving situation; manage funds and prepare quality reports on contributions according to specified donor conditions and time frames.
- Ensure that early recovery approaches are mainstreamed into the planning processes and are adequately reflected in response appeals (CAPs, HARs, flash appeals, early recovery appeals).
- Participate in early recovery needs assessments, including postconflict and post-disaster needs assessments, to ensure that the rights of children and women are prioritized and that the assessment, national prioritization and costing of needs of children and women are included in advocacy for adequate funding through donor mobilization processes.
- Where appropriate, fully participate from the earliest stages in the design of pooled funding mechanisms, including common humanitarian funds, emergency relief funds and multi-donor trust funds, to ensure their effective operation and advocate for the inclusion of programmes targeted to children and women.
Policy and Standards
Guidelines & Tools
- Internal Funding
- External Funding
- In-kind Assistance
- Fundraising w/ NatComs
- Diversion of Regular Resources UNICEF (requires Intranet access)
- Reprogramming Other Resources UNICEF (requires Intranet access)
- EPF: A Practical Guide for Field Offices and Headquarters, forthcoming
- Sample EPF Template, forthcoming
- Managing EPF (requires Intranet access)
Central Emergency Response Fund
- Yammer Site for UNICEF-CERF Group
- UNICEF Internal Guidance for CERF, 2013
- See also CERFhome at OCHA online
- CERF Life-saving Criteria UNOCHA, 2010
1. Immediate, Sudden-Onset
- 'Rolling' Humanitarian Action for Children: Guidance Note
- Rolling HAC webinar presentation, 29 May 2013
- Recordings of webinars 1 and 2 (presentations are the same & Q&As at the end are different) To access the webinars, please click "No" when security message appears.
- FAQs from Rolling HAC webinar
- HAC MYR justification table, sample
- OCHA CAP
- Good Practice Progress Reports for Single and Multi-Country: Pakistan 4 Month, Pakistan 1 Year Report, Horn of Africa 3 Month
- See reporting in Level 3 SSOPs in Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
- Consolidated Emergency Reports (requires Intranet access)
- Past Global Thematic Reports
- Situation Report Guidance and Template
Fundraising with NC, pending
- Emergencies: A Resource for Private Sector Fundraisers and Communication Officers (requires Intranet access)
- Fundraising for Emergencies (requires Intranet access)