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Thursday 24 April 2014 - 20:40
UN Country Team  |

United Nations Country Team


ABOUT UNCT:


The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) exists in 136 countries, covering all of the 180 countries where there are United Nations programmes. The UNCT encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.


The UNCT ensures interagency coordination and decision making at the country level. The main purpose of the Country Team is for individual agencies to plan and work together to ensure the delivery of tangible results in support of the development agenda of the Government

The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), who is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General. The RC reports to the UN Secretary-General through the Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG).


The UNCT membership, roles and responsibilities should be laid out clearly within each UNCT. These will include accountability to each other and the RC, taking responsibility for elements of the RC/UNCT Work Plan, particularly in oversight of subsidiary groups, mobilization of resources for the UNDAF and UNCT plans, and taking part in mutual assessments.


As international civil servants, all UNCT members are expected to comply with the UN Charter and Standards of Conduct of the International Civil Service and – indeed – as leaders, UNCT members are expected to exemplify the highest degree of compliance possible. This includes an expected set of personal qualities (such as inclusiveness, integrity and ethics, respect and trust, respect for diversity, non-discrimination, freedom from harassment, promotion and protection of human rights, and creativity) and also business process standards (such as teamwork, transparency and accountability, participatory management, open communications, timely dissemination of information, quality performance and oversight, and results orientation) for the UNCT.


This does not prejudice their relationship with their own agency. All UNCT members have direct-line accountability to their own organization, as well as collegial accountability to the RC and the rest of the UNCT for producing results under the UNDAF, recognizing that a well-functioning UNCT allows each organization to be more effective than acting alone. The UNCT will assign various leadership roles to its members on programmatic and management issues.


Roles and Responsibilities:


The UNCT may set out specific Terms of Reference for particular roles undertaken by – or for – the UNCT, for example: overseeing development and implementation of the UNDAF, endorsing the Annual Work Plans; overseeing work of Theme Groups (and participating and leading specific groups); overseeing the work of functional groups such as Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation and the Operations Management Team (OMT); reviewing the overall performance of the UNCT and proposing and taking action for enhancing its performance based on agreed management performance indicators.


The UNCT makes decisions through a consultative process, at least once a month. UNCT members develop operational programmes for development to support UNDAF priorities, noting that additional activities may be required complementary to UNDAF priorities for sector priorities. The UNCT will help develop proposals regarding pooling country level fund raising and joint financing, based on the agreed needs and priorities of the country, as expressed in the UNDAF.


United Nations Country Team(UNCT) in Lebanon


Participant

Title

Organization

Member/Observer

Mr. Ross Mountain

UN Resident Coordinator

UNRC

Member

RENDA, Luca (Mr.)

Country Director

UNDP

Member

AL NASHIF , Nada (Ms.)

Regional Director

ILO

Member

Sid Ahmed,Abdel Salam (Mr.)

Regional Representative

OHCHR

Member

Al Zioud,Fawzi (Mr.)

Head of IOM Office in Lebanon

IOM

Member

Elhage,Mohamad(Mr.)

Regional Coordinator

IMF

Member

El Hammami, Hamed (Mr.)

Director

UNESCO

Member

Pasini,Cristiano (Mr.)

Representative

UNIDO

Member

EL Helou, Margo(Ms.)

Officer In Charge

UNIC

Member

Saleh,Imadeldine (Mr.)

Acting Head of Country Operation

WFP

Member

Adam,Albagir

(Ms.)

Chief of Office

UNIFIL

Observer

KELLEY, Ninette (Ms.)

Resident Representative

UNHCR

Member

KURDAHI, Asma (Ms.)

Assistant Representative

UNFPA

Member

Belhaj,Ferid(Mr.)

Regional Director

World Bank

Member

LAURENTI ,Roberto (Mr.)

Director, Planning

& Technical Cooperation

ESCWA

Observer

LAURINI, Annamaria (Ms.)

Resident Representative 

UNICEF

Member

Dismorr, Ann(Ms.)

Director of UNRWA Affairs           (Lebanon)

UNRWA

Member

MOUMEN, Ali (Mr.)

Resident Representative

FAO

Member

Osseiran,Tarek  (Mr.)

Officer in Charge

UN- HABITAT

Member

LtCol Nielsen,Carsten (Mr.)

Chief Liaison Officer

UNTSO

Observer

SABBAGH ,Renee (Ms.)

Officer-in-Charge

UNODC

Member

EL BUSHRA, Hassan (Mr.)

Resident Representative

WHO

Member

Cong, Guang (Mr.)

Chief of Staff

UNSCOL

Member