Thematic Groups

Under the DaO One Leader approach the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team is responsible for the oversight of the Results Groups, the Operations Management Team and the Country Communications Group. The National Steering Committee (NSC) directly oversee the One Budgetary Framework and Programme. The Technical Support Group plays a critical role in ensuring analytical coherence functions on DaO, with the support of the M&E Technical Working Groups (TWG). UNCT is responsible for the effective functioning of the Result Groups. Regular UNCT meetings establish an ongoing, high level of information exchange to strengthen inter-agency collaboration and improve coordination of the UN System as a whole.

Programme Management
The UNCT, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, will be responsible for the implementation of the UNDAF for the 2014-2018 period. Results Groups have the responsibility for providing overall programme coordination. The Technical Support Group have the coherence analytical role for the DaO with the support of the M&E TWG for coordination for implementation. A Head of Agency chairs each Results Group on behalf of the UNCT. The Results Groups are organized to contribute to the four sets of UNDAF outcomes through coordinated and collaborative planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Each Results Group create rolling joint workplans to articulate short-term outputs (annual or biannual) that contribute to the achievement of the UNDAF outcomes, performance benchmarks, division of labour and budgetary requirements using the same results-based management tools and standards. To ensure maximum reduction of transaction costs for all involved partners, the Results Groups’ joint workplans arel normally the only work planning instruments, replacing agency-specific plans, except where other arrangements are agreed upon though the UNCT.

Operations Management
The UNCT places a high priority on integrating Programme and Operations in order to ensure that an appropriate and efficient operational infrastructure exists to implement the UNDAF. Business operations underlie all programming efforts, regardless of the mode of implementation; consolidating operational support to reduce transaction costs and duplication of effort is a priority. The UN already has many common services arrangements both in Nairobi and in its field offices. The Operations Management Team (OMT) identifies and recommends to the UNCT new opportunities for additional common services and activities with potential to lead to greater harmonization of business practices.
The OMT consists of the Heads of Administrative Operations of UN agencies. OMT is an oversight and coordination body that relies on individual agencies to implement the agreements reached at OMT planning meetings and endorsed by the UNRC/UNCT. The OMT prepares a four-year plan to capture the broad priorities for operational synergies within the UN System and to map out the work to be undertaken to achieve these synergies. The Annual Work Plan of the OMT are the basis for reporting and accountability to the UNRC/UNCT.