UN Joint Support to the Jordan National Response to the Syria Crisis, phase 1

Brief/ Background

The GOJ has taken a leadership role in seeking to mitigate the consequences of the crisis on the Kingdom by establishing, in September 2013, the Host Community Support Platform (HCSP) as a multi-partner convening body to mobilize resources and coordinate support to strengthen the resilience of Jordanian host communities and basic service delivery. Through the HCSP, which is chaired by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), the GOJ has developed the 2014-2016 National Resilience Plan (NRP) to provide a three year programme of high priority investments in response to the impact of the Syrian crisis on Jordanian host communities. It has also instilled a collaborative spirit among all concerned parties, based on mutual accountability principles, and renewed its commitment to further greater aid coordination in Jordan.

Humanitarian assistance has been provided by the UN, led by UNHCR, and supported by the international community under the Regional Response Plan (RRP), which has ensured that refugees could be sheltered, fed and supported with essential assistance.

To respond to these concerns, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), in a strategic compact with the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Jordan, is committed to support the GOJ in its effort to lead the coordination of an integrated response to the Syrian crisis and to improve its crisis response and aid coordination and management systems to this effect. As per the letter from the Minister of Planning to the RC/HC, dated 5 May 2014, the RC/HC’s proposal “reflects very well our common vision as relates to the Syrian Crisis response in Jordan (both humanitarian and development assistance)” and the Minister “counts on UN support” to implement it, as a continuation of the support currently provided to the HCSP Secretariat. In the same letter, the Minister also informs that the “GOJ (through the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation) will establish the Syrian Crisis Response Platform (SCRP) using the functionalities of the HCSP as its backbone. The SCRP will provide oversight to the preparation, implementation, information management system, monitoring and evaluation of an integrated response to the Syrian crisis. It will also facilitate the mobilization and coordination of foreign assistance and improve aid coordination”.


Expected Outputs

Output 1: Enhanced MOPIC capacity to lead the response to the Syrian crisis

Output 2: MOPIC’s information management is strengthened enabling tracking of donor commitments, and implementing partners’ interventions through a comprehensive information management system

Output 3: MOPIC’s M&E capacity is strengthened , ensuring timely monitoring and evaluation of results

Output 4: Enhanced MOPIC capacity for public outreach on the needs of Jordanian vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees


What have we accomplished so far

· Donors’ pledges and committed against the JRP have been identified.

·  Around 200 news articles published mentioning specifically the Jordan Response Plan 2015

·  Set up and operationalization of the Jordan Response Information System for the Syria Crisis (JORISS), which includes 153 submitted projects as of 30th June 2015. The streamlined system, which enables the online submission and reporting of JRP projects, has contributed to increased transparency, efficiency and overall accountability.

· Establishment of the Jordan Resilience Fund supported through policy and technical advisory services provided to MOPIC.

·  Set up of a JRP Digital Atlas for the Syria crisis based on 4Ws project tracking and CVA data which will enable the visualization of complex data to allow stakeholders to easily analyze information and identify gaps and priorities, contributing to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the response.

•  More than 200 partners (UN, donors, NGOs and Government) working in the framework of the JRP on issues related to JRP project submission, approval and reporting provided with training and technical advisory services.

•  7th JRPSC meeting successfully organized with the participation of H.E. the Prime Minister and other six line ministries, including MOPIC.

•Coordination of the Comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) elaboration, including support to the Task Forces for the preparation of their sector assessments.

who finances it?

UNDP $800,000
UN Women $200,000
UNFPA $163,000
OCHA $60,000
UNICEF $50,000
UNESCO $24,000
ILO $7,000
WHO $15,000

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