OCHA Strategic Framework 2010-2013

Goal 1: A more enabling environment for humanitarian action
OCHA will engage with a larger and more diverse group of stakeholders to address the humanitarian impact of global challenges. OCHA will build strong constituencies of support for humanitarian action among a wider group of Member States and regional organizations. It will further strengthen its operational relationships with partners involved in humanitarian action. OCHA will show demonstrable leadership on critical issues that are shaping humanitarian action. To achieve this goal, OCHA will use its unique convening role within the international humanitarian system.

Goal 2: A more effective humanitarian coordination system
OCHA strives for constant improvement in the delivery of its services. This includes leadership and accountability at all levels of the new coordination architecture; well-defined inter-cluster support by OCHA before, during and after an emergency; and an evidence base to underpin planning and resource allocation. OCHA will facilitate more effective coordination of principled, timely and efficient humanitarian assistance and protection. It will support coordination mechanisms and approaches that are predictable, accountable, inclusive and led by effective leaders, ensuring appropriate an OCHA presence to match the coordination needs of each emergency.

Goal 3: Strengthened OCHA management and administration
To support effective humanitarian coordination, OCHA will employ an adaptive management framework. The OCHA human resources system will more rapidly recruit, deploy and maintain qualified and diverse staff, and establish improved career-development support. OCHA will strengthen internal and external surge coordination, ensuring a continuous and appropriate presence. It will seek to improve performance through results management, enhanced accountability, and organizational learning that feeds into the programme cycle