Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a tool to provide flexible and predictable financing to promote greater effectiveness, accountability and partnership in humanitarian action. The CHF is part of the pooled funding element of the humanitarian reform process and is managed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, with support from OCHA and UNDP. Following the independence of South Sudan, the CHF South Sudan was set up at the beginning of 2012.
Goal: The CHF in South Sudan aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs in the country.
Objective: The CHF in South Sudan intends to improve the humanitarian response by providing rapid, flexible and predictable funds for humanitarian programmes; strengthening the planning and coordination process; channeling funds towards the most urgent needs; and ensuring that funds are available for rapid responses to unforeseen needs.
A standard allocation mechanism, is used to allocate the bulk of the CHF resources (up to 80 per cent) and to ensure funding for priority projects in the consolidated appeal (CAP) framework. Two allocation rounds per year are envisaged under the standard allocation mechanism. A reserve mechanism is used for the rapid and flexible allocation of funds to meet unforeseen needs or critical gaps. Projects in and outside the CAP will be eligible for allocation of funds from the reserve.
Duration: CHF grant duration is 12 months effective from date of allocation approval.
Applicant Eligibility: Funding proposals are accepted from UN/IOM, the Red Cross Movement, International and National Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organizations.
Areas of Interventions:
• Coordination and Common Services
• Emergency Telecommunications
• Food Security and Livelihood
• Mine Action
• Non-Food Items and Emergency Shelter
• Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
• Multi-sector (Emergency Returns and Refugees)
Contact Details of Humanitarian Financing Unit
|OCHA South Sudan Team|
|Federica D'Andreagiovanni||Head of Humanitarian Financing Unitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thomas Nyambane||Humanitarian Affairs Officeremail@example.com|
|Meron Berhane||Humanitarian Affairs Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kizito Iranya||National Humanitarian Affairs Officeremail@example.com|
|Anne-Sophie LeBeux||Monitoring and Reporting Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNDP South Sudan Team|
|Ashutosh Jha||Programme Specialistemail@example.com|
|Ahmed Rajab||Finance Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Blessing Kachere||Contracting Officeremail@example.com|
|Christine Alex||Office Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNDP/MDTF New York Team|
|Olga Aleshina||Senior Portfolio Manageremail@example.com|
|Ernesto Calderon||Portfolio Analystfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Myasanda Hlaing||Operations Associateemail@example.com|
|Particia Stockeyr||Programmer Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|