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Governance, Policy and Guidance

The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for the Democratic Republic of Congo holds the overall responsibility and supervision of the Fund. In its role, the HC is supported by the OCHA Head of Office, UNDP Country Director and the Joint Humanitarian Financial Unit of the Humanitarian Fund and he/she takes recommendations from the Advisory Board of the Humanitarian Fund.
The HC determines the Fund’s strategic focus, sets the allocation amounts, approves projects and initializes disbursements. The HC chairs the DRC HF Advisory Board that is comprised of senior-level representatives of donors, Cluster-lead UN agencies, NGOs and observing organizations. The core function of the DRC HF Advisory Board is to support the HC on the strategic focus, ensuring that allocations are in line with the HRP and that the main objectives of the Fund are met.
The OCHA Head of Office acts as the Fund’s Managing Agent in OCHA’s Joint Humanitarian Financing Unit (JHFU), including the coordination of allocation processes and oversight of the entire funding cycle from the opening of an allocation to the closure of projects, whilst providing through the DRC HF technical support and policy advice to the HC.
The DRC HF keeps and maintains its accountability requirements, including risk management and operational modalities. Furthermore, the DRC HF ensures donor contributions are allocated to projects within an agreed coordination, monitoring and reporting framework, in compliance with the minimum requirements outlined in the DRC Humanitarian Fund Operational Manual and OCHA’s Global Guidelines for Country Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs).