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Governance, Policy and Guidance

The JHF is a pooled-funding mechanism under the overall authority of the HC, supported by an Advisory Board, OCHA and the sector leads.

The HC provides strategic leadership, ensures effective management and oversight functions of the JHF, determines the fund’s strategic focus, sets the allocation amounts, approves projects and initializes disbursements.

The OCHA Humanitarian Financing Unit will fulfil the fund’s secretariat functions. The fund’s Advisory Board will be chaired by the HC and will welcome the senior-level participation of donors, UN organizations (in their capacity as sector lead agencies) and NGO representatives. Sector coordinators play a key role in prioritization and project review at a strategic and technical level.

The core function of the JHF Advisory Board is to support the HC on the strategic focus, ensuring that the allocations are in line with the JRP and the SHRP, and that the fund’s main objectives are met.

For more information, please refer to the JHF Operational Manual