Presentation on theme: "Introduction C1. Enable participants to be able to train their own country and other countries on CS Share Lessons Learned in the area of CS development."— Presentation transcript:
Enable participants to be able to train their own country and other countries on CS Share Lessons Learned in the area of CS development and management ToT Workshop Objectives
Better understanding of: UN Reform initiatives in support of the CS at the country level. Methodsand tools (Governance, Assessment, Planning, Management and Decision Making) The linkages between CS and UN Country Programming Country Workshop Objectives
Group Work - Common Services Group 1: Provide a definition of CS? (flipchart) Group 2: List the benefits of having CS? (card) Group 3: What are the challenges to having CS arrangements? (card) Group 4: Provide linkages between Programmes and CS? (card)
General Assembly Definition Services that are shared by an organisation with one or more other organisations within the UN system, through either formal and informal mechanisms. (GA A/55/461, 2000)
Overall Objective of CS & Harmonized Business Practices Support the delivery of the country based programme activities Facilitate cost savings and increase quality of delivery of programme activities for UN Agencies Reduce transaction costs for governments, partners, sub-contractors and UN agencies Promotes harmonization and coherence within the UN system as well as with external actors
Let us review some of your linkages between Programme & CS?
CS & HBPExamples ICT & Communications Radio and Telecommunications (VSAT, Telephony, Virtual Networking, One Domain) Procurement Common LTAs:Office Supplies, Fleet & Fuel Management workshop and conference facilities, standard business supplies, etc. UN Procurement Team Human Resources Staff Counselling and Training, DSA harmonization for national staff, Harmonized post descriptions, Interagency recruitment Administration Mail services, Translation services, Common field housing and hotel/hostel arrangements, banking, protocol Finance HACT Logistics and Transport Travel Services, Domestic Freight forwarding and Transit Storage, Warehousing and distribution, Common Light Vehicle Fleet & Fleet Management Benefits to Programme Delivery