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1 Session V: Programme Roles and Responsibilities
Ali Boussaha, Director, Division for Africa Department of Technical Cooperation Alan Mc Donald, Programme Liaison Officer, Department of Nuclear Energy

2 Session objective To cover the roles of the various stakeholders in the technical cooperation programme. The session will address the relationship between the Permanent Missions, the National Liaison Officers (NLO) and National Counterparts, and the Secretariat.

3 The IAEA’s technical cooperation programme
A shared responsibility, The result of the combined efforts of: The Member States The IAEA Secretariat (Department of Technical Cooperation and technical Departments) A range of key strategic partners

4 The technical cooperation programme
Member States with TC projects Full range of responsibilities including priority setting All Member States IAEA Secretariat Technical Departments Scientific and technological support Department of Technical Cooperation Overall management and coordination Support to programme planning Technical Cooperation Programme

5 TC project stakeholders
Member State National institutions Ministries Nuclear authority Secretariat OLA Safeguards Technical Depts Dept of TC Donors and international financial institutions UNDP, other multilateral organizations Partner institutions in other Member States Beneficiaries and end users

6 Permanent Missions Key partners in the TC programme
Provide guidance to the TC programme through General Conference resolutions and Board Decisions Act as a bridge with role players and counterparts at the national level

7 National Liaison Officer (NLO)
The NLO is designated by the relevant government authority and recognized by the IAEA as the primary contact person between the IAEA and the Member State on matters relating to the IAEA, in particular the technical cooperation programme. The effective planning, formulation and management of the TC programme, and other related IAEA activities, strongly depend on the efficiency of the NLO.

8 NLO’s Roles and Responsibilities
Interaction and facilitation of contact and work with the IAEA Secretariat Liaison within the country (project counterparts, relevant sectoral units of the government, national planning entity, universities and research institutions), and with Permanent Missions Liaison with the United Nations Resident Coordinator and local representatives of bilateral and multilateral partners

9 NLO’s Roles and Responsibilities
Serves as the principal focal point for advising the government on IAEA TC matters Serves as the interface between the government and the Secretariat on all operational matters Builds a knowledge base for national development programmes Promotes full understanding in the country of IAEA capabilities and potential nuclear applications (advocacy role and awareness raising) Serves as a resource centre for knowledge about TC policies, planning and programming modalities, and procedures

10 NLO’s Roles and Responsibilities
Provides leadership within the country for the development of the Country Programme Framework (CPF) Plays a lead role within the country in the interaction with the IAEA Secretariat in the formulation, design, facilitation and evaluation of projects Provides leadership for the preparation under the PCMF of the country TC programme (upstream planning work, Country Programme Note) Coordinates and supervises overall TC country programme management Advises on country participation in and contribution to regional cooperative programmes

11 NLO’s Roles and Responsibilities
Country Programme Framework Upstream Planning Work Assessment and Feedback National Liaison Officer Supervision of Programme Implementation PCMF Country Programme Note & Project concepts PCMF Project Designs

12 Project counterpart Main role player in achieving project results (national support, long term sustainability) Formulates the Project Concept based on the Country Programme Framework (CPF) and upstream planning work Develops the Project Document under the PCMF Interacts with the Secretariat and the NLO during project formulation and implementation. Responsible for the overall management and direction of a TC project in the country, involving all stakeholders

13 Secretariat roles in the TC programme
The Department of Technical Cooperation is charged with the management of the technical cooperation programme in order to meet needs and priorities expressed by developing Member States and agreed to with the Agency. The technical work of the Agency is managed and undertaken by four technical Departments (NE, NA, NS and SG) The technical cooperation programme intersects with the work of all the technical Departments, as well as with other units such as the Office of Legal Affairs

14 TC Department: core functions
Acts as the Agency focal point for TC policy dialogue with Member States (strategic planning, upstream programming work, partnership building, regional cooperation) Provides advice to Member States on the best ways to address their needs through the TC programme identifying specific capacities and gaps in Member States identifying specific programmatic responses tailored to diverse needs and capacities Manages the Agency’s TC programme in partnership with Member States (shared responsibility) delivery of integrated programmes that are matched to the identified gaps and capacities.

15 Programme Manager Officer (PMO)
A staff member in one of the Technical Cooperation Department’s regional Divisions responsible for the management of the TC programme in one or more countries of that region. In addition, PMOs may be assigned to manage regional and/or interregional projects

16 Core functions of the PMO
Main IAEA interlocutor and interface with the NLO and project counterpart institutions Advises on CPF process, coordinates Agency inputs and feedback Develops and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and UN development agencies Assists in the formulation of country TC programmes, based on Member State’s plans Manages the delivery of Agency’s inputs under approved TC projects, based on agreed project work plans

17 Three way interaction Permanent Missions NLO PMO (Secretariat)

18 Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) and Board of Governors
TACC reviews TC documents and recommends Board’s approval Board approves two year TC programme and one year TC budget Board approves target for voluntary contributions to the Technical Cooperation Fund.

19 The Technical Departments
The Agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world. Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications Department of Nuclear Safety and Security Office of Legal Affairs Department of Nuclear Energy Department of Safeguards

20 Nuclear Energy Planning and Power production training
Uranium exploration and production Decommissioning Research reactors Spent fuel and waste

21 Sustainable Agriculture
Nuclear Applications Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease Changing Environment Water Resources Sustainable Agriculture Food Safety Human Health

22 Nuclear Safety and Security
Writes safety standards Promotes safety standards Helps MS improve safety of any and all peaceful applications Helps MS prepare for emergencies Provides similar guidance and assistance for security

23 Services and products of the technical Departments
Technical support to Member State projects through the TC programme Peer reviews Networks Databanks Summaries of experience, new knowledge, best practices Training and distance learning Standards and guidelines Technical reference documents Research coordination

24 Office of Legal Assistance (OLA)

25 Role of the Technical Officer
Is responsible for the technical integrity of TC activities Determines technical integrity Is actively involved

26 Role of the Technical Officer
Is actively involved Reviews project concepts, project designs and project implementation Helps develop work plans Monitors progress Interacts with project counterpart and MS, in coordination with PMOs, to ensure implementation and provides technical advise Expert missions and training courses Defines terms of reference / prospectus for training courses Identifies and prepares experts Prepares material (e.g. training) Helps select participants (for training) Reviews and assists with technical reports For fellowships, identifies host institutions, develops training programmes, evaluates nominations Specifies needed equipment

27 Technical cooperation: delivering results for peace and development

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