Presentation on theme: "Session V: Programme Roles and Responsibilities"— Presentation transcript:
1 Session V: Programme Roles and Responsibilities Ali Boussaha, Director,Division for AfricaDepartment of Technical CooperationAlan Mc Donald, Programme Liaison Officer,Department of Nuclear Energy
2 Session objectiveTo cover the roles of the various stakeholders in the technical cooperation programme.The session will address the relationship betweenthe Permanent Missions,the National Liaison Officers (NLO) and National Counterparts, andthe Secretariat.
3 The IAEA’s technical cooperation programme A shared responsibility,The result of the combined efforts of:The Member StatesThe IAEA Secretariat (Department of Technical Cooperation and technical Departments)A range of key strategic partners
4 The technical cooperation programme Member States with TC projectsFull range of responsibilities including priority settingAll Member StatesIAEA SecretariatTechnical DepartmentsScientific and technological supportDepartment of Technical CooperationOverall management and coordinationSupport to programme planningTechnical CooperationProgramme
5 TC project stakeholders Member StateNational institutionsMinistriesNuclear authoritySecretariatOLASafeguardsTechnical DeptsDept of TCDonors and international financial institutionsUNDP, other multilateral organizationsPartner institutions in other Member StatesBeneficiaries and end users
6 Permanent Missions Key partners in the TC programme Provide guidance to the TC programme through General Conference resolutions and Board DecisionsAct 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 theefficiency of the NLO.
8 NLO’s Roles and Responsibilities Interaction and facilitation of contact and work with the IAEA SecretariatLiaison within the country (project counterparts, relevant sectoral units of the government, national planning entity, universities and research institutions), and with Permanent MissionsLiaison 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 mattersServes as the interface between the government and the Secretariat on all operational mattersBuilds a knowledge base for national development programmesPromotes 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 projectsProvides 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 managementAdvises on country participation in and contribution to regional cooperative programmes
12 Project counterpartMain 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 workDevelops the Project Document under the PCMFInteracts 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 programmeidentifying specific capacities and gaps in Member Statesidentifying specific programmatic responses tailored to diverse needs and capacitiesManages 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 institutionsAdvises on CPF process, coordinates Agency inputs and feedbackDevelops and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and UN development agenciesAssists in the formulation of country TC programmes, based on Member State’s plansManages the delivery of Agency’s inputs under approved TC projects, based on agreed project work plans
17 Three way interactionPermanent MissionsNLOPMO (Secretariat)
18 Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) and Board of Governors TACC reviews TC documents and recommends Board’s approvalBoard approves two year TC programme and one year TC budgetBoard 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 ApplicationsDepartment of Nuclear Safety and SecurityOffice of Legal AffairsDepartment of Nuclear EnergyDepartment of Safeguards
20 Nuclear Energy Planning and Power production training Uranium explorationand productionDecommissioningResearch reactorsSpent fueland waste
21 Sustainable Agriculture Nuclear ApplicationsDiagnosis andTreatment of DiseaseChanging EnvironmentWater ResourcesSustainable AgricultureFood SafetyHuman Health
22 Nuclear Safety and Security Writes safety standardsPromotes safety standardsHelps MS improve safety of any and all peaceful applicationsHelps MS prepare for emergenciesProvides similar guidance and assistance for security
23 Services and products of the technical Departments Technical support to Member State projects through the TC programmePeer reviewsNetworksDatabanksSummaries of experience, new knowledge, best practicesTraining and distance learningStandards and guidelinesTechnical reference documentsResearch coordination
25 Role of the Technical Officer Is responsible for the technical integrity of TC activitiesDetermines technical integrityIs actively involved
26 Role of the Technical Officer Is actively involvedReviews project concepts, project designs and project implementationHelps develop work plansMonitors progressInteracts with project counterpart and MS, in coordination with PMOs, to ensure implementation and provides technical adviseExpert missions and training coursesDefines terms of reference / prospectus for training coursesIdentifies and prepares expertsPrepares material (e.g. training)Helps select participants (for training)Reviews and assists with technical reportsFor fellowships, identifies host institutions, develops training programmes, evaluates nominationsSpecifies needed equipment
27 Technical cooperation: delivering results for peace and development