In Tanzania, Ms. Christine Musisi serves as UNDP Resident Representative, tasked with providing both managerial and substantive leadership for sustainable development. Ms. Musisi represents UNDP when engaging with government agencies, the UN country Team as well as with all partners and stakeholders.
Mr. Sergio Valdini serves as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and is the second most senior UNDP official. In Ms. Musisi’s absence, Mr. Valdini acts as Officer-in-Charge.
How UNDP Tanzania work with other UN agencies?
In the context of Delivering as One, UNDP is committed to working together with sister agencies, not only in terms of participation in Joint Programmes with a focus on regions (e.g. . the Kigoma and Zanzibar Joint Programmes), but also in terms of joint implementation of specific projects, such as the Legislative Support Project where UNDP works hand in hand with UNWOMEN. UNDP also provides a wide range of operational, financial, administrative and logistics services as part of the Common Services or directly to a number of sister UN agencies, with a view to reducing transaction costs.
United Nations Development Assistance Plan II (2016-2021)
The United Nations Development Assistance Plan phase one 2011-2016 (UNDAP I) concluded on the 30th of June 2016 and the second phase of UNDAP officially began on the 1st of July 2016. UNDAP II has twelve programme outcomes which are grouped under four inter-related themes (the “Thematic Results Groups” or TRGs) which are (i) Inclusive Growth; (ii) Healthy Nation; (iii) Resilience and (iv) Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality. These TRGs acknowledge that Inclusive Growth requires a Healthy Nation which is Resilient to shocks within the context of transparent and accountable Governance serving the citizens’ needs.. UNDP currently chairs the Inclusive Growth TRG.
Responsibility for delivery of UNDAP II Outcomes is shared amongst UN agencies with national partners. Outputs can be generated by either multiple or single-agency actions in collaboration with Implementing Partner(s).
Building from the successes and lessons learned from UNDAP I, the Government of Tanzania is also emphasizing the potential of the UNDAP II to further improve the transparency of the UN’s work in Tanzania and to better enhance the UN’s accountability to the Government and development partners.
UNDP as Administrative Agent for the Tanzania One UN Fund
The objective of the Tanzania One UN Fund, under the management and leadership of the Government and the UN Resident Coordinator, is to support the coherent resource mobilization, allocation and disbursement of new donor resources to unfunded elements of the One UN Programme (UNDAP II) and to support new initiatives responding to emerging needs within the context of the One UN Programme.
The UNDP Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the Tanzania One UN Fund. Its responsibilities include the receipt, administration and management of contributions from Donors; disbursement of such funds to the Participating UN Organizations in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plans/Programmatic Documents and the provision of consolidated reports.
UN agencies in the country
The UN System is represented by 23 resident and non-resident agencies. These agencies operate together as a United Nations System, with a common purpose, pursuing common approaches to partnership, country networking, guided by core shared values and principles. More information on the collective work of the UN in Tanzania can be found at http://tz.one.un.org/