Governance

The SOFF institutional structure and governance is inclusive and focused.

SOFF ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board brings together relevant stakeholders across the meteorological value chain to provide recommendations to the Steering Committee.

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Strategic Direction

Provide recommendations to the SOFF Steering Committee on SOFF strategic direction.

Operations and Programming

Provide strategic advice on programming and the portfolio of operations and contribute to assessing and maximizing the results of SOFF.

Synergies

Facilitate dialogue and consultations to maximize synergies between SOFF and the Advisory Board Members’ and other relevant stakeholders’ activities across the meteorological value chain.

Learning and Innovation

Provide insights and foster learning and innovation.

SOFF ADVISORY BOARD COMPOSITION

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Nominated Representatives

SOFF ADVISORY BOARD
TERMS OF REFERENCE

FUNCTIONS

  • Provide recommendations on SOFF direction and contribute to assessing SOFF’s expected results
  • Provide strategic advice related to SOFF portfolio of operations
  • Facilitate dialogue and consultations among SOFF stakeholders to maximize synergies between SOFF results and the activities of the Advisory Board members and other partners and organizations working across the meteorological value chain
  • Provide insights and foster learning and innovation
  • Supported by the SOFF Secretariat, the SOFF Advisory Board will perform the tasks outlined below.

TASKS

  • Provide overall advice on SOFF strategic direction, including SOFF long-term objectives, results framework, and scope
  • Review and provide recommendations on SOFF operational elements, including SOFF Operational Manual
  • Review SOFF programming priorities and provide recommendations including on opportunities for synergies with Advisory Board members’ own country / regional activities and those of their peers and partners
  • Provide recommendations on SOFF monitoring and evaluation and contribute to SOFF evaluations

SOFF document library relating to Steering Committee Meetings, Advisory Board Meetings, SOFF Secretariat and Funding Requests.

Terms of Reference

This document presents the Terms of Reference of the Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF) UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UN MPTF).
The SOFF Terms of Reference are the result of an intensive two-year participatory process to which many stakeholders contributed. The document provided the basis for the establishment of SOFF as a UN MPTF and for the administrative arrangements for financial contributions to the Facility.
View our Terms of Reference
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