Governance

The SOFF institutional structure and governance is inclusive and focused.

SOFF SECRETARIAT

The SOFF Secretariat is accountable to the SOFF Steering Committee and operates under its overall guidance.

It is hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and follows WMO financial and staff regulations and rules with respect to all administrative policies and procedures.

The SOFF Secretariat work plan and budget for the SOFF First Implementation Period can be viewed here.

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Governance

Serve the SOFF Steering Committee and the SOFF Advisory Board in performing their functions.

Operations and Programming

Coordinate SOFF operations, including programming and appraisal processes, and facilitate coordination and collaboration between beneficiary countries, IEs, peer advisors and WMO Technical Authority.

Financing

Liaise with the Trustee to ensure the Steering Committee is informed about the SOFF UNMPTF administration and fiduciary oversight and collaborate with the Trustee to ensure it has the required information to perform its duties.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitor the SOFF portfolio and its performance based on information provided by peer advisors, the IEs, beneficiary countries and the Trustee, and per the SOFF results framework.

Communication

Engage SOFF stakeholders and facilitate information sharing and learning, transparent communication and outreach.

Resource Mobilization and Outreach

Coordinate SOFF resource mobilization and outreach activities in close collaboration with the Steering Committee.

SOFF SECRETARIAT COMPOSITION

SECRETARIAT STAFF
Markus Repnik
Markus Repnik
Director of the SOFF Secretariat
Ana Heureux
Ana Heureux
Programme Management Officer
Mario Peiró Espí
Mario Peiró Espí
Partnership Officer
Serena Odianose
Serena Odianose
Programme Officer
Zulkarnain
Zulkarnain
Scientific Programme Officer
 Al James Untalan
Al James Untalan
Associate Programme Officer
Anjeline Odialla
Anjeline Odialla
Associate Coordination Officer
Pauline Trepczyk
Pauline Trepczyk
Associate Advocacy and Communications Officer
Tshering Lhamo
Tshering Lhamo
Assistant Programme Officer
Ha Young Lee
Ha Young Lee
Data Analyst
Zarifou Djibril
Zarifou Djibril
Intern
GLOBAL FACILITATORS
Johannes Linn
Johannes Linn
Non-resident Senior fellow at Brookings Institution, Former World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia
Laura Tuck
Laura Tuck
Former World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development
Khadeeja Naseem
Khadeeja Naseem
Former Maldives Environment Minister of State and UNFCCC lead negotiator

SOFF SECRETARIAT TERMS OF REFERENCE

SERVICE SOFF GOVERNING BODIES

  • Liaise with SOFF Steering Committee co-chairs and members, organize meetings and prepare all relevant documentation
  • Liaise with SOFF Advisory Board co-chairs and members, organize meetings and prepare all relevant documentation
  • Support the SOFF co-creators – WMO, UNEP, UNDP – in the implementation of their different roles.

COORDINATE SOFF OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING

  • Liaise with the UNMPTF Office as SOFF Trustee to ensure the Steering Committee is informed about the SOFF UNMPTF administration and fiduciary oversight
  • Support the Trustee activities, including the disbursement of funds to and legal arrangements with SOFF IEs, peer advisors, and countries
  • Collaborate with the Trustee to ensure that the Trustee has all the information necessary to carry out its responsibilities, including notification to the Trustee of allocations approved by the Steering Committee.

FINANCE

  • Liaise with the UNMPTF Office as SOFF Trustee to ensure the Steering Committee is informed about the SOFF UNMPTF administration and fiduciary oversight
  • Support the Trustee activities, including the disbursement of funds to and legal arrangements with SOFF IEs, peer advisors, and countries
  • Collaborate with the Trustee to ensure that the Trustee has all the information necessary to carry out its responsibilities, including notification to the Trustee of allocations approved by the Steering Committee.

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

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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