RCO at a Glance
UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR OFFICE AT A GLANCE
The Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) business model represents four inter-related streams of work. The office provides strategic support to progress results on the UN’s normative agenda, Delivering as One, and the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Tanzania, including Zanzibar. The business model is a working tool to guide the RCO’s work in 2015 and it will be adjusted periodically to take account of new priorities and funding requirements.
Diagram I: RCO Business Model
POLICY and PROGRAMMING COHERENCE
I. Global Norms: Advocates for and supports integration of global priorities into the national agenda
II. Human Rights: Promotes Human Rights through Rights-Based Approaches to development in policy programming and advocacy.
III. Next Generation DaO: Promotes inter-agency collaboration and coherence to broaden and deepen results for the people of Tanzania
I. Cost Savings: Promotes efficiency and effectiveness in UN operations to ensure that more funds can be used for program delivery.
II. Norms and Values: Promotes UN norms and values across the UN Tanzania’s operational activities
III. Service delivery: Promotes harmonized service delivery that is responsive to agency needs
RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT
I. UNDAP Results: Realizes UN Tanzania’s commitment to full transparency and accountability for results
II. Development Impact: Captures the policy and human development impact of UN initiatives
III. Lessons Learned: Extracts lessons learned for improved delivery and enhanced relevance going forward
COMMUNICATIONS, OUTREACH, ADVOCACY & PARTNERSHIPS
I. Sub nationalizing DaO: Facilitates outreach by Agencies, Funds and Programmes to Tanzanian men, women and children
II. Communication and Information: Increases understanding of the work of the UN among Tanzanians, explaining how the UN impacts the lives of all
III. Norms & Values: Promotes UN norms and values across Tanzania through targeted advocacy.
In addition, the RCO works closely with the UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) to promote UN reform at country level, acts as a strategic advisor to internal management bodies such as the Country Management Team (CMT) and Programme and Operations Teams, and advises/supports the UN position on new and emerging issues. The office also works closely with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), assists UN preparedness and facilitates a coordinated response to emergencies.