* This figures is likely to be revised as it does not include the elections budget which is still under discussions
UN’s Integrated Electoral Support Group (IESG) is a joint UN programme established in 2014 with Joint effort by UNSOM and UNDP.
The Project was then reviewed after the 2016 indirect electoral process for a new Federal Parliament.
While a multiyear horizon is envisaged towards 2020/2021, the immediate scope of the current “Joint Programme for Support to Preparations for Universal Elections in Somalia” focuses on the building blocks in 2018.
The programme comprises electoral advisors and experts from both UNSOM and UNDP and has been recognized as successful example of UN integrated electoral support.
The programme composes of high-calibre key technical staff, also necessary to navigate a complex political environment.
The project has a total of 15 Internationals and 9 national staff members, holding various positions fundamental to the implementation of the project.
The project receives core funding and support from the UN Mission to Somalia as well as from donor partners through the Multi-Partnership Trust Fund (MPTF), administratively managed under UNDP.
MPTF donor partners from 2015 include: the European Union, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
IESG also received bilateral funding in 2016 from Japan directly to the UNSOM Trust Fund.
In addition, IESG benefits from in-kind contribution and funding from UNSOM/UNSOS.
To know more about the EU-UNDP Parternship on Electoral Assistance, please visit: www.ec-undp-electoralassistance.org
Given the integrated mission setting, UNDP and UNSOM staff work for integrated electoral support programme with number of positions as follows: