Leadership Working Group


The Leadership Working Group develops tools and guidance focused on strengthening the skills, effectiveness and accountability of Resident Coordinators and the managers and staff of UN country teams. It also works to improve the relationships between resident coordinators and UN country team members.

The Working Group helps UN country teams draw on the full resources and expertise of the UN System, including agencies that are not resident in programme countries. It promotes a coherent dynamic between resident coordinators and UN country teams through management and operational guidance; provides the UNDG with suggestions on mainstreaming policy decisions and guidance on RC issues into UNDG management guidance notes; fosters mutual accountability between the RC and UNCT members through coordinated support of the RC and UNCT performance appraisal process; and supports the assessment, selection, induction, and training of Resident Coordinators. This work helps to improve and enlarge the talent pool of qualified Resident Coordinators and facilitate succession planning from one RC to the next.

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Files and links
UNDG Leadership Working Group - Terms of Reference2014