The SDF has a two – tier governance framework which includes the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) and the SDF Secretariat.
Joint Steering Committee (JSC)
The JSC is currently composed of the Minister of National Planning and Development, the Minister of Finance and representatives from DFID, DANIDA, Norway and the Netherlands. Technical advisors (TA) from the World Bank and the European Union act as advisors to the JSC, whilst the Civil Society representatives and non-contributing donors sit in the JSC as observers. The SDF Secretariat provides administrative support to the JSC. The main role of the JSC is to provide strategic oversight and approval of the SDF work programme and funding proposals and to ensure alignment of the SDF activities with the priorities set out by the National Planning Commission.
The Secretariat is responsible for both the strategic and day-to-day management of the Fund. The Secretariat has full responsibility for managing the process of project identification, procurement, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, communication, knowledge management and coordination of technical assistance and auditing activities. The Secretariat operates from an office in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The Secretariat is managed by BMB Mott MacDonald, a private company competitively procured to provide Fund Management Services to the SDF