The Steering Committee is the decision-making body of SOFF.
Strategic direction: Provide strategic direction that is consistent with the objective and scope of SOFF, taking into account the recommendations from the Advisory Board, and review and endorse strategic documents
Operations and programming: Review and adopt the SOFF Operational Manual and the SOFF work programme, approve funding requests and the budget for the operation of the SOFF Secretariat
Oversight: Review and endorse financial and programmatic monitoring reports from the SOFF Secretariat and the Trustee and commission independent external evaluations.
The Advisory Board brings together relevant stakeholders across the meteorological value chain to provide recommendations to the Steering Committee.
Strategic direction: Provide recommendations to the SOFF Steering Committee on SOFF strategic direction
Operations and programming: Provide strategic advice on programming and the portfolio of operations and contribute to assessing and maximizing the results of SOFF
Synergies: Facilitate dialogue and consultations to maximize synergies between SOFF and the Advisory Board Members’ and other relevant stakeholders’ activities across the meteorological value chain
Learning and innovation: Provide insights and foster learning and innovation.
The United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UNMPTF) Office performs the Administrative Agent function of SOFF.
SOFF administration: Receive, administer, and release funds to IEs, WMO and other parties in accordance with decisions from the Steering Committee, prepare the consolidated financial reports and coordinate the necessary audits.
SOFF governance and operations: Support the financial aspects of SOFF programming and operations and provide advice on operational and strategic documents
The SOFF Secretariat is hosted by WMO and follows WMO financial and staff regulations and rules with respect to all administrative policies and procedures.
It comprises a team of professional and administrative staff and operates under the overall guidance of the Steering Committee and is accountable to it.
The SOFF Secretariat work plan and budget for the SOFF First Implementation Period can be viewed here.
Find all Governance Documents in our Document Repository.