Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability are encompassed in our core values are hallmarks of our programs and operations, and HIRDA has worked with independent auditors since its inception. Apart from audits, HIRDA-Somalia has also passed various capacity assessments of its processes and systems intended for profiling, pre-awards, and micro- assessments.

HIRDA is keen on continuous systems strengthening to ensure that all operations are above board, respond to emerging development, and meet the accountability demands of donors, authorities, and other stakeholders.

Finance and Operations

UNICEF is the main source of funding for HIRDA–Somalia’s activities. HIRDA-Somalia is supported by various United Nations agencies, including UNOCHA and WFP, along with international NGOs such as Africa Education Trust and Oxfam. Additionally, we recieve funding through donations from the Western Diaspora community.

HIRDA-Somalia contributes cash and in-kind through office space, time, logistics, and staff, creating a culture of supplementing grants with organisational resources.

HIRDA-Somalia values operating under an efficient grants management system. Once funds are secured, each pipeline is set up in our financial management system as a pre-requisite to any expense. Each grant has a detailed project implementation plan and procurement plans to inform its set-up. A comprehensive performance monitoring plan is also developed in line with commitments to the donor and the board for the accountability of monitoring results.

Commitment to our donors

HIRDA -Somalia not only complies to grants requirements and budget lines, but remains open to any questions, scrutiny or verification at any time without need for prior notification

Collaborating with community stakeholders and beneficiaries

Implementing high-impact activities focused on sustainability. Ensuring that communities receive feedback on progress and are not exposed to any project-instigated harm.

Communities are also consulted on activities pre-implementation and provided with feedback post-implementation.

Reporting to donors

Abiding by obligations required by government and local authorities at state, district and cluster coordination structures. Internally, the reporting policy and culture is fully inculcated with a stream of biweekly updates and monthly reporting that builds into quarterly, annual and end-of- project reporting.

Risk Assessments

We conduct internal and external project evaluations, yearly financial micro assessment, quarterly external spot checks and yearly project audits.