Secondment Fund Horn of Africa

Projet terminé

Protracted conflicts in the Horn of Africa, chronic food insecurity and limited access to basic services lead to millions of vulnerable people and forced displacement. The UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UN-OCHA, and ICRC, are key humanitarian partners of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid. The deployment of Swiss experts (secondees) to Swiss (multilateral) partner organisations is a key tool to strengthen the capacity of these agencies to more effectively deliver services to the vulnerable men, women, and children and to enhance their protection.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC

Aide alimentaire d'urgence
Assistance matérielle
Déplacements forcés (réfugiés, PDI, traite des êtres humains)
Eau potable et Services d'assainissement de base (WASH) (til 2016)
Migration en général (développement et partenariats)
Politique du secteur de l’eau
01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017
CHF  2’130’000
  • More than 12 million women, men and children in the HoA are food insecure due to limited agricultural/economic productivity, protracted conflicts, and natural disasters.
  • Over 1.5 million persons in the HoA are internally displaced (1.3 Mio. in Somalia).
  • The HoA is also hosting over 2.2 million refugees, as well as hundreds of thousands of migrants with many lacking access to basic services.
  • UN and other (multilateral) organizations are key for basic service delivery to and protection of the most vulnerable.

The overall objective is to safe lives, enhance protection and ensure access of the most vulnerable women, men, and children in the Horn of Africa (refugee’s, IDP’s, migrants, host community) to basic services.

Groupes cibles


  • Key (multilateral) humanitarian agencies



  • The population of the Horn of Africa affected by armed conflict and natural disaster
Effets à moyen terme
  • Response capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of Swiss supported multilateral partner organisations and coordination mechanisms (UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, ICRC, OCHA) in basic service delivery to conflict and emergency affected vulnerable women, men, and children are enhanced
  • Swiss visibility within multilateral organizations and mainstreaming of Swiss priority topics in Swiss supported multilateral organizations is enhanced Deployment of junior Swiss experts (programme vert) to key multilateral organisations relevant to SDC Humanitarian Aid is enhanced in order to maintain and strengthen the SDC internal deployment capacity.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

5-6 secondment deployments a year :

  • Response capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of Swiss supported (multilateral) partner organisations and coordination mechanisms in basic service delivery to conflict and emergency affected vulnerable women, men, and children has improved
  • Mainstreaming of Swiss priority topics/approaches in Swiss supported (multilateral) organizations improved
  • Maintained SDC’s internal deployment capacity through the training of junior Swiss experts (programme vert)

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Previous individual secondment deployments contributed to:  

  • Capacities of UN agencies to deliver basic services to disaster and conflict affected population in emergency situations (Shelter, Water)

  • Protection and DRR mainstreaming mechanisms within WFP operations mainstreamed.

  • Young Swiss experts (secondees) gained relevant working experiences with UN agencies

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Oevre suisse d’entraide ouvrière

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs
  • Swiss Multi-Bi contributions to ICRC, WFP, UN-OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF
  • UN Joint Programme on Local Governance; UN Joint Health and Nutrition Programme
  • Program Contributions to IOM, FAO
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    2’130’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    1’306’625
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017   (Completed)