Planning Department

Department of Policy Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

The Department of Policy Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation will support the minister in all aspects of Policy planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and management of information systems for the Ministry. The Director will be responsible for the supervision of the sections in this department. The proposed functions of the Department of Planning will be:

  • To lead the process of drafting environmental policy and supporting legislation for consideration by government.
  • To work with the Minister, the Director General and other internal and external ministerial colleagues to formulation effective strategies for the effective implementation of environmental policy in GoSL.
  • Formulate Environment Awareness and promotion Strategy for the Ministry and its implementation and periodic review
  • Lead and Advocate for the development of the environmental related policies
  • Conduct Review on research done by MoERD and its partners
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation to programs by the ministry
  • Compile and Prepare of quarter and monthly reports
  • Develop M & E implementation strategies and reporting mechanisms
  • To plan and execute research activities aimed at generating the necessary evidential basis for policy formulation within the environment sector.
  • To establish the necessary data and information management processes to underpin environmental programs and projects.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of procedures and guidelines to safeguard the quality of research data during production, collation and processing, storage and retrieval, protecting certified statistics of the organization from being tampered with
  • Ensure timely compilation and distribution of research data relevant directorates/departments, and to the management team of the organization
  • Maintain a database containing analytical results and associated information from environmental sampling program
  • Maintain the GIS database containing geospatial information about Government of Somaliland and its environmental surveillance, compliance, and remediation efforts.
  • Provide support functions to include technical data entry and documentation, data verification and validation, system hardware and software administration, and cyber security

The Department is divided into four sections. The functions are as follows:

SECTION FUNCTIONS
Policy Planning and Legal Affairs

 

·         To lead the process of drafting environmental policy and supporting legislation for consideration by government.

·         To work with the Minister, the Director General and other internal and external ministerial colleagues to formulation effective strategies for the effective implementation of environmental policy in GoSL

·         Formulate Environment Awareness and promotion Strategy for the Ministry and its implementation and periodic review

·         Lead and Advocate for the development of the environmental related policies

·         Act for the legal focal point and represent on legal sessions as well

·         Ensuring for the effective implementation of the ministry approved policies

·         Working closely with the other Government institutions and partners for the effective implementation of the Environmental policies

·         Support to conduct the EIA activities and EIA reports

Monitoring and Evaluation ·         Conduct Review on research done by MoERD and its partners

·         Conduct monitoring and evaluation to programs by the ministry

·         Compile and Prepare of quarter and monthly reports

·         Develop M & E implementation strategies  and reporting mechanisms

·         Assisting in annual budget preparation, policy level visioning and goal setting;

·         Providing oversight and continuous monitoring to the implementation of the Ministry’s strategic and operational plans by employing result-based monitoring (RBM) approach;

·         Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of projects implemented by MoERD’s partner organizations;

Research and Statistics Section

 

·         To plan and execute research activities aimed at generating the necessary evidential basis for policy formulation within the environment sector.

·         To establish the necessary data and information management processes to underpin environmental programs and projects.

·         Develop and ensure implementation of procedures and guidelines to safeguard the quality of research data during production, collation and processing, storage and retrieval, protecting certified statistics of the organization from being tampered with

·         Ensure timely compilation and distribution of research data relevant directorates/departments, and to the management team of the organization

·         Oversee research into organization’s business process improvement and facilitation of more efficient policy and research techniques

·         Maintain statistics of the MoERD and ensure an up-to-date data base

·         Ensuring regular reporting and dissemination of statistics information to stakeholders

 

MIS Section ·         Maintain a database containing analytical results and associated information from environmental sampling program

·         Maintain the GIS database containing geospatial information about GoSL and its environmental surveillance, compliance, and remediation efforts.

·         Provide support functions to include technical data entry and documentation, data verification and validation, system hardware and software administration, and cyber security.

·         Provide centralized, integrated access to information pertaining to Somaliland remediation areas that are subject to land use and institutional controls

·         Provide information on each of GoSL’s contaminated sites and facilities, their cleanup status, contaminants or concern, and maps depicting land use and land use restrictions.