The JPF currently has eleven donors, Australia, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The fund is open to additional donors, and is expected to run until at least 2021.
As a multi-donor trust fund, the JPF brings consolidated funding and coordinated support to the peace process, in support of international best practice.
The Joint Peace Fund is governed by a Fund Board of its eleven donors. Fund Board meetings, attended by the Ambassadors of the donor country or organisation, are held at the JPF offices each month. In addition, a Fund Board Working Group meets on an ad hoc basis to discuss with the JPF team technical issues that arise in the JPF’s work.
The JPF Team
JPF is managed jointly by two teams: its Technical Secretariat (TS) and its Trustee and Contract Manager (TCM). Implementing Partners receiving a large JPF grant are supported by staff from both the TS and the TCM.
The Technical Secretariat
The Technical Secretariat runs the JPF’s programmes and provides technical, advisory and analytical support to both its implementing partners and the Fund Board. The TS leads the development and implementation of programmes. It is staffed by a team of national and international specialists with long experience in Myanmar’s peace process, and other peace processes from around the world.
The Trustee and Contract Manager
As a multi donor trust fund, the JPF needs a Trustee to hold its funds and to ensure that these funds are granted in line with the strict global standards of our international donors. The United Nations’ Office for Project Services (UNOPS) holds the JPF’s funds and acts as its Trustee and Contract Manager, and as such is the organisation’s legal representative. It signs and manages the financial and compliance aspects of all the JPF’s large grants and manages the grant that runs the Technical Secretariat.