The next phase of the Uniformed Capabilities Management (UCM) system, part of the Umoja Extension 2 portfolio, has been implemented with the introduction of:
the Uniformed Strength Reporting (USR) module,
the Conduct and Discipline Cases (CDC) module, and
the Pending Adjustment module.
The Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Division (ERPSD) was established on 1 January 2021, marking a turning point in the journey to deliver Umoja to the global Secretariat.
Following the end of the Umoja project phase, the Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Division will continue to improve the deployed solutions.
Umoja and the Office of the Controller launched the Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting solution as part of Umoja Extension 2. By integrating Umoja modules such as Strategic Management, Budget Formulation and Project System, the Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting solution offers a holistic, end-to-end solution to manage the lifecycle of UN programmes and projects.
Organizational performance monitoring is now available in Umoja for Regular Budget operations.
This module went live on 31 January 2020, allowing UN entities to record and monitor progress towards achieving results and completing deliverables defined in their programme plan, or the Annual Results Framework, as it is called in Umoja.
The new module is part of the Strategic Management Application (SMA), a key component of the Umoja Extension 2 “Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management solution”.
Umoja Mobile is now available to all UN Secretariat staff across the globe, including peacekeeping and special political missions, following the earlier deployments in 2019.
In December, Umoja deployed the Extension 2 Implementing Partner Management/Grantor Management module to all Secretariat entities which work with implementing partners or issue grants to an entity.This implementation followed successful deployments to UNMAS, UNEP, and UN-Habitat in December 2018, and OCHA in November 2019.The latest deployment included about 30 entities, including 12 peacekeeping and special political missions.
The management reform proposals of the Secretary-General led to the approval of an annual Regular Budget cycle by the General Assembly. This change is accompanied by a transition from the Budget Information System (BIS) to Umoja’s new Budget Formulation module, which is a part of Umoja’s broader solution for Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management (SPPM). The Budget Formulation module was rolled out on 22 January 2019, to United Nations entities to facilitate preparing their budgetary requirements for the proposed programme budget for 2020.
Learning is an integral part of the business transformation journey the UN Secretariat has embarked on through Umoja. The latest addition iLearn Umoja, an eLearning platform introduced to train staff on Umoja Extension 2 (UE2) modules. It facilitates self-learning and provides easy access to training content. Staff can learn at their own pace and use “just-in-time” information that enables them to perform their duties in Umoja.
The initial UCMS solution deployment will address the needs of Military and Police Planners in UNHQ who will be using the solution for uniformed capabilities planning. UCMS will also introduce several significant enhancements to the Electronic Contingent Owned Equipment System (eCOE), impacting the work of COE Units in DPKO-DFS field missions.
The Secretary-General’s management reform agenda “envisions a United Nations that empowers managers and staff, simplifies processes, increases accountability and transparency and improves on the delivery of mandates.” The new UE2 Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management (SPPM) solution will provide capability to achieve this vision. SPPM has significant potential to transform the Organization through its results-based management capabilities for better planning, execution, monitoring and reporting on programme delivery.