a. Ensure coherence between both humanitarian and developmental policy through Food Security Sector planning and strategy inputs
b. Coordinate food security assessment planning, strategy and response
c. Provide effective and accountable leadership and strong partnerships. The FSS, co-led by FAO and WFP, will be guided by relevant Palestinian Authority ministries with active input and participation from NGOs and other local expertise. It will facilitate and strengthen partnership amongst sector members to ensure coherence, cost effectiveness and ensure inclusiveness amongst all food security sector stakeholders.
d. Share, learn and build upon best practices in food security, leveraging the expertise and experience of a wide range of stakeholders
e. Develop benchmarks and indicators for a common food security framework
f. Represent the food security community in relief and development coordination fora including: inter-cluster meetings led by OCHA, relevant UNDAF working groups, Humanitarian Country Team advocacy working group, Friday Group monthly donor meetings, as well as others as required. The FSS will develop formalized inter-sector strategic linkages to foster a programme-based approach and create opportunities for greater impact.
g. Advocate for the entire food security community, not just specific partners. Represent all sector members in the HCT Advocacy Working Group, other advocacy coordination initiatives and in donor fundraising.
h. Support the strengthening of national/local systems