Partner Verification

Overview

UN agencies conduct Partner Verification (due diligence) to review a CSO’s self-reported profile data, and perform an internet search/consultation of other sources.

User, with appropriate permissions (UN HQ Editor, Editor Advanced) can run new Verification at any time, from a Partner's detailed page.

Button is placed in a header, under the menu located in the top right of the page.

Key Functionality & Controls

Ability to automatically mark a CSO’s profile as “Pending Verification” by default upon entry into the portal.

Ability to have automated periodic scans of a CSO and its key staff against the UN Security Council sanctions list on the following profile fields: • Organization Name •Alias • Former Legal Name • First + Last Name of Head of Organization • Board Members • Authorized Officials

Ability to view potential matches on the UN Security Council Sanctions List and indicate if the organization or individual is ‘Not a true Match’ or a ‘Confirmed Match’.

Ability to ensure that the name of a CSO is not flagged in subsequent scans if the potential match on the UN Sanctions list was manually determined to be ‘Not a true match’.

Ability to review a CSO’s profile and mark the status of the profile as “Verified” if the CSO meets the verification requirements and “Unverified” if the CSO does not meet the verification requirements.

Ability to automatically show if a CSO has an observation or risk flag against its profile, and the content of the observation during verification.

Ability to review details of current and past verifications made to a CSO’s profile.

Ability to view the date a CSO was verified, the name and agency of the person who performed the verification.

Ability to notify agency user when a CSO’s profile was verified more than 5 years ago.

Ability to restrict verification to advanced editor and HQ editor roles.

Ability to restrict the user from verifying a CSO if the profile is incomplete.

Ability to restrict verification if there is a potential match of the organization’s name or key personnel on the UN Security Council Sanctions List.

Ability to restrict verification of INGO HQ’s to HQ editor.

Ability to restrict verifying the CO of INGOs if the HQ profile has status ‘pending verification’ or ‘unverified’ and/or has a red risk flag.

Ability to restrict verifying a CSO with a red risk flag.

Ability to restrict viewing comments on a verification to advanced editor and HQ editor roles.

Ability to prompt user to confirm verification prior to changing verification status.

Ability to generate a report on the verification status of CSOs.

Ability to compare how many CSOs in the portal have been verified.

Restrictions

  • UN HQ users can verify INGO HQ profiles. A verification performed by one UN HQ will be accepted by all other agencies.

  • CSO can only be verified if their profile is complete.

  • INGO COs cannot be verified if the HQ profile has not been verified.

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Viewing Verifications

User can view Verifications from Overview tab:

Verification statuses

When view details button is clicked, the following modal with details will appear:

Verification details

Adding new verification

To conduct new Verification, users need to answer to the questions in the form, that is open in a modal window.

Add new verification button

Verification form contains five questions.

Verify Partner's profile - modal window

If user chooses respectively: 3x "yes" and 2x "no" partner's profile will be Verified. Otherwise - Unverified. When Verify button is clicked, one of the following modal windows will be shown:

Verification status - Verified

Verification status - Unverified

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Viewing Verifications

User with appropriate permissions can view Verifications from Verifications tab:

Verification tab

Each row is expandable and shows verification details. Table provides also information about Verification date and person who conducted this verification.

Adding new Verification

Adding new verification is possible from header:

Verify button in header

To conduct new Verification, users need to answer to the questions in the form, that is open in a modal window. Modal should contain a link to Partner's profile, which will be opened in a separate browser window. The Observations details (information about risk flags) will also be provided, so the users could check if any risk flags were added to the profile. To save a modal, users will need to mark a checkbox, to confirm they want to perform the action.

Verify Partner's Organization Profile
Verify Partner's Profile - flags details open
Checkbox in modal window - unchecked
Checkbox in modal window - error when verify without checkbox
Checkbox in modal window - checked

If user chooses respectively: 3x "yes" and 2x "no" partner's profile will be Verified. Otherwise - Unverified. When Verify button is clicked, one of the following modal windows will be shown:

Verification status - Verified
Verification status - Unverified

Available statuses of verification: Pending, Verified, Unverified.