D.3.Assessments leading to the development of capacity building plans
C M Osborne, E Moyo, Save the Children US, Umoyo Network
Objectives and Scope: To witness improved capacity of the NGO sector to sustain provision of HIV/AIDS programs and services, Save the Children Umoyo Network helps Partner NGOs move along a continuum towards better institutional operation, and greater potential for sustainability. Thus, the use of assessments that then inform the development of a Capacity Building Plan, tailored to each individual NGOs needs plays a pivotal role in the organisational strengthening of that Service Provider.
Methodology: Following the institutional self-assessments, the Project staff meet with each NGO to review results of the pre-award assessment, the organisational development assessment and the service delivery assessments. Community baseline surveys are also carried out and information from these inform the capacity building plan. In consultation and coordination with the various units of the MoH and district government officials and other NGOs in the district, a capacity building plan is developed with each NGO depending on need, priorities and resources available. A Training Calendar is then produced.
Results and Conclusions: NGOs have found the capacity building plan to be a useful planning and management tool to plan and monitor their organisation's development.
Detailed and step-by-step development of a capacity building plan is a useful method of planning and monitoring the capacity building of NGOs.