Needs Assessment - What it Contains?

Once the concept note is finalized or approved, data collection tools are developed and those are pre-tested. Enumerators are trained on data collection tools and methodology. A database is developed to enter the data, and then it is analyzed using different statistical software like Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Report for the needs assessment is produced based on the findings. Outlines of a needs assessment report include the following:

How to Conduct a Focused Group Discussion

Design and Conduct FGD Method Guidelines

The persons of the community should be the informed members of the community, so that they could discuss the issues of the community in detail. Avoid asking questions, rather use discussion pointers. Ask Open Ended Questions. To conduct the most effective focus groups, researchers explore their subject via:

What Evaluator Should Look For in a Project

Evaluator Requirements in Project
 
 

First is the efficiency or the capability of a project to use its inputs to produce outputs, e.g. the organization, management of staff, funds, expertise, etc. are utilized to produce results. The key question here is whether the desired results were attained using the inputs.

Terms & Conditions for Probation

All permanent employees will be required to complete three/six months and contractual staff will be required the probation period as per contract unless waived by the CEO at the time of issuing a contract. This can, if necessary, be extended by the management of the organization for another period. During the probationary period, the appointment may be terminated with one week notice by either side, unless specified differently in contract. Permanent staff on probation will not be entitled to annual leave.

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Steps for Developing an Employee Contract

Contract Making Steps

Following are the steps for developing a contract for a newly hired employee in an organization

  1. The issuance of contract is centralized at the organization and CEO/ competent authority signs all employment contracts.
  2. Upon the receipt of a completed/signed of the contract preparation request, HR unit will prepare all contracts
  3. The contract becomes a binding document only after the CEO affixes his/her signature.

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Method to Modify HR Policy in an Organization

At the time of the review of the HR Policy the following process should be followed;

  1. The HR Manual will be circulated to all staff and a time of 15 working days will be given to suggest amendments in the same.
  2. At the end of the stipulated time an all staff meeting will be called and the changes  proposed by the different staff members will be discussed
  3. All office orders/official memos/notifications released during the preceding two years will also be brought to the forum for discussion & debate

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Methods of Conducting Evaluation

Data Collection Methods For Evaluation

There are several methods which we can use for conducting evaluation and collection of evaluation data.

Inteview: First is the Interview. We have been doing interviews whenever we go on project visits. We ask questions and gather more information relevant to our project evaluation. The questions we use should be concise and precise so that we will be understood.

Why do We Evaluate Projects?

Why Projects Evaluation

Project Evaluation has the following purposes:

  1. To assess effectiveness as well as efficiency of program delivery in response to particular needs of various groups which benefit from it;
  2. To serve as a venue for reflection; to gain insights and understanding from project experiences so as to be able to conceptualize experiences within the context of one’s specific direction or work experience;

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Aggregative Vs Dissagregative Procurement

Aggregative Procurement Steps

Aggregative Vs Dissagregative Procurement - Advantages - Disadvantages

Centralized Vs Decentralized Procurement

Advantages of centralized and Decentralized procurement

Advantages and Disadvantages of Centralized and Decentralized Procurement procedures

Principles and Philosophies of Procurement Management

Procurement Management Principles
 
 

In procurement management, economy and efficiency may be identified as: Whether the planning has been appropriate and procurement has been executed as planned;

Best Practices in Procurement

Best Practices of Procurement
  • Conduct annual procurement planning that includes both office and program equipment, supplies and services.
  • Link procurement planning to budget and work planning processes.
  • Follow established written procurement procedures. (FAR/AIDAR)
  • Provide for open competition to the extent possible.
  • Obtain quotations, review quotations against established criteria, use evaluation committees and justify vendor  selection.
    • Ensure adequate segregation of duties – prepare/review/authorize

USAID Procurement Procedures

USAID Procurement Procedures

Definition, Policy Requirements, Best Practices of USAID Project Recipient's in Procurement, USAID's Thresholds and USAID Procurement Documentation Needs

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Bid Selection Methods

Bid Selection Methods

Bid Selection Methods - Open Bidding, Direct & Restricted Bidding Selection

How to Prepare a list of Pre-Qualified Suppliers for Procurement

Pre-Qualified Supplier/Service Provider Lists consist of companies which have undergone prior assessment and are consequently deemed suitable to work with organization. Prospective suppliers / service providers to organization should undergo a prior assessment to ascertain their suitability to engage in commercial relationships with the organisation.

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