Capacity Building: Needs Assessment
Enabling organizations support community
LIBERIA'S NATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE AGENCY CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT:
Amaka Consulting enables community development organizations to develop and strengthen the competencies, resources, and processes that they and their and partnering communities need to both thrive and to make meaningful impacts on the people served.
Project Title: CIVIL SERVICE AGENCY CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT
Organizational Capacity Assessment & Capacity Development toolkit to be used for CSO Capacity Building assessment based on internationally recognized institutional development tools.
The Civil Service Agency (CSA) is a government enterprise of the Republic of Liberia. This engagement involved assessment of CSA's operations, and capacity development tools to help CSA provide organizational development options for civil society organizations (CSO).
Amaka conducted an extensive review of CSA's existing training assets, assessed the needs of a cohort of four categories of civil society organizations (CSO) based on their service types:
Social organizations serving vulnerable populations
Organizations devoted to economic development
Educational groups, and
Following the assessment, Amaka Consulting developed an assessment report for CSA, and a toolkit that included:
Project design and budgeting training which most CSO lacked
Organizational assessment and capacity building tools.
Training exercise to increase CSO knowledge of their participation in national policy and decision making affecting each of their focal areas.
Developed template tools and mechanisms that each CSO could utilize to contribute meaningfully to their community development priorities.
Recommended systems that CSO could use to increase dialogue between CSOs and their government focal points
Provided tools, templates, and other resources that CSOs and the governing CSA could use to foster more private sector partnerships.
Developed a performance management plan and evaluation matrix that both CSA and CSOs could use to keep tab on implementation of the performance plan and to address foreseeable capacity development barriers.
4. CONTACT & VERIFICATION
Civil Service Performance Management Section
The Civil Service Agency
63 Carey Street
1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia
Republic of Liberia
+231 (886) 108-188