Are you also tired and frustrated about the struggle and effort it takes to produce a quality proposal?
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Many clients are quite thrilled about our way of analysing the project concept either in a Terms of Reference or a Proposal, after it has opened their eyes by establishing a better focus on end-users and an analysis on the quality of their broader context of services and components.
WE GUIDE YOU AND YOUR TEAM TO:
1. test the RELEVANCE of the project
For WHO and by WHOM? By analysing the stakeholders and dividing these into ‘end-users’ and ‘suppliers’ we highlight the need to specify the ‘end-users’ better and hint at possible other organisations that could be involved in the project or have their contributions to the project monitored under the assumptions.
WHY? Gathering the perceptions and reaching a common understanding among those stakeholders on the challenges and problematic in their working and living environment is key to the design of a relevant project. Suddenly stakeholders feel to be understood and will commit to collaborate to bring the change.
2. assure the FEASIBILITY
WHAT and WHAT NOT? Organizing the agreements among the stakeholders on which objectives (Results) the project will be responsible to make available to the ‘end-users’ and which objectives will not be under its responsibility and mandate (Assumptions) in order to reach the Project Purpose, has proved to be a very helpful mechanism for assessing the feasibility of the project. This tool is referred to as the Logical Framework Matrix.
3. incorporate SUSTAINABILITY in the design
HOW? In addition to the ‘WHAT should happen matrix’ we often suggest to also prepare a ‘HOW will it happen matrix’ to focus on the capacity building of the implementing organisation assuring the sustainability.
What others are saying about us …
... excellent skills in empowering groups (ICC)
This is to acknowledge that Mr Erik KIJNE of the Process Consultants and Moderators Group has served as a consultant for the Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court on three separate occasions. He moderated workshops intended to develop strategic plans for outreach for Uganda, Darfur, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. First, Mr KIJNE made an introduction to the logical framework scheme for strategic planning.
He further explained the approach of thinking from the point of view of the beneficiaries of the ICC Outreach Programme to define expected results of the process. The initial workshop covered the needs of the Unit to engage external parties in strategic thinking and to develop logical frameworks to be used as a basis to prepare the strategic plans for the situations mentioned above. The workshops were interactive and participatory. Through provocative questions, Mr KIJNE made participants communicate their thoughts assertively, and oriented the discussions towards achieving clear objectives.
In sum, materials and tools used by the facilitator were assessed as outstanding by the majority of the participants. He came across as an efficient facilitator with excellent skills in empowering groups. He has a pragmatic view that helped to cement theoretical approaches into specific and measurable objectives, and to define indicators. – Sonia Robla-Ucieda Chief Public Information and Documentation Section International Criminal Court – Claudia Perdomo-Avendaño Head Outreach Unit International Criminal Court
With more than 20 years experience in providing very dynamic and interactive training, facilitation and mentoring to a wide variety of clients in many countries dealing with an enormous diversity of topics, has made us a real specialist in identifying and helping clients to address many types of problems and in preparing quality documents in all the phases of the project cycle: From preparing quality Terms of Reference, Tender documents and designing and assessing Project Proposals to developing monitoring-, evaluation- and Lessons Learnt dissemination plans.
We collaborate with a number of Associates of different backgrounds and located in different countries.
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