Programmatic ( program strategy, program development, grants management, project cycle management)
Organizational ( organisational mission, vision, values, strategy; management and leadership, organisational structure, governance, finance systems and financial management, communication system, team building, structures, HR management, networking; fundraising and branding,)
Institutional ( capacity to operate in your environment – legal requirements / context, relationships with government, donors, other agencies, service providers; linkages with national policy)
CARE’S APPROACH TO ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT & DEVELOPMENT
To apply strengths-based approaches
To use multiple methods and related tools of capacity building: training course, mentoring, internship, networking, experience learning and sharing between organisations, etc.
CARE’s Approach: Strengths-Based Approach Image from www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/63
Asks: What has worked? What makes success?
Looks at present strengths and potential
Builds on existing capacities
Promotes self mobilisation
Helps groups achieve what they want to achieve by including a focus on the context for a particular group
Capacity assessment is group focused, on what the group wants to achieve, its priorities, and relationships
Capacity assessment is tailor made; based on where the group is up to & where the group wants to be
Research & design CBO capacity assessment tools – SBA following an Appreciative Inquiry model;
Pilot the assessment tools with three strong CBOs: BF in Hanoi, EC in Quang Ninh and Xuan Vinh in HCMC.
Research and develop Organisational and Institutional Development capacity building training toolkit w ith training materials for implementation by CARE staff, mentors and other interested stakeholders;
Hold consultation workshops with CBOs to request feedback on assessment tools and training materials developed for contextual relevance and to discuss/gather ideas for development of a mentorship program;
Develop mentors’ training program with tools, guidance and support for mentors, based on feedback from consultation workshop and research;
Roll out the capacity building model through a cluster approach with 4 clusters who will be leaders in delivering the capacity building program to newly developed groups through training, coaching and mentoring.
CBO/SHG Platforms (e.g. VNP+)
Bright Future Network
CARE Vietnam Capacity Development work in the Rural Development sector
Technical program area : management of natural resources (land issues, forestry, livelihood, climate change)