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Training for NGOs awarded an EU grant under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) on PCM and financial/administrative management of an EU grant contract

The overall objective of this service contract was to provide the professional technical assistance needed by the NGOs in Egypt in order to improve the technical and managerial quality of the projects. The Beneficiaries were local NGOs in Egypt, awarded an EU grant under the EIDHR call for proposals 2007 and 2008. The Specific Objectives were to:

  • Improve the technical capacity of local NGOs to manage their projects
  • Improve the administrative capacity of local NGOs to manage their projects
  • Improve the sustainability and the impact of an action through networking and capitalization of experience

IDC was required to design, organize and implement the capacity building activities for local NGOs in Egypt working in the field of democracy and human rights.The scope of work comprised:

Activity 1: One training session (4 days) "The Project cycle management (PCM) and the practice of the logical framework from the design to the monitoring" (P1).

Activity 2: Workshop (5 days) "Administrative and financial management of a EU grant contract" (P2).

Period: March – September 2010

Client: Delegation of the European Union in Cairo

"Design, prepare, and execute a training Program on Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) for Health Care Workers at Ismailia Governorate"

The Environmental Management of the Unit (EMU) is one of seven components forming the EEAA/DANIDA Environmental Sector Programme (ESP). The EMU main objective is to support the on-going Egyptian processes to build capacitya at the local level within 18 Governorates that has very close linkages to the ongoing ESP and other donor support. One of the main targets of the EMU is to establish a number of pilot projects at several governorates including Ismailia HCWM project.

IDC was responsible to provide a total training solution including the preparation, organization, coordination and delivery of 5 training courses for a total number of 156 trainees and supervise another 3 courses for various staff categories (managers, physicians, nurses, technicians, and workers) currently working in the Directorate of Health and Population and various health care facilities at Ismailia Governorate. The overall objective of the training program was to enable trainees to implement a sound HCWM system in their health care facilities. The detailed objectives included delivery of one "Training of trainers" course to a group of personnel (first category) who will be assigned to train different categories of health care workers at various facilities in the future. The other 4 courses were delivered to various health care staff categories. The trained staff in the first category were supervised during their delivery of training to physicians, nurses, and workers from various facilities.

Period:
October 2008 – December 2008.

Client: The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)/ DANIDA.

 

 

 "Strengthening the National Procurement and Supply-Chain Management System for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in North Sudan". Sudan Ministry of Health/ UNDP; EuroHealth Group Denmark, and Integrated Development Consultants (IDC). (Ref 1 .2008)

The objective of the project was to obtain technical assistance and capacity building in relation to the supply-chain management that would strengthen the existing systems and also will ensure that sub-recipients have adequate access to health projects required to achieve their targets. The aim is to provide long term technical assistance and advisory services over a period of six months regarding supply chain management for TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria. Furthermore to provide short term interventions in terms of assessment, training and tools development among other areas of support.

Scope of work included:

  • Provide advisory services and support in terms of Supply Chain Management to the Global Fund Medicines Supply Unit (GFMSU) in relation to TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria, as regards to forecasting, quantification, distribution, storage, inventory, LIMS(Logistics & information management system), good pharmaceutical procurement, competitive procurement planning and implementation;
  • Provide advisory support in preparing bi-annual forecasts for HIV, TB and Malaria commodities;
  • Provide advisory support for budgeting process for HIV, TB and Malaria;
  • Assess the existing systems available at the central, state and locality levels;
  • Develop guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • Develop and conduct training on forecasting and quantification; logistics and information management system; pharmacovigilance and rational drug use for 40 staff at central level and 750 staff at state level;
  • Development of procurement plans
  • Assist with the development of standard operating procedures for procurement processes
  • Assessment of suitability of logistics (storage, distribution, information management systems)
  • Develop specifications of software requirements for the system identified, and ensure the inventory control systems are adequate;
  • Development of a distribution plan;
  • Provide advice regarding the development/improvement of the pharmacovigilance system to collect, monitor, assess and evaluate information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medications.
  • Provide advice regarding the establishment/improvement of system to effectively plan and implement rational medicines use practices in the health system;
  • Identify and recommend relevant international courses conducted by relevant institutions regarding the promotion of rational drug use.

Period: March 2008- August 2008.

Client: The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)/ DANIDA.

"Helwan Governorate Environmental Action Plan"

 "Upgrading Of The Tihama Development Authority’s Financial And Accounting System"

The European Commission has allocated a grant to the Government of Yemen (GOY) for the implementation of irrigation infrastructure projects aiming at improving household food security in the rural areas of the Tihama. The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation has delegated the implementation of these projects to the Tihama Development Authority (TDA), a semi-autonomous governmental agency placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and in charge of agricultural and rural development within the Tihama. This technical assistance provided overall management support to the programme, including procurement. The purpose of such a support was to develop TDA’s institutional capacities in the various areas of expertise required for the implementation of the financial component. The purpose of this contract was:

  • to upgrade TDA’s dedicated system for EU financed components for management, administration and reporting in order that the special conditions are fulfilled;
  • to assist the PIU of TDA, where possible and practical, in identifying and introduction of practical measures earlier identified in the audit to ensure that TDA is able to meet the special conditions.
    The scope of work included the following activities:
    a) Review and finalize the draft operational manual (prepared by the TA) for management, administration, control and reporting of EU funds in English and Arabic;
    b) Prepare job descriptions for the staff members (including the authorising officer and the accounting officer) involved in the management, administration and reporting of EU funds in English and Arabic;
    c) Assist TDA in setting up the purchased tailor-made accounting software for the administration and reporting on EU funds and train staff as required;
    d) Assist and train staff in implementation of the new management, administration, control and reporting procedures of the EU funds;
    e) Discuss with the PIU the identified shortcomings and the measures envisaged and comment on the plan of action and the time table taking into account the on-going described processes;
    f) Assist where required in implementation and or detailed description and time table of required measures.

Period: November 2007– March 2008

Client: Tihama Development Authority/ European Union; Investissement developpement Conseil (IDC)- France, and Integrated Development Consultants (IDC).

 "Capacity Building Training Programme for Central and Regional inspectors and Technical Staff on Different Environmental Issues";  (Ref 2. 2007)

The Support to Decentralized Environmental Management (SDEM) is one of seven components forming the EEAA/DANIDA Environmental Sector Programme (ESP). The SDEM support in shifting environmental management to the regional level. The goal is that regional branch offices are well established and equipped, enabling the EEAA to carry out its functions at the local level and effectively service decentralized institutions involved in environmental management.

The overall objective of the SDEM component (of ESP) at the RBOs level is to strengthen participating RBOs, namely Greater Cairo & Fayoum, Suez and Assuit to be better able to fulfil their mandate according to Law 4/94.

IDC was responsible to provide a total training solution including the preparation, organization, coordination and delivery of 16 training courses for 418 central and regional inspectors and technical staff belonging to EEAA on various environmental issues including:

  • A training course on Joint inspection of health care facilities, qualifying 24 trainees selected by SDEM to be able to participate effectively and efficiently in environmental inspection activities, emphasizing the health care facilities according to their respective role in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders.
  • A training course on environmental disaster management; air pollution. Following the course the participants (24 trainees) will be able to participate effectively and efficiently in environmental disaster management activities according to their respective role in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Six (6) training courses on Health Care Waste Management at Beni Suef Governorate Health Care Facilities to enable 154 trainees to implement a sound HCWM system at their health care facilities.
  • Six (6) training courses on Health Care Waste Management at Aswan Governorate Health Care Facilities to enable 175 trainees to implement a sound HCWM system at their health care facilities.
  • A training course on Inspecting Iron and Steel Manufacturing Industries, allowing 21 participants to be able to effectively and efficiently participate in environmental inspection activities emphasizing the Iron and Steel Industries.
  • A training course on the environmental inspection of Marine and Nile Ports was executed. The aim was to enable 22 trainees selected by the SDEM component to efficiently participate in environmental inspection activities related to Marine and Nile Ports.

Period: April 2007- December 2007.

Client:
The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) /DANIDA.

 "South Sinai Regional Development Programme SSRDP: Training in Project Planning and Financial Management Systems for Grants Recipients";  (Ref 1. 2007)

The global objective of the SSRDP is to enhance the sustainable development of the South Sinai region by promoting local initiatives in the field of environment, local community development, cultural heritage, social development, equipment & social development, capacity building and public awareness. The objective of this assignment was to provide SSRDP grant beneficiaries with intensive training in project planning, financial management and budgeting in order to comply with the financial reporting requirements of the contracting Authority and the current EU rules and regulations with respect to procurement of goods and services.
The scope of work included the following activities:
? Survey, review and design of financial management systems: The consultants made an inventory of the situations and propose systems that meet the financial management and financial reporting requirements of the Contracting Authority. These requirements are in line with current EU rules and regulations.
? Training in Financial Management, Project Planning and Budgeting: The consultants delivered five (5) joint training courses in Financial Management, Project Planning and budgeting two (2) days each for a total number of 110 trainees. The training focused on the preparation of work plans and procurement plans based on the current EU guidelines. Training was delivered over a period of 22 days.
? Helpdesk: The Consultants conducted one-to-one sessions with the same 110 trainees representing 55 grants beneficiaries over a period of 22 days.

Period: April 2007 – June 2007.

Client: South Sinai Governorate/ The European Union; PARTICIP GmbH Consultants for Development & Environment- Germany and Integrated Development Consultants (IDC).

Technical Assistance for Training in the Pharmaceutical Sector; Managerial Training

Project objectives:
The assignment eventually aims to improve work relations and professional role emphasis within the health reform policy in Egypt, support the new upgrading and restructuring of the pharmaceutical sector, and help in the implementation of clear drug policies covering such fields as research, quality assurance, registration, and pricing.

Scope of work includes:

  • Develop training materials including curricula, case studies and exercises, power point presentations for the training curricula, trainer and trainee guides, etc.
  • Provide total training solutions including the preparation, coordination, organization and delivery of 17 training programmes for a total of 375 pharmacists within the pharmaceutical sector including both the Central Administration of the Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA) and the National Organization for Drug Control and Research (NODCAR). as a fundamental component of the Health Sector Reform Programme.

 

Period: June 2006- December 2006

Client: Ministry of Health and Population

Association: Euro Health Group (EHG)

 

Family Medicine Training Programmes at Alexandria, Menoufia, Qena and Sohag Governorates

Project objectives:
The project aims to provide physicians within family health units and centres (FHU & FHC) with necessary knowledge and skills enabling them to deliver the Basic Benefit Package of Health Services as designated in the Health Sector Reform Programme, and achieve necessary accreditation standards. By the end of the training program, the trainees should be able to: differentiate between the health services provided through Primary Health Care units and/or centres and hospitals; anticipate health hazards at different stages of the family life cycle; understand the concept of team work and the leader role of family physician; understand common health care problems; recognise the importance of health education, acquire knowledge about using family health record systems, and acquire efficient clinical skills.

Scope of work:
includes the delivery 50 courses of Family Medicine training programmes for a total number of 1,250 trainees in four governorates: Alexandria (24 courses), Menoufia (14 courses), Sohag (6 courses) and Qena (6 courses). The courses are based on the curriculum provided by the Ministry of Health & Population. Integrated Development Consultants (IDC) is leading the consortium throughout the project. It provides the necessary technical, administrative and logistical backstopping for the management and training teams; participate in the recruitment of the trainers; maintain high-level coordination with the STSP/MOHP; and maintain and oversee all project's accounts and finance.

Period: March 2006- December 2006

Client: Ministry of Health and Population

Association: Zagazig University and Northern Ireland Centre for Health Care (Nicare)

Family Practice Nurse Training Programmes at Alexandria, Menoufia, Qena and Sohag Governorates

Project objectives:
The objective of this project is to improve theoretical and clinical capabilities of personnel involved in family practice nursing and to prepare nurses to deliver professional primary health care services to the community through a variety of community service projects. At the end of the training, participants would have achieved the following: develop a clear understanding of the concept of the Primary Health care and the role of the nursing in improving community health; develop a clear understanding of community needs considering community health problems; fully understand the components of the family health system within the Health Sector Reform Programme; fully understand the role and responsibilities of the family health nurse and become capable of providing nursing care to all family members at all ages and provide counselling; fully understand the Family Health Unit/Centre and its facilities; capable of providing health needs and nursing care to patients suffering form communicable and non-communicable diseases through understanding the concept of infection control at Family Health Units and home visits.

Scope of work:
includes the coordination, organization and delivery of 66 courses of Family Practice Nurse training programmes for a total of 1,980 nurses in four governorates; Alexandria (18 courses), Menoufia (26 courses), Sohag (10 courses) and Qena (12 courses). The courses are based on the curriculum provided by the Ministry of Health & Population. Integrated Development Consultants (IDC) is leading the consortium throughout the project. It will provide the necessary technical, administrative and logistical backstopping for the management and training teams; participate in the recruitment of the trainers; maintain high-level coordination with the STSP/MOHP; and maintain and oversee all project's accounts and finance.

Period: March 2006- December 2006

Client: Ministry of Health and Population

Association: Cairo University and Northern Ireland Centre for Health Care (Nicare)

Environmental Management in the two Governorates of Aswan and Beni-Suef, Egypt Environmental Sector Programme, Environmental Training

Project objectives:
The Environmental Management in the Governorate (EMG) is one of seven components forming the EEAA/DANIDA Environmental Sector Programme. The EMG component objectives are: (i) enabling the Environmental Management Unit (EMUs) in the two governorates of Aswan and Beni-Suef to carry out their mandated environmental management functions; (ii) participatory Governorate Environmental Action Plan (GEAP) process functioning in Aswan and Beni Suef, involving people at community level in identifying and rectifying environmental problems through community-based and replicable projects.

Scope of work:
included the provision of total training solutions including the preparation, coordination, organization and delivery of 16 courses for a total of 423 trainees from Aswan and Beni-Suef governorates. The training subjects covered: air pollution, impact of using pesticides and chemical fertilizers in agriculture, safe disposal of solid wastes, public health, and the safe utilization of treated wastewater.

Period: March 2004 - September 2004.

Client: The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)/the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Environmental Management in the two Governorates of Aswan and Beni-Suef, Egypt Environmental Sector Programme, Environmental Training

Project objectives:
The Environmental Management in the Governorate (EMG) is one of seven components forming the EEAA/DANIDA Environmental Sector Programme. The EMG component objectives are: (i) enabling the Environmental Management Unit (EMUs) in the two governorates of Aswan and Beni-Suef to carry out their mandated environmental management functions; (ii) participatory Governorate Environmental Action Plan (GEAP) process functioning in Aswan and Beni Suef, involving people at community level in identifying and rectifying environmental problems through community-based and replicable projects.

Scope of work:
included the provision of total training solutions including the preparation, coordination, organization and delivery of 16 courses for a total of 423 trainees from Aswan and Beni-Suef governorates. The training subjects covered: air pollution, impact of using pesticides and chemical fertilizers in agriculture, safe disposal of solid wastes, public health, and the safe utilization of treated wastewater.

Period: March 2004 - September 2004.

Client: The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)/the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Environmental Management in the two Governorates of Aswan and Beni-Suef, Egypt Environmental Sector Programme. Environmental Training

Project objective:
Within the framework of the EEAA/DANIDA Environmental Sector Programme, the Environmental Management in the Governorate (EMG)'s - one of its seven components - objectives are: (a) enabling the Environmental Management Unit (EMUs) in the two governorates of Aswan and Beni-Suef to carry out their mandated environmental management functions; (b) participatory Governorate Environmental Action Plan (GEAP) process functioning in Aswan and Beni-Suef involving people at community level in identifying & rectifying environmental problems through community-based & replicable projects.

Scope of work included:

  • the provision of a total training solution including the preparation, coordination, organization & delivery of 25 training courses in addition to workshops and seminars for a total of 1,512 civil servants & government officials from Aswan & Beni-Suef governorates. Training topics included;
  • environmental impact assessment,
  • public health,
  • hospital waste management,
  • solid waste management,
  • strategic planning, & report writing.

 

Period: March 2003 - December 2003.

Client: The Egyptian Environmental Affair Agency (EEAA)/the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). (Ref. 003. 2003)

Local Development II - Training Block Grants System (TBG)

Project objective:
A joint US and Egypt project aimed at decentralizing the planning and implementation of local development training programs to strengthen the role of the governorates' training departments in the local development process. The project delivered financial and technical assistance to Egypt's twenty six governorates to plan, finance and implement training programs.

Scope of work included:

  • technical assistance to the governorates to identify training needs;
  • assisting the Governorate Training Departments to effectively plan and implement training programs;
  • providing the necessary support to local and ministerial program administrators to monitor and evaluate the training programs funded through LD II Training Grants System;
  • providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Local Administration and the Governorates' Training Committees to strengthen their capacity to manage the TBG activity and prepare their implementation reports;

study the existing financial resources for training in the governorates and prepare proposals for strengthening these resources in order to guarantee the sustainability of the training efforts currently held under the LD II program.

 

Period: April 1988 - August 1989, extended to November 1991.

Client: USAID/Ministry of Local Administration

Association: DAC International

 

  
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