Ref N° 205

Internal Capacity Building Mission for the Social Fund for Development – Yemen

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 158 172
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
AEDES (Framework contract Lot 8)
Start date
August 2004
End date
October 2004
Number of staff provided
8 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The Social Fund For Development in Yemen (SFD-Y) is active throughout the country from its Head office in Sana’a and its 7 Regional offices (Over 100 Staff members (including ancillary staff) and a wide range of hired consultants upon request). The SFD-Y designs and finances projects addressed to a great number of beneficiaries, mostly poor and remote communities and/or vulnerable groups of the Yemeni population. The resources come from diversified origins (National and International Funding Agencies).

Indicatively, projects either directly implemented by beneficiary communities or through a contracted consultant/company, cover the following sectors of intervention: Health, Vulnerable groups, Education, Training/Capacity building, Water and Environment, cultural Heritage, Micro-finance, Micro and Small Enterprises. More recently the SFD-Y decided strengthening the local councils capacity building in the framework of the Yemeni Government policy of decentralization.

The specific objective of the present assignment is the improvement of the SFD efficiency in conducting its activities and monitoring its achievements as well as the improvement of the capacity of its staff and associated local consultants to perform and to face new challenges.

Type of services provided

  • Assessing, based on the current workload and volume of commitments of the Organization, the current SFD potential capacity;
  • Assessing the overall current internal organization;
  • Assisting the SFD-Y Management to design its Internal Capacity Building Strategy;
  • Assisting the SFD to develop, in accordance with the strategy, a set of job descriptions and specifications for all positions within the SFD;
  • Processing to a training need assessment for all staff member and complementary consultants taking into consideration the prior steps;
  • Proposing and discussing with the SFD Staff Management an appropriate Training policy in the framework of the above-mentioned strategy;
  • Conducting searches and in-depth investigations to identify the most appropriate Human Resource Development institutions, preferably at regional level that could provide later on all recommended training services.

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