Training Engagements Delivered
Project Delivery Support and Event Management Engagements
Contract Staffing Solutions (CSS) Projects
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We have successfully carried out a variety of consulting engagements for clients of all types. And whether it’s a multi-year consultancy involving entire public/private institutions or a two-week customized training seminar for ten to twenty-five participants, our methodology is consistent. We are well known for our focus on sustainability.
Although new solutions and processes are vital to success, we know it is just as vital that our clients absorb proposed solutions and new systems/processes and that these processes are accepted as a new way of doing business. Thus we partner with our clients to transfer our insight and expertise to their employees--from the front line to the executive suite.
These consultancies reflect KI's knowledge, experience, and leadership. They also establish a track record of strong performance on issues of good governance, corruption reduction, procurement system reform, and improved public finance oversight and audit systems.
It is also worth noting that we are often engaged again and again by clients, because we deliver measurable results.
Here are a few recent projects:
- A development partner and donor coordination contract, Governance & Education 2008-2009, funded by USAID Tanzania.
We are managing the Governance Working Group chaired by DFID and SIDA, among other bilateral collaborators. Individual aspects include promoting information sharing, knowledge building, and dialogue with development partners in order to enhance the coordination, effectiveness, and impact of governance, the rule-of-law, and public administration.
Our main responsibilities include strengthening the effectiveness of development assistance to the Government of Tanzania through joint identification of issues, policy dialogue, analysis, and support. We foster public demand for responsive, effective, transparent, accountable governance and public administration; and we do this through interaction with key domestic processes and institutions such as the budget cycle, parliament, parliamentary committees, the controller, and the auditor general.
We also facilitate the Development Cooperation Forum, the Development Partners' Group, and various sector- and core-reform groups established to deal with governance issues.
- A USAID Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) contract to design and deliver a five module, eight subject-matter training program for 160 newly recruited Tanzanian State Attorneys under the Legal Sector Reform Program.
The training modules designed and delivered during this program emphasized several key areas, including:
- Modern criminal prosecution, writing legal opinions, international crimes, and crimes related to trafficking and terrorism.
- Legal issues related to human rights, gender equality, and the treatment of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the society.
- Emerging trends in cyber-crime prevention, anti-money laundering, and fraud prevention, including the use of modern information and communication technology to detect or curb such crimes.
- Strategic management, leadership, and anti-corruption.
Since the close of this program, the Directorate of Public Prosecution has witnessed a marked increase in the number of court cases decided upon accompanied by a drastic reduction in case processing time. Following our successful program completion, we were awarded a new contract to train another group of 150 state attorneys over a one-year period.
- A USAID MCC contract for the Public Procurement Reform (PPR) Project 2006-2008 to reduce corruption in Tanzania’s local districts and central government agencies especially in relation to public procurement.
Specific deliverables of this consultancy were:
- Conducting procurement audits of 40 procuring entities.
- Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Public Procurement Regulatory Agency (PPRA).
- Assessing the Public Procurement Act of 2004.
- Developing a new procurement oversight model.
This project largely consisted of focusing on the reduction of corruption in the local districts and central government agencies, with a particular focus on public procurement. KI concentrated on strengthening the PPRA and creating effective public-private partnerships. This resulted in a buoyed stakeholder confidence in procurement integrity and ethics. We also engaged in carrying out procurement audits; assessing compliance levels and the needs of procuring entities; publishing the procurement audit reports and key findings in local newspapers; and designing a procurement management information system (PMIS).
- A consultancy funded by the World Bank for the Tanzania President’s Office, Public Service Management under the Public Service Reform Program (PSRP) 2005-2007.
The project, named Private Sector Participation (PSP) Rollout, was aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) through the involvement of private sector contractors in the delivery of public services. We assisted 25 Lead and Service MDAs to implement the PSP process and provided them with best practice knowledge, skills, and abilities (including strategy design, options assessment, solution development, negotiations, governance, and transition). The new processes and skills were utilized throughout the full outsourcing life cycle.
The key outcomes of this intervention included a significant reduction in the use of public resources; reduction of red tape and corruption in the delivery of public services; rationalized core civil service staffing levels; and increased accountability, transparency, integrity, competition, and fairness in government expenditure, procurement, and management.
- A contract to facilitate the preparation of a five-year (2004-2009) strategic plan for Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN).
For this assignment we carried out a perception survey of the general public and an internal assessment of key ministry staff. As a result, we helped the Ministry focus on nine particular areas/goals to be its priorities for the next five years: improved economic policies and planning; consistency and efficiency in efforts for poverty reduction and socio-economic development; more dynamic and better coordinated mobilization of resources; appropriate and consistent allocation of resources; transparency in the management and use of resources; strengthening capacity and expertise; strengthening management information systems for better decision making and control; enhancing material and logistical support; and creating/revising the legal and regulatory financial framework.
- A USADF Burundi (2008-2010) consulting cooperative agreement.
For this project, Kilimanjaro International is providing all-round technical assistance. This includes:
- Carrying out the necessary due diligence for the USADF to avail poverty alleviation grants to smallholder agricultural undertakings.
- Off-farm income-generating enterprises.
- Social-impact community development organizations.
The main beneficiaries of this intervention are the underrepresented and economically disadvantaged grassroots groups—particularly rural women and the young. In fact, this project addresses the constraints of grassroots entities in Burundi that are engaged in a diverse range of activities with a significant potential for benefiting their communities.
These activities can play a critical role in fostering sustained economic and social development. However, for the most part, grassroots entities and small and medium enterprises are constrained in exploring these opportunities and participating actively in the social and economic development of their country, largely due to lack of access to financial, technical, and other resources.
We are helping to alleviate that and are facilitating access to these resources by enlarging opportunities for local community development. With expanded participation, local development institutions can respond to the requirements of the poor and begin to carry out innumerable research, analysis, remediation, training, project management, and administrative activities.
- Technical Coordination Support for USAID Rwanda (2009-2010).
Under a blanket purchase agreement, we are providing technical coordination support services, particularly to the Health and HIV/AIDS cluster to USAID Rwanda. Included activities are project evaluations, economic analyses, planning for the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Plan, and managing workshops. We gather donors, government officials, USAID-funded partners, and the private sector to discuss and resolve critical issues.
Our technical and coordination support provides a forum for donors, the Government of Rwanda, and the private sector to discuss questions of mutual interest with the objective of ensuring that the USAID and project partners achieve their goals.
- The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Support Services USAID Tanzania 2007-2010.
Kilimanjaro International was awarded two consecutive indefinite-quantity contracts (the second coming after a successful completion of the first) to provide PEPFAR mission support services. We are providing both technical and administrative support services to U.S. government agencies implementing PEPFAR funded projects. The main goal is to enhance multi-sectoral response to HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.
Under the two contracts, we support building awareness of HIV/AIDS throughout all geographic areas and for all age groups. Specifics include carrying out data quality assessments; providing support services to satisfy the overall coordination of the renovation project at the Center for Disease Control/National Institute for Medical Research campus; providing technical assistance to achieve USG PEPFAR supply chain objectives in Tanzania; planning and facilitating a variety of training programs, team sessions, and meetings; assisting with writing/editing tasks including development of marketing materials and background papers; and implementing activities related to CDC-supported HIV prevention.
Training Engagements Delivered
Kilimanjaro International has trained thousands of government officials and select private sector employees. Seeking to build political leadership and technical competencies, we target functional specialists, supervisors, managers, directors, and executives.
Armed with international training expertise, regional experience, and local knowledge, we ensure that our training services use the best methods and techniques to get the message across. Unlike education organizations that provide general and often ad hoc courses meant to appeal to the widest audience possible, Kilimanjaro International has carved out a niche as a designer and deliverer of demand-driven training solutions.
Dissatisfied with attending general courses that provide materials and case studies not relevant to participant job-related problems, client-organizations and individuals have increasingly turned to us knowing we spend time before and during training delivery making sure our courseware materials and case studies are specifically aligned to each client’s needs. Cases are drafted from real-work experiences and problems that our participants face in their own organizations.
Kilimanjaro International designs numerous training courses for diverse groups of participants. Our programs have been delivered in several local and international venues including Tanzania, the United States, Ghana, Burundi, Uganda, Malaysia, Singapore, Rwanda, Mauritius, South Korea and Indonesia.
Project Delivery Support and Event Management Engagements
Project Delivery Support and Event Management is one of our newer services developed in response to client demand. We became experts in this area as we planned and managed our own meetings and training programs around the world. Now we use our know-how to benefit clients.
Here are several of our recent projects:
- Delivery Support for the New York City Department of Investigation (NYC-DOI) training of investigators from the Tanzanian Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) 2007-2008 held in Dar es Salaam and funded by USAID.
KI provided complete logistical support including obtaining lodging and airline tickets; conference facilities for four courses at two training sessions; logistical services on the ground related to the training and to hosting the NYC DOI training team; dinners and other events; a post-training evaluation; and a final report to USAID.
- Conference Organization and Event Management Services to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2008.
We supplied delivery and event management support to the CDC in their efforts to prepare Tanzanian medical doctors to respond to the Avian flu pandemic.
- Local Travel Logistics for the University of California at San Francisco in its HIV/AIDS Research in Tanzania.
This effort involved facilitating travel for research team members to over 40 HIV/AIDS voluntary testing centers in Tanzania.
Contract Staffing Solutions (CSS) Projects
CSS is our newest service. Like Project Delivery Support and Event Management, it was developed in response to client inquiries. It is demand-driven, as are so many of our products and services, most notably our training programs.
In 2008, KI provided contract staff to the Development Partners’ Governance Working Group (GWG) funded by USAID in Tanzania. The short-term consultants hired under the CSS mechanism delivered technical, managerial, administrative, and logistical support. KI assumed the responsibility of obtaining and processing work permits; complied with tax obligations; social security and related employment benefits; and fulfilled the financial and administrative functions associated with engaging/hiring contract staff.
In 2009, KI provided similar services to the Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA). And in early 2010, KI was approached by the Embassy of Ireland for similar services under the highly innovative and risk-free CSS brand of services.
A Quick Look
We have trained cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, ministerial permanent secretaries, commissioners, chief executives, central bank governors, boards-of-directors, judges, state attorneys, parliamentarians, magistrates, investigators, law enforcement officers, accountants, customs agents, tax collectors, bank examiners, career politicians, intelligence officers, insurance salespeople, demobilized soldiers in post conflict countries, anti-corruption agents, court-clerks, pension managers, public procurement practitioners, civil servants, and public administrators in both governmental and quasi-governmental entities.
Our consultancies and training engagements reflect our knowledge, experience, and thought leadership. We have a documented record of measurable success and have established a track record of strong performance on every good governance issue we have addressed.