Seriti Institute


Client: Seriti Institute
Sector: Unemployment and Job Creation
Services: Capacity and Organisational Development
Date: January 2010 to current

Context

Seriti is a new organisation that has been formed out of two independent organizations, Eventually Africa and Intselelo to focus on strengthening community organisations for social and local economic development. Seriti is one of two agencies implementing the Community Works Programme (CWP) on behalf of the Trade and Industrial Policy (TIPS).

Seriti has pioneered the approach of the Community Works Programme and has invested an inordinate amount of time, energy and passion in ensuring the programme works, despite significant challenges brought about through the delays in funds being released for the programme.

The serious delays have meant that Seriti has focused attention on delivering outputs while under serious financial pressure. Furthermore, it has been unable to attend to the development of appropriate systems and business processes to advance its own organisational development and efficiency.

Shisaka Development Management Services has implemented the beneficiary and project management system on behalf of the Expanded Public Works Programme infrastructure projects since 2007 and therefore has a comprehensive understanding of the reporting requirements and obligations of the Community Works Programme.


The Assignment

Shisaka Development Management Services is contracted to provide support to the Seriti Institute in the following areas:

  • Reporting compliance by diagnosing problems in the current reporting process, and generating standard reports required by the Community Works Programme
  • Strategic support in clarifying the strategic framework for the organisation and resolving institutional and organisational arrangements
  • Financial and audit support
  • Organisational Development and Human Resources support

The Project Team

Shisaka assembles a team of specialists composed of the following disciplines:

  • Project Management
  • Business processes, including IT and Financial Management
  • Public Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Organisational Development and HR

Deliverables

Reporting Compliance
  • Diagnosis of problems in the reporting process
  • Generation of standard reports which meet the compliance requirements of the Community Works Programme

Strategic Support
  • Mission, objectives and functions for the organisation
  • Market assessment
  • Institutional and organisational arrangements
  • Operating procedures and policies
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Financial structure and feasibility
  • Risk analysis and management strategies
  • Implementation framework

Financial and Audit Support
  • Verification of Seriti’s wage register to their payment records
  • Reconciliation of Seriti's rejected and unpaid pages
  • Preparation of Seriti's management accounts
  • Preparations of Seriti’s financial reports for their donors
  • Supporting Seriti to prepare for their funders audits
  • Developing financial policies and procedures

OD & HR Support
  • Organisational structure design
  • Job profiling
  • Statuary review & contracting
  • Consolidation of Support interventions & way forward
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