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    NISU Annual Interim narrative report 2010

    ANNEX VI

    NISU INTERIM NARRATIVE REPORT

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    NISU Annual Interim narrative report 2010

    Acronyms

    AEE: African Evangelic Entreprise

    ASOFERWA: Association de Solidarit des Femmes Rwandaises

    CD: Country Director

    CHH: Child Headed Household

    COSMO: Community Support and Mentoring for Orphans and Other Vulnerable

    Children/Youth

    CP: Child Protection

    CPC: Child Protection Committee

    CSI: Child Status Index

    EC: European Commission

    GBV: Gender Based Violence

    HAL: Helpful Active Listening

    IGA: Income Generating Activities

    LNGO: Local Non Governmental Organisation

    M&E: Monitoring and Evaluation

    MIGEPROF: Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion

    MOU: Memorandum of Understanding

    NGO: Non Governmental Organisation

    NIPS: Nkundabana Initiative for Psychosocial Support

    NISU: Nkundabana Initiative Scale-Up

    NKM: Nkundabana Model

    OVC: Orphans and Vulnerable Children

    PPS: Psychosocial and Protection Supervisor

    SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

    TOR: Terms of Reference

    TOT: Training of Trainers

    TSU: Technical Support Unit

    VSL: Village Saving and Loans

    YWCA: Young Women Christian Association

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    Table of Contents

    1. Description ...................................................................................................................... 4

    2. Assessment of Implementation of Action Activities ...................................................... 5

    2.1. Executive Summary of the Action ........................................................................... 5

    2.2. Activities and results ............................................................................................... 5

    2.3. Please list activities that were planned and that you were not able to implement,

    explaining the reasons for these. ...................................................................................... 24

    2.4. What is your assessment of the results of the Action so far? ............................... 24

    2.5. Please provide an updated action plan .................................................................. 24

    3 Partners and other Co-operation ................................................................................... 39

    4. Visibility ....................................................................................................................... 40

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    1. Description

    1.1. Name of beneficiary of grant contract: CARE sterreich

    1.2. Name and title of the Contact person: Kathrin Pauschenwein, Program Officer

    1.3. Name of partners in the Action: ARCT-Ruhuka and Haguruka and MIGEPROF as an

    Associate

    1.4. Title of the Action: Nkundabana Initiative Scale-Up

    1.5. Contract number: NSA-LA/127-712/52

    1.6. Start date and end date of the reporting period: January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2010

    1.7. Target country(ies) or region(s): Rwanda

    1.8. Final beneficiaries &/or target groups1 (if different) (including numbers of women and

    men): Final beneficiaries: at least 1,000 OVCs and 200 Nkundabana

    1.9. Target group: Four local NGOs: AEE, ASOFERWA, UYISENGA NMANZI,

    YWCA

    1.10. Country(ies) in which the activities take place (if different from 1.7): NA

    1 Target groups are the groups/entities who will be directly positively affected by the project at the Project

    Purpose level, and final beneficiaries are those who will benefit from the project in the long term at the

    level of the society or sector at large.

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    2. Assessment of Implementation of Action Activities

    2.1. Executive Summary of the Action

    Please give a global overview of the Action's implementation for the reporting period (no

    more than page)

    This narrative report describes the activities that have been implemented between January 1st

    and December 31st, 2010. Those include the inception activities of the NISU Project, the

    selection of the target group, the baseline assessment, and initial training activities.

    Within the inception activities, these are the main achievements: staff recruitment, sub-

    agreement between CARE and the two implementing partners (ARTC-RUHUKA and

    HAGURUKA), approval of MOU between CARE and MIGEPROF which is the associate,

    management of the transition from COSMO to NISU, procurement of equipment and

    materials, launching of NISU, finalization and printing of the Nkundabana toolkit and the

    Nkundabana training manual.

    Through a transparent process, NISU managed to select four LNGO as its target group, and

    those organizations signed an MOU with CARE for the technical partnership. All the four

    were assessed in order to know the capacity in regard with the Nkundabana model they need

    to increase and a capacity building plan was developed accordingly.

    Training activities that were implemented during the period include the development of

    training modules for training of trainers and the implementation of the training of trainers on

    the Nkundabana model principles and components.

    However, some of the training workshops planned for the period, including training

    workshop on psychosocial skills were not implemented due to the fact that the selection of

    local NGOs took longer than planned and most of the trainings planned had to wait for the

    baseline assessment to be completed so that they can take into account findings and

    recommendations from the baseline assessment.

    2.2. Activities and results

    Please list all the activities of the contract implemented during the reporting period as per

    Annex 1

    ER 1: Increased organizational capacity of local NGOs to effectively implement the

    Nkundabana Model.

    Activity 1: NISU inception

    Under this activity, the following steps were planned:

    Develop job descriptions for all NISU staff and hire staff

    Develop COSMO to NISU transition plan (staff, activities, strategies, equipment)

    Develop NISU Steering committee and its TOR

    Develop and sign MOUs with partners and MIGEPROF

    Procurement of materials and equipments

    Launching ceremony of NISU Project

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    Finalize and print the Nkundabana toolkit

    Annual planning and orientation workshop

    During the reporting period, all planned steps were achieved. You will find the details on

    the realizations below:

    - Develop job descriptions for all NISU staff and hire staff

    As per the NISU structure, it was planned to develop job descriptions for and hire five full

    time staff members. Job descriptions were developed and all positions filled. The NISU

    team is formed by the Project Manager, the Capacity Building Professional, the

    Psychosocial and Protection Professional, the Legal Counselors and the Psychosocial

    Counselor. The Project Manager has worked for the Nkundabana model since 2003 and he

    is the former Project Manager of COSMO who was transitioned from COSMO to NISU

    based on his performance and experience. The Capacity Building Professional is also a

    former COSMO staff and has evolved in the Nkundabana model as well. This position was

    filled through an internal recruitment process among CARE staff. The Psychosocial and

    Protection Professional who is seconded to MIGEPROF brings to NISU her experience as a

    Psychosocial Counselor and trainer. She has worked with the Nkundabana model and with

    the community-based psychosocial support through psychosocial community workers.

    HAGURUKA Legal Counselor is a lawyer by studies and she has worked for COSMO as

    seconded staff. ARCT-RUHUKA Psychosocial Counselor is a nurse-counselor who also

    worked for a long time in the Nkundabana model and he was always seconded to CARE as

    ARCT-RUHUKA staff. The five staff members form the NISU Technical Support Unit

    (TSU) and they are supported by part-time staff from CARE, ARCT-RUHUKA and

    HAGURUKA in the day-to-day implementation of the project.

    - Develop COSMO to NISU transition plan (staff, activities, strategies, equipment)

    One of the NISU Projects inception activities was to develop a transition plan from

    COSMO to NISU. The plan has been developed and included transition plans for staff,

    activities and equipment. The plan was developed and implemented as follows:

    Transition of Staff:

    CARE decided to transition the former COSMO Project Manager to the position of NISU

    Project Manager, due to his strong performance and to advertise the positions of the

    Capacity Building Professional and the Nkundabana Technical Advisor (now called the

    Psychosocial and Protection Supervisor) to be seconded to MIGEPROF.

    CARE decided to internally advertise the position of the Capacity Building Professional as

    there were internal candidates from the COSMO project with the required skills and

    competences. However, the position of Nkundabana Technical Advisor (that became

    Psychosocial and Protection Supervisor) was