A/C Name: Kaalmo Relief and Development (KRD) 
Bank Name: National Bank of Kenya Limited 
A/C No: 02042087688800 
Currency: USD 
Branch: Kenyatta Avenue Amana Center 
Bank Sort Code: 12-002 
Swift Code: NBKEKENXXXX 

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

 

Technical Capacity: 

 

Assessments: 

KRD has undertaken a number of assessments in Somalia and particularly undertook the following in Somalia. 

•Food security and Nutrition situation assessment in collaboration with FSNAU and FEWSNET.

•Inter-agency Assessment on the impact of drought in Gedo region.

•The practice of FGM in the two districts of Gedo region – research including KAP survey.

•Cross border peace building and conflict mapping (Mandera and Gedo region)

 

Project Design and Implementation:

 

The operating approach adapted by KRD in all its projects activities is based on participatory approach to allow effective participation throughout the project phase. KRD is community/ people’s organization and adopts participatory approaches in identifying, planning, implementing and monitoring of its programs. It ensures that beneficiaries of its programs assume ownership of the projects and are in the driving seat from the onset of the projects and have a say in the way the organization and its business are managed. To achieve the full participation of all the stakeholders and contribute to the effective implementation of the planned projects and to achieve the set targets/ goals, KRD will engage with the existing local community structures, women and youth groups, opinion leaders and other relevant stakeholders in planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the envisaged intervention. Project Management: During project conceptualization/ inception, KRD program team will conduct stakeholder analysis to identify and assess the importance and influence of each stakeholder has on the project. Based on the final analysis of the stakeholder assessment, the organization facilitates the setting up of different project steering committees comprising of representative of the identified different stakeholders in order to broaden the project stakeholders participation at all phases of the project,  improve effectiveness and enhance transparency , accountability and ownership for project sustainability. 

 

The project steering committee established will have a chairperson to lead the committee and other members with different responsibilities, all will be elected through fair and transparency voting process conducted in plenary by all members of the committee. The project committees will work closely with KRD project staff and the relevant community structures on the ground. Project Implementation, Supervision and Reporting: To ensure the delivery of the project outputs, KRD project staff with the support and collaboration of the identified groups will carry-out the implementation of the planned activities directly. During implementation the organization will work under the direct monitoring and guidelines of the partner/ funding agency, the established project steering committee together with the KRD will support each other in the management and monitoring of the project implementation. The project reporting will be done as per the established reporting guidelines, period and requirements of the partner/ funding agency. Monthly, quarterly, mid-term and final project narrative and financial reports will be prepared and shared with all concerned parties. Financial management System: The department of administration and human resource of the organization acts as the quality assurance unit and provide quality backstopping. The finance department is headed by finance manager and accountant and has account assistant. All the finance staff works closely with the project officers to monitor financial reporting at all levels and prepare monthly project budget and expenditure reports. KRD tracks all expenditures to monitor variance against the line- item budgets. The technical staff reviews budget- tracking reports on a monthly basis. The management reviews all project budgets on a quarterly basis to ensure that project spending is on course and can be linked to commensurate outputs or results. 

 

KRD follows all generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) regarding control, transparency and documentation, has detailed, procedures governing financial management and transactions, both internally and with partners as well.The project funds will be utilized properly and evidence of all the expenditure in terms prove of all payments will be provided to the funder at the end of the project. Financial Reporting: At the end of the financial year, financial reporting is done by the finance staff who work closely with the project officers to monitor financial reporting at all levels and prepare monthly project budget and expenditure reports. The finance manager supervises the activities of the finance staff, verifies monthly expenditure reports and compiles quarterly, midterm and end of year financial report and submits it to the finance committee with the governing board. Internal controls: Segregation of duty (procurement, payment authorization and cash management).The procurement is done by the logistics/ procurement department and follows the generally accepted procurement procedures and regulations. Payment authorization is done jointly by the finance manager, project head and the project supervisor. Cash management is done by the accountant and his or her assistant, a voucher system is used in cash payment signed by the authorizing officer, accountant and the receiving entity. Audits (Internal and External) KRD has an internal auditor and also open to external auditing when informed by the need. The internal auditor examines all the organization books of accounts, invoices, payments records with receipts etc. The Auditor tracks all expenditures to monitor variance against the line- item budgets. At the end of every financial year a final audited account statement is prepared by the Auditor and made available to the donors.

 

Vision

KRD envisions a "poverty-free, empowered and democratic society which is guided by the values of equity, transparency, accountability, inclusion and respect”.

Livelihood Support

The objective of this programme is to assist the community generate self- sustaining incomes through small enterprises. The Community Livelihood improvement activities include Planning and promoting income activities such as family farms, small scale farming and introduction of new farming methods and techniques.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

The objective of this area of operation is to increase availability of clean water to the target communities through construction and rehabilitation of water sources, formation of water committees at district and village level, promote sanitation and hygiene.

Peace Building and Conflict Resolution

The organization, in a bid to bring peace and reconciliation in the region has mediated between two warring clans. The cause has been as a result of dispute over grazing land. All the stolen livestock has been returned to the respective owners and peaceful co-existence now exists among the clans.

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