Support to Institutional Strengthening of the Public Sector in Timor-Leste: National Diagnostic Assessment of 9 Ministries or Institutions and a Policy for Institutional Strengthening with its implementation strategy and monitoring and evaluation system
Methodological support, coaching, quality assurance, report drafting in a capacity of team leader / principal institutional strengthening, public finance and monitoring & evaluation expert.
First phase: September – December 2014
Development of the methodology and tools for the National Diagnostic Assessment for Institutional Strengthening. Including: (a) the development of comprehensive tools for institutional and organisational self-assessment by ministries and government organizations and for external stakeholder feedback; (b) the methodology for a cross-cutting assessment of generic systems applicable to all ministries and state organizations (financial management, HRM, procurement, ITC and e-government, assets and logistics management, etc.)
Training of National Diagnostic team members, in charge of facilitating institutional and organisational self-assessment exercises for ministries and government organizations.
Conducting a cross-cutting institutional and organisational assessment of generic systems (financial management, HRM, procurement, ITC and e-government, assets and logistics management, etc.) applicable throughout the Timor-Leste government system.
Coaching and assisting the analysis of the results of the institutional and organisational self-assessment exercises, facilitate the external stakeholder feedback exercise and report writing and editing for the National Diagnostic Report for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Works.
Report writing and editing for the Integrated Report of the First Phase of the National Diagnostic Assessment for Institutional Strengthening, including a comprehensive set of recommendations for institutional and organisational development of the public sector.
Second phase: April – June 2015
Provide overall guidance and technical support for the further roll-out of the National Diagnostic Assessment of institutional and organisational performance and capacity (organisational self-assessment exercises and an external stakeholder feedback exercise) for 7 additional Ministries: (a) Justice; (b) Agriculture and Fisheries; (c) Social Solidarity; (d) Commerce, Industry and Environment; (e) State Administration; (f) Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policy; (g) the National Police (SEPFOPE).
Draft a “Policy for Institutional Strengthening” for the government apparatus of Timor-Leste (GoTL) with a “Roadmap” up to 2025.
Conceive a proposal for embedded pathways of professional development for 7 key generic roles with a particular pertinence for institutional strengthening in Timor-Leste: (1) Line managers (at different levels), (2) Planning-budgeting-control specialists, (3) HR specialists, (4) Institutional Strengthening and Organizational Development specialists, (5) Project managers, (6) Auditors and (7) Legal Specialists.
Proposals for an improved HR system for highly qualified national staff in management or specialist positions; …
Third phase: November – December 2016 and July - August 2017
Compile the results of the National Diagnostic Assessments conducted for 9 Ministries / Secretariats of State and extract cross-cutting lessons.
Design a 5 years’ Strategic Implementation Plan for Institutional Strengthening in Timor-Leste and conduct presentations and trainings on the draft strategic framework.
Design methodology, manuals and templates for (a) institution-level performance capacity improvement planning and monitoring & evaluation and (b) monitoring and evaluation of government-wide institutional strengthening and coach the production of the first half yearly monitoring reports.
Draft a report with ideas for a smaller and more effective structure and composition for the Government of Timor-Leste.