This quarter was marked by several important events that impacted project administration and management. The termination and/or resignation of six local employees during Quarter 2 hampered the implementation of project activities briefly. Nevertheless, PRADD has now recruited and replaced all but one of the positions. The office manager position was filled by an experienced senior-level administrator with strong project management and previous international donor experience; the project identified a new rural animateur for Nola who will begin work in August contingent upon reference verifications and salary negotiations. This candidate was deemed to have the relevant skills and experience as his educational background is in rural development, he has previous PRADD experience working on the PRA, socioeconomic survey, and mapping in Nola; and he scored the highest in the practical test simulating a rural awareness-building exercise, as evaluated by the PRADD technical team.
June 1, 2010