GRIP Consulting Track Record
A. Independent Organizational and Project Evaluations / Assessments
December 2016-March 2017, Assessing the Outcomes of Strengthening the Environmental Social Movement in the Global South 2010-2016 and Future Oriented Review the working context of the Finnish Environmental Donor Agency; Siemenpuu Foundation. The evaluation was conducted to its program implemented in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Mekong Region, Mali and Latin America. GRIP Consulting conducted the evaluation in partnership with Badayl an Indian based consultancy firm.
August-September 2016, Evaluation of Palestinian None Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) project “Strengthening the Role of Non- Governmental Organizations in Development”. The evaluation specific objectives were to assess the effectiveness of the project and the extent to which it has achieved planned outcomes and objectives. To evaluate the relevance of the project design in relation to the implemented activities and in achieving the results, purpose and objective of the project. And to identify best practice, key lessons learned from the action, advise how the project could be strengthened/inform future project, identify potential need to take the project forward in the sector wider organizational learning.
June-August 2016, Evaluation for the project “Support to the underprivileged households in East Jerusalem through the reinforcement of their economic capacities” Institut Europeen de Cooperation et de Developpement (IECD) is a French non-governmental organization established in 1988 aims at supporting social and economic development in developing countries. Since 2007, IECD is implementing projects in the Palestinian territories to promote access to education for the disadvantaged youth and to support Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), through Palestine Enterprises Development, a mobile Services and Management Center. IECD had contracted GRIP Consulting to conduct an evaluation aims to measure the achievement of project’s quantitative objectives, measure the quality of the technical support provided by IECD to Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) of East Jerusalem governorate, and to the cooperative of Al Azarieh and define areas of improvement with clear recommendations, in terms of trainings’ methodology and services to be addressed to MSEs and cooperatives of the region.
October- November 2015, Evaluation of "Youth for Just Peace Project" implemented by Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy (PCPD) in Palestine and funded by Finn Church Aid (FCA). The evaluation objective was to measure the impact of this project including the relevance of it and identifying the gaps and the challenges, to draw lessons and recommendations for the future and to give an insight about the sustainability. The evaluation acted as an inward looking and self -learning process to help the management in the planning process for present and future plans.
August 2016, Evaluation of Finn Church Aid project on 'Practicalities of Return for the Palestinian Refugees' implemented by the organization Zochrot in the period between January 2013 and June 2016. GRIP Consulting conducted the evaluation in partnership with New World Company from the Netherlands.
August- September 2015, Evaluation of BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights in Bethlehem, Palestine. BADIL was established in 1998 to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and displaced persons including internally displaced persons (IDP) regardless of where they reside or when they were displaced. The evaluation objective was to examine the relevance including "suitability" as well as "legitimacy", effectiveness, efficiency, flexibility and sustainability of Badil programs.
August-September 2016, Contracted by Save the Children International, to condut an Assessment of the organizational structure and institutional capacity of the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees (CDED), Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) and Ministry of Labour (MoL) in the matter of ex-detainees children reintegration, clearly identifying the capacity building gaps (in the areas of technical knowledge, management structure and operational procedures) both within each ministry and in terms of inter-ministerial coordination with the final aim to establish a referral mechanism that can ensure timely and effective access of the ex-detainees children to reintegration services.
July-August 2016, Evaluation of the German based organization- Transparency International Project's Regional based approach to National Integrity System (NIS) Assessments in seven Arab countries. Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. The Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin had commissioned INTRAC to undertake the final project evaluation of the project “Regional based approach to National Integrity System (NIS) Assessments in European Neighborhood South Phase II” in order to assess the progress of the project towards its defined outcomes and provide learning and recommendations for future actions for the TI-Secretariat and the TI National Chapters. This project is carried out in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Tunisia. GRIP Consulting is an INTRAC assosicate in MENA region.
January-March 2016, Evaluation of The World Council of Churches (WCC) Human Rights program EAPPI. WCC, which is an umbrella organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland, had started an initiative in 2001 called the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) with an overall goal to end the Israeli occupation and a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions. WCC had commissioned GRIP Consulting to assess the administrative and financial systems of the program and put recommendations to improve the performance of the management.
July- August 2015, Evaluation of the YMCA/YWCA Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) in Jerusalem, Palestine. The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) is a joint program of East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine established during the second Intifada. It works for Peace with Justice in Palestine. The objective of the evaluation was to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the JAI work and activities as well as key areas during the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
B. Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening
1. Prisoners Human Rights:
November, 2016, Re-Envisioning and Strategic Planning Process for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in Palestine. The objective of the process was conduct a review and rapid Strategic Planning Process (RSPP) to re-envision the emerging needs of Palestinian prisoners and human rights in general in Palestine. GRIP Consulting team had used the Rapid Strategic Planning Process (RSPP) methodology and the Future Search methodology in a “participatory and collaborative” approach that emphasized on engaging the different stakeholders in the process.
2. Human Rights, Advocacy & Media
September 2015, Stragic planning proess for the Alternative Information Center (AIC) in Jerusalem, Palestine. The AIC was established in 1984 by Palestinian and Israeli grassroots activists as a joint organization to promote the human and national rights of the Palestinian people and a just peace and shared life for Palestinians and Israelis. Basing its work on respect for international law and progressive principles, the AIC works within and between Palestinian, Israeli and international societies.
3. Intellectual Disabilities Rehabilitation:
April 2016, Strategic planning process for Al-Malath Rehabilitation Society for intellectual disabilities in Beit Sahour, Palestine. Al-Malath is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to meet the needs of youth with intellectual disabilities and it is one of few centers to accept adults with severe mental disability in Palestine. It provides rehabilitation, education, training, and care for youth with intellectual disabilities so they will be able to reach their full potential through developing their physical condition, skills, and abilities. It works in various therapeutic fields: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Vocational Training Program.
C. Policy & Strategy Papers/Baseline & Needs Assessment Projects
1. Youth Empowerment:
September- December 2016, Baseline/needs assessment study for the Alternative Information Center (AIC) on the socioeconomic and political situation of young adults in Bethlehem Area. The objective of this project which is funded by Diakonia Sweden is to conduct a factual Baseline study to produce and create an accurate study of the socioeconomic and political situation of young adults in Bethlehem area to ensure optimal monitoring, evaluation and project adjustments as necessary.
2. Youth Empowerment:
May- June 2016, Baseline Study for a project “Promoting Change and Youth Leadership in East Jerusalem” funded by DanChurchAid & EU and implemented by The Palestinian Vision (PalVision). The baseline study aims to establish clear benchmarks at the early stage of the Action which relate to the outputs and results against which progress will be measured and impact assessed at beneficiary, and community levels. It will be part of a larger monitoring and evaluation approach and it forms the basis for measuring change over time to the Action's outcome and impact indicators. DCA and PalVision will use the information to make sound strategic decisions for program implementation and future program development.
3. Child Protection:
August- December 2016, Update and develop the National Child Protection Referral System and the protocols within the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), the Police, Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE), Ministry of Labour (MoL). UNICEF and different Palestinian Ministries contracted GRIP Consulting to work with the different stakeholders on having one unified glossary and definition of child abuse and neglect to help providing a framework for the intervention by the different governmental and non governmental agencies and persons in situations of child abuse and neglect. And to build an established unified national child protection referral protocol to help agencies and workers to be alerted to signs of child abuse and neglect for reporting to the child protection officers and other relevant structures. This protocol would help enhancing the detecting, reporting and providing supportive services to the abused and/or neglected children on time and in the quickest way possible and in professional way. And to have an established unified information sharing and open communication systems among the different stakeholders. And to build the protocols for these ministries based on the national protocol.
4. Child Protection:
August- September 2016, Support the Child protection evaluation and the action planning process. UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), Palestine had contracted GRIP Consulting to support finalization of Child protection mapping document with MoSD and Child Frontiers and support the action planning process for a new national child protection strategy
5. Child Protection:
February- April 2016, Drafting Policies and Administrative Guidelines for the Girls' Care Home in Bethlehem. The Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women and Qader for Community Development and the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) funded by UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, Palestine wanted to develop an administrative and policies guideline for the Girls' Care Home in Bethlehem governorate which is used to accommodate young girls victims of abuse and violence.
6. Juvenile Justice:
August-October 2016, Support the implementation of Juvenile Protection Law roadmap in Palestine. UNICEF, Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and Defense for Children International (DCI), Palestine contracted GRIP Consulting to support MoSD and DCI in implementing a capacity building project for MoSD and other relevant stakeholders on community based child rights prevention, protection and diversion
7. Juvenile Justice:
April-June 2016, Developing the National Strategic Plan for the implementation of the Juvenile Protection Law in line with the new Law across the different sectors, identify priorities, and update it. The Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) is the guardian of the law and the chair of the National Justice Working Group, which brings together UNICEF and many other partners among them the Ministry of Justice, High Judicial Council, Attorney General’s Office, Sharia Courts, Security Sector, Ministry of Interior, Palestinian Civilian Police as well as the Ministry of Labour, Education, Health and international and civil society partners.
8. Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
July- October 2016, Drafting the Child Protection Referral System in the health sector in Palestine contracted by Qader for Community Development and the Ministry of Health (MoH), Bethlehem, Palestine. QADER for Community Development, is a Palestinian NGO working for the realization of the rights of persons with disabilities. QADER had commissioned GRIP Consulting to draft the Child Protection Referral System in the health sector in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH).
9. Security Risk Management:
October 2015- June 2016, political and security analysis and advices for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), which is an international ecumenical initiative its overall goal is an end to the Israeli occupation and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just peace, on the basis of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions. Its mission is to accompany Palestinians and Israelis in their non-violent actions and concerted advocacy efforts to end the occupation. EAPPI had commissioned GRIP Consulting to act as their security advisors to help them assessing the political and security situation in Palestine and Israel.
D. Human Resource Development
1. Training and Capacity Building:
June- July 2015 and April- May 2016, Training on Human Resource Management for the Institute for Community Partnership-Bethlehem University, Palestine. The Institute for Community Partnership at Bethlehem University conducts regularly a module in Human Resource Management of the Professional Diploma in Public Administration for middle managment level of the Palestinian public sector. The HRM module is aimed at analyzing the role of human resource management as a factor of public administration’s efficiency
2. Staff Performance Appraisal:
June 2015 and January 2017, Building Staff Performance Appraisal System and analyze the group appraisal process for BADIL – Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Bethlehem, Palestine. BADIL was established in 1998 to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and displaced persons including internally displaced persons (IDP) regardless of where they reside or when they were displaced. BADIL has commissioned GRIP Consulting to develop a staff performance appraisal system based on the three hundred sixty degrees model and accompanied the organization in conducting the various steps of the process.