Assisting CSSCs to Organize Program Activity Through Consultations, Monitoring Visits and
The Hub Center staff conducted site visits to direct monitoring and consultations of CSSCs' ongoing
program activities, and meet with members of the Support Centers and community organizations.
In the framework of organizational development, Nurlan Zhumabekov (Community Outreach
Coordinator) visited the Aktobe CSSC from April 14 17 to participate in a roundtable with the
regional NGOs and analyze the local community outreach process. The importance of drawing rural
areas into the Counterpart's training program was discussed. In the course of consulting the CSSC, the
Director, Kairat Kunshashev, and Coordinator, Dilyara Temirbayeva, received practical
recommendations on the further involvement of the communities in the mobilization process and the
organization of local facilitators' team to PCAP. In the neighboring region of Kostanai, because of its
high interest in the community outreach program, the Country office and local CSSC analyzed
community mobilization programs. This research extended the contact database at the Kostanai
A quarterly meeting with the CSSCs on June 19 covered the organizational issues of conducting Local
Grant Committees (LGC), community projects development including proposal and report design, the
PCA, the community mobilization process, financial sustainability, and long term impacts. In
addition, Nurlan Zhumabekov, a Community Outreach Coordinator, compiled a questionnaire
addressed to the Almaty CSSC to examine capacity in problem solving in its community
organizations. From the subsequent data analysis, the Support Center was able to define an outlook
concerning its social partnership development in the region.
CSSC Capacity Building in Evaluation of Community Projects
For the first time in Kazakhstan, a co assessment of community project The Installation of an
Autonomous Heating System in the Zhas Kanat hostel was conducted on June 3 5 by Raushan
Amanzhanova (Regional Community Outreach Program Coordinator), Dana Amanova (Country
Grant Manager), Galym Zhukupbayev (Zhalghas Coordinator), community (hostel) residents,
members of the production cooperative society and the project managers of Baspana NGO. The joint
assessment included documentation analysis (project proposal, financial, monitoring and narrative
reports), examination of stakeholders, evaluation plan design, and design of project goals, indicators,
and evaluation methods and tools. The co assessment process revealed a number of issues to be
resolved according to the plan designed by the community.
Staff Development and Changes
The Office Manager, L. Kuchenova, left Counterpart for personal reasons. The management team of
Counterpart decided to hire Ms. Elena Adkina to fill the Office Manager position. The OD
Coordinator, V. Akhmetov, got the Regional Health Coordinator position and will be based in
Almaty. The Counterpart management team also decided to move CO Coordinator, N. Satarov, to the
OD Coordinator position, and Training Coordinator, C. Akmatova, to the CO Coordinator position.
The Training Coordinator vacancy has been announced through newspapers, and interviews were
scheduled for July 2002.
The Senior Program Officer, A. Nusupov, the Training Coordinator, C. Akmatova, the Manager of the
Naryn CSSC, E. Karypbay Uulu, and the Contract Trainer, D. Alyaeva, took part in the regional
training on fundraising held in Almaty on May 13 17. As a result of the training, a draft plan on
fundraising activities of the Hub Center and CSSCs was developed.