Staff Changes and Development
In order to improve the effective implementation of the program and promote the localization
process a new management structure for Counterpart was developed and its approbation started.
In the last quarter, Organizational Development Manager A. Ataev and Grant Manager M.
Rozyev left Counterpart and O. Ataeva, V. Kosarev and B. Jumaeva were hired as Organizational
Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and Grant Manager accordingly.
The Organizational Management Advisor Eric Blender joined Counterpart Turkmenistan.
Senior Health Advisor, Mered Annamukhamedov, Program Manager Irina Dedova and
Community Outreach, Jeren Khakyeva participated in Regional Community Outreach Workshop
Jeren Khakyeva, Community Outreach Coordinator, attended the advanced regional trainings in
Almaty on Fundraising in May and Social Partnership in June.
Pavel Kharitinov, Informational Technology Advisor, and Nargiza Meylieva, Lebap CSSC
Manager, attended the advanced regional training on Fundraising in Almaty in May.
Vladimir Kosarev, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, participated in the INTRAC
conference Growing Civil Society in Central Asia: International and Local Perspectives in
Khadjarbibi Yelamanova, Manager of Ashgabat CSSC, participated in seminars: NGOs Role In
Public Opinion Formation In The Sphere Of Natural Resources Management and The Forming
Of Public Opinion And Social Significant Intelligence in Tashkent organized by the USAID
funded project Improvement Of Natural Resource Management In Central Asia Region .
A course in Turkmen language was conducted for staff.
The Counterpart staff with the facilitation of Management Advisor and Acting Country Director
participated in a workshop on the decision making process and delegation of responsibilities
within the network.
During the reporting period 16 trainings were conducted for 274 participants from 178 NGOs. Out of
16 trainings 6 were conducted in Lebap and Dashoguz velayats. Three trainings were conducted in
Turkmen language. A training of trainers on NGO and Community was conducted for the new 15
Turkmen speaking trainers (4 from Dashoguz; 5 from Lebap; and 6 from Ashgabad). During the
quarter each CSSC started hosting monthly trainers meetings.
The organizational development action plan for the year of 2002 2003 was developed with the
Dashoguz and Lebap CSSCs.
Hiring procedures were updated and an interview process was developed and introduced.
A salary survey in Ashgabad was conducted to review the staff salaries.
Job descriptions for staff were reviewed with extensive consultation from the Deputy Regional
Director and Regional Program Manager.
During the reporting period three case management meetings were conducted to identify potential
problems of CSSCs and target NGOs.
During this quarter the Community Outreach program implemented activities in three specific
regions: Ahal, Lebap, and Dashoguz:
From June 20 23 a training on PCA was conducted in Ashgabad for fifteen NGOs and initiative
groups from Ashgabad city, Akhal, Balkan, Lebap, Mary, and Dashoguz velayats. The PCA
training module was then adapted according to the local specifics.
The Ashgabad CSSC continued to facilitate the PCAP process with the local NGOs Women
Resource Center of Turkmen University, Ecological School of Farmer, and Family, Mercy and
Health in selected communities in Buzmein city with the Orphans' School, Cementnyi gorodok
Residences, the Buzmein Dormitory for Women Workers, and the Peasants' Union of Gavers
etrap of Akhal velayat.