TANZANIA INSTITUTE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
A FIELD REPORT ON RISK ASSOCIATED WITH PROJECTS
AMOS ROBART NDARO
In accomplishing this task, I have had to interact with a number of key project stakeholders, especially the Project Team led by Eng. Julius Kabyemera. I received very positive cooperation in the preparation of my report. The information and views provided by the project team has been invaluable in the report process. The special corporation made by Mr. Victor Kassian through the process is very much appreciated. Besides the project information, the evaluation process involved interviewing a good number of individuals from whom I received very constructive views. Their inputs have been invaluable in arriving at the report compilation. Special thanks go to Dr. Jill Wells and Mrs. Violet Possy who provided the necessary project background information, necessary reports and other pertinent project information. They were also instrumental in providing feedback on the preliminary findings.
Lastly, my lovely wife Mariam for the kind advice and special prayers I received from her, support from my beloved daughter Clara and team efforts made by Mariam Gibson, Yakobo Mafuru and Yohana Jackson as family members all are greatly appreciated.
The final evaluation of the five year project 2007- 2012 UK/DFID CSCF project no. 406 “Strengthening workers’ rights in the construction industry in Tanzania” funded by DFID to the tune of British Pounds 301,490 was conducted as an independent activity during March 2012 by a team of national professionals and experts. The aim of the evaluation was to identify the impact of the project and ways that this can be sustained; record and share lessons; and account to local stakeholders and funders for the project’s achievements. The expected outputs of the project were to: raised awareness of the importance of OH&S among contractors, consultants and workers’; improved OH&S capacity in the Tanzanian construction industry in the form of a substantial body of contractors, workers, consultants, clients and regulators with improved knowledge of the main hazards in construction work and how they can be mitigated; strengthened collaboration among key stakeholders (IET, CRB, OSHA) in delivering OH&S training; and OH&S training mainstreamed into professional, technical and vocational courses and continuing Professional Development Programmes (CPDs).
The evaluation process involved the review of project documents including the project logical framework; project annual reports; minutes of the steering committee meetings; and training documents and field reports. Further, the Evaluation Team collected views from forty three (43) individuals1 from key project participants, trainers, trainees and representatives of key stakeholder groups with varied roles and interests in the project process and outcomes. The overall evaluation rating was found to be between 2 and 3 with two of the key outputs scoring 2 (i.e. outcome largely achieved, despite a few shortcomings) and 2 others scoring 3 (i.e. only partially achieved, benefits and shortcomings finely balanced). The project made a significant contribution towards building training capacity of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). A total of forty nine (49) trainers were trained, well beyond the project target of thirty five (35) trainers. Some of these were from training institutions for construction engineers and related technical staff thereby providing opportunities for incorporating lessons learnt from the project into the respective academic curricular. The evaluation team noted however that there were no formal links between...
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