Capacity Self-Assessment

This is a Self-Assessment of the organisation by staff and board members. Three areas are assessed to provide information on the organisation and provide recommendations for future capacity building. The three areas with their key components are:

1. INTERNAL ORGANISATION – looking at the organisation

  • Mission _ Christian distinctiveness
  • Compassion
  • Strategy
  • Non-discrimination
  • Leadership
  • Governing body
  • Staff participation
  • Planning
  • Financial management
  • Organisational structure
  • Administrative systems
  • Financial reporting procedures
  • Human resources
  • Human resource management
  • Self-reflection and learning

2. EXTERNAL LINKAGES – looking at who the organisation works with

  • Relationships with other Organisations
  • Capacity to obtain and mobilise resources
  • Advocacy


3. PROJECTS – looking at what the organisation does

  • Good practice
  • Targeting
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Local culture
  • Achievement of objectives
  • Restoration of hope and relationships
  • Sustainability
  • Beneficiary participation