Step 3: Analyse Gaps and Propose Solutions

Having completed the capacity audit, the table below will enable the assessor to map out the most pressing and urgent issues that need to be addressed and make recommendations. This will assist the specialist in deciding with the organization a programme of work.

 

Overall assessment Level (1-4)

How does the gap affect current performance

How will the gap affect performance in the medium to longer term

Recommended Action

Urgency of action
(1-4)(1)

Abiltiy to absorb
technical assistance(2)

1

Mission, Strategic framework, and Policy objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic policy framework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Brand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand recognition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand impact

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Member driven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessing members needs, including those of women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross-sectoral engaged members

 

 

 

 

 

 

4Governance Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective and fair governance structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board composition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service offer

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy influence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advocacy approach

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operations planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial robustness

 

 

 

 

 

 

9Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

10Measurement & Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance appraisal

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1) Levels: (4): urgent and is affecting organizational development in the immediate term; (3): urgent; (2); needs to be looked at but not a factor; (1): not an issue.

(2) The assessor should provide in this box his or her analysis of what kind of assistance the organization is capable of utilising effectively. It should be a judgement call on the part of assessor based on the information he or she has been able to gather.