Objectives of Human Resource Development (SRSP)
SRSP Human Resource Development Programme
- Develop institutional and technical models for poverty reduction, sustainable, equitable and engendered development;
- Sustainable improvement in the livelihood of over 10 million poor people in NWFP by 2011
- Raise the incomes and quality of life of people, especially the poorest of the poor men and women, living in its programme area.
- Provide an effective and cost-efficient service delivery mechanism for the government and the donor agencies in order to reach the rural poor.
- Support the decentralization efforts of the govt.
Human Resource Development Programme started in 1996: In order to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development, SRSP makes continuous effort towards institutional development and capacity building at the community level, staff members , other organization/stack holders and line agencies. This is done through establishment of networking at grassroots level institution at the village. HRD section has developed a training policy. The basic purpose of training is to increase the productivity of community leaders and employees. Training is also important for the adoption of new technologies or changes for the future course of action. To assess the training needs of communities and staff, SRSP focused on the following four areas;
Directing training towards achieving the organizational goals
To facilitate the community and staff members or any other out-side agency, in meeting their responsibilities or tasks.
To mend the behaviour of the people in a way that it helps, achieving the organizational objectives.
To overcome the deficiencies in skills, knowledge or attitudes of the people, so that they are able to achieve the organizational objectives in an efficient way.
With the above objectives SRSP has started its activities of Capacity Building in 1996. Based on its experience, Capacity Building , Skills and expertise of the organization in the relevant field.
Human Resource Development Center
In order to reduce the poverty and promote sustainable development, SRSP makes great efforts towards institutional development and capacity building. This is done through harnessing people's potential to help them-selves by establishing a network of grassroots level institutions at the village level. With the above objective in mind, the HRD section of SRSP was established in 1996 with the primary focus to design and implement institutional strengthening and capacity building training for community leaders, activists, extension workers and its staff. The section was aimed to; To improve the performance of SRSP staff and its community organization by maximizing the effectiveness and performance of the staff and community members, we are going to develop our knowledge and skills, our actions and standards, our motivation, incentives, attitudes and work environment. To develop the managerial and technical skills of community members. To design & implement the managerial and technical capacity building training of community members, identified by their respective community organizations. to equip SRSP staff with the sound conceptual understanding of the participatory development and other managerial skills; and lastly to provide training facilities to other government and non-government organizations, in the field of community organization and participatory development. The long journey on the road of development has developed HRD section into a full fledged HRD Centre, which can now be rightly termed as one of the state of the art training institute. The training institute is located in one of the posh areas of Peshawar ( Shami Road ), which is both near to the city as well as calm and quiet.
HRD Center section started training for other agencies, which includes training for the community activists they want to get trained. For instance, HRD Center at Kohat region successfully conducted two Leadership and Management Skills training for the activists who belonged to the community organizations covered by UNDP's Poverty alleviation Programme at Lachi, Kohat. These activists trainings are at three levels. The three levels of the course are as under:
Level-I: Basic Course for Village Office Bearers (Men and Women)
It is a 3 days non-residential course designed for the Presidents, Secretaries and active members of the community organisations. It focuses on; Program understanding and conceptual clarity with emphasis on its social mobilisation component; It also enhances the understanding of participants on other Programme components like agriculture, livestock and forestry, so that smooth implementation of Programme can be ensured CO/WOs record keeping like how to minute the meeting, preparation of agenda, maintenance of savings and credit register, how to keep record of Community schemes;
Level-II: Leadership & Management Skills Training for Village Activists:
It is a 7 days course designed for the office bearers and active members of the community organisation. It focuses in detail on; Concepts of participants on development and development approaches; Program strategies on different component like Microfinance, Enterprise Development, Gender & Development, NRM; leadership style; Skills required for the activists like communication, presentation, planning and basic accountancy; Salient features of Devolution Plan 2000 and formation of CCBs.
Level-III: Advance Training Course:
It a 10 days course and the participants are selected on the basis of good performance in level-II. It is basically only for very outstanding activists at the district level. Some of the contents in this course are derived from level-II but more in depth while some of the courses are totally new. It also tries to build participants' capacity as trainers. This course is generally planned for those who would be acting as Social Organisers at their own to ensure the continuity of the MCO/ WCO/ MVO/ WVOs even after the SRSP assistance.