Centre for Emergency and Development Support promotes gender equality in its programming. Gender is one of the organization’s quality standards. CEDS’s needs assessments and reporting requirements are broken down to sex. The program’s consultative meetings carried out at field site locations constitute of leaders, and communities members who include both men and women. Men and women therefore together support programming and contribute to shaping up of the project’s proceedings. During recruitment, women are encouraged to apply, equal numbers of hygiene promoters per nutrition catchment location will be recruited based on locality and catchments. Hygiene and sanitation promotional messaging is always attended by mainly women who are usually caretakers of children. Men however are always highly encouraged at all times to attend.
In the selection of beneficiaries will be done in transparent manner. This will be conducted purely on basis of needs targeting the most vulnerable, regardless of tribe, ethnicity, gender or political or religious beliefs. Needs based selection on pre-defined vulnerability criteria, in accordance with international humanitarian standards. Staff will ensure that WASH, health and FSL services privacy considerations developed with the protection of GBV. Female hygiene promoters will ensure that the disabled and people with HIV/AIDs who the female beneficiaries can access WASH, health and FSL services equally. The project will ensure that health messaging is wide spread so as to reach as many people as possible. For beneficiary accountability purposes there will be complaints register to capture all complaints raised by community members. Feedback to complaints will be provided as they come by WASH assistants, nutrition officers, Monitoring and evaluation officer, WASH coordinator and or the Director.
CEDS has developed an M& E framework and a detailed M&E plan to monitor the Projects. A dedicated M&E officer updates the project management on the progress against indicators and targets.
To ensure effective implementation of the project, an orientation session at project start will be done covering the program Logical Framework, detailed implementation plan, M&E indicators and data collection processes, performance targets, and key data collection tools.
An in depth logical framework and monitoring matrix will be used to monitor the project with the matrix updated regularly. Simple tracking tools will be used to obtain information/data as required by the proposal. The data will then will be entered into a simple data base in readiness for reporting. Community Hygiene promoters will receive continued trainings skills, mentoring on their work and use of reporting templates. The reporting template will capture work done on a daily basis conducted by the hygiene promoters, this will be done on a weekly basis. The weekly reports will be collected by the project assistants whose role is to provide routine support, supervision and mentoring to the hygiene promoters. The weekly reports will be crossed checked by the project officer and M&E who will then enter the data into a data base. The data base will be sent to the project coordinator and Director for checking and then reporting. The project officers, will monitor and support the project assistants in their field work. The project officer will be monitored and supported by project Coordinator. Project coordinator will send out monthly report as required by WASH, Health and FSL Clusters.