FCS zonal resource persons vow to help enhance CSOs vibrancy

Ahead of assuming the crucial role of supporting the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) in building the capacity of CSOs in different parts of the country, a team of the newly recruited zonal resource persons have taken a vow to be part of the solution in enhancing vibrancy, accountability and good image in the sector.

The entire group comprising of nearly 40 resource persons selected to provide support in the area of Capacity Development, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Due Diligence have unanimously agreed to help the FCS meet its strategic goals by being part of the solution to enhance the sector’s vibrancy.

The resource persons made a solemn promise during their orientation and reflection workshop held in Dar es Salaam from 23 – 26 February. Speaking during the session one of the resource persons, Mr. Israel Ilunde urged his colleagues to liken themselves as football team coaches, who are by virtue of their positions ought to be accountable if their teams do not get good results.

“We as zonal resource have to sometimes consider ourselves as football team coaches/ managers while building the capacity of CSOs. If our clients (the CSOs) fail to excel, we are also deemed to succumb to the pressure,” analogized Mr. Ilunde, depicting that the resource persons are really up to the task ahead.

To cope with the growing demand for capacity development and monitoring of its grantees, FCS decided to enter in a selection process for qualified, experienced Tanzanians to join a pool of its resource persons. The resource persons will be responsible for providing technical backstopping to CSOs across the country, as well as undertaking special assignments on part time basis to selected CSOs, in a bid to build the CSOs capacity. The resource persons will also undertake performance monitoring pertaining to the FCS key thematic areas, as well as be engaged in conducting due diligence exercises to the FCS grantees. 





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