Effective Consultancies in Development and Humanitarian Programmes

Effective Consultancies in Development and Humanitarian Programmes

by Frances Rubin, John Rowley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780855985004
Publisher: Oxfam Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Oxfam Skills and Practice Series
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Frances Rubin has worked both as a manager and freelance consultant for national and international NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies and commercial companies in the UK, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

John Rowley has worked both as a manager and freelance consultant for national and international NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies and commercial companies in the UK, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Consultants, clients and stakeholders; 3. Approaches to consultancy; 4. Stages of consultancy; 5. Deciding on a consultancy; 6. Planning on a consultancy; 7. Finding consultants; 8. Assessing consultants; 9. Costing a consultancy—and other financial matters; 10. Contracts and other legal matters; 11. Managing a consultancy: from preparation to feedback; 12. Ethical concerns; 13. Being a consultant; 14. Checklists for managers; 15. Conclusion; Annexes: 1. Sample contract clauses; 2. Example of a letter of agreement; 3. Cancellation fees; 4. Consultancy contract or staff contract? 5. Sample contents of a call for tenders; 6. Fee-calculation tables; Notes; Annotated bibliography; Index.

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