Assigning responsibilities

Engagement between institutional and social actors is about teamwork. Both the SAI and CSOs must make sure they can count on a committed team to embark on ambitious joint initiatives. Some staff may be assigned multiple tasks and responsibilities. Likewise, some people will share same duties and will need to blend efforts. In any case, tasks and roles must be clearly defined and not overlap.

SAIs & CSOs: Organizing teamwork and defining roles
Decision making Who will have the last word with regard to the initiative's implementation? Who will be held responsible for the whole project?
Design Who will be drafting the proposals, activities, and plan of citizen engagement? Who will be discussing it with respective counterparts?
Management Who will be in charge of ensuring that all activities are carried out in a timely and efficient manner, and who will be supervising the entire team?
Communication Who will be in charge of keeping regular contact with the CSOs and SAI and handling communications with the media or external stakeholders?
Budget Who will be in charge of budget design and allocation? Who will make sure that financial resources needed for the initiative can be effectively obtained and distributed?
Logistics Who will be responsible for ensuring that adequate resources (infrastructure, documents) are provided on time to the staff involved in the scheduled activities?
Fieldwork Who will be working jointly with the CSO throughout the audit process (or the joint activities that are set up)? Who will be sending the information? Who will be receiving and processing the feedback?
Follow-up Who will be responsible for monitoring the effectiveness and outcomes of the initiative? Who will be following progress made over time?


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