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Mid-term Evaluation of the "HCFC Phase-out Management Plan" project
Commissioning Unit: Jamaica
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Jamaica
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

There is clearly a demand for ongoing training and upgrading of RAC practitioners which makes the key component of this Project relevant, however the delivery of short term workshops should be guided by a review of the landscape. 

The IP could with an appropriate facilitator:

  •  Conduct a series of focus group sessions to determine the critical training needs of the target population, best times of the week and day to conduct training and if there is any scope for shared cost of training and/or training material.
  •  Have a working session with major employers, many who would have already shifted to alternative technology which resulted in a reduction in the importation levels for HCFCs, determine what they see as training needs for technicians and their willingness to be partners in the process.
  • Hold a conversation with major technical training facilities who offer short and/or long term training for the RAC industry. Confirm their understanding of training demands.

This will leave the Project with a better understanding of both demand and supply, the IP along with the Technical Committee can review the outputs from these consultations and make recommendations for any adjustments to the current content, delivery mode and scheduling.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2021/01/13]

Need assessments were completed by July 2018. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct of a Training Needs Assessment mong RAC practitioners
[Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2018/12/17]
Project Manager and Project Focal Management 2018/03 Completed Training Needs Assessment was completed by July 2018 History
2. Recommendation:

Develop an M&E Framework, inclusive of all reports which must be reviewed by the PSC at its quarterly meetings,  establish the criteria for consideration for change to any element of the redesigned programme.

In the event that the content developed and currently being used for workshops will be utilized for follow on training contract a resource with appropriate skills to ensure that the material takes into consideration the learning style of adult learners in the Jamaica context, this is primarily tactile and/or visual. The end
result is likely to be two sets of Workshop Kits.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2021/01/13]

M&E Analyst and project manager developed M&E framework 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support the development of the M&E Framework
[Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2018/12/20]
Project Manager and Programme Analyst, M&E 2018/02 Completed Programme Analyst, M&E provided support for the development of the M&E Framework History
3. Recommendation:

Assess the model implemented by Canada and UNEP for training of technicians, there was an initial training of 25 local technicians, they were the corps of trainers and were affiliated to technical training facilities. In the second stage they went on to train 127 technicians by conducting 8 3-Day workshops with certificates being issued through HEART Trust/NTA VTDI. This is likely the model which guided the design of Component II of the HPMP.  In the event that the content developed and currently being used for workshops will be utilized for follow on training contract, a resource with appropriate skills to ensure that the material takes into consideration the learning style of adult learners in the Jamaica context, this is primarily tactile and/or visual. 

Identify 15 master trainers and provide a ‘refresher’ including techniques on how to deliver training to adult learners. Provide a stipend to meet out of pocket cost, which is consistent with the current design of the Project. Develop a toolkit for the trainers to allow for similarity in data collected at each training site, to include - Pre-screening applications which are submitted at the time of application and guided a decision on the Workshop the applicant should attend; Pre and Post Test Tools; Standard attendance register and a template for preparing post training reports for submission
Utilize island wide training facilities of HEART Trust/ National Tool Engineering Institute (NTEI), National Caribbean University, Caribbean Maritime Institute and similar Organisations as the hub for scheduled training over a period of time which ensures maximum attendance.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2021/01/13]

Based on the training Needs Assessment we will attempt to negotiate/advocate with learning instiutions for support of the findings into thier curriculum. The ToT approach should be used to also train the technicians.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Once the findings from the needs assessment are received, an implementation plan will be developed to not only disseminate the findings to the training institutions but also use as a base for any additional training activities the project will conduct in 2018
[Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2018/12/17]
Project Manager 2020/10 Overdue-Initiated Initial discussions have commenced with the national training institutions. History
4. Recommendation:

To increase the participation of female practitioners in the RAC industry participating in workshops, there must be a specific and targeted campaign.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2021/01/13]

Support the strengthening of the local association, JARVA, which can suppport a campaign to increase female practitioners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support the strengthening of JARVA, the local industry organization
[Added: 2017/12/12] [Last Updated: 2018/12/17]
Project Manager 2018/05 No Longer Applicable [Justification: JARVA is no longer operational and as such this mechanism will not be utilized. Additionally, this aspect of the consultancy was removed because the consultant was over budget. ]
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