Ms. M.M. Gelson was in the service of this project in the capacity of the Asst. Director (Monitoring and Evaluation) from 2nd April 2002 to 31st January 2006.
During this period she shouldered the responsibilities in all monitoring activities and benefit monitoring. The project has reckoned his creativity and diligence in this area and had been assigned to cover the post of Deputy Director which had been vacant for one and half years (May 2004 to September 2005). She had performed well in this position and was able to streamline the monitoring process especially in enterprise development activities undertaken by the project. In addition to her duties she was covering the duties of coordination and supervision of Enterprise Development Division and Training Division of the project for 8 months till he resigned.
She has proven her skills and gained experience through performing several disciplines, and his achievements are:
Establishment of Activity monitoring system and introducing progress-monitoring system for the project.
Preparation of work plan for first three years by coordinating stakeholders, and resource personnel according to the well set up logical Frame Work.
Introducing a mechanism and databases for all Enterprise Development Service providers. The progress and the monitoring of the EDS activities and ‘Dasuna’ credit line basically running on this system and the system has been recognized by the ADB.
Moreover, she has undertaken duties which are in-line with day to day routine work related to the M&E division such as:
Planning of Annual Work Plans (Operational/Activity/monitoring) of the project, Management of Progress monitoring activities on EDS and Infrastructure Development components
Analyzing physical & financial progress of the project
Coordination and highlighting short falls and issues for monthly progress meetings (PMO), Project Management Committee meeting (PMC), and Provincial Advisory committee meeting (PAC) and convene top management to take prompt action in shortfalls.
Evaluation of performances of officers and consultancy works
Maintaining & managing of Management Information System (MIS) and convene top management (MRID, ADB, MPI, ERD) to take prompt action in shortfalls.
In addition to her above performances, I found her honest loyal and have no hesitation to recommend him to any prospective employer.
I wish her ever success in his future career.
Eng. H.A. Gamini Kularatne
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