Sawubona works with international development organizations and other private development organisations to achieve their objectives. With a robust understanding of the Nigerian society and the Nigerian culture and a network of high-value partners, Sawubona collaborates with international organizations to deliver high impact solutions and interventions to the communities in which they operate.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), working with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments (FMITI) decided to develop the Nigerian National Accreditation Services (NINAS), the governing body for the establishment of the Nigerian National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP). The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and was established to improve the competitiveness of Nigerian exports.
Organisational (Human Resource and Financial) Planning: Sawubona was engaged to develop a human resource and financial plan for the NINAS. Benchmarking global and domestic practices, Consultants developed a pay position for the NINAS, job classification and gradation guidelines, a manning plan, and a total reward system. Consultants validated job descriptions and developed key performance indicators for staff of the NINAS. Consultants also developed a financial plan for the NINAS, identifying forecast startup costs, revenue and cost model, seven year forecasts statements of comprehensive income, financial position and cashflows. Consultants also developed capital structure scenarios and recommended a preferred structure based on the scenarios built from the financial model.
“It has been a pleasure working with you and your team over the past couple of months on the business plan (financials) and human resource planning aspects for the Nigerian National Accreditation Service. Sawubona has put a lot of effort into the analysis as well as making and fine tuning the projections for this new institution which will be very important to help us secure talent, short-term financing and medium-term sustainability. Your knowledge and effort have been very helpful.”
Stephen Cross, Lead Expert, Accreditation, UNIDO.
United for Education (U4E) Foundation was established to reduce the level of education inequity in public primary schools in Nigeria, through the deployment of a very effective employee volunteering programme.
Strategy Consulting: U4E Foundation engaged Sawubona to advice on strategy. Sawubona developed a strategic plan for the organisation which focused on quality volunteer engagement, efficient internal processes and close collaborations with public primary schools. Sawubona is working closely with the Foundation in the implementation of this strategy and has collaborated with the organisation in engaging volunteers from Stanbic IBTC Bank and Seven Up Bottling Company.
The organisation is currently working with staff of corporate organisations who volunteer an hour a week in teaching numeracy and literacy and providing inspiration for the pupils to be the best they can be.
Pink Pearl Foundation is a cancer prevention advocacy organisation working with communities across Nigeria to deal with the challenge of Breast and Cervical Cancer and advocate healthy lifestyles for young ladies.
Media Engagement: Sawubona provided traditional and social media relations services for the Foundation’s anniversary and fundraising event.
The event had coverage across media platforms like The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, to mention a few. Also engagement levels and followership on social media channels increased during the engagement period.