Human Resources Development

Client: Amend
Faculty: Katherine Bourne and Steven Schall
Team: Omoruyi Aigbe, Jordan M. Calhoun, Ozge Gunay, Michael M. Kuir
Year: 2013

Amend is a US-based international nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the epidemic of road traffic injuries in Africa. In order to achieve its mission, Amend’s current services include primary school road safety education programs, advocacy campaigns, and scientific research. Now at a critical point in their organizational expansion, Amend requested a Capstone team to create guidance to improve Amend’s ability to recruit and manage current and future staff. The Capstone team reviewed literature on human resource norms and best practices; conducted interviews and focus group discussions with Amend’s management and staff in Tanzania; and interviewed Tanzanian peer organizations. The Team then synthesized the information and produced a Human Resources Manual as well as a guide for its implementation.