Standard Operation Procedures
Development Links Consult (DLC) is committed to delivering timely services of high quality. We have thus developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that define the roles for all key team members and provide the tools needed to effectively execute a consulting contract. The objectives of the SOPs are to:
Build and make explicit our knowledge base for team members.
Codify and improve procedures and practices through a continuing dialogue with all team members.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are implemented and monitored through the current DLC consultancy execution model that employs resident and external consultants that perform the following (in summary).
Preparation of Bids
Inception/Preparation for the assignment that includes contracting the Lead Team and preparation of the Inception Report
Obtaining approval of ethical boards
Recruitment of other team members
Training of the research team
Pre-test of data collection tools
Pre- fieldwork preparation and team deployment
Data collection. This is dependent on the assignment but usually we it is 5 days for primary data, and 10 days for secondary data
Data management for both Qualitative data and Quantitative data
Report preparation, validation and dissemination of the assignment
Monitoring, Learning, and Improvement