Individuals or groups representing the interests of those who will ultimately benefit from the project. Their primary function within the board is to ensure the realization of project results from the perspective of project beneficiaries. Often civil society representative(s) can fulfil this role. The Beneficiary representative(s) include: MMERE and MECDM. Other pertinent SIG Ministries, NGOs/CSOs may be included.
The Beneficiary Representatives are responsible for validating the needs and for monitoring that the solution will meet those needs within the constraints of the project. The Beneficiary Representative role is to monitor progress against targets and quality criteria. This role may require more than one person to cover all the beneficiary interests. For the sake of effectiveness, the role should not be split between too many people.
Specific Responsibilities (as part of the above responsibilities for the Project Board):
- Prioritize and contribute beneficiaries’ opinions on Project Board decisions on whether to implement recommendations on proposed changes;
- Specification of the Beneficiary’s needs is accurate, complete and unambiguous;
- Implementation of activities at all stages is monitored to ensure that they will meet the beneficiary’s needs and are progressing towards that target;
- Impact of potential changes is evaluated from the beneficiary point of view;
- Risks to the beneficiaries are frequently monitored.