Engage Consult is managed by a pool of well-established experts in various disciplines particularly law, agriculture, finance, education, governance, public policy, planning, health, rural and community development and research. These members have carefully been selected from various institutions and who have keen interest in higher education development.
The overall decisions-making body of the company is the Annual General Meeting (AGM). AGM has 11 members where all of them are the active shareholders of the firm. In order to ensure separation of Power, the chairmanship of the AGM is annually rotated among the shareholders who are not directors. The AGM meets twice in a year to deliberate policy and legal issues of the firm. The Company secretary is the secretary as well to the AGM. Engage Consult is governed by the Board of Directors (BOD). The Board is composed of all the Directors. The company has 5 registered directors. The board is responsible for any technical issue of the firm and it advises the AGM. The company is managed by the Managing Director (MD) who reports to the AGM. The MD is assisted by Directors: Director of Programs (DP), Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) and Director of Quality Assurance (DQA). There is a legal advisor who is the Company’s Secretary. There are three key directorates namely Directorate of Programs, Directorate of Finance and Administration and Directorate of Quality Assurance. The chief internal auditor reports to the BODs. Both the Finance Manager (FM) and Human Resources and Administration Manager report to the DFA. There are meetings of the Directorate that take place every month to discuss updates on a specific department/unit.
Engage Consult has put in place clear procedures and systems that govern the operations, administration, leadership and management of the company. The company has policies that have been approved by the AGM to guide our operations. The company has the Consultancy Policy and Operational Procedure (2018) Child Protection Policy (2018), Quality Assurance Policy (2018), Business Plan (2018-2021), Human Resource and Administration Policy (2018), Financial and Procurement Policy and Manual (2018) and Internship Engagement Guideline (2018). The company has put also in place some SOPs for quality assurance. In the areas of Finance management, the company has clear systems for accounting with the use of ICT propelled Accounts and finance, and with strong internal audit systems. The company is audited every year by external and independent auditors and our reports to be published on our website and in one of the government Newspaper. The company is audited by both Government auditors (CAG) and private firms so as to learn through their approaches. In order to provide quality consultancy services, the company has put clear systems on how to work with reliable and reputable individual consultants from higher learning institutions, retired officers from both the government and private sector and international experts. In addition, the firm hires high calibre staff and consultants.
The recruitment of staff is managed by the board of directors. The company has put clear systems to recruit highly talented graduates in our work. To this end, the company has put clear systems for hiring and vetting of associate consultants, where each consultant shall be required to sign a sub contract as a commitment to ensure s/he delivers the assignment that he/she is assigned.
To ensure that we adhere to human rights and particularly the rights of children as per the conventions on the rights of Children; the company has put clear systems for all staff: Consultants, government and partner experts working with the company to sign the form that shows his or her commitment to safeguard and protect the rights of children. To ensure capacity building of the staff and consultants, the company has put in place clear systems on regular refresher training of our consultants and staff. This training helps both the staff and consultants to abide by our policies and branding systems and procedures. In addition, this helps them to provide effective technical solutions to our clients. In order to ensure that our practices are corruption-free ;the company has put in place and adopted the government anti bribery systems where every consultant and staff will be required to sign the anti-bribery form as a matter of principle but also during the submission of our proposals. To ensure quality assurance, the company has put in place clear systems on total quality management such as technical editing team, info graphic design team, a three level review of products and a dedicated director who cross-checks the quality of our work and approves it.