Assessment Of Risk Management Practices In International Nongovernmental Organizations (Ngos) In Ethiopia: The Case Of Save The Children

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Addis Ababa University


Project management is the way of managing change by designing activities that meet specific objectives by involving stakeholders and teamwork to achieve successful implementation. The main purpose of the study was to assess the practice of risk management on save the children in Ethiopia. The study used primary data which was collected by a means of interview and questionnaire. Data was collected from 21employees that are found in the main office of Addis Ababa in the department of project management. Respondents were experts of project management office, project teams and project manager. Quantitative data was analyzed by using Statistical Packages for social science (SPSS) version 25 and qualitative analysis was made by relating with literatures written in similar area. The result showed that general practice of risk management is highly implemented except Project team members are getting active training and development about risk management. Most of a time uncertainty occurred in a project is handled by project manager followed by consultant. In risk planning only relevant stakeholders are involved. Expert judgment is the most widely used tools and technique used in risk planning. According to risk identification; risk is not identified throughout the project. Projects are mainly exposed to technical risk and operational risk. Identification of risks in projects is mainly used assumption analysis and expert judgment followed by SWOT analysis and Documentation review. In risk analysis document is not updated after risk is analyzed. The primary tool and techniques in risk analysis are risk probability, impact assessment and expert judgment. In risk response strategy avoiding and transferring are highly implemented. In risk control and monitoring, risk is not reviewed periodically and risk response is not audited. The correlation between dependent and independent variable is positively correlation and significant. Finally the study recommended what to be done for future research.



Risk planning, risk identification, risk response, risk control and monitor