Factors Influencing Capacity Building In Project Procurement Processes In Kenya
The purpose of the study was to determine factors influencing capacity building in project procurement processes in Kenya. The study objectives were; to establish factors influencing resource availability in project procurement processes: identifying need analysis in capacity building, the influence of organizational culture in project procurement processes, to determine the influence of training and development and improved procedures in capacity building. The target population was employees in procurement department, project department and human resource department in charge of training in Geothermal Development Company. The total population was 50 employees include 28 procurement, 12 project and 10 human resource employees in the study. Questioners were administered to all the 50 targeted employees but 43 employees (86%) filled and returned the questioners. The study employed simple random sampling techniques to select the sample for the study. The primary data was collected using questionnaires which were self-administered to the respondents. The researcher obtained a letter of introduction from the University of Nairobi and secured a permit from the National Commission for science, technology and innovation; both qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics by use of graphical and numerical methods of central tendency and measures of variability to present the results. Primary data was collected using questionnaires that were administered by drop and pick methods .Data from the questionnaires were coded, tabulated and analyzed. Editing was done to improve the quality of data for coding. The coded data was fed into statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 20.Regression analysis was used to investigate the relationship between variables and capacity building in project procurement processes. Capacity building on project procurement processes was inclusive of availability of skills and knowledge to accomplish the tasks assigned to employees. There was continuous evaluation of duties to ensure identification of challenges. Capacity building and resource availability indicates that a change in capacity building could be explained by change in the resource availability. Findings revealed that resource availability was positively associated with the dependent variable (capacity building). Organizational culture and capacity building was interpreted as an estimated twenty-four percent a change in capacity building is explained by organizational culture. Organizational culture is positively correlated with capacity building and statistically significant. This implies that based on the sampled data, one would expect change in organizational culture that will influence capacity building; Organizational culture has a causal effect on capacity building. Need Analysis and capacity building indicate a degree of variability in need analysis to be able to predict capacity building was considered quite minimal. This revealed a positive correlation between needs analysis and capacity building. Need analysis is positively correlated to capacity building. The study sought to determine factors influencing capacity building in project procurement processes. The issues of organizational culture should be addressed to improve the image of the organization. Resource availability has not been adequately addressed in the organization the organization should allocate adequate resources for project procurement processes. The needs within the organization should be addressed by allowing the staff to participate in decision making together with the management.
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