The Media High Council of Rwanda had been newly mandated to be a Press and Broadcasting licence and regulatory agency with full decision-making authority over the media in Rwanda. However, its structure and staffing had not been altered to meet the new demands of its expanded mandate and therefore ran the risk of not be able to be fully operational.
Albany were hired by the MHC to provide technical support for conducting a capacity, institutional and training needs assessment and develop a strategic human resource development plan, which included delivering a full 5-year strategic human resources development plan.
Albany carried out comprehensive research and analysis of the MHC's key structural strengths and weaknesses; researched the media sector and the legal and regulatory framework governing the MHC and the media. Albany then ran a series of workshops with the staff, Executive and Board of the MHC to thrash out the agency's vision, mission and objectives and drafted a new organisational structure with a complete set of new job descriptions and an administrative staff for adoption by the MHC Board. Albany also ran a workshop for both the MHC and some of its licensees and stakeholders to thrash out a new cooperative way of working together for the improvement of the Rwandan media sector.