Grant Management and Proposal Writing Course
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Grant Management and Proposal Writing Course

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Mon 15 November 2021
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Grant Management and Proposal Writing Course
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Mon 15 November 2021 09:00 - Fri 19 November 2021 16:00
Meridian Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
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Introduction

Donor funding is crucial since it helps researchers implement their project ideas. To access these funds a well written proposal is required for consideration by potential donors. The results of a project ought to be effectively communicated by the aid of a proposal. Therefore, organizations need to be able to develop high quality proposal to ensure the implementation of project ideas.

Most of the development projects are financed through grants from donors. It is the responsibility of the project management team to ensure that the limited resources are used optimally and efficiently to achieve maximum impact.

The goal of this course is to equip participants with the skills to develop and write an effective proposal and equip the participants with best practices and essentials skills in effective grants management.

Duration

5 Days

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training the participants will learn to:

o Learn resource mobilization methods

o Identify project development and proposal writing principles

o Arrange different proposal aspects logically

o Develop and write an effective proposal

o Utilize the monitoring and evaluation principals in developing a proposal

o Write quality reports with respect to the targeted audience

o Handle pre-award activities that will set your program on the right track

o Oversee post-award start-up, operation, and closeout duties

o Ensure compliance with funder requirements

o Address the critical aspects of managing grant finances

o Effectively report grants management progress to stakeholders

Who Should Attend?

This training is designed for grants management officers/managers, financial managers, the project officials, managers of donor funded projects and staff working in organizations whose responsibilities include developing projects, and writing proposals and reports

Course Content

Overview of Proposal Writing

Proposal writing in grants mobilization
Understanding donors’ requirements
Proposal formats
Project development and proposal Writing

Components of a Project Proposal

Project Rationale

Project Background
Needs Assessment including target population
Project Justification

Project Overview

Project Goal and Objectives
Project Beneficiaries
Critical Assumptions
Project Strategies

Project Design

Project theory of change
Design of project results using causal pathway
Project Activities; outputs and activities matrix
Logical framework
Performance measurement framework

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring plan
Evaluation plan

Risk Management

Risk Matrix
Risk Response plan

Project Management

Project organogram
Project Coordination
Partners responsibilities

Budget Development

Detailed budget
Cost Sharing
Summary budget

Organization Capacity

Organization profile
Organization Capacity
Relevant experience

Submitting the Proposal

Funding agency forms
Packaging, politicking and refunding
Submission, traditional and online
Tips for final checks

Proposal Review

Proposal review criteria
Proposal review process
Grant agreement

Introduction to Grants Management

What is grants management?
Grants management and project development
Key grants-related terminologies

Overview of Project Award Types

Grants
Contracts
Cooperative Agreements
Subcontracts

Types of Grants

In-kind
Standard
Mixed

Grants Lifecycle

Pre-Award activities
Planning
Proposal Submission
Award of Grant
Post-Award activities
Implementation
Monitoring and Evaluation
Amendments
Reporting
Close out

Elements of Grants Application

Grants Preparation and Planning
Developing Goals, and Objectives
Finalizing and Submitting Grants Application

Grants Budgeting

Introduction to Grants Budgeting
Grants Budget Elements
Budget Development
Budget Management

Accounting Essentials for Grant

Accounting multiple grants/ awards
Tracking of matching funds
Accounting for in-kind contributions
Developing account code structure

Compliance

Financial and procurement rules
Contractual agreement
Donor compliance
Legislative compliance
Accounting Standards and Practices
Community and cultural Compliance

Contract Management

Contract assessment
Contract negotiation
Contract management

Internal Control in Grants Management

Control environment
Risk assessment
Control activities
Information and communication
Monitoring activities

Grants Reporting

Financial
Narrative
Evaluations
Amendments

Training Approach

This course will be delivered by our skilled trainers who have vast knowledge and experience as expert professionals in the fields. The course is taught in English and through a mix of theory, practical activities, group discussion and case studies. Course manuals and additional training materials will be provided to the participants upon completion of the training.

Training Approach

This course will be delivered by our skilled trainers who have vast knowledge and experience as expert professionals in the fields. The course is taught in English and through a mix of theory, practical activities, group discussion and case studies. Course manuals and additional training materials will be provided to the participants upon completion of the training.

Tailor-Made Course

This course can also be tailor-made to meet organization requirement. For further inquiries, please contact us on: Email: [email protected] Tel: 254 721 331 808

Training Venue

The training will be held at our Upskill Training Centre. We also offer training for a group (at a discount of 10% to 50%) at requested location all over the world. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and buffet lunch.

Visa application, travel expenses, airport transfers, dinners, accommodation, insurance, and other personal expenses are catered by the participant

Certification

Participants will be issued with Upskill certificate upon completion of this course.
Promoter:
Upskill Development Institute
Daniel Ndung'u
https://upskilldevelopment.com
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