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Diploma in Grants Management
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in Grants Management and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall Course Overview:
The job of grants Management involves a difficult balancing act; ensuring that project staffs have the latitude to accomplish something meaningful and at the same time every obligation of the funding source is met. Depending on the operating style of your organization, the complexity of the project and the nature of the funding source, effective grants Management depend on certain core principles. These principles are valuable in helping to build trust with your donors and making the management process in your organization more orderly. The purpose of this course is to build the confidence and skills of those responsible for managing institutional donor grants and to meet donors’ financial terms & conditions when implementing programs. Effective grant management by project implementers can attract more funding for the organization.
Training Objectives
At the end of the course, participants will be able to: a) Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects;
b) Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions;
c) Providing supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements;
d) Managing multiple-funded programmes;
e) Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report;
f) Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management;
g) Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant;
h) Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence;
i) Appreciate that finance and programme staff must work closely for Successful grant management. Training Approach
We strive to de-mystify financial and project management concepts to Overcome the fear of finance and grants management. Target Group
This course is specially designed for Project staff who manage institutional donor grants where programmes are implemented directly or through operational partners. The course is also suitable for both finance, administrative and non-finance staff who are new to grant management.

Course Outline:

a. Grant Management Overview
b. Grants Cycle
c. Internal controls
d. Budgeting
e. Procurement Management
f. Writing a Grant
g. Staff Motivation
h. Contract Management
i. Auditing
j. Writing Financial/ donor Reports
k. Closing a Grant

Assignments
There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Examination
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $800
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT:
info@onlinelearningcentre.org


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