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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Governance

Poor governance and weak state institutions constrain development. Interest in funding governance reform processes has increased in recent years as donors recognize the importance of strengthening country governance systems to achieve common development goals. This course aims to build the capacity of M&E professionals working with governance programs. The acquired M&E skills will assist the participants to apply the best M&E approaches in developing and implementing governance programs successfully.

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Training on Advanced M&E and Data Management for Health Programs

Monitoring and Evaluation helps in collecting, analyzing and transforming health data into strategic information for informed decision making, improved effectiveness and enhanced advocacy in health programs. M&E will help to ensure that health programs are implemented as planned and to assess whether desired results are being achieved. This course aims to build the capacity of M&E professionals working in the health sector.  The acquired M&E skills will assist the participants to improve health program planning and performance management.

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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition

In order to achieve a world free of hunger and malnutrition, it is vital to provide sustainable solutions that provide the largest impacts on development outcomes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Food Security programs are designed, implemented as plan and that they improve the well-being of the target communities. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of FSN programs.

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Project Monitoring and Evaluation with Data Management and Analysis

This is a comprehensive M&E course that covers the principles and practices for results based monitoring and evaluation for the entire project life cycle. This course equips participants with skills in setting up and implementing results based monitoring and evaluation systems including M&E data management, analysis and reporting. The participants will benefit from the latest M&E thinking and practices including the results and participatory approaches. This course is designed to enable the participants become experts in M&E of projects.

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Training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Participation’s has become a critical concept in development. Donors, governments and NGOs are insisting upon participatory approaches in assessing needs and in implementing programs. With increased emphasis on the importance of participation in development, there is a growing recognition that monitoring and evaluation of development and other community-based initiatives should be participatory. This course will broaden participants’ understanding PM&E as a support to project management at different levels as tool for strengthening participation.

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Project Management Project Management Professional Exam Prep Course

The ever-changing work environments and competitive markets have created a critical and huge demand for project managers who can successfully deliver a project successfully from start to finish. Awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is a globally-recognized credential that has been valued by industries all over the world for over 30 years. The PMP signifies that you speaks and understand the global language of PM and connects you to professionals.

Training on Grants Management Course

About the course

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. This course is designed to equip the participants with best practices and essentials skills in effective grants management. 

Target Participants

This training is designed for grants management officers/managers, financial managers and the project managers of donor funded projects. 

Course duration

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What you will learn by the end of this training the participants will learn to:

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

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

  • Ensure compliance with funder requirements

  • Address the critical aspects of managing grant finances

  • Effectively report grants management progress to stakeholders 

Course Outline

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 is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate. 

Training on Child Protection in Emergencies

About the course

In an emergency situation the lives, physical and mental wellbeing, or development opportunities for children are threatened as a result of armed conflict, disaster or the breakdown of social or legal order. Child protection in emergencies is based upon the prevention of and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation of and violence against children in emergencies. This training is designed to the capacity of child protection practitioners in humanitarian settings by using and applying the most up to date and best practice when it comes to CPIE Programming.

Target Participants

This training is aimed at child protection practitioners in humanitarian settings. 

Course duration

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What you will learn by the end of this training the participants will learn to:

  • Understand risk factors that make children vulnerable during emergencies

  • Develop knowledge of best practices in prevention, preparedness and response to protecting children in emergencies

  • Develop skills to protect children in emergencies situation

  • Understand the minimum standards for protecting children in humanitarian settings

  • Improve the prevention and response programming of the child protection in emergencies situation

  • Develop response and contingency plans for child protection 

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Principles and Approaches to Child Protection in Emergencies

  • Module 2: Child Protection Assessments and Response Planning

  • Module 3: Addressing Child Protection Needs

  • Module 4: Developing Child Protection Strategies

  • Module 5: Mainstreaming Child Protection in other Humanitarian Sectors

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate. 

Training on Community Health and Nutrition

About the course

In most developing countries the majority of the population-the rural population especially-does not receive even the most basic health care or any nutritional advice. Malnutrition usually stems from poverty and from ignorance of what are the right foods to eat. At the same time it increases the problems caused by the lack of health care because it weakens the body’s defense against disease. This training is aimed at building the skills of the participants to efficiently offer nutrition services to communities, linking them to care and referral. This is expected to empower communities to make informed choices to ensure healthy eating and lifestyles. 

Target Participants

This course is aimed at health managers, community health workers, community health volunteers, nutritionists, development practitioners and other health professionals who are responsible for enhancing community health. 

Course duration

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What you will learn by the end of this training the participants will learn to:

  • Describe the relationship between nutrition, health and development

  • Understand the classification of food into different food groups

  • Understand household food security

  • Describe the different nutritional requirements for each lifecycle stage

  • Know to conduct growth monitoring.

  • Understand the different types of malnutrition

  • Carry out community nutrition counselling

  • Carry out nutrition assessment

Course Outline

Food Diet and Nutrition

  • Food, nutrition and nutrients

  • Different nutrients for different foodstuffs

  • Balanced diet and child feeding

  • Food and nutrition security

  • Nutrition, Health and Development

Nutrients and their sources

  • Classification of essential nutrients

  • Main nutrients

  • Micro nutrients

  • A balanced diet

Nutrition Requirements throughout the Life-Cycle

  • Introduction to the life-cycle

  • Lifecycle stages

  • Cohort 1 Pregnancy and new born (up to 28 days)

  • Cohort 2 Early childhood (29 days -59 months)

  • Cohort 3 Children and Youth (5 -19 years)

  • Cohort 4 Adults (20 -59 years)

  • Cohort 5 Elderly (over 60 years)

Infant and Young Child Feeding

  • Global and national recommendations for child feeding during the first 24 months

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for the baby

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for the mother

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for the family

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for the community

  • Key messages for optimal complementary feeding practices

Food Safety, Storage & Preservation

  • The concept of food safety and hygiene

  • Food storage and preservation

  • Food poisoning

Nutrition Assessment Methods

  • Anthropometry

  • Biochemical/biophysical methods

  • Clinical methods

  • Dietary methods

Common Community Nutrition Problems

  • Types of malnutrition

  • Common forms of malnutrition

  • Classification of malnutrition

  • Consequences of malnutrition in community

  • Strategies to promote proper nutrition in community

Micronutrients Deficiency

  • The importance of micronutrients

  • Micronutrients deficiencies

  • Causes of micronutrient deficiency

  • Strategies to control for micronutrients deficiency

Household Food Security

  • Core concepts of food security

  • Chronic and acute food insecurity

  • Causes of household food insecurity

  • Indicators of household food insecurity

  • Food security strategies

  • Nutrition emergency interventions

Nutrition Education and Counselling

  • Behaviour change communication

  • Stages of behaviour change

  • Nutrition behaviour change communication

  • Growth monitoring and promotion

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants. Field work  is included in this training. 

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate. 

Training on Resource Mobilization and Proposal Writing

About the course

The ability of development partners to implement their project interventions is dependent on their access to donor funding. Access to these funds requires submission of proposals for consideration by the potential donors. Project results should be effectively communicated and shared through good reports. For sustainable and effective implementation of project interventions, it is essential that organizations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports.  This course aims to equip participants with skills in writing and presenting effective and successful proposals. 

Target Participants

This course is aimed at managers, program/project coordinators and other project staff whose roles involve developing proposals for fundraising and report writing for their organization. 

Course duration

What you will learn by the end of this training the participants will learn to:

  • Resource mobilization principles and practices

  • Resource mobilization approaches

  • Proposal and grants application

  • Fundraising

  • Business Plans

  • Current funding environment for non-profit organizations

Course Outline

Resource Mobilization Planning

  • Strategic plan and resource mobilization

  • Resource mobilization strategy

  • Resource mobilization action plan

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

Cross Cutting Issues in Proposal Writing

  • Gender Mainstreaming

  • Governance

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Human Rights

Budget Development

  • Detailed budget

  • Cost Sharing 

  • Summary budget

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants. Field work  is included in this training. 

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.