Project Cycle Management and Grants Management Training in Kenya

Capacity Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce the following
Training workshops to be held in the Month of February 2014 in Nairobi,
Kenya.

1)      PROJECT CYCLE
MANAGEMENT – 11TH – 14TH FEBRUARY 2014

2)      GRANT MANAGEMENT – 19TH – 21ST FEBRUARY 2014

3)      PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT- 26TH – 28TH FEBRUARY 2014

4)      GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT – 26TH –
28TH FEBRUARY 2014

Workshop Organizers
Capacity Africa Institute (www.capacityafrica.com) is an organization that
was in 1999 to promote quality capacity building
among development professionals and communities in Africa. The
organization currently  runs  training programmes  in Kenya,
Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South
Sudan training over three thousand development workers in the last
thirteen  years.We have collaborated very closely with Action Aid Kenya,
Unicef Kenya Country Office, Undp Kenya, Unifem East Africa, Population
Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health,
Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA,  Amref, National Council for Population
and Development, Nation Media Group ,Shell Kenya and Shell International,
Path, Techno serve,  One Love One World, National Aids Control Council,
Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese
Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, Tear Fund, Oxfam GB, Haki Kazi, ADRA
South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

WORKSHOP 1: PROJECT CYCLE
MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FROM THE  11TH TO 14TH OF FEBRUARY 2014

The course is designed to help participants to:

*      Understand key aspects of  project design,
planning, implementation, administration and Monitoring and Evaluation
*      Understand ways to design, implement, monitor and
evaluate projects
*      Educate Learners  on how to link a logical
framework and translate it into a concise and transparent budget and a
simple
work plan
*      Use the logical framework to design an effective
monitoring and
evaluation system for tracking and reporting results for their individual
organizations
*      Understand best practices techniques for project
management, Monitoring and Evaluation

PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT COURSE
CONTENT

*      What is Project Cycle Management?
*      Overview of Project Initiation, Planning,
Implementation, Control and Close out.
*      Scheduling and planning to ensure targets are
accomplished timely.
*      Project Budgeting
*      Work plan Development
*        The logical framework approach
*          Designing a Project Goal
*        Outcomes/  Output/Activities
*            Indicators
*            Evidence and Risk analysis
*            Assumption/ Pre-conditions / Risks

Monitoring and Evaluation Course
Content

*      Introduction to monitoring and evaluation terms and
concepts
*      Difference between monitoring and evaluation
*      The need for monitoring and evaluation in development
projects
*      Monitoring in all process of the  project cycle
*      Types of indicators and  Identifying outcome
indicators for your project  Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
*      Types of Frameworks
*      Role of in Monitoring and Evaluation planning
Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
*      Functions of an M&E plan
*      The main elements of an M&E plan
*      Standards of  an M&E plan
*      Some of the complexities of M &E plan
*      Overview of M&E plan implementation modalities
Data Collection, Capture, and Data Quality Checks
*      Identify types of data collection tools
*      Identify type of tools at each M &E level
*      Define data capture
*      Identify key steps in data capture
*      Define data quality
*      Quantitative methods
*      Qualitative methods, Data Analysis, Interpretation and
Reporting
*      Role of data analysis in monitoring and evaluation
*      Types of data analysis
*      Interpretation of data
*      Deciding which reporting methods to use
*      Writing an effective M/E report

PROJECT  CYCLE MANAGEMENT TRAINING
WORKSHOP.
THE DATE: 11TH TO 14TH FEBRUARY 2014.
WORKSHOP VENUE: THE HENNESIS HOTEL, NAIROBI
FEES: KSHS. 50,000/- (USD 600) PER PERSON
WORKSHOP 2. GRANT MANAGEMENT
TRAINING – 19TH TO 21ST FEBRUARY 2014.

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 contribute to 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.

The following topics will be
covered:

Overview of Grants Management Cycle: Developing proposal, Budgeting
Types
of costs, Grant Award Contract, Types & contents, Group Exercise,
Award
Review, Fundraising Tips, Implementation, Compliance, Eligible and
ineligible costs, Cost Share/ Matching costs, Procurement Procedures,
Grant Tracking Tools, : Costs eligibility, administration, Programme
evaluation, Amendment time, costs, activities, partner, Grant Reporting,
Financial Documentation and Reporting, Exercise: Documentation, Internal
Controls; Audit, Narrative Reporting, Partnerships & consortia
management,
Donor Compliance, Personnel & Staff Issues (ethics) : Contracts, Time
sheets, Travel & Per diem: Itinerary, assigning, Assets &
Inventory
Management, Co-Financing & Multi- Donor Funding, Indirect Costs &
Contingencies, Close Out Procedures & the Final Tranche.

GRANT MANAGEMENT TRAINING
THE DATES: 19TH TO 21ST FEBRUARY 2014.
VENUE: HENESSIS HOTEL, NAIROBI
TRAINING COST: KSHS 40,000/ USD 500

WORKSHOP 3. PROCUREMENT &
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRAINING – 26TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY
2014.

The training will provide procurement practitioners in both the public
and
corporate sectors with essential procurement skills required to perform
their functions effectively.

Who should attend?

Procurement officers and managers responsible for the procurement
function
in the public and private sectors. Also suppliers, service providers,
logistics, consultants and those in finance departments with an interest
in procurement.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:
*      Understand the role of procurement
*      Appreciate the principles and ethics of
procurement
*      Develop and write specifications
*      Manage risk in procurement

Procurement Course Content

*      Fundamentals of Procurement
*      Strategic Procurement
*      Tender Design
*      What is a Contract?
*      Contract management
*      Contract administration
*      Contract risks and disputes management
*      Maintaining long term Relationship with suppliers
*      Conflict resolution in supply chain
*      Supply chain risk Management
*      Procurement Circle and Procedures
*        Vulnerability management
*      Purchasing Strategies
*      Integrity in Procurement
*      Contract Management and Documentation
*      E-procurement
*      Procurement Audit
*      Compliance Monitoring
*      Procurement of Works and Dispute avoidance
*      Public Procurement Procedures

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT TRAINING
THE DATES: 26TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2014.
VENUE:  HENNESSIS HOTEL, NAIROBI.
THE COST IS: KSHS 40,000/ USD 500 PER PERSON

WORKSHOP 4. GENDER AND
DEVELOPMENT TRAINING – 26TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2014

Overall Course Overview:

Whenever we
talk of development, it is generally assumed that societies’ quest for
material
advancement or improvement in so far as population growth, technology
acquisition, health betterment, educational progression and economic
achievement takes a straight line.
Looked at in this way, the phrase “gender and development” therefore wrongly
presupposes that participation of some members of the society in the
society’s
development project is “upon invitation” that is, either by selection or
election.
In this short course, however, gender is used as a focus of analyzing and
examining the historical processes that perpetuate inhibitive connotations
about gender and work that is how the measures and processes of development
(work) are gendered and the local or international existence of policies and
institutions championing gender justice among men and women.

Course Objectives:

By the end of
this short course, participants should be;
* Familiar with key analytic gender and development debates.
* Able to relate these debates to development theory, policy and
practice at local,
national and international levels.
* Able to comprehend and manipulate complex analytical gender
arguments.
* Capable to evaluate impact of development interventions
(policies, projects and
institutional reform) on gender equity and empowerment.
* Influence and intervene in community development projects at
every level of the
society

Course Outline:

The Course
Outline includes training in:-
* Introduction to Gender and Development
* Gender and Law
* Gender and Media
* Gender and Education
* Gender, Conflict and Peace

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
THE DATES: 26TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2014.
VENUE:  HENNESSIS HOTEL, NAIROBI.
THE COST IS: KSHS 40,000/ USD 500 PER PERSON

Training Package Value for Money. Training will be facilitated by
professionals with hands on skills and great wealth of experience.
Participants coming from outside NAIROBI are requested to organize their
own accommodation and transport. We can however reserve accommodation
space for you at the training venue.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Ms Pamela Walekhwa
The Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Training Institute
Madonna House, Westlands Road, Nairobi.
Telephone: +254- 20- 4452674/ 4450937
Cell: + 254-721-776-449/724-010-191
info@capacityafrica.org
www.capacityafrica.org

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