Advanced Financial Management for Projects, Auditing & Grants Management for Donor Funded Projects---April 3rd-7th, 2017-Nairobi


(Africa School of Project Management (ASPM)) #1

About ASPM.
The Africa School of Project Management (ASPM) was established in the year 2000 in Kenya as a membership based professional management organisation. The school was formed to address capacity building needs among development partners, donor organizations, Government agencies, International and private sector firms in Africa.
The school has been pivotal in capacity building in South Sudan, South Africa, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Somalia, Liberia,The Gambia, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burundi and Rwanda. The school has trained over 12,000 staffs who are involved in different projects and also conducted surveys, evaluations and research in different projects and businesses in Africa.

Training Objectives
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid;
• for donor-funded projects
• Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions;
• Providing supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements;
• Managing multiple-funded programmes
• Provide tools for efficient Management of Donor- funded project
• Design and monitor donor budgets
• Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report;
• Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management;
• Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant;
• Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence;
• 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,
• Award Review,
• Fundraising Tips, Implementation, Compliance
• Eligible and ineligible costs,
• Cost Share/ Matching costs,
• Procurement Procedures,
• Grant Tracking Tools, :
• Costs eligibility, administration
• Programme evaluation
• Grant Reporting,
• Financial Documentation and Reporting
• 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.
• Basic concepts in grant management
• Key challenges in grant management
• The grant management life cycle
• Grant management plan
• Responsibilities and routines in grant management
• The flow of donor funds
• Assessing the terms and conditions in grant agreements
• Grant agreements, and accounting and procurement systems
• Complying with donor reporting requirements
• Managing key relationships for successful grant management
• Other Key Modules
• Community Development and Projects funding
• Funding requirements
• Project finance
• Capital Budgeting and Investment Appraisal
• Donor Policies and procedures
• Complying with Donor procedures
• Disbursement methods
• Banking: Loan Management/Payment
• Expenditure Budgets
• Project Budgeting and Planning
• Project Financial Management
• Financial Risk Analysis Techniques
• Financial Performance Measurement
• Budgeting and Budgetary Control
• Internal Control and Control Mechanisms
• Integrated accounting & Financial Systems
• Accounting policies and systems
• Auditing of financial statements
• Management Control Framework
• Auditor’s duties and responsibilities
• Knowledge of the Law in relation to accounts and audit
• Internal controls
• Risk assessment
• Code of professional Conduct and Ethics
• Preparation of Auditing Procedures
• Planning and Publishing the audit schedule
• Periodic reports
• Project Management reports
• Financial Reporting (Periodic Requirements) • The role of government in donor funded projects.

Fee information:
The tuition fee is US D 980 (Exclusive VAT). This caters for; • Six hours training every day • Training materials on soft / hard copy or both • Certificate • Meals-Tea at 10 Am, Lunch, Tea at 4 pm • One Tour or visit to our National parks/Zoo • Airport transfer

How to Register:
Kindly, drop us mail at [email protected] or apply through the online form…
http://www.aspm.co.ke/index.php/online-application