Grant Management Online Certificate Course - (DISCOUNTED OFFER - USD 300)

Dear Partners,

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce Grants Management Online / Distance Learning Certificate Course.

Start Date: 1st October 2019.

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 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.

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 Content

The content will cover: 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, 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…

Organisational Capacity Statement

Capacity Africa is an organization that was established in 1996 by a group of development and media professionals to promote quality capacity building among development professionals and communities in Africa.
The organization has initiated training activities in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Southern Sudan training over two thousand development workers in the last ten 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 Ends Aids, National Aids Control Council, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps, Haki Kazi, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others…

Training Format:

• All materials are made available through Online or Distance Learning Approaches
• Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
• At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
• Weekly feedback from committed instructors
• Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks .


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 4 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay

for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course is scheduled to begin or as soon as payment is received Training Package Value for the Money Training will be moderated by professional with hands on skills and great wealth of Grants Management.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Institute
[email protected]