Online Diploma in Grants Management from 1st July to 31st December 2017


Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) is pleased to announce a Diploma in Grants Management .The course is offered through Distance Learning and runs for Six months.
Course Overview

Start Date: 1st July 2017
End Date: 31st December 2017

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 Content
Module 1 Introduction to Grant Management
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
Course Organizers:
Course Organizers:
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies ( is an organization that was founded in 1999 as a capacity building expert and a development think tank that proposes solutions for development problems facing third world countries with a big project portfolio in Africa.
We have delivered timely and professional capacity building services to a wide variety of organizations in the development sector. These include donor organizations, Government agencies, co-funding agencies, International and local NGOs, Government agencies and private sector firms. We have conducted successful consultancies for many organizations.
After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
Assignments: There are ten assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% project paper or examination will account for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript and an international donor directory
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 that starts every 1st of the month.
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

Course start 1st July 2017
Course Ends 31st December 2017


The Academics Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
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