Project Management for Donor Funded Projects

Why Attend

Donor Funded Projects course examines the role of the “project” relative to other aid delivery methods such as sector support and budget support used by the Donors/Development partners in pursuit of development cooperation objectives. An analysis of all the different phases of the project/programme cycle will be carried out to emphasise the methodology for preparing, implementing and evaluating projects and programmes sponsored by donors. Reference will be made to various Donors such as AfDB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, GIZ, BADEA.

The course examines the role of the “project” relative to other aid delivery methods such as sector support and budget support used by the Donors/Development partners in pursuit of development cooperation objectives. An analysis of all the different phases of the project/programme cycle will be carried out to emphasis the methodology for preparing, implementing and evaluating projects and programmes. Particular effort will be made to bring clarity to the terminology used by the donors/development partners for the different stages for the project/programme cycle.

The principal training objective is to ensure participants have enhanced capacity and understanding in the areas of Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework Approach, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Identification, Project Formulation, Appraisal and Project Implementation. Participants will able to design project/programmes that meet the requirements of the major Donors and Development Partners.

Course Methodology

The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by consultant and participants, and psychometric assessments. The course also features the use of a number of group exercises and case studies followed by plenary discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the funding trends of major Development Partners
  • Understand project cycle, decision points, key documents and use of the Quality Frame
  • Understand the principles of the Logical Framework Approach
  • Know how  to design a project according to the Logical Framework Approach
  • Identify how to prepare and assess the quality of a Logical Framework Matrix
  • Know how to prepare activity schedules and how to prepare budgets and resources schedules
  • Understand how to assess project implementation arrangements
  • Know how to design a Monitoring and Evaluation System

Target Audience 

This programme is aimed at project team members, project administrators, coordinators and project managers as well as other officials who want to understand the key drivers of project management in both governmental and non-government organisations in order to create stakeholder value for the public.

Target Competencies

  • Planning projects
  • Organizing projects
  • Executing projects
  • Controlling projects
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Communication

 


Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

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NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • The funding trends of major development partners
  • The project cycle, decision points, key documents and use of the quality frame
  • The principles of the logical framework approach
  •  Designing a project according to the logical framework approach
  • Preparing and assess the quality of a logical framework matrix
  • Preparing activity schedules
  • Preparing budgets and resources schedules
  • Assessing project implementation arrangements
  • Monitoring and evaluation system
  • Indicators and sources of verification
  • 5 evaluation criteria used by the major donors/development partners
  • Preparation of all financial statements for donor-funded projects
  • Financial guidelines used by various donors
  • Further knowledge of analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • Legal framework requirements in the management of donor-funded projects
  • Project formulation strategies from a financial perspective
  • Procedures followed in project identification and budgeting.
  • Managing funds throughout the phases of a project
  • Procedures followed in financial monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded projects.
  • Ensuring that donor funds are used according to the stipulated standards