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Training Course on Effective Project Proposal and Report Writing

INTRODUCTION

The two most common challenges among development organizations are to document effectively their activities and to come up with highly saleable project proposals. These challenges have further resulted in limited capacity for resource mobilization among many organizations.

A good proposal that addresses a real need will attract a donor. Organisations require personnel well equipped with an understanding of the proposal development process. This is a highly practical and participative workshop that will provide organizations with staff grounded in knowledge and skills for developing marketable project proposals.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is aimed at programme officers, managers, and other humanitarian and development agencies staff whose roles involve producing proposals and reports for their organization.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • To highlight the basic concepts on a project proposal and what a project report entails
  • To introduce participants to problem identification, understanding the cause-effect, and means-ends relationships for identifying a meaningful
  • To introduce participants to the log frame- a Project design and analysis tool
  • To highlight the important writing skills needed and the steps to generate quality reports to share with readers/stakeholders
  • To enhance the capacity of trainees to develop highly competitive project proposal for donor funded projects.
  • To increase the ability of trainees to generate and compile high quality technical reports.

TOPIC TO BE COVERED

  • Introduction to resource mobilization principles and practices.
  • A snapshot of the current funding environment for non-profit organizations.
  • Relevance of strong proposals and quality reports in a competitive scenario.
  •  Basic proposal elements, proposal formats, and proposal summary.
  • Call analysis, project concept development, formulation of the project objectives and a preliminary work plan.
  • Needs assessment, project design frameworks, problem statement, problem justification, project goals and objectives setting, project output and outcomes, project strategy and approaches, and Project implementation planning.
  •  Monitoring and evaluation framework and plan, organizational frameworks.
  • Defining the work packages developing a Gantt chart and a PERT diagram, establishing a complementary partnership, discussion on impact and exploitation issues.
  • Importance of quality reporting in a competitive business environment.
  • Determining suitable reporting for different audiences.
  • Key elements of technical reporting.
  • Monthly progress reports, activity reports, routine reports, field trip reports, meetings reports.
  • Elements of a good budget.
  • Finalizing the proposal with the Budget Development discussing final issues and introducing a real proposal.
  • Local and international trends in report and proposal writing
  • Why the business world is now trying to simplify reports.
  • Taking a reader-centered approach.
  • Concept to construction-a practical guide to report-building
  • How to produce a powerful one-page executive summary
  • Why knowing how to self-edit is a must for anyone writing a report.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 24th April 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 01-05-2017
Event End Date 05-05-2017
Cut off date 24-04-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 57,188.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 554.00
Individual Price (International) USD 602.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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