Nairobi Upcoming Professional Short Courses

Financial Management

Gender & Disability Analysis & Mainstreaming Analysis………….June 4-8 June 4-15, September 3-7,
September 3-7

Broad Training objectives.
 To provide the delegates with targeted information enabling him/her to train representatives of Disabled
People’s Organizations (DPOs) as experts in mainstreaming gender and disability.
 To increase the knowledge and capacities of the trained gender and disability representatives to become
competent change agents within their organizations, government ministries and departments.
 Generate thrust for a holistic, integrated and highly interactive training that builds a core set of knowledge,
skills and attitudes among potential change agents, and in the process, fulfill the obligations of the projects
and organizations of gender and disability mainstreaming.

Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation and Formulation of Fundraising Proposals……….June
4-8 June, August 6-10 6-17, Sep 24-28, Sep 24-5th October

Project management has become an organizational –wide core competency, nearly every project
implementation staff/Team (PIT) regardless of discipline is involved in managing one or more projects. This
training is designed to provide project staffs with knowledge and skills that cut across all types of projects.
The key to a successful project is in the planning and management: being clear on the objectives, deciding
how to work together as a team, thinking through how to approach the scope, setting up a schedule and
budget, understanding clearly what will make the deliverable acceptable to the client of the project. The
easiest way to plan a project is to have those who will execute the work help with the planning. This has the
added benefit that the team is ready to hit the ground running during execution.
This two weeks training involves you in a project leadership model that you can take back to your workplace
and apply immediately. The course addresses all phases of a project: initiating, planning, executing,
controlling, and closing.

NGO Administration & Management… June 4-8 June 4-15
The last thirty years have witnessed growth in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in almost all parts of
the globe, and in all spheres of human activity. NGOs have become a highly visible component of civil society
and are now significant players in the fields of human rights, the environment and social development at local,
national and international levels.
This programme is aimed primarily at NGO staff with management or administrative responsibilities, and for
individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in preparation for moving into such positions.
NGOs come in many shapes and sizes, and the definition of an NGO and the choice of terminology is itself the
subject of much debate and limited agreement. 

Project Leadership & Governance… .….June 4-8 June 4-15
The training on Project Leadership is suitable for any Project implementation staffs who want to
enhance their project management skills in order to lead complex strategic projects at an
organizational level. An innovative, challenging program, the training develops strategic thinking and
questions the traditional concepts of leadership, management, governance, risk and sustainability.
“Project management has become a pervasive discipline across all sectors, from construction and
engineering to finance, health, government and many others. As projects grow in size and complexity,
organizations are becoming more reliant on skilled project leaders to plan, implement and deliver
critical projects and systems.”
This program will challenge your understanding of project management and leadership with its
ground breaking approach to innovation and critical complex thinking. It will help you further develop
your career in project management.

Advanced Financial Management, Grants & Auditing for Donor Funded Projects………..  June 18-22,
June 18-29, September 17-21

Why is financial management so important for NGO?
Most NGO do not consider financial management a priority for themselves. Therefore, it is often the case that many
of them entirely lack systems of financial planning and monitoring, which has a very adverse impact on their
viability. To achieve sustainable development in the tough actuality of today NGO managers should develop
understanding and confidence that are necessary to use funds effectively.
The sharing of best practice in financial management will:
 Help managers use resources efficiently and effectively;
 Improve NGO reporting to fiscal authorities and donors;

 Help earn partners and beneficiaries’ respect and trust;

 Help NGO better compete for resources that are becoming increasingly limited;
 Help NGO attain financial sustainability in the longer term.

Advanced Accounting and Auditing for Public Sector Organizations……… August 13th-24th
The main objective of this course is to give delegates a good understanding of financial management and auditing
for Public sector and donor funded projects. By the end of the training delegates will have acquired the following
skills;
 The financial planning cycles of government and donor funded projects
 How to understand and interpret financial information Basic accounting concepts
 The elements of sound financial management in public sector organization
 Resource allocation and costing
 Budgeting in organizations
 Budget reallocation and cuts
 Cash forecasting
 Management control
 Elements of financial accountability both within public sector organization and outward to the public
 Reporting
 Accountability
 Internal and external oversight
 Financial Management of Donor funded projects

Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain Management…………… June 18-22, June 18-29, August27-31,
August 27-7 September

This course will cover the principles of procurement management, which is acquiring products and services
needed for the project from outside the project team. The Procurement Management processes from the
PMBOK® Guide will be reviewed including inputs, key tools and techniques, and outputs. Typical
procurement activities will be described from the make-or-buy decision to contract award to contract closure.
The key elements that should be included in a procurement management plan will be presented. The stages of
a contract negotiation will also be reviewed. This course will review key contract terminology, selection
criteria and the key elements of a contract. The types of contracts that can be used will be reviewed including
variations of fixed price, cost reimbursable, time and material. Selecting the correct contract type and dealing
with contract risks will also be covered. This course includes multiple exercises to allow delegates to practice
the course concepts.

  Advanced Executive Office management and Administration……June 25th -29 , August 13-17
 An administrator/executive assistant is responsible for providing financial services, budget preparation,
procurement, travel arrangements, property control, and general administration. They offer services, advice

and guidance to the programmes, sections and offices within the Institute as endeavor to ensure sound and
efficient financial management of resources and funds, in accordance with institutional financial rules and
regulations, established policies and procedures, and specific donor requirements.
 This training is therefore designed to help the administration staff in the institution to build and project
confidence, keep conversations focused and productive, exhibit knowledge and credibility and exert influence
in everyday interactions.
 Participants will be able to create a powerful alliance with superiors and enhance a professional profile within
the organization. Discussions will also examine the essential relationship-building skills will help in the
development of workable strategies and establish one’s authority and get ideas noticed. Another focus will be
the impartation of skills that are needed to make a difference and grow in one’s career and in the organization.
To excel in this rapidly changing work environment, one needs more skills than ever before – like
understanding the organization’s business, managing change, communicating strategically, leading, working
in teams and juggling new assignments with current responsibilities.

Human Resource & Organizational Management, …… July 2-6, July 2-13
This course takes delegates through human resource development (HRD), a field of study and practice that an
organization can draw upon for improving its effectiveness at an individual level, group and process level and
organizational systems level. This course also covers organization development (OD), a process designed to
improve the effectiveness of an organization by incorporating individual, group and system level requirements.
HRD and OD consider how the wider contextual environment impacts on the organization’s need to manage change
effectively. Combining the foundational theoretical disciplines and practical hands on skills, the course focuses on
learning interventions for improving the performance and effectiveness of organizations.

Disaster Mitigation, Management & Emergency Operation ….July 16-20, October 1-5
Disaster preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. That is, to predict
and—where possible—prevent them, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively
cope with their consequences.
Disaster preparedness is a continuous and integrated process resulting from a wide range of activities and resources
rather than from a distinct sectoral activity by itself. It requires the contributions of many different areas—ranging
from training and logistics, to health care to institutional development.

Climate Change & Sustainable Development…July 16-20, July 16-27
On completion of the course, participants should be able to:
 Share and learn knowledge about climate change adaption.

 Promote the concept on climate change adaption planning in the context of sustainable development.
 Understand climate change-related threats and ways in which these can be managed and mitigated.
 Understand the danger posed by climate change and its implications that call for action.
 Spearhead discussions on adaptation strategies to climate change in Africa.
 Share experiences on climate change, environment and development and the politics of
global climate change.
 Identify and policies tools that have been developed for mitigation and adaptation strategies.
 Gain more confidence in undertaking risk assessments, developing policy and determining
planning applications in relation to climate change adaptation.

Applications of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing in project…. July 16-20, October
1-5

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become key in project management; with 80% of all data having a
spatial element. GIS and GPS are rapidly evolving to become standard tools, influencing decision making in
various sectors and in project management. There is however a severe shortage of persons who are trained to use
these techniques in various projects.
This action packed course is structured to maximize your knowledge of GIS. You will be taken through theoretical
concepts and comprehensive hands-on training associated with GIS and GPS, software and hardware requirements
for GIS, data input, spatial database creation, principles of GIS spatial analysis, production of GIS outputs and
potential applications of GIS. All practicums will be done using Quantum GIS.
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System. It runs on Windows, Linux,
Unix and Mac OSX and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

Data Analysis & Management…………..August 13-17, October 1-5
Upon successful completion of this course participants should be able to:
 Discuss the relevance of reliable data collection process in Research and informed decision making
 Use relevant computer packages for data management and extrapolation
 To introduce the concepts of monitoring and evaluation and the value of implanting it in programs/projects
 To focus participant’s attention on monitoring and evaluation study designs
 M&E Data Management and Analysis
 Appreciate GIS software, data capture methods, analysis, data importation and mapping indicators using GIS
Techniques)

 Get hands on skills on SPSS & STATA
 Conduct project Evaluations

Climate Change & Sustainable Development… September 3-7
On completion of the course, participants should be able to:
 Share and learn knowledge about climate change adaption.
 Promote the concept on climate change adaption planning in the context of sustainable development.
 Understand climate change-related threats and ways in which these can be managed and mitigated.
 Understand the danger posed by climate change and its implications that call for action.
 Spearhead discussions on adaptation strategies to climate change in Africa.
 Share experiences on climate change, environment and development and the politics of
global climate change.
 Identify and policies tools that have been developed for mitigation and adaptation strategies.
 Gain more confidence in undertaking risk assessments, developing policy and determining
planning applications in relation to climate change adaptation.

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