Background:

Hetta Institute for International Development (HIID) is a USA-based professional educational corporation specializing in human capacity building. The Institute specializes in helping the mid and senior-level executives, particularly those from the developing countries, to upgrade their skills. HIID was founded in 2001 and registered with Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Hetta Institute for International Development is also registered with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. HIID also partners with the Center for Executive Training and International Development (CETID), a professional training provider in sustainable development, registered and based in Manhattan, New York City, USA    Since 2001, HIID has provided short term training courses to hundreds of high-ranking government and corporate officials.

Course Description:

Grant Management Training for Project Officers course is designed to enhance the competencies and skills of individual officers who manage project development grants at various levels. The course introduces participants to the fundamental concepts of grant management, monitoring techniques, financial and record keeping systems.

Course Learning Objectives:

The objective of this course is to enhance the participants’ skills and understanding to successfully manage development grants.

Course Content:

The course is organized in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience in the project development and management industry for 2 weeks.

Course outlines:

The “Grant Management Training for Project officers” course has some of the following key areas of learning:
  • Overview of project development and management industry
  • Introduction and understanding of grant management.
  • Grant donor and recipient relationships
  • Grant management issues
  • Understanding and analysis of the grant agreement
  • Grant management processes and techniques
  • Project parameters and budget costs
  • Cost principles and monitoring plan
  • Performance measurement
  • Detecting and preventing fraud
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Financial systems, documentation, and record keeping
  • Prior approval requirements
  • Financial reporting
  • How to prepare and keep reports
  • Compliance, audits, and site visits
  • Project evaluation
  • Close out of grants and renewal applications for extension
  • Case studies and exercises
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop to take home
  • Site visits

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe grant management processes and techniques
  • Identify and use appropriate tools to monitor grants to achieve program goals.
  • Write a comprehensive evaluation and monitoring program report to the stakeholders.
  • Enhance course participants’ skills in the better management of programs for private or government donors.

Learning Methodology:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. Assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for project development professionals and administrators in the development industry as well as anyone who has the responsibility for developing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects. Senior public officials, managing directors of private organizations, project managers, senior project consultants, heads of departments, supervisors, personnel officers, senior government staff, and other personnel as deemed appropriate by management.

Course Duration:

2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA: Mar 18-29; May 20-31; Jun 17-28; Aug 19-30; Oct 14-25, 2019 Washington DC, USA:

Course Fees:

The course fee is $4,750 USD for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, and one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs, and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register:

To receive a letter of invitation and supporting documents, you must complete and forward the registration form to the training director as soon as possible. To participate in this course, the applicant must:
  • 1. Send a completed application form
  • 2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  • 3. Be nominated by the head of the department
  • 4. Be a senior member of the department/organization
  • 5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  • 6. Have proof of English proficiency
  • 7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship of the course