This course aims to provide participants with the critical and practical skills and confidence required to analyse, plan and manage the financial aspects of humanitarian and development in Non-Governmental Organisations.
The course uses brief presentations to introduce key aspects of each topic, seminars to explore practical approaches to NGO financial management and practical activities and case studies to develop key skill areas such as budgeting, accounting, reporting and risk assessment. Student learning is supported by self-study, internet-based research and reading to broaden understanding of key issues.
Financial management in humanitarian and development programmes - an overview of context, key principles and concepts
Financial management systems design - the building blocks approach
Financial planning and budgeting for effective operations
Keeping financial records for accountability
Internal control in the field
Budget monitoring and reporting processes
Reporting to donors and other key stakeholders
Financial risk assessment
Building a financially sustainable NGO
How to build a financing strategy
- Grant management in the field
Whilst specifically designed for workers in the humanitarian sector, the skills taught could apply to anybody working in areas of financial management, eg. Charities, local councils, small businesses, university staff.
English language requirements:
Proof of English to IELTS 6.5
- Define and critically analyse the key features of a financing strategy for a financially sustainable NGO.
- Identify and respond to the challenges that NGO managers of humanitarian and development programmes face in relation to management of financial resources and donor funds.
- Define the critical factors for successful management of donor funds
- Implement effective financial systems based on the four building blocks of financial management: accounting records, internal control, financial planning and financial monitoring.
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Last updated November 27, 2015