Effective Project Proposal and Report Writing Course


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.

TOPICS 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.

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES

LEARN

Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

NETWORK

Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.

GROW

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?


# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Technical Officer Agriculture and Food Authority Kenya
2 Technical Officer Agriculture and Food Authority Kenya
3 Technical Officer Agriculture and Food Authority Kenya
4 N/A Sudan
5 Technical Officer Agriculture and Food Authority Kenya