Masterclass on Practical Financial Management for INGOs

Training description:

The success of an award is not only on the program implementation, but on financial management. INGOs operate in a rapidly changing competitive environment as a result of the dynamics of funding and the requirement from different donors. This training is targeted towards helping an organisation to be more accountable to donors and other stakeholders, prepare for long-term financial sustainability and gain confidence of funding agencies, partners and beneficiaries as regards to compliance to applicable rules and quality program deliverables.

Training objectives

At the end of the training, the following objectives are planned to be achieved:

 Understanding of different donor rules and regulations and their applicability

 Understand budget structures, techniques and processes

 Understand the calculation of shared cost using different share cost methodology

 Understand Cost Share/Co-Financing/Matching Report

 Management of Multi donor programmes and challenges

 Understanding of Grant Management

Who should attend this training

Finance Assistants, Finance Officers, Finance Specialists, Operations Manager, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Program Officers, Finance Directors, Program Directors, Auditors, Civil Society Organisations etc



The training covers 10 modules of which three are listed below:


Module 1:


 Overview of financial management for INGOs – Four building blocks of financial management and tools of financial management


Module 2:

 Budget Structures, Techniques and Processes

Module 3:

 Grant Management including management of sub-grantees

Training Location: Abuja (on - site training only)


Training Date (s):


To be determined based on request

Training Duration:


Training Fee:

N 20,000 with a minimum attendance of 15 persons

Register here


The facilitator is a Professional Accountant (An Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria - ICAN) with about 10 years professional experience of which he has been in a management capacity in international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). During this period, he took part in setting up internal control systems and procedures, development and enforcing compliance to policies that would enhance value for money, efficient and effective management of donor funds; with an eye on ethical and standard practices in the organisation’s financial transactions. He has worked and managed projects funded by donors such as: USAID, DFID, ENDFUND, CIDA, SPRING, TRUST FUND, EU etc and very familiar with their rules and regulations.