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USAID Regulations Training

INTRODUCTION


This five-day workshop covers the many rules and regulations associated with USAID funding, through the lens of NGOs based outside of the US that receive US Government funding, either directly or as a sub-award. This highly participatory course provides the knowledge and skills needed to effectively respond to the challenges in managing USAID awards and ensuring compliant project implementation.

While the focus of this training is USAID funding for grants and cooperative agreements, it also provides a good foundation for understanding funding from other US Government agencies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The training is meant for individual participants and teams of employees that are in the following USAID funded project departments:

  • Finance, contracts, and grants
  • Programs and Administration
  • New business development
  • Human resources
  • Any experienced NGO employee who needs an update on the rules and regulations
  • Independent auditors (including representatives from certified public accounting firms who perform compliance or financial audits within the development sector)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This workshop equips employees of non-US NGOs with:

A detailed look at USAID grants and cooperative agreements and the necessary strategies for successful award and program management. You will learn how to:

  • Navigate and apply USAID rules and regulations to ensure compliant and successful program implementation
  • Build and manage collaborative relationships with key players related to your award
  • Explain the relationship between your organizational policies and the regulations
  • Identify when approvals, waivers, and extensions are required, as well as how to obtain them
  • Develop strategies for finding the answers to common and complex issues (e.g., determining allowable costs, correct procedures for purchasing equipment, property disposition, limits on budget revision, cost share, documentation requirements, avoiding common audit findings)

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1

  • Introduction to USAID, Its Regulations, and Organizational Set-Up
  • Why USAID Rules and Regulations
  • Organization of USAID
  • USAID/Field Mission Organizations
  • Funding framework
  • Assistance vs Acquisition
  • Award Mechanisms
  • US vs Non-US Regulations
  • Implementation of Assistance Awards
  • How is USAID Organized
  • Rules and Regulations Map
  • Working effectively with USAID
  • Manage and Effective Relationship with USAID
  • Best Practices with Agreement Officer
  • Award package – Cover letter, Award, Schedule
  • Highlights in an Award
  • Developing an Award Brief

Standard Provisions

  • Financial Management
  • Allowable costs
  • Accounting, Audit and Records
  • Amendments, Budget Revisions
  • Notices
  • Bank Accounts, Interest
  • Payment, Advances, and Reimbursements
  • Good Financial Practices
  • Accounting Records 

Property

  • Title to end use of property inventory management
  • Inventory Management
  • Disposition of Property

Module 2

  • Procurement
  • Procurement Concepts and Procedures
  • Competitive Procurement
  • Procurement Files
  • Ineligible and Restricted Goods
  • Ineligible Procurement
  • Restricted Goods

Source & Nationality

  • Update
  • Definitions
  • Scope and Application
  • Geographic Codes
  • Source of Commodities
  • Nationality of Suppliers
  • Foreign Government Controlled Organizations
  • Nationality of Staff and Consultants
  • Leases
  • Restricted Commodities
  • Waivers
  • Procurement Resources 

Cost Principles

  • Cost Principles
  • Prior Approval
  • Allowability
  • Reasonableness
  • Allocability
  • Selected Items of Cost
  • Items that Require Prior Approval
  • Unallowable Costs
  • Selected Items of Cost

Module 3

Mandatory Standard Provisions:

  • Marking
  • Termination and Suspension
  • Preventing Terrorist Financing

Required as Applicable Provisions:

  • Indirect Costs – Fixed Amounts
  • Subaward
  • Air Travel and Transportation
  • Shipment of Goods and non-Business Travel
  • Cost Share or Matching
  • Leveraging
  • Program Income

Other Selected Standard Provisions


Audits:

  • Types of audits
  • Guidelines for Financial Audits Contracted by Foreign Recipients
  • US Government Financial Audits
  • US Government Performance Audits

 CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

REQUIREMENTS


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob: +254 7739167709

PAYMENT


Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

Send proof of payment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLATION POLICY


  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.

COURSE PROVISIONS


  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training

FORCE MAJEURE


  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be cancelled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-07-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 14-07-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date 04-07-2017
Individual Price $1,050.00
Location Versed Training Facilities, Nairobi Kenya
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$1,050.00
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Tel: +254 735 537 073 | +254 739 167 709

 

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