Title of the document Proposal writing Grant Management and Professional Report Writing, 24th - 28th June 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

Upcoming Workshop

Proposal writing Grant Management and Professional Report Writing, 24th - 28th June 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) – Online Course

Start Date: 29th June 2022 

Training Duration: 8 Weeks 

Cost: USD 250 (Group discounts apply

Participants: Executive Directors, Program Managers, MEAL Coordinators, MEAL Managers, MEAL Officers, Policy Specialists, Data Analysts, Finance & Administration Staff, Planning Staff 

Training Objectives:

  • Improve Project Effectiveness Through Rigorous Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Apply Existing and Design Program, Evaluation, And Learning Tools- Registers, Reporting Templates, Databases, Case and Success Stories/Stories of Change)-For All Projects
  • Ensure Data Are Collected, Analyzed and Presented for Decision Making and Program Learning
  • Familiarize with The Components of An Effective Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Plan
  • Familiarize with Methods and Tools to Conduct Data Collection, Statistical Analysis, and Reporting.
  • Understand the Key Components for Effective MEAL Through Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation in Order to Improve Management Performance and Evidence-Based Decision Making.
  • Adapt Tools to Ensure Accountability Measures and Reporting Are Integrated into Programming
  • Identify Tools and Techniques to Measure and Report Project/Programme Results to Stakeholders, Donors/ Funders, Supervisors, or The General Public.
  • Prepare and Present Reports Which Reflect Change
  • Provide Mentorship for MEAL Staff for Timely Data Collection, Compilation, Analysis, and Reporting

Course Outline

Week 1-2: Introduction to MEAL

  • Core considerations
  • Importance of M&E in project implementation
  • Main M&E systems, processes, steps and guides
  • Foundations of MEAL: Theory of Change, Result based Management, Logical Framework
  • Theory of Change and its application in M&E, Project Design & Implementation
  • RBM and its components
  • Logical Framework summary
  • M&E Planning
  • Integrating M&E in planning

Week 4: Performance Management Planning

  • Indicators and tracking
  • Evaluation and TOR
  • Feedback, response and decision making
  • M&E Communication plans
  • An effective M&E Plan

Week 5: Monitoring

  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches
  • Data sampling approaches
  • Data mapping, analysis, interpretation
  • Tabulation and presentation of data
  • Setting stating, and measuring Indicators,

Week 6: Conducting Evaluation

  • Types
  • The project evaluation process
  • Using and Communicating evaluation results

Week 7: Accountability, Planning and Management.

  • Levels of accountability
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Donor & stakeholders management
  • Strengthening feedback mechanisms

Week 8: Lessons Learnt in Projects

  • Determination of lessons learned
  • Integration of lessons learned
  • Sharing lessons learned
  • Reporting in MEAL-Target audience
  • Adaptive management
  • Lessons learned data capture
  • Reporting change
  • Closing the Gap
  • Planning on MEAL as an organization
  • The training schedule available upon request

Delivery Methodology

The 8 Week course, blends Live online sessions, Self-paced offline study, Practical, engaging, and job-
related exercises, Competency assessment assignments with constant feedback, interactive- expert facilitated
Q&A discussion sessions reinforce learning and knowledge acquisition and boost competency to facilitate
change of perspectives, attitudes, and practices. This change will be observed in the workplace.

Sample Reviews from Previous Courses

“The facilitation, notes, reviews, and insights have greatly improved my ability in proposal writing. I want to accept that this is an incredible training and I have benefited a lot”
Zablon Ernest
Program Officer, World Vegetable Center, East And Central Africa
“I got many positive comments from this experience- from the practical nature of the training to getting an opportunity to exchange experiences with many colleagues from other countries”
E. Hordoffa
Project Manager, NRC-Ethiopia
"An incredibly excellent forum for managers. Great experience for me and my colleague and we hope to impact our organization on return."
J. Mlamba
Project Manager, Total LandCare, Malawi

Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) – Online Course