Proposals and Report Writing

This course is run in partnership with RedR.

It is essential for the operation of humanitarian programmes that organisations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports. This course will focus on aspects what make proposals effective and successful and will introduce participants to best practices in proposal writing and help them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve their efficacy in writing, presenting and defending proposals. It will also cover report writing and will equip you with skills and techniques to write clear and engaging reports that encourage the reader to take action on your recommendations.

Proposal and report writing serve important functions in humanitarian agencies and are common and necessary tasks for staff in various levels and roles throughout the organisation. Nevertheless, writing proposals and reports can be challenging. The ability of NGOs to deliver aid is dependent on their access to funds, and the quality of project proposals determines whether or not funds are ultimately received. Reports must analyse the information that is presented, draw consistent conclusions, and make sensible and practical recommendations, otherwise they risk falling short of their objective. It is essential for the operation of humanitarian programmes that organisations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports. This course will focus on aspects what make proposals effective and successful and will introduce participants to best practices in proposal writing and help them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve their efficacy in writing, presenting and defending proposals. It will also cover report writing and will equip you with skills and techniques to write clear and engaging reports that encourage the reader to take action on your recommendations.

What does the course cover?

  • Elements of proposals and reports: structure and components
  • Tools for planning and preparation
  • Formal and informal reporting
  • Identifying proposal purpose and understanding donor requirements
  • Writing skills, including language, layout, format, structure, flow and finishing
  • Common mistakes and best practices

Course Objectives

  • List the components of a proposal and organise them in a logical flow
  • Explain what makes proposals effective
  • Use tools, such as the log frame, to design proposals with clear logic
  • Adapt proposals to fit donor requirements, preferences and guidelines
  • Write clear proposals using appropriate language, layout, format and structure
  • Produce effective reports
  • Identify Common problems in reporting, learning concepts and principles on writing reports
  • Tailor a report to a target audience

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at programme officers, managers, and other humanitarian staff whose roles involve producing proposals and reports for their organisation.

Booking Information

Fee: Full 4 day Proposal and Report writing course (26 – 29 January): 380 GBP;

Proposal writing course only (2 days, 26 – 27 January): 200 GBP;

Report writing course only (2 days, 28 – 29 January): 200 GBP

To apply for this course please complete the application form below and email to: sandra.martinsone@redr.org.uk

This course is run in conjunction with redr at Armadillo's dedicated training facility in Kabul.

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