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Finance for humanitarian projects: strategy and management

Training date
Registration deadline

Dates: July 5-9 2021

Location: Beirut

This training course on strategic financial management aims to provide participants with the essential knowledge, practices and tools to ensure an effective and efficient financial management of a humanitarian project and funding ressources.

Profile The training course is designed for staff working in international and local non profit organisations, civil society organisations and institutions, who are involved in project implementation or support services such as:

  • non-financial staff who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in financial planning, monitoring and reporting
  • support staff including junior to mid level financial personnel interested in developing their financial management skills

Prerequisites All participants are expected to have a:

  • basic knowledge and/or relevant experience in the humanitarian and the development field
  • good knowledge in basics of MS Excel, name the following functions: copy and paste, addition and subtraction, division and multiplication, percentage, sum, filters, cells modification

technical: Possess a laptop computer equipped with Excel software (minimum version 2007) and standard office tools (e.g. office pack)

Objectives By attending this open training course, you will ensure an effective strategic financial management of a humanitarian project. And more specifically, you will know how to:

  • Discuss and compare the different funding mechanisms and approaches for fund aquisitions in a local context
  • Build and monitor effective budgets according to donor requirements
  • Use intermediate MS Excel functions applied to financial analysis
  • Understand the requirements to drafting a donor financial report
  • Apply key internal control procedures to prepare for a project financial audit


Bioforce is a unique training and career advisory centre that aims to develop the key skills of those involved in humanitarian and aid programmes. We have been working with major NGOs for more than 35 years, the humanitarian community is involved in creating our training programmes and keeping them cutting-edge. Every year, more than 2500 people get trained or awarded certification with Bioforce.

Fee information

Cost: 700€. The cost of our trainings covers training facilitation. It does not include accommodation, meals, transportation or sundry expenses. More information about funding opportunities:

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