The A-Z of Public Procurement in Nigeria

The A-Z of Public Procurement in Nigeria

About the Programme

In an era of demanding stakeholders, expectations regarding financial probity, budgetary transparency, and the proven impact value of funded work programmes, monitoring and evaluation remain one of those aspects of organizational management that is extensively discussed but rarely practiced. Nonetheless, development projects need continuous tracking in order to be effective and efficient. Donors, stakeholders, project implementation teams, beneficiaries, and the general public require constant feedback on project performance. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or programme. This course covers the essentials of programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. It also defines common terms and discusses why M&E is essential for programme management. The course is designed to enable the participants to gain the skills for developing an M&E system through a) undergoing a step-by-step learning process; and b) Completing tasks (practical exercises) related to what they learn to make it quite certain that they have learned and understood the process.

Key Objectives

By the end of this programme participants should be able to: Identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E; Distinguish between the concepts of monitoring and evaluation and their relationships; Describe the functions of an M&E plan and Identify the main components of an M&E plan; Equip participants with the ability to know the criteria for conducting an evaluation, Identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks; results frameworks and logic models, Equip participants with the ability to develop monitoring and evaluation indicators for their organizations; Equip participants with the ability to determine the appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques for collecting and analysing data monitoring and evaluation data; Equip participants with the ability to set up a monitoring system for their organizations; Equip participants with the ability to plan for an evaluation; Describe how M&E information can be used for decision-making.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Performance Management: Overview and Historical Perspective of Performance Management, Performance Management in the Nigerian Public Sector and Designing and Implementing Performance Management Issues
  2. Data Collation and Management: Sources of Performance Data Data Collation: Validity and Reliability Analysing and Reporting Performance Data Using Data to Support Management Decision
  3. Developing Effective Performance Measurement Systems: Setting Effective Targets and Goals, Defining Performance Indicators and Setting Targets and Different Performance Measures
  4. Implementing Effective Performance Measurement Systems: Performance Monitoring Systems, Management by Objective Measures, Monitoring Productivity and Monitoring Service Quality
  5. Identifying Real Outcomes and other Performance Measures: Using Performance Measures to Support Strategic Planning and Measurement, Comparative Measures to Benchmarking Performance and The Balance Scorecard
  6. Staying Alive: Stress Management and Wellness for Optimal Performance Course Review and Feedback Certificate Presentation: Course Review, Evaluation of Course and Lecturers by Participants, Presentation of Certificates and Light Refreshment

Course Overview

This course aims to introduce you to the concepts, tools, and techniques of monitoring and evaluation, including the steps and components required to implement the monitoring and evaluation of a project or programme. To measure and report project/programme outcomes to your stakeholders, including donors, funders, supervisors, or the general public, a robust mechanism needs to be put in place.. This 2-week M&E training workshop will equip you with Project Monitoring and Evaluation skills including developing an appreciation of the components of an effective M & E Plan, Data collections methods, tools, ethical considerations in data collection, statistical analysis, processing, storage, sharing, and feedback mechanisms and reporting, in order to enhance your capacity to manage projects effectively and efficiently and to deliver on the expected intervention.

Who Should Attend

Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Program Officers, Project managers and any other professionals who are involved in the monitoring and evaluation process will benefit from this course. It is particularly recommended for public sector officials at Federal, State and Local governments.

Cost of the Programme

Tuition: The fee for this training programme is ₦149,000 [One Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand Naira] only, payable into the Institute’s Bank Account. This fee covers the cost of tuition, tea breaks and lunch. This Institute DOES NOT ACCEPT cash payment on its premises. Please note that confirmation of places on the programme can only be made on full payment of the tuition. This must be received four weeks before the commencement of the programme. The bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Africa Institute for Public Policy
Bank Name: UBA Plc
Account Number: 1016015864
Sort Code: 033083751
The Institute does not accept cash on campus.

Accommodation The Institute has a limited number of luxury rooms on the campus at the cost of ₦10,000 per night, for the course participants. However, cheaper local hotels can be arranged at the cost of between ₦5,000 and ₦7,000 only per night. Shuttle buses are available for commuting. Accommodation can also be arranged in Asaba, which is just 25 minutes drive from our campus. Our training programmes deliver cutting-edge content with no fluff. These programmes are based on the latest research, and are highly-interactive.

Every topic comes with specfic tools that managers and executives can implement immediately (and use to track their progress). The course material is written to satisfy the practical day-to-day problems and questions of leader managers. Training takes place in our serene and state-of-the-art facilities, located in Onicha-Ugbo, just 20 minutes drive from Asaba International Airport, Delta State. Please note that Participants per diet is not included in the tuition fee.

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