NGO Management Training 2013

Non State Actors Advisory Panel of Barbados
Training Awards Programme


Supported by the European Union and
The Government of Barbados

Certificate in NGO Management


Applications are invited for the selection of ten (10) suitably qualified candidates to be awarded scholarships to pursue study for a one year Certificate programme in NGO Management being offered by the UWI Open Campus (Barbados).

This programme is intended for those staff and volunteers who work in the NGO sector, community service and civil society sectors,  who need to build organisational skills and enhance their understanding of the NGO sector.  The Certificate NGO Management Programme is expected to commence from February 2013 and will proceed for three (3) trimesters.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet at least one of the following matriculation criteria:

  1. Persons over the age of 21 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments;
  2. Holders of an approved certificate from the UWI Open Campus with an acceptable pass in English Language
  3. Holders of three (3) CSEC or GCE 'O' Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting
  4. Applicants with a minimum of one year working in the NGO or civil society sector as staff or volunteer and/or five (5) years experience in the NGO sector


Priority will be given to those persons who:

  1. do not hold undergraduate qualifications
  2. are in a  leadership or pivotal position in the NGO or civil society sector


The programme will address the preparatory course in Written English Fundamentals, followed by core subjects in the following areas:

  1. NGOs in Society
  2. Project Cycle Management
  3. Networking and Advocacy
  4. Resource Mobilisation
  5. Introduction to Financial Accounting
  6. Sustaining Organisational Capacity
  7. Supervised Research Project

At the end of the training programme, some of the key competencies which the participants should obtain include:

  1. Understanding the environment within which NGOs operate
  2. Understanding and applying the concepts, structures and processes associated with establishing and managing an NGO
  3. Applying principles to analyse current issues in NGO management in both the local and Caribbean environments
  4. Preparing financial statements
  5. Explaining the usefulness of financial statements in decision making
  6. Managing resources and budgets;
  7. Developing a fundraising strategy
  8. Producing project proposals that follow a logical structure
  9. Producing a well-structured description of a project which links inputs of resources to outputs and outcomes
  10. Knowing when to adapt projects for funders without compromising an organisation's core objectives
  11. Building and maintaining relationships with funders
  12. Developing effective report writing and other technical writing skills


The training will be delivered initially using a face-to-face mode of learning. The teaching methodologies employed will be geared towards learner-centred approaches that will help participants gain as much practical experience as possible. The methodologies will include (and are not limited to) discussions, field observation and research paper, which will form part of the student assessment.


The Certificate programme fees will be covered for each selected participant at a total value of BDS$3, 200.00 each.

Trimester TIME-TABLE

Trimester 1

(Feb - May 2013)

NGOs in Society

Project Management

Fundamentals of Written English

Trimester 2

(Sept. Dec. 2013)

Resource Mobilisation

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Networking and Advocacy

Trimester 3

(Jan. - May 2014)

Sustaining Organistional Capacity

Supervised Research Project

The Deadline for Applications is January 30, 2013, 4.30 p.m. Hand delivered or mailed applications should include a motivation letter and curriculum vitae, should be clearly marked:

'Certificate in NGO Management, Training Awards Programme'

Applications may be submitted by the following options:


Applications may be filled in and submitted at:

Notes for Online Submissions:

  1. The form can be saved or printed but the information filled in on the form cannot be saved but can be printed.
  2. Please ensure that you click on the submit button at the bottom of the form when you are finished.


Hand delivered or mailed to:

The Permanent Secretary (Investment) and National Authorising Officer
3rd Floor East
Warrens Office Complex
St. Michael
Telephone (246) 310-1300
Fax: (246) 425-1106

For further information please contact:

Barbados Association of Non Governmental Organizations
No. 10, The Garrison
St Michael
Telephone: (246) 822-7707 (246) 254-5815


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