Apply Now – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a major partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 40 scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. The Certificate course consists of two courses: MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects, and are expected to be undertaken concurrently. The applicants must work in the focal areas identified (climate change, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI, or gender) and be based in one of the ten target project countries. 

While there is no direct cost to the scholarship recipients, there is a registration fee of $100 USD which will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course.

Application Process: 

Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form:  https://apply.open.uwi.edu/

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5LQPZH

 

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms must be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Friday 27th  April 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

11 replies
  1. Jacob Michel
    Jacob Michel says:

    Hi All,

    I would like to apply for this course. I am working in the HIV/AIDS sector with FHI360 on a project financed by USAID. I am basee in Haiti. Can I still apply?

    Thanks for your answer.
    Best,
    Jacob

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    • cpdcconsultantassist
      cpdcconsultantassist says:

      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, Haiti is not one of the target countries for this particular project. The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project targets ten countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. This includes: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

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  2. Teresina Sieunarine
    Teresina Sieunarine says:

    Good day!
    Are persons working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families eligible to take this course?Personnel would benefit from this training in project management. Our parent support group is in Trinidad & Tobago.
    Kind regards.

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  3. Natalia Maharaj
    Natalia Maharaj says:

    Hi there!

    Located in Trinidad, and am currently in the process of starting up my own NGO with focuses on environmental preservation and sustainability as I am coming to the end of my Masters degree. Am I able to apply for this scholarship without having NGO status?

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  4. Westford Joseph
    Westford Joseph says:

    Hello.

    I work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with the intention of starting an NGO in the near future. Will my application be considered if I apply?

    Thank you,
    Wes

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