Managing and mitigating financial risk in the first critical weeks of a response
The aim of the course is to ensure that financial resources are used effectively to save lives and reduce human suffering in emergencies. In particular the course will help participants identify, manage and mitigate the major potential financial risks during the first weeks of an emergency.
The course will be based on the practical tools in Financial Management for Emergencies. The style will be participatory with a balance of short presentations, group work, discussions and individual activities.
There will be plenty of time for participants to ask questions and share their own experiences.
Who should attend
The course is designed for:
- Emergency programme managers
- Financial, logistics and administrative staff
- Donor staff
How you and your organisation will benefit – Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the major potential financial risks which they may encounter in the first weeks of an emergency response
- Manage and mitigate these risks by:
- Preparing a useful budget
- Establishing good relationships with donors
- managing cash
- Recruiting the right finance staff
- Creating systems to record where money is coming from and going to
- Creating systems to control how money is used
The course can be run as a half-day module highlighting key risks, or over a number of days to deal with these and other risks in greater detail including simulations. When run as a two-day course, a typical programme is as follows:
Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for your organisation? Please contact us.