USAID Subaward Management

Learning Opportunities


USAID Subaward Management

March 07, 2018 - 8:30am to March 08, 2018 - 5:00pm

Dubai , United Arab Emirates

Offering Organization: InsideNGO


Keith A. Edwards , Alison Brady

Language: English

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This two-day workshop provides participants with best practices, useful tools, and guidance to manage subawards. With many NGOs implementing USAID-funded projects with a subaward component, development practitioners working on these projects must understand the nuances in roles and responsibilities while complying with donor rules and regulations and achieving program objectives. If you are responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring subawards, this participatory-style workshop will support you as you address the day-to-day challenges in administering such assistance.  

Who Should Attend

Designed to benefit staff that are responsible for managing and monitoring subawards, the topics covered are especially useful for staff with responsibility in:

  • Programs
  • Finance, grants, and contracts
  • Compliance

What You Will Learn

The workshop teaches participants to select and monitor subawardees in a manner that minimizes risk while optimizing program effectiveness. You will learn how to:

  • Utilize effective approaches to assessing and selecting partners
  • Choose the appropriate funding mechanism
  • Implement productive partner engagement strategies
  • Monitor program outputs, progress, and performance
  • Manage subaward management risks specific to USAID funding
CPE Credits

Participants at the workshop will earn 15.6 CPE credits and receive a certificate of attendance. The course level is Basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

InsideNGO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Opening, Course Objectives, Plan for the Day

Introduction to Subawards

  • What are subawards
  • Purpose of subawards                       

Risk in Subawards

  • Types of risk
  • Identifying risk
  • Managing risk

Pre-award Assessment

  • Purpose of pre-award assessments
  • Components of pre-award assessments

Funding/Subaward Mechanism

  • Mechanism for competitive subawards



Opening: Plan for the Day

Funding/Subaward Mechanism   

  • Subagreements and subgrants
  • Fixed amount subawards

Selection of Subrecipients

  • Criteria for selecting subrecipients

Subaward Package

  • Components of subaward package
Financial Management
  • Components of financial management system
  • Managing advances
  • Elements of good financial managements


  • Purpose of monitoring
  • Issues to monitor
  • Risk indicators
  • Managing risk through monitoring
  • Options for monitoring 


  • Inventory management
  • Lessons learned, results dissemination 

Coral Dubai Deira
Tel: + 971 4 224 8587

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel/lodging arrangements.

Coral Dubai Deira 
Al Muraqqabat Street
P.O. Box 82999
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Click here for directions to Coral Dubai Deira from Dubai International Airport.

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The workshop rates are: 

  • AED 405/- net SGL per room per night inclusive of breakfast, tax, service charge and tourism dirhams
  • AED 465/- net DBL per room per night inclusive of breakfast, tax, service charge and tourism dirhams