USAID Food Aid Operations

Learning Opportunities

Workshop

USAID Food Aid Operations

November 01, 2017 - 9:00am to November 02, 2017 - 5:00pm

Washington , DC , United States

Instructor(s):

Raymond Christopher Justice , Anthony E. E. Koomson , Suzanne Berkey

Language: English

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OVERVIEW

USAID is the largest provider of food assistance in the world, partnering with the UN and NGOs to implement emergency response and development programs. Managing these multifaceted programs in a complex regulatory environment does not need to overwhelm an organization’s operations and business practices. Led by trainers who are experts in USAID/USDA food assistance programs, this two-day workshop will give you a working knowledge of the specific regulations that govern USAID programs and identify best practices for effective and efficient operational management.

PREREQUISITE(S)

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

In addition to individual participants, InsideNGO encourages teams of employees to attend this workshop together, to build and reinforce a culture of compliance and strong operations across their organization. Those who will benefit include:

  • Finance staff
  • Contracts & grants staff
  • Supply chain staff
  • Operations staff
  • Procurement staff
  • Program staff
  • Administrative staff
  • Monitoring & evaluation staff

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the complexity of food aid programs
  • Understand risks along the supply chain
  • Understand applicable regulations, policies and best practices and how to minimize risk
  • Know where to go for additional resources

THE INSIDE NGO ADVANTAGE

For 40 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. Our learning activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our training programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.  

USAID Food Aid Operations

Agenda

 

DAY 1


Introduction

Why is working with Food Aid so complex?

Different models in working with Food Aid

Regulations overview  

 

Start Up

Award

Budget

Implementation plan

 

Implementation

Procurement

 

Shipping  

  • Surveys for commodities
  • Losses and claims

 

Warehousing

  • Best practices
  • Management
  • Maintenance
  • Fumigation
  • Inventory monitoring and management

 

Distribution

  • Marking and Branding
  • Direct Distribution: Planning & Execution
  • Emergency Distribution and Realignment

DAY 2


Operations

  • Annual workplan
    • Annual pipeline resource estimate proposal
      • What is it
      • Why do we do it
      • How to make the process work effectively
      • What to include
  • Reporting
    • Financial
    • Programmatic

 

Monetization / Cash Transfers

  • Selling monetization commodities
  • Bellmon Analysis
  • Cash transfers

Close-out

 

Reflection and Action Planning

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The nearest Metro stop to the workshop is Farragut West on the Blue Line. Find a map of the DC metro system here.

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