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Our Consultancy Services are delivered globally. We provide tailored expert and practical advisory services to strengthen operations and organizational performance at your organization.  

Humentum's Consultancy team has been operating since 2001. Over the past 18 years we have built an international client list having supported over 300+ organizations including most large INGOs, a number of mid size UK and US based NGOs and many local organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our commitment to excellence, has resulted in the vast majority of our clients both re-using our services and recommending us to other NGOs.


Our capacities have been significantly enhanced: we have been successfully tapping donors and government funds and our annual total income increased by more than 320%...thank you for the art of managing our finance and [for the] strategic shift you made in our organization.

Dawit G/Silassie

Finance and Administration, Positive Action for Development


Our consultancy services are delivered by over 100 affiliated expert consultants and trainers based around the globe. Known as Humentum Associate Consultants, these affiliated experts typically have more than 10 years of experience in their area of focus within the not for profit sector, as well as the relevant professional qualifications. All of our staff and associate consultants and trainers are fluent in English, with a number of them having working fluency in multiple languages such as Arabic, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. When clients contract Humentum they benefit from both the collective experience and support of the entire organization and the specific expertise and experience of the lead consultant.

Metta's revised Financial Management Policies and Systems has been adopted from July 2020 as a full operation after six months of field testing.Thank you for Humentum's support on this whole process of Financial Management Policies and Systems review and revision and, the accounting software re-customizisation and reinstallation process. Thank you once again and I hope we can work more in near future.

Naw Ja Ding Rin

Metta Development Foundation


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Our services are designed to address both short and long term capacity issues to help organizations perform at their best.  We aim to achieve this through two types of consultancy approaches:

  1. A short term, focused intervention designed to address a need you’re a facing or gap in one of the core operational capacity areas of the organization.
  2. A long term Capacity Development intervention based on a deep and mutually held understanding of the organizations we work with. Our support is tailored to strengthen skills, systems and practice in one or more of the core capability areas.

Why HCS?

We operate a mission driven not for profit business model which means we work to inspire civil society organizations to strengthen capability in operational areas so they become fit for funding and trusted for impact.

We deliver solutions to address your needs. We have developed practical tools, approaches, and frameworks, policies to address these. Our range of services reflects our deep understanding of the needs in the sector and of our clients.

We provide practical advice and support and have access to the best practices in the sector. We seek to identify the best practices in the sector and are able to reach out to clients and peer organizations in the sector to share practices/tools in an anonymous way.

All our consultants are senior professional ex-practitioners who have extensive experience working in the sector and have a deep understanding of how NGOs work and the challenges to drive change within them.

For more information on our suite of consultancy services, please contact us at the link above.

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Our Capacity Development Service works with organizations to assess their current performance against accepted best practice in each operational area.  We then jointly develop and agree a tailored plan of action to bridge the gaps and accompany them on a journey of change.  The package of support will combine formal & informal training, mentoring and coaching to build the confidence of the organization and its staff to be operationally resilient, donor compliant and financially sustainable.

We provide support in the following areas:

Area What we can offer:

Financial Management 

  1. Review and development of policies, processes and SOPs (such as finance manuals, delegations of authority, risk policies, procurement manuals)
  2. Finance department review and restructure
  3. Outsourced Internal audit
  4. Fraud Investigations
  5. Grant and contract management (including cost recovery and partner due diligence)
  6. Accounting systems selection and implementation

Compliance and Risk

  1. Donor Compliance assessments
  2. Review and development of compliance policies, processes and systems based on best practices
  3. Review and development of risk management policies, processes and systems based on best practice
  4. Government funding support incl. NICRA reviews

Program and Project Management

  1. Programme/Project reviews including value for money reviews
  2. Assessment and evaluation of Project/program structure
  3. Identification and design of projects
  4. Planning for implementation, ,
  5. Project/Programme Risk management and Governance structure,
  6. Project/Programme M&E including planning for monitoring and evaluation, analysis of indicators for M&E, and evaluation after action processes.
  7. Strategic Planning

HR and Learning

  1. Training design
  2. Review and development of codes of conduct and staff handbooks
  3. Misconduct investigations
  4. Management mentoring/coaching
  5. Interim CEO/Senior management support or mentoring

Business Development 
and other

  1. Organizational assessments
  2. Bid and proposal support
  3. Donor scoping and development of funding strategies


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