DFID Contracts Essentials

DFID Contracts Essentials

This workshop is available as an In-Person, English workshop only. 

The funding landscape is changing as grant funding declines and donors channel more and more funds through competitive tenders. Delivered by commercial contracting specialist Haniya Dar-Tobin, this course gives you the tools needed to address this change. 

Find out how your organization will need to adapt, understand the risks and obligations, and make sure you can distinguish yourself at bid stage. Haniya sits on review boards evaluating commercial contract applications for INGOs so you will benefit from her insight to increase the chances of success from your first application. Offered by Humentum and Bond, this course gives you the tools needed to maximize your chances of success. All Bond members will receive the Humentum member rate for this training. 

What will you learn?

By the end of this Workshop, learners will be able to:

  • How to adapt your organization to move from grant applications to contract tenders.
  • What the application process involves and the different roles your organization can take.
  • How to build more effective partnerships by reviewing the risks from different perspectives.
  • Understand what your organization is committing to and how to anticipate and prevent future challenges.
  • How contracts are presented at the bid stage and the impact this has on the program design, including budgets and payment by results.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • Those who are new to commercial contracts or considering applying for commercial funding with DFID
  • Those with some experience as a subcontractor or an unsuccessful prime contractor in the past and are looking to take a more significant role or lead a project in the future.

If you’re still not sure if this is the right workshop, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you!

Further Information

Companion Workshop


This DFID Contracts Essentials workshop has a companion workshop:

This intermediate level workshop is designed to help you transform your organization’s performance when bidding for and delivering DIFD contracts.

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Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


CPE Credits are not awarded at the end of this workshop. 

Learning Approach


In-person workshop: Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning. 

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Practice areas

Compliance, Donor Management

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