About FHI 360  

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.  Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication, and social marketing- creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.  


FHI 360 is implementing the USAID-funded Lebanon Civic Action Accelerator Program (LEB-CAAP), a $16m civil society strengthening program (2021-26) that supports advocacy and increased public understanding of rights-based reforms at the national and local levels, improves the delivery of essential services delivered by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and offers targeted organizational development support to small and local civil society organizations (CSOs).  

Through this Request for Proposal, LEB-CAAP is seeking the expertise of an experienced consultant in financial management to strengthen the financial management capacity of LEB-CAAP grantees through the development and implementation of a comprehensive training program. The primary objective is not only to empower and equip LEB-CAAP grantees with essential knowledge, skills, and tools but also to establish and maintain effective financial management systems, ensuring proficient grant management within the organization. The consultancy will span a period of two months, commencing from April / May 2024 till June 2024.  

Scope of Work

LEB-CAAP is seeking a consultant to enhance the financial management capacity of LEB-CAAP grantees (small and nascent CSOs) which involves the adaptation of a comprehensive and tailored training curriculum, incorporating themes such as financial management principles, accounting, cash management, payment procedures, and audit.

The consultancy will cover the following key areas:

1.Preparatory Phase: The initial phase is dedicated to conducting a thorough review and analysis of the existing FHI 360 training curriculum, documentation, policies, and procedures, coupled with conducting a needs assessment through the examination of Pre-Award Assessment Tool (PAT) results of current grantees funded by LEB-CAAP. In addition to engaging in discussions with LEB-CAAP team to establish a clear, actionable roadmap for the consultancy.

2.Adaptation of a Comprehensive Financial Management Training Curriculum: Adapt the existing FHI 360 financial management training curriculum to the Lebanese context and design interactive training materials, in-line with the adapted curriculum. The training should integrate financial management best practices and real-world applications, providing a comprehensive learning experience covering the below main thematic areas:

  • Principles of Financial Management for non-profit organizations.
  • Accounting
  • Cash Management
  • Payment Procedures
  • Accounting Reports and Records
  • Audit
  • Other Funding Financial Reporting

3.Content and Training Material Approval: The consultant will present the adapted content and materials to LEB-CAAP for review. Feedback will be solicited to make necessary adjustments, ensuring the final output meets or exceeds the expectations.

4. Delivery of Financial Management Training for LEB-CAAP Grantees:  The consultant will conduct one training workshop on the adapted Financial Management training curriculum for designated focal points across 8-10 LEB-CAAP grantees.

5. Final report submission: A comprehensive final report on achievements, challenges, and recommendations of the training provided for LEB-CAAP grantees will be submitted to LEB-CAAP team. It will support LEB-CAAP to track and enhance the effectiveness of the financial management capacity strengthening program for the grantees and any modifications made to the initial plan.

Additional technical support, such as one-on-one coaching to specific grantees, may emerge after the training and may be requested by LEB-CAAP. This support will be confirmed at a later stage, if needed; and will be based on the quoted daily / hourly rate proposed by the consultant in his/her financial proposal.

Summary of Required Deliverables (Deliverables are to be submitted in English language)

  • Adapted Training Curriculum
  • Delivery of one training workshop on Financial Management Training for LEB-CAAP grantees
  • Final Report

Location of Work: Beirut

Travel: No extra travel and transportation expenses will be paid to the consultant; this should be included in the proposed daily rate.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial management and capacity building.
  • Previous successful engagements in providing financial management support to NGOs or similar organizations.
  • Track record of developing and delivering effective training programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the local context and regulations.
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit organizations and grant management.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.
  • Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations regarding financial management, grants and contracts is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.


Evaluation and Selection Process

A. Preliminary Evaluation Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

Technical proposal                                                  30

Experience and past performance                           40

Financial proposal                                                  30

Total                                                                      100

B. Required Documentation: Proposals must include the following components:


  1. CV 
  2. Comprehensive technical proposal outlining the approach, and a detailed timeline for achieving the specified deliverables and addressing scope of work. This proposal should be 2 to 3 pages maximum.
  3. Cost proposal in USD based on the daily rate, one day equivalent to 8 hours; in addition to including a detailed cost breakdown specifying the Level of Effort (LoE) needed (in days or hours) to complete the assignment and required deliverables.
  4. List of three professional references that includes: name, position, organization, email, telephone number and a summary of the specific assignment implemented by the applicant, products/output produced and timeframe for the assignment. 
  5. Samples from previous works (Financial Management Training presentations and/or handouts) 
  6. Ministry of Finance (MOF) number if available; in case the consultant is not registered at the MOF, LEB-CAAP will be deducting 8.5% of the invoice amount as per the Local laws.


C. Final Selection Process

LEB-CAAP will evaluate proposals based on qualifications, experience, proposed approach, and budget considerations. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews or additional discussions.

How to apply

Proposals are due no later than 11:59 PM Beirut time on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Required documentation listed below must be e-mailed to [email protected] and must include “Financial Management Consultant” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will be disregarded. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Tuesday, 02. Apr 2024
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Advocacy & Awareness, Disability, Good governance and transparency, Training & Capacity Building
Remuneration range:
3000 to 4000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
2-3 months