Short course Humanitarian Project Cycle Management 2022

This course aims at strengthening the capacities of project managers to design humanitarian responses that focus on sustainable and locally defined changes. The course is based on the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach and provides concepts and tools for each phase of the project cycle.

Information

Period

21 February 2022 - 25 March 2022
2 ECTS credits
50 Distance teaching hours
Around 50 hours of work over 5 weeks, including: • E-learning courses • Live sessions • Individual and group work: readings, case study, reflexive analysis, forum discussions, etc. • Individual coaching/follow-ups • Reflexive analysis (compulsory only for those willing to obtain the ECTS credits) The course can be taken while working providing you can secure around 10 hours on a weekly basis including live sessions and group work in addition to the self-study courses

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

humanitarianstudies(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

30 January 2022

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There is no available scholarship for this programme

Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the aim and process of an assessment and conduct a problem analysis using the problem tree
  • Plan a project and its monitoring system using the logical framework
  • Program activities using the Performance and Evaluation Review Technique, Gantt chart and table of resources
  • Monitor activities, results and risks
  • Understand the differences between monitoring and evaluation as well as your role as a project manager

 

    Audience

    Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in project management, as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
    Professionals from any other sectors (private, academic, etc) and graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience who wish to increase their understanding of project management in the humanitarian field

    Programme

    You will work on a case study to build a project as we go through the various courses covering the entire project cycle.

    The emphasis is put on practice and experience sharing. You will have the opportunity to discuss about and reflect on your professional situation with the group and the trainer.

    Should you wish to only take the assessment and planning modules, a short version of the course can be taken.

    30 hours over 3 weeks (21 February – 11 March 2022), CHF 1’000, 1 credit.

    Director(s)

    Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

    Coordinator(s)

    Sandrine DELATTRE, Practical Intelligence, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
    At the end of the course, participants are able to design simple projects going through every step of the project cycle. They relate to the Result-Based Management concept and use the logical framework as a tool.

    Pedagogical method

    Through a case study, participants will experiment the full project cycle. They will work in small groups and join plenary sessions to revise their progress. Using their current knowledge and additional inputs from the group and the trainer, they will test the various tools and see how an intervention unfolds from the assessment to the evaluation of the results.

    Admission criteria

    Admission requirements:

    1. a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
    2. at least three years of relevant professional experience;
    3. excellent command of English;
    4. motivation working in the humanitarian sector.

    Documents required:

    • CV (Résumé)
    • Scanned copy of passport
    • A passport photo (.jpg format).

    More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

      Number of participants

      Le nombre de participant-es est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

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