CAS Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects
Period10 January 2022 - 1 April 2022
Registration deadline31 October 2021
Total fees: CHF 5’000.-
Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 500.-
The payment of the registration fees can be made in several installments. If registration fees are not paid before the beginning of the course, access to the programme will not be allowed.
There is no available scholarship for this programme.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to apply a qualitative framework in order to manage projects and teams in line with local and international prerogatives.
More specifically, following the Result-Based Management approach and taking into account ethical issues, specificity of contexts and the organizations’ mandate:
You will be able to:
- manage people according to the key principles of leadership for diversity, inclusion and duty of care
- design and implement inclusive and coordinated humanitarian projects
- Analyse humanitarian contexts
- Assess needs and capacities of local population
- Plan and program responses
- Monitor and evaluate progress and results
You will be able to critically review existing projects and people management practices.
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector
Post-graduate student with internship experience who wants to work in humanitarian action
Learning outcomes in terms of knowledge - Understanding of:
- the link between an institutional strategy, an operational strategy and its concrete implementation
- the global humanitarian context as well as the sociology of humanitarian actors and fundamental elements of a specific crisis context
- the type of humanitarian interventions, humanitarian dilemmas and humanitarian options
- the main trends and issues related the aid sector (effectiveness, accountability, …)
Learning outcomes in terms of skills - Capacity to:
- analyze a context and the characteristics of a crises
- frame an adequate strategy of intervention regarding both a specific crisis and the global strategy of the organization
- use specialized problem-solving skills
- develop creative and flexible procedures to implement a strategy of intervention
- monitor and evaluate strategies and projects with an outcome perspective
- communicate and negotiate with stakeholders as well as facilitate participative processes
Learning outcomes in terms of analytical competencies - Ability to:
- choose and adapt best options in challenging and moving complex contexts
- analyze and critically review strategies of intervention
- integrate quality and accountability in all processes
- position yourself as a manager and behave with responsibility
To be confirmed.
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
This certificate aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills necessary to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments. It emphasizes on designing adapted and flexible strategies and projects which integrate quality and accountability throughout all processes.
At the end of the CAS, you will be able to design and adapt humanitarian strategies and projects in line with the specificities of each context. You will be able to provide coherent, flexible and creative humanitarian responses taking into account ethical issues, context prerogatives and the organization’s mandate.
- Week 1: Context analysis and strategic framework
- Week 2: Assessing needs and capacities
- Week 3: Planning projects and their monitoring system (I)
- Week 4: Planning projects and their monitoring system (II)
- Week 5: Programming interventions
- Week 6: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
- Week 7: Critical review of strategies and projects
(Subject to change)
7 to 9 intensive weeks of individual work including
- Face to face sessions (lectures, role play, working groups, field work)
- Personal work (personal readings, personal research, writing)
- A university qualification following three years of study plus relevant work experience.
- Excellent command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English, who do not have secondary or post-secondary qualifications taught in English or who have not spent a minimum of one year studying full-time at a university level in English (please provide transcripts certifying that courses were delivered in English), must provide a certificate to prove their mastery of English (TOEFL/IELTS/CPE/CAE).
Prof Gilles CARBONNIER, CERAH President, Graduate Institute
Sandrine DELATTRE, Trainer and facilitator, Practical Intelligence
Sarah EPPRECHT, Chief of Staff , ICRC
Véronique DE GEOFFROY, Director of operations Groupe, URD
Dr Nathalie HERLEMONT ZORITCHAK, Head of Strategic Policy Service, Fédération Handicap International
Jahal DE MERITENS, Global Cluster Coordinator, Early Recovery, UNDP
Philippe RUSCASSIER, Training coordinator, MSF- CH
Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Director, CERAH
Prof. Thomas STRAUB, Director Certificate Modern Management for Non Profit Organizations, University of Geneva