Short course Humanitarian Project Cycle Management– short course 2022

This course aims to strengthen 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.



21 February 2022 - 11 March 2022
1 ECTS credits
30 Distance teaching hours




Distance learning


Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies




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Total fees: CHF 1’000.-

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

There is no available scholarship for this programme


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.



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.


  • Assessment problem analysis
  • Planning projects and their monitoring systems



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


Sandrine DELATTRE, Practical Intelligence, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies.

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 participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

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