CAS Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects
Period8 January 2024 - 29 March 2024
Registration deadline10 December 2023
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 CAS, 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 concerns, specificities of contexts and organisations’ 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
- Critically review existing projects and people management practices
Professional from other sectors who wishes to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change.
Graduate student with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.
- Module 1: Humane leadership and People management
- Module 2: Analysing humanitarian contexts: Vulnerability and resilience
- Module 3: Safety and security: Piloting risks
- Module 4: Assessing Needs and Capacities
- Module 5: Planning Projects and their Monitoring Systems
- Module 6: Programming Resources and Implementing Interventions
- Module 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
- Closure and Final assignment
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
Diploma delivered jointly by
This certificate addresses the dynamics and components that guarantee the quality management of adapted projects and cohesive teams. It integrates fundamental principles such as inclusion and diversity, do no harm, accountability and participation into processes, methods and tools of project and people management.
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
- at least three years of relevant professional experience
- excellent command of English
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector
- Copy of identity document or passport
- Passport photo (.jpg format)
- Curriculum vitae
- Cover letter (explaining the reason why you apply for this course and how will the acquired skills help you in your career)
- Copy of the highest educational qualification obtained
- Copy of Work certificates/official document from your current and the previous two job positions
- Proof of English language competence to be dated less than 2 years. Please refer to https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/
- Two recent letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional) signed and with direct mention of the programme of your choice
- Employer's funding agreement, if applicable
More information about the application process is available on our application page.