OVERVIEW 12 week online training

The 12-week interactive online course provides a comprehensive training in “Project cycle management” providing a framework for “Result Based Management”, with the aim to improve your practical project management skills. The training is for beginners as well as for more experienced professionals working with an NGO or humanitarian organisation who have a role in project or program management. Before the training a learning needs assessment will be conducted with participants, to ensure the training is adjusted to the needs, as well as to identify current capacities. The training will be offered through a mix of training methods, including discussions, assignments, reflecting on individual experience in the online learning environment, supported with homework, group assignments, and mentoring. In the online learning environment you can expect to be actively learning. Your own practical working environment will be used as a basis for the training; therefore, you are expected to come with your own examples, and your own tools if available. For the needs assessment you will be collecting data in your own working context, which will be used throughout the training “project cycle management”, when designing a logframe, developing a proposal, preparing an activity plan and budget for the project, as well as monitoring and evaluating the project.

12 week online training project cycle management for NGOs

TESTIMONIES

Who is the course for? 

This 12-week training course is for staff working with NGOs in development or humanitarian settings, who are involved in project cycle management, for example project managers, program managers, program coordinators, project officers.

Specific criteria for the participants in this training are:

  • The participant has access to a computer and stable, good quality internet throughout the training;
  • The participant has basic computer skills (word, excel and PowerPoint);
  • The participant is available for all online training;
  • The participant has sufficient time available to study and reflect on learned activities, individual or in groups for a period of 12 weeks;
  • The participant has sufficient English speaking and writing skills;
  • The participant has a role in project cycle management and can bring own examples from work experience.

Training objectives 

The course will enable participants to develop competencies to manage projects from the start to the end of a project

 

By the end of the course the participant should be able to:

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • Explain the different phases of the project cycle and the tools used;
  • Explain what is result based management;

  • Explain how to ensure community participation and accountability to affected population (AAP) in the project;

  • Explain the difference between equity and equality.

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

  • Prepare for a needs assessment;
  • Collect data both primary and secondary data taking into consideration, gender, diversity and vulnerability, conduct a stakeholder analysis and use of tools;
  • Analyse collected information and develop a problem tree;
  • Write a needs assessment report.  

DESIGN A PROJECT - DEVELOP A PROJECT PRPOSAL

  • Identify and design a project;
  • Identify, analyse, and prioritize problems;
  • Prepare a logframe;
  • Formulate project objectives;
  • Define project activities;
  • Analyse potential risks for the project;
  • Identify indicators and source of verification;
  • Plan Human resources and logistic resources;
  • Plan financial resources (Prepare a budget);

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

  • Prepare a plan for the implementation of a project (workplan);
  • Use a monitoring plan;
  • Analyse data critically;
  • Write monthly reports.

PROJECT EVALUATION

  • Explain the need and reason for the evaluation of the project and the process for planning and implementing the evaluation.

Training methodology 

The course will start with a learning needs assessment, 2 weeks before the start of the training. After registration you will receive a link to the online learning management system of Imarah consultancy, where you will do assignments in order to collect information about your training and experiences regarding project cycle management, with the aim to identify your learning needs.   

The online live training sessions will start with three (3) online training sessions in the first week. Any theory which is needed, will be given as a homework assignment to read and prepare.  In the virtual classroom we will focus on developing skills and competencies, through discussions, assignments, and reflecting on individual experience, where your own practical working environment will be used.  The second week you will be collecting information in your own working environment aiming to practice collecting data for the needs assessment. The collected data will be the basis for the next steps in the project cycle management training which includes a situation analysis and designing a project. From the 3rd week onwards, there will be weekly online sessions on Wednesdays 13.00 to 17.00 central European time, supported by homework, groupwork, assignments, feedback, and mentoring, while working in the online learning management system. The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 12 per training, as to ensure the active participation in the virtual training environment. Reliable internet is essential.

 

The estimated study time is:

  • 48 hours online face to face learning (12 times 4 hours);
  • 2 to 5 hours per week self-study and assignments, depending on your pace of learning and previous experience ( which 24 to 60 hours total);
  • 3 to 5 hours total mentor sessions.

The course fees include:

  • Online training sessions 12 sessions of 4 hours
  • Training materials and working on assignments in the online learning management system of Imarah Consultancy
  • Mentoring to support with assignments (individual or in groups)

  • Certificate of successful completion if the final assignment (knowledge test, and Final assignment) is graded with a pass

 

The course fees are:

1185,-     including 21% VAT (according to tax law in the Netherlands)

Planned training dates

 

Training course

 

Starting  date

Registration

 

Project cycle management

for humanitarians and NGOs

31-1-2023

REGISTRATION

CLOSED

 

Project cycle Management

for humanitarians and NGOs

5-9-2023

REGISTRATION

CLOSED

 

Project cycle management

for humanitarians and NGOs

22-4-2024

 

Training course

 

Starting  date

Last training day

Price 

Registration

 

Project cycle management

For humanitarians and NGOs

23 January 2023

12 April 2023

€ 1185,-   

(including 21% VAT)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Project cycle management

for humanitarians and NGOs

4 september 2023

23 November 2023

€ 1185,-   

(including 21% VAT)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Project cycle management 

for humanitarians and NGOs

22 April 2024

10 July 2024

€ 1185,-   

(including 21% VAT)

Rastgo Adil Hama Saeed

Program Coordinator - NGO: Halabdja Disabled organisation, Iraq

Training: Project cycle managment - November 2021

 

“It was one of the best learning experiences I had with Imarah Co nsultancy.  What I liked most about the course was that it was working in groups and having opportunities to discuss topics and learn from each other's experiences and  being able to use the information in relation to my program. The trainer Cobi RIETVELD is full of information, and she greatly delivered it to us. If you want to develop yours, I recommend you to participate in this training course"

Suhail Matti Field manager- NGO: Malteser Intrenational, Iraq

Training: Project cycle managment - February 2022

“I want to show my appreciation for Cobi Rietveld for the wonderful PCM training course. From the little knowledge that I had, I was able to extend and gain vast knowledge in this field, and I was able to see the real impact of the knowledge that I gained on the actual ground. Although I had doubts about the online training but this one was different, the trainer did an excellent job in delivering the course materials to the participant in a smooth way. The assignments and one-on-one mentor sessions were an excellent addition that kept us on track. Overall, I am satisfied with the training. It is a well-designed course with a practical orientation" 

Dr. Mateen A. Dohuki

Deputy Medical coordinator- NGO: Médecins du Monde, Iraq 

Training: project cycle management -November 2021 

“The project cycle management training made me to understand the NGO and humanitarian world and work more, as well as to understand how to develop a result-based project. By far it was my most interesting and beneficial training I got, its mainly practical assignments rather than the theoretical classical way of training, I do recommend Imarah Consultancy and specifically Ms. Cobi as the trainer, who really made me to learn and develop.”

Mirna Dinha Azamat

Project manager - NGO: Together to protect human & the environment, Iraq.

Training: project cycle management - September 2022 

Course fees 

“One of the best trainings I've ever had. It supported the development of my project management skills. The training is a valuable addition to my CV and my project management journey. It was an honor to meet Cobi and learn from her experience, and I'd like to thank her personally for all of the time and effort she put into the group sessions and mentor sessions. I would highly recommend it if you want to be a successful project manager or add a great certificate to your resume that will get you a step closer to the job you desire.”

12 week online training project cycle management for NGOs

Project cycle management for

NGOs and Humanitarians