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Humanitarian programme: managing programmes & projects

Training date
Registration deadline

Dates: September 28th to October 16th 2020

Location: Lyon, France

Obtain a diploma at your own pace

This skills-based training course is part of a larger diploma course named Humanitarian Programme Manager (HPM): you will thus be joining a group of trainees attending this entire diploma course. If you are interested in this diploma but unable to attend this several-week-long training programme, please note that we offer the possibility to attend its 5 other modules at your own pace.

Audience: already working or willing to work as a manager in the humanitarian sector.

Prerequisites: mandatory Previous experience in project or programme management. Level of English proficiency: B2 minimum (according to European language levels - Self Assessment Grid)


  • To enable participants to choose and apply appropriate tools to manage all stages of the project cycle in humanitarian contexts.
  • Purpose of the Project Cycle Management (PCM) approach, steps and essential tools and methods for PCM, strategic, programmatic and operational levels of humanitarian action.
  • Programme strategy building at country level or with a sectorial approach, purpose of planning and assessments in the project and programme cycle.
  • Appropriate assessment methodologies and tools, common quantitative and qualitative data-collection tools for assessments.
  • Monitoring and evaluation, commonly used quantitative indicator types (rates, proportions etc.) and their application.
  • Log frame main elements, schedule planning for activities and resources using PERT and Gantt techniques, links with the implementation and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) steps.
  • Purpose of monitoring in the programme cycle, differences and links between M&E, evaluation cycle and appropriate evaluation tools.
  • Main elements of the Terms of Reference for an evaluation, critical thinking on PCM, quality and accountability promotion at all stages of PCM.

Further information & application : Bioforce Institute website

Fee information

Cost: 2100€. More information about funding opportunities:

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