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Certificate in Advanced Studies: Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
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Situational intelligence at the service of quality

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.


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

A printable “**Course-at-a-glance**” with a more detailed course schedule is available here.


Online (combination of self-study and live sessions)

Live sessions

All live sessions are in group and mandatory – Usually from 13h00 to 15h30 (CEST)

Depending on the module, there will be 2 to 5 live sessions per week


Around 250 hours of work including:

  • E-learning courses (self-study)
  • Live sessions
  • Individual and group work: readings, videos, pool-surveys, self-tests, case study, reflexive analysis, forum discussions, etc.


  • 5 weeks
  • 20 hours workload per week

Course content

  • Module 1: Humane leadership and People management (10 – 25 January 2022)
  • Module 2: Analysing humanitarian contexts: Vulnerability and resilience (26 January – 04 February)
  • Module 3: Safety and security: Piloting risks (07 – 11 February)
  • Assignment 1: 14-16 February
  • Module 4: Assessing needs and capacities (17-25 February)
  • Module 5: Planning projects and their monitoring systems (28 February – 11 March)
  • Module 6: Programming resources and implementing interventions (14 – 23 March)
  • Assignment 2: 24-25 March
  • Module 7: Monitoring and evaluation (28 – 31 March)
  • Closure and Final assignment (01 – 08 April)

Renseignements sur les frais

TAs this is an online course the course fee of 5,000 CHF covers tuition fees only.

Comment s'inscrire

Candidates need to apply via the Centre's application platform. All information can be found at