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Online Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) training

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:36:32 +0000

Organization: IMA International
Start date: 8 Nov 2021
End date: 14 Jan 2022
Registration deadline: 5 Nov 2021

This Monitoring and Evaluation online course is a 8-week programme specifically designed for development workers in NGOs, government, UN agencies and private sector organisations. The course addresses M&E for the entire results chain, including the all-important outcomes, and enables you to understand the importance of using information and knowledge for evidence-based decision making.

We know you and your organisation want to be become more effective. We believe you can do this by enhancing Monitoring and Evaluation practices.

You will learn how to:

  • decide what and how to monitor with different stakeholders
  • clarify key results at the programme-level using logic models
  • plan a project using the logical framework
  • develop indicators and targets
  • use participatory methods for data collection and analysis
  • design and manage evaluation
  • use digital methods and knowledge sharing practices
  • use your M&E findings to improve learning and stakeholder engagement
  • develop and work with a practical M&E system

IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

  1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
  2. 6 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available)
  3. Paired and peer group work
  4. Presentations and video inputs
  5. Written resources and links
  6. Relevant case studies
  7. Opportunity to apply tools in your workplace
  8. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio
  9. Scheduled access to mentors
  10. Personalised mentoring session as 3-month follow up

How long: the 8 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

You are awarded an M&E certificate after completing the course and fulfilling all course criteria.

How to register:

Apply Online

Contact post@imainternational.com for more information

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Designing and Managing Evaluations Workshop

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:33:24 +0000

Organization: Southern Hemisphere Consultants
Start date: 11 Oct 2021
End date: 22 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 1 Oct 2021

This course will help evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to design and manage evaluations. You will build your technical and process skills to get maximum benefit out of the evaluation process.

The course helps evaluation practitioners and managers to
• conceptualize evaluations
• choose appropriate evaluation methodologies
• implement a participatory evaluation process and use evaluations to facilitate accountability and learning.

Content

The course helps evaluation practitioners and managers to:

  • Design better terms of reference for evaluation / respond to a terms of reference
  • Choose the right evaluators
  • Conceptualize evaluations and choose appropriate evaluation methodologies
  • Use evaluations to facilitate accountability and learning
  • Design different types of user focused evaluation
  • Develop an evaluation framework
  • Select an evaluation approach - qualitative and quantitative
  • Identify correct qualitative and quantitative sampling and data analysis methods
How to register:

Please register using the form in the link below:
https://forms.gle/pfyt3dscapS92ZNn8

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Certificate of Advance Studies in Children Rights

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:21:35 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: University of Geneva
Start date: 13 Sep 2022
End date: 15 Nov 2024
Registration deadline: 15 Apr 2024
Objectives
  • Acquire specialised knowledge in children’s rights in their theoretical as well as in their practical dimensions through an international and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children’s rights
  • Understand and critically discuss the role of international instruments on children’s rights in the implementation and monitoring of children’s rights, with a particular focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Develop the ability to contribute to the resolution of child rights related issues and problems
  • Exercise tools to effectively use human rights standards and mechanisms at the international and national levels
Audience

Professional who works with children’s rights issues: lawyer, psychologist, sociologist, judge, law enforcement officer, social worker, teacher, government official, staff from governmental and non governmental organisations, academic and journalist.

Programme

The combination of any two modules with the submission of an exam and a paper on a topic related to children rights grants you a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Children Rigths

13 – 17 February 2023
Module 1 (online learning): Children's rights and childhood studies
Online

8 – 12 May 2023
Module 2: International children’s rights law
University of Geneva

25 – 29 September 2023
Module 3 (online learning): Child protection strategies and policies
Online learning

20 – 24 November 2023
Module 4: Children’s rights and criminal justice
Valais Campus - Sion

11 – 15 March 2024
Module 5 (online learning): Child labour and education
Online

3 – 7 June 2024
Module 6: Children’s rights and migration
University of Geneva

11 – 15 November 2024
Module 7: Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring
Valais Campus - Sion

How to register:

For those wishing to complete a certificate in children rights, please contact Hortense Hofer 2 months ahead of the module you wish to apply for. +41(0)27 205 73 93 | mcr-secretariat@unige.ch.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.unige.ch/mcr/index.php/application

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Master of Advance Studies in Children Rights

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:20:28 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: University of Geneva
Start date: 13 Feb 2023
End date: 15 Nov 2024
Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2022

Within the distinguished context of Geneva, the hub for children rights with the widest network of child rights specialist and advocates, the University of Geneva’s Centre for Children's Rights Studies offers the Master of Advance Studies in Children's Rights (MCR). The MCR is an interdisciplinary and international part-time two-years postgraduate master programme, which attracts a large range of graduate students from all over the world.

Participants

The MCR is designed for professionals who work with children’s rights, these may include: lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, judges, social workers, government officials, staff from non-governmental organisations, academics and journalists. The participation of students with different backgrounds and levels of professional experience in an interactive learning environment helps to foster exchange at both theoretical and practical levels.

Teaching staff

Being embedded within the distinctive setting of Geneva and benefiting of the strong ties of the UNIGE with the many international governmental and nongovernmental Geneva based organizations, the MCR programme exposes students to international expertise with unique networking opportunities. Lectures are given by international experts in the field of children’s rights from the academic world, intergovernmental bodies and nongovernmental institutions. The participation of these prominent academics and highly skilled field experts with various types of expertise and from different countries ensures multidisciplinary and cultural perspectives on children’s rights.

Study programme and venue

The programme requires participants to attend seven-week long modules (three modules will be delivered online and four will be residential) combined with completion of exercises and examinations based on the required readings. Students are also expected to write a paper, to complete a group project, to participate in an external seminar or conference and to write a master thesis dissertation. The modules are as follow:

13 – 17 February 2023
Module 1 (online learning): Children's rights and childhood studies
Online

8 – 12 May 2023
Module 2: International children’s rights law
University of Geneva

25 – 29 September 2023
Module 3 (online learning): Child protection strategies and policies
Online learning

20 – 24 November 2023
Module 4: Children’s rights and criminal justice
Valais Campus - Sion

11 – 15 March 2024
Module 5 (online learning): Child labour and education
Online

3 – 7 June 2024
Module 6: Children’s rights and migration
University of Geneva

11 – 15 November 2024
Module 7: Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring
Valais Campus - Sion

How to register:

Details on the application process can be found on the following link: https://www.unige.ch/mcr/index.php/application

Applicants are required to hold a university degree (or judged equivalent), and are expected to have at least two years of professional experience relevant to the programme.

Applicants must have a very good working knowledge of English in order to participate actively in the modules.
Applications using the MCR application form should include:

  • a letter of motivation;
  • copies of degrees and diplomas;
  • a curriculum vitae that includes career details and work experience in children's rights;
  • two reference letters from people in a position to judge the applicant's professional and/or academic abilities;
  • the proof of payment of the registration fee.

The MCR Scientific Committee will examine applications. If necessary, they may seek additional information from the referees or invite the candidate for an interview.

All candidates shall be notified of the decision regarding their acceptance to the Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) two weeks after the finalization of the application. If there is disagreement with the Scientific Committee's decision, the applicant may appeal to the Scientific Committee, whose decisions are final.

For those wishing to attend a single module or complete a certificate in children rights, please contact Hortense Hofer 2 months ahead of the module you wish to apply for. +41(0)27 205 73 93 | mcr-secretariat@unige.ch

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Interactive Online Training in Negotiation Skills for Humanitarian Aid Workers - Clingendael Institute

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:18:09 +0000

Organization: Clingendael
Start date: 11 Oct 2021
End date: 15 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 30 Sep 2021

The ability to effectively negotiate in stressful circumstances is a skill which is essential to every humanitarian worker: from the field-based aid worker negotiating access on the frontline to the manager in headquarters talking to donors and governments.

The Clingendael humanitarian negotiation training aims to enhance the negotiating capacity of humanitarian workers.

Training approach

Since 2017, Clingendael Academy has trained over 600 humanitarian workers of 30+ (I)NGOs and UN agencies in essential negotiation skills.

Our interactive online training introduces negotiation theory to help you in your practice. Through online modules and specially designed simulations and role plays, you can immediately apply the new acquired tools and insights. This five day training is a mix of online self-paced modules and live sessions. There is space for debriefing and learning from each other’s experience.

Practical information

This training is meant for humanitarian aid workers who are currently employed in this field, and for whom humanitarian negotiations play a role in their regular activities. Please note that aid workers from a local or national NGO will be given priority.

· You will need a stable and good quality internet connection throughout the entire training

· This is an interactive online training; some parts are self-paced, other parts are live with the trainers and with the other participants

· The training takes place from Monday 11 October - Friday 15 October 2021

· This is a digital training, with daily online sessions, which will most likely take place sometime between 08:00 and 16:00 UTC, daily. However, you will need time to do homework before and after the session. Therefore, you cannot combine this training with a regular working week.

· You need to be available for the entire training and all training components are mandatory.

· The working language is English. You need to be able to read and converse easily in this language in order to have active participation to this training.

· If you have participated throughout the entire training, you will receive a certificate.

· There are no costs or fees related to this training.

We encourage participants to check how the time zone of the training compares to your time zone before applying to this course.

We have limited places available in this training. Therefore, if we received more applications than we can accommodate, we will have to make a selection. Please do not apply if you do not fit all the criteria above.

Questions

For questions regarding this training, kindly contact Ms Marlies Rotshuizen, (mrotshuizen@clingendael.org) Academy Fellow, Clingendael Academy.

Fee information:

There are no fees for participation in this training.

How to register:

You can apply for this training via this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx...

The closing date for applications is 30 September. Selected candidates will be contacted after that date. In case you are selected, we will ask for an endorsement letter from your organisation.

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Diploma course in paramedicine

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:31:34 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Start date: 24 Jan 2022
End date: 15 Dec 2023
Registration deadline: 3 Jan 2022

Introduction

This course is aimed at deepening the students' knowledge, skills, and competencies in medical sciences and research to enable a greater understanding of emergency treatment protocols to help better manage complex medical emergencies.

Target Group

The target group include;

-High School graduates with a KCSE mean grade of C Plain, Biology grade C Plain

-Practising EMTs or those in the medical profession.

Methodology

i) Mini lectures

ii) Small group discussions

iii) Case studies

v) Presentations

vi) Demonstrations/Practicum

vii)Clinical Rotations

How to register:

Email:admissions@redcross.or.ke

Call:0705464722/0787889533

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Emergency medical technician(EMT-I) certificate course

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:29:52 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Start date: 24 Jan 2022
End date: 16 Dec 2022
Registration deadline: 3 Jan 2022

Introduction

This course impacts knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals to pre-hospital care to casualties.

Target Group

The target group include;

-High School graduates with a KCSE mean grade of D+, Biology grade D+

-First responders, Pre-hospital care workers.

Methodology

i) Mini lectures

ii) Small group discussions

iii) Case studies

v) Presentations

vi) Demonstrations/Practicum

vii)Clinical Rotations

How to register:

Email:admissions@redcross.or.ke
Call:+254 705 464722/ +254 787 889 533

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Delivering Engaging Live Virtual Training (II)

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:40:45 +0000

Organization: UN System Staff College
Start date: 18 Oct 2021
End date: 19 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 11 Oct 2021
Introduction

The course teaches participants how to design and facilitate engaging and collaborative learning experiences in popular virtual classroom environments such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct collaborative and interactive live virtual classroom activities
  • Use Zoom (or a comparable platform) as a virtual classroom together with a real-time digital collaboration tool for brainstorming in Zoom breakout rooms and plenary.
  • Create effective whiteboard and chat activities that keeps participants engaged while enriching their learning experience
  • Creatively use web browsing activities to engage participants interactively and collaboratively in the virtual classroom
  • Create facilitator’s guide/session plan for engaging participants in a live virtual classroom training
Course Methodology

The course is delivered entirely online.

The course will take five weeks with seven webinar sessions: one webinar session on Tuesdays in weeks 1, 3 & 4 and two webinar sessions, Tuesday and Wednesday, in weeks 2 & 5. Each week, participants will go through a number of assigned reading materials, complete weekly assignments and exercises, and participate in discussion forums to share experiences, questions and comments, as well as receive feedback from instructors.

The webinar sessions will be conducted through Zoom web conferencing platform on the following dates:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
  • Week 2: Tuesday, 26 & Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Week 3: Tuesday, 2 November 2021
  • Week 4: Tuesday, 9 November 2021
  • Week 5: Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday 17 November 2021

Course activities and the weekly discussion forum will be available on the UNKampus, UNSSC’s Learning Platform.

Course Contents

The online course will cover topics such as:

Week 1: Building Virtual Facilitation Skills and Creating Collaborative Synchronous Activities

Tips and techniques to keep participants engaged and active in a live virtual classroom training so that the learning is of the same or better quality than participants expect from classroom-based programmes, and with the same results and performance improvement organizations expect.

This session discusses:

  • Event types: meetings, presentations, webinars, and learning events.
  • Three essential virtual facilitation skills
  • Zoom interactive and collaborative features
  • Three-steps to virtual classroom design
  • Differences between interaction and online collaboration.
  • Importance of building interaction and collaboration into live synchronous learning and training events
  • Two types of collaborations in a live online virtual training.

Week 2: Breakout room activities

Using Zoom as a virtual face-to-face (vF2F) classroom together with a real-time digital collaboration tool for brainstorming in zoom breakout rooms and plenary.

In a live classroom setting, we engage participants with group exercises and discussions. Similar learning experience is achieved in a virtual face-to-face classroom with breakout rooms.

There are two live virtual sessions this week: The first live vF2F session focuses on zoom settings and features. The second vF2F session provides instructional techniques to encourage collaboration using breakout room activities.

The second session takes participants through hands-on activities, how to:

  • Create real-time brainstorming activities in Mural or similar real-time digital collaborative web-based tools
  • Create Zoom breakout rooms with Mural Canvas
  • Maximize participants collaboration during breakout room exercises in the Zoom virtual platform
  • Write clear instructions for participants to guide them through breakout and brainstorming activities.
  • Manage interactive and collaborative activities in brainstorming and breakout room sessions
  • Anticipate the issues participants may have during breakout and brainstorming session.

Week 3: Using Whiteboards and

Chat, and Training with Quizzes

This session provide tips and techniques for innovative use of whiteboards and chats to create participant interaction and engagement.

This session takes participants through tips and techniques :

  • Adding icebreakers and brain teasers as whiteboard and chat exercises to maximize interaction and collaboration.
  • Creating and using word search puzzles to review key terms
  • Training with quizzes

Week 4: Web Browsing,

Application Sharing, and Designing virtual classroom facilitator guide.

This session demonstrates how to create interaction and collaboration in a virtual classroom setting using synchronized web browsing:

  • Use a facilitator guide template to design effective web browsing exercises that maximize interaction and collaboration.
  • Develop instructions for participants to guide them through their activities.
  • Anticipate issues and design solutions with participant management of activities.
  • Review and use a facilitator’s guide and session plan template to design exercises that maximize interaction and collaboration.

Week 5: Practice delivering interactive and collaborative live session.

This session gives participants the opportunity to practice what they learned. Each participant will be given five minutes to practice delivering an interactive and collaborative live session.

  • Each participant will prepare a five-minutes live session on a topic of his or her choice. Two or more participants can combine their time allocation.
  • During the practice session, participants will be required to employ an interaction and collaboration activity learned in this course or they can try new activities.
  • Receive feedback.

There will be two webinar sessions in week five for practice activities.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in online training and interested in strengthening their ability to engage participants during live training events.

How to register:

Registration is open until 11 October 2021 and can be done via the following link: http://ow.ly/niIN50EIISC

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Child protection mainstreaming in health facilities: lessons learned from the covid-19 pandemic

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:38:57 +0000

Organization: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Start date: 29 Sep 2021
End date: 29 Sep 2021
Registration deadline: 29 Sep 2021

The Alliance L&D Working Group is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on Child Protection and Health integration and programming adaptations during COVID-19 crisis.

During the webinar you will hear from practitioners on adaptations made to mainstream child protection in health facilities in the context of COVID-19 challenges encountered and recommendations for key actions to tackle obstacles that are still to be faced. We will also have representation from WHO discussing how these field adaptations influenced global guidance and response.

We will also present two new short learning modules from the Alliance:

  1. Child Protection Mainstreaming in Health Facilities during COVID-19 and other IDOs
  2. Preventing Family Separation and Preserving Family Unity during COVID-19

We look forwards to your participation!

How to register:

https://alliancecpha.org/en/child-protection-webinars/webinar-child-protec...

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Getting Your Funding Strategy Right

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:36:53 +0000

Organization: MzN International
Start date: 2 Nov 2021
End date: 2 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 2 Nov 2021

During this session, we will explore why a funding strategy is crucial for your financial sustainability and how it will help you with effective fundraising. We will take you through the various elements of a funding strategy and provide you with 10 steps on how to get to a funding strategy that works for you.

Who should join: Non-profit professionals in charge of the financial strategy.

You can submit your questions in advance, or ask them during or after the presentation.

Suggested pre-webinar reading: Six Tips on How to Succeed With Institutional Fundraising In 2021

How to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bY7dFxY8TIq6k1l66P-TwA

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Webinar: Facilitating Remote Management in Third Party Monitoring Activities

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:35:50 +0000

Organization: TRUST Consultancy & Development
Start date: 14 Oct 2021
End date: 14 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 12 Oct 2021
Description

This one-hour webinar will be conducted in English on October 14, 2021, at 11 AM Istanbul Time.

This webinar will discuss how can communication between international agencies and local partners be improved when using Third-Party Monitoring, and particularly using remote management modalities.

The objectives are to understand the impacts of TPM practice on remote relationships and identifying adequate communication approach to facilitate such relations.

This webinar will be conducted online via Zoom, and a link will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the training begins at the latest (October 13, 2021).

About the Speaker

Ling Li

Ling Li is a Junior Professional Officer in the TPM/Research Department at Trust. She is studying her second master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation at Sciences Po Lyon. She has four years’ experience in conducting research on forced migration, modern slavery, and child protection.

Webinar objectives

The objectives are to understand the impacts of TPM practice on remote relationships and identifying adequate communication approach to facilitate such relations.

Target audience

This webinar is aimed at:

  • INGOs and implementing partner staff in the MENA region working on remotely managed projects,
  • and TPM providers in MENA region.

This webinar aims for the following:

  • Gender equality in terms of those participating in the training, (50% of participants will be men and 50% will be women);
  • Participants will be from different organizations;
  • Participants will be from different countries;
  • Participants will have experience in different sectors;
  • Participants with disabilities are most welcome.
How to register:

You can register online here for the English session.

Please register one day before the chosen training begins at the latest.

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Medair Virtual Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (vROC) – September 2021

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:24:45 +0000

Organization: Medair
Start date: 19 Nov 2021
End date: 26 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 24 Oct 2021
Location

vROC location - Online course

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted the ROC to hold it virtually (vROC). Those invited will participate from home, and will need to be fully present online for the entire vROC week, and will not be able to schedule any professional or personal commitments during the vROC dates. A laptop with a working camera, good power supply as well as a strong internet connection, will be required to participate. Further information to be provided.

Course dates:

19th November (4 p.m. CEST) - 26th November 2021 (10 p.m. CEST)

vROC Application deadline:

24th October 2021

Contract length

If a field contract is signed after the vROC, it normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years.

Please note that attending the vROC does not guarantee a job placement after the vROC.

Field Workplace

Medair is currently working in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, D.R. Congo, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Field contracts given will be based in one of these countries or any new programmes that Medair starts up.

Why consider the Medair vROC?

If you have professional experience that matches one or more of the Medair sectors but you cannot see any current jobs that fit your profile, apply directly for the Medair vROC, our “virtual Relief and Recovery Orientation Course”.
We will try and match your profile to our upcoming field vacancy needs and if there is a good match, we will consider you for this vROC or a future ROC or vROC.
Everyone who desires to work as an International Staff in one of our field programmes must first successfully complete the ROC or vROC.

Candidates accepted onto the Medair ROC/vROC will be considered for International Staff field roles.

ROC Overview

The ROC is an intensive experiential orientation to relief work with Medair. This 7 day course is held three/four times a year. Participants experience the challenges of relief work through practical simulations and become familiar with Medair’s values, projects, and country programmes. Each participant will be interviewed by a senior member of the Medair Human Resources team to evaluate the week and discuss their possible future with Medair in a field programme. The course is normally held in Switzerland or Kenya. The vROC course is held virtually online.

Fees, Content & Schedule

Download the ROC Brochure for course information and fees

Key Activity Areas

The ROC simulation includes practical exercises, research, and daily updates of changing field conditions and security bulletins.

Key Experience / Qualifications

Medair seeks a wide range of professionals with experience, qualifications and training in the following sectors:

  • Minimum 1 year’s professional experience in one of the sectors referred to above
  • Relevant professional qualification; Post-graduate qualification in relief or development desirable
  • Humanitarian, security, international development
  • Senior management, project management, business administration
  • Medical, nutrition, public health, tropical medicine
  • Engineering, (civil, environmental)
  • Construction (architecture, site management)
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Human Resources
  • Finance, accounting, grant management
  • Communications, fundraising, marketing and media
  • Information technology services (ITS)
Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

What is the ROC and why is it required?

FIND OUT MORE

Other Experience / Competencies

Standard ranges of experience and competencies required for Medair field positions:

  • Minimum 1 year’s professional experience in one of the sectors referred to above
  • Project management and team management experience
  • Management experience desirable, especially in a relief environment
  • Experience at cross cultural communication techniques; Diplomatic and sensitive to cross cultural issues; Good negotiation skills, especially in the context of another culture
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills; Able to express views clearly
  • Experience in dealing with donors and government officials desirable
  • Experience in training/mentoring staff; Team player with strong relational skills
  • Committed to team-building, and to consultative and servant leadership
  • Planning, assessment and analytical skills
  • Report writing and proposal writing skills desirable
  • Good level of self-motivation, with a pro-active approach to work, problem solver, dynamic, mature
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to live and work in conflict and rural environment
How to register:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values.

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

Application Process

To apply, go to this training on our Medair page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Grants Management Program

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:21:09 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Strathmore University
Start date: 22 Nov 2021
End date: 26 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 15 Nov 2021
Background

Successful organizations have a solid grant management programme that starts long before any grant is awarded. Grant management includes strategic planning, efficient grant design, program development and effective tracking, and having sufficient resources to smoothly manage the process.

Grants management is a key activity in Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), State Corporations and other Donor funded institutions. Most teams aim to use limited resources optimally and efficiently to achieve maximum impact.

Introduction

This course is designed to build the confidence and skills of participants on the best practices and nurture essential skills of effective grants management i.e. monitoring your project, accountability, complying with grant regulations and how to prevent your organization from the challenges both legal and administrative that result from poor grants management.

Programme Objectives

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and implementation of good grants management. It will equip participants with a strong understanding of the primary functional areas of grants management.

The grants management cycle will also be explored in depth.

Target Participants

Top and Middle-level managers of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), State Corporations and other donor-funded institutions.

It is also suitable for professionals keen on learning how to manage grants responsibly.

Programme Delivery

The delivery of the course employs a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, reflections and case studies delivered by grants experts (both academics and practitioners).

The case methodology as a learning technique gives participants a chance to analyse real scenarios, and participate in collaborative problem-solving.

The mode of delivery is in-person at the SBS campus.

Programme Structure

Introduction:

  • Fundamentals of Grants Management

Grant Management Cycle, Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Planning
  • Proposal Submission
  • Award of Grant
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Amendments
  • Reporting
  • Closeout

Types of Grants, Applications and the Obligating Documents:

  • In-kind
  • Standard
  • Mixed

Compliance:

  • Who to comply with and areas of compliance:

    • Donor compliance
    • Legislative compliance
    • Accounting Standards and Practices
    • Community and cultural Compliance
  • Key Departmental Compliance Areas in Donor Fund Management:

    • Financial Reporting and Documentation
    • Procurement Procedures
    • Travel and Per diems
    • Human Resource Management
    • M&E and Impact Assessment

Contract Amendment:

  • Types of Amendments
  • Necessitating Reason
  • How to manage and carry through successfully

Reporting:

  • Financial
  • Narrative
  • Evaluations
  • Amendments

Internal Control Systems:

  • Procedures & Processes
  • Risks and Mitigation

Fundraising, Budgeting and Costing:

Partnerships & Consortia:

  • Reasons
  • Managing
  • Problem areas to watch

Co-Financing and Multi-Donor Funding:

  • Sources and reasons
  • Managing the intricacies varied compliance issues
  • Own/ community cost contribution
How to Apply How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/grants-management-programme/

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Advanced Monitoring & Evaluation

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:18:11 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Strathmore University
Start date: 15 Nov 2021
End date: 19 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 5 Nov 2021
Introduction

In an era of demanding stakeholders’ expectations regarding financial probity, budgetary transparency and the proven impact value of funded work programs, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) remain one of those aspects of organizational management that is extensively discussed but rarely practised.

This programme entails M&E data processing and setting up of effective M&E systems within organizations.

Programme Benefits

After attending the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a system to collect and compile data
  • Determine an appropriate method of analyzing, presenting and disseminating information to different stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the information to identify problems and implement changes
  • Describe and understand the various stages in an M&E system: planning, data collection, making data usable and using data for decision-making to help organizations reflect on and strengthen their plans
Target Audience

The programme is designed for senior managers and all professionals who might have undertaken the basic Monitoring & Evaluation training and need to progress to the advanced level.

Programme Structure
  • Introduction to surveys
  • Developing survey instruments and procedures
  • Questionnaire design
  • Sampling procedures
  • Data gathering
  • Impact evaluations
    1. Defining impact
    2. Why monitor and/or evaluate impact?
    3. Various techniques: randomization, the difference in difference etc.
  • Group discussions
Topics

Digital Data gathering (Open Data Kit):

  • Survey Authoring
  • Designing forms manually: Using XLS Forms
  • Hosting survey data and platforms for hosting
  • Configuring the server
  • Preparing the mobile phone for data collection
  • Downloading data
  • Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)

Comparison of Data analysis packages Excel, SPSS, STATA, R etc.

  • Plenary discussion with participants
  • The rationale for choosing software for analysis
  • Qualitative vs. quantitative data
  • Variable selection and analytical needs
    1. Data quality: criteria and cleaning processes in excel/SPSS
    2. Data validation

Introduction to Excel for Data processing and Analysis

  • Data Auditing and Validation using Excel
  • Variable measures: categorical vs. interval
  • Measures of central tendency and association
  • Data visualization in excel: graphs, charts and tables
  • Overview of SPSS
  • Data Management and Graphics with SPSS

Running frequencies in SPSS

  • Tests of significance: comparing groups/area
  • Tests of Association (Cross-tabs, Chi-Squared, Tau, Eta, Phi & Cramer’s V)

Difference (T-Test, Chi-Squared)

  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Correlation Analysis (Pearson, Spearman)
  • Regression Analysis
  • Interpreting data: statistical inference
  • Data for decision making
  • Understanding stakeholder needs
  • Knowledge management
How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/advanced-monitoring-and-evaluation-programme/

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Apply Now for Online PGD in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management- September 2021

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:15:52 +0000

Organization: Empower school of health LLP

Empower Swiss SARL is now accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC). The Institution has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider, or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution.

Empower's, 29th Batch of the Online Post Graduate Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management, in collaboration with Kent State University, USA, is scheduled to launch in September 2021.

This is a 12-month online program that includes 10 extensive modules structured to address one topic per month. Each module is supported by MCQs and Assessments.

Key takeaways from the course:

  • its global orientation ¬ sharing of experiences from across countries,

  • a practical and applied approach to the extensive use of exercises, case studies, projects, and internships

  • technical assistance for one-year offered which includes mentoring/coaching from the Subject Matter Experts

  • an online competency assessment tool (CAT)

  • a community of practice (through Empower’s Big Learning Platform)

  • a special focus on improving participant's personal effectiveness by building workplace skills

  • use of cutting-edge e-learning technologies and instructional design to make learning easy and impactful

    Kindly click on this link for more information and fill in the application form to register - http://bit.ly/2UzLGnf

How to register:

Kindly click on this link for more information and fill in the application form to register - http://bit.ly/2UzLGnf

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Finance for Non-Finance Managers in Not-for-Profits Programme (Virtual)

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:08:16 +0000

Organization: Strathmore University
Start date: 26 Oct 2021
End date: 2 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 18 Oct 2021
Background

The global pandemic has seen a number of not for profits (NPOs) suffer sudden budget cuts. This has been exacerbated by the difficult times the world has experienced following the covid-19 pandemic alongside political, economic as well as social uncertainties. This has created to a dire need to relook at the NPO model and its funding base including the introduction of a host of austerity measures for prudent financial management and control of the limited funds in an NPO. Sustainability has become critical owing to the need to grow the NPO revenue streams including sourcing for newer, and innovative ones.

There is therefore a need to look at the NPO in an integrated way, including the mission and strategy and aligning it with the culture, systems, structures, resources and stakeholders in a unified way. This includes a need to continuously consider the environment within which the NPO operates in.

The program is designed to equip you with the necessary leadership and management competencies geared towards ensuring the sustainability of your NPO. The program is a highly interactive one and entails real life case studies including shared experiences from leading professionals in the NPO world.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a firm understanding of the NPO ecosystem from an integrated and social value perspective
  • Respond to emergent issues affecting NPOs related to, but not limited to, governance, funding, financial and risk management
  • Improve stakeholder engagement in an NPO setting
  • Apply proven techniques in NPO decision-making
  • Effectively report and engage the NPO board when formulating policies and making decisions
Programme Benefits

This programme prepares you to effectively lead and manage an NPO while improving the resilience and the sustainability of the NPO. The overall objective is to improve the performance of the NPO from a social, economic and governance perspective. The programme covers understanding the NPO operating and financial model to governance and stakeholder engagement.

For Who?

Project/programme officers, grants personnel, accounting and finance professionals, internal auditors, monitoring and evaluation staff, NPO managers, board members.

Key Focus Areas

These include:

  • The Nonprofit Coherence Ecosystem
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting in Not-for-profits
  • Financial Management in NPOs; Fundraising and Revenue Management in NPOs
  • Budgeting and Project Costing in NPOs
  • Internal Control and Risk Management in NPOs
  • Fraud Risk Management in NPOs and Reporting to the Board: What to Look Out for
Programme Delivery

Extensive use of Case Studies and discussion‐based learning

The mode of delivery is online.

Programme Date & Cost

Dates:

  • 26th October - 2nd November 2021

Cost:

  • KES 65,000 / USD 650 per participant
How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/finance-for-non-finance-managers-programme-nonp...

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Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (PMEAL)

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:59:14 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Strathmore University
Start date: 25 Oct 2021
End date: 29 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 18 Oct 2021
Background

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of project cycle management. It helps project implementers to demonstrate that donor aid/government spending on interventions is meeting certain required standards. But most importantly, that it is achieving/or has achieved the set strategic objectives of an intervention.

To account for these, there has been an increasing demand for “Results-Based Management (RBM)” lately in many projects across institutions, and hence the adoption of “Results Framework” as a tool for monitoring, evaluating and communicating results.

Monitoring and evaluation is a process of data collection, storage, analysis and transforming of data into strategic information for making informed decisions for program management and improvement, policy formulation, and advocacy.

Although the RBM has largely been successful in communicating results, recent research has shown that the RBM does not provide sufficient evidence on how it incorporates stakeholder participation, learning, information sharing, organizational transparency and accountability. This has hence prompted new thinking on how to approach M&E in programmes.

Development partners/humanitarian actors are now switching to what we call “Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (PMEAL)” as an approach to M&E, as opposed to the traditional approaches into the same.

The PMEAL is stakeholder-oriented, results-focused, encourages learning and drives accountability on the part of project implementers.

This course is therefore designed to bring participants to speed with these essential elements.

Programme Objective

To introduce participants to basics of monitoring & evaluation, planning, implementation, stakeholder analysis, accountability and learning.

For Who?

Middle-Level Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Accountants, Personal Assistants, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Human Resource Managers, Team Leaders of private and state corporations, NGO’s and anyone seeking to enhance their professional skills.

Programme Topics

Programme topics include:

  • Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
  • M&E in Project Cycle & Design Review
  • M&E Framework
  • Selecting M&E Indicators
  • M&E Planning
  • M&E Systems
  • M&E Costing/Budgeting
  • Monitoring Practice, Learning & Reporting
  • Evaluation Practice, Learning & Reporting
  • Organizational Learning & Decision Making
  • Accountability and Stakeholder Participation
  • Stakeholder Learning, Communication & Information Sharing
Programme Delivery

The delivery of the course employs a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, reflections and case studies delivered by grants experts (both academics and practitioners).

The case methodology as a learning technique gives participants a chance to analyse real scenarios, and participate in collaborative problem-solving.

The mode of delivery is in-person at the SBS Campus.

Why Pursue PMEAL at SBS?
  • Participant-centred learning
  • Flexible learning experience
  • Build successful networks
  • Expert faculty with sector experience
  • World-class facilities
How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/planning-monitoring-evaluation-accountability-a...

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MA Education, International Development and Social Justice

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:58:46 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: St Mary's University
Start date: 4 Oct 2021
End date: 30 Sep 2022
Registration deadline: 30 Sep 2021

This MA equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand the complex relationship between education, international development and social justice within global contexts. This degree will help to prepare you for careers in international development, humanitarian assistance, research and consultancy with Government, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organisations, research institutions and charities.

  • A dedicated and passionate academic team with decades of experience in shaping this sector and helping to make a difference
  • Access to cutting edge research and social engagement through the work of the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) and the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse (BCRSEA).
  • Guest lectures, seminars and workshops capitalising on our links to development and humanitarian organisations and charities
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities through our internationally diverse community of students and academics
Why study Education, International Development and Social Justice?

Access to quality education is a fundamental human right. However, many young people around the world are unable to access it or complete the full education cycle due to social, cultural, economic and political barriers.

This is particularly the case for girls, the poor and young people from rural and marginalised communities living in developing countries and societies affected by conflict. Even when education opportunities are available in these contexts, they often do not meet the needs of young people or those of their communities.

At best, education that is ill-conceived is of limited value. At worst, it can promote economic stagnation, socio-economic inequality, social exclusion and conflict.

The MA Education, International Development and Social Justice explores the sociology and political economy of education and learning within development, humanitarian and transnational contexts globally.

In particular, you will learn about:

  • the social, political, cultural and economic contexts in which young people live their lives and education and learning take place around the world
  • current theories, policies, practices and approaches to education and learning within these contexts
  • challenges faced by governmental and non-governmental organisations in relation to planning and providing quality education for all (such as poverty, gender inequality, humanitarian emergencies, modern slavery, human trafficking)
  • education policy and practice with reference to particular marginalised communities (such as working children, nomads, young people who have been trafficked, former child soldiers, refugees)
  • education policy and practice with reference to life-long learning and adult education (such as higher education, adult literacy).

The programme critically addresses the relationship between education (formal, nonformal, informal) and issues of contemporary relevance, including:

  • human rights
  • poverty and economic development
  • identities, inequalities and social exclusion
  • colonialism and decolonisation
  • gender (in)equality
  • globalisation
  • migration – voluntary and forced
  • nation-building and postnationalism
  • peace and conflict, divided societies, post-conflict reconstruction
  • climate change and sustainable development
  • health and pandemics
  • livelihoods, vulnerabilities and organised crime.
Why St Mary's?

The degree is part of our wider commitment to addressing issues of social justice through the work of the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) and the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse (BCRSEA).

The wide-ranging and inclusive membership of the Centres, encompassing partnerships between academics, charities, governmental and non-governmental organisations and the business sector, provides an ideal environment to stimulate debate, influence public policy and improve professional practice.

The MA Education, International Development and Social Justice is also enhanced by our peaceful location in leafy West London; a short train ride away from the global headquarters of international organisations working in the field.

Course content

You will take a total of seven modules as part of this degree:

  • Three core content modules
  • One core research methods module
  • Either a dissertation or a work-based research project
  • Two optional modules (out of a choice of four)
Modules How to register:

To apply for this programme, please see https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/application-process/postgraduate/nationality.aspx. For further information, please contact Dr Kathleen Fincham at kathleen.fincham@stmarys.ac.uk.

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PFST / PERSONAL FIELD SECURITY TRAINING – residentiel – (covid safe) – in English

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:55:06 +0000

Country: France
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 7 Dec 2021
End date: 9 Dec 2021
Registration deadline: 1 Dec 2021

Training dates: December 7, 8, 9

This training on personal security in the humanitarian sector, developed by OTHER SOLUTIONS, has a simple main objective: to provide participants with a set of tools to prepare them effectively to manage their personal security in the field. It aims to train humanitarian staff deployed in high-risk or isolated areas, in order to increase their awareness and preparedness and to enable them to assist beneficiaries while ensuring their own safety.

This training is 70% practical and 30% theoretical.

More specifically, it aims to provide:

  • Awareness of practical realities
  • Knowledge of basic tools
  • Know-how through the acquisition of skills, to manage their personal security abroad in the context of aid operations.

These 3 components are used under the international acronym AKS (Awareness, Knowledge, Skills).

Components of the training:

To achieve these objectives, the training consists of four mutually reinforcing components:

  • Theoretical sessions, aimed at consolidating methods (pre-departure checklist, do's and don'ts in violent situations, etc.);
  • Practical sessions, aimed at training in essential basic practices (first aid, radio protocols, etc.);
  • Simulations, aimed at crystallizing the use of the above-mentioned methods and practices in a tangible setting;
  • Validation and feedback sessions (debriefings and key lessons learned).
  • Different types of pedagogical tools and resources can be associated with these components.

Topics covered:

  • Personal safety
  • Preparation of the mission
  • First aid
  • Communications
  • Threats when travelling in vehicles
  • Orientation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Incident reports
  • Hibernation, evacuation, relocation
  • Sexual violence
  • Weapons in the field
  • Hostage situation and kidnapping
  • Managing with aggressive behaviour
  • Operations (example of food distribution)

Upon completion of the training and successful completion of all modules, participants will be awarded 3 certificates:

Audience: All humanitarian personnel working in the field.

The OSC team looks forward to meeting you!

How to register:

For any questions or quotes, please kindly email us at contact@othersolutions.net

You can also register online on our website: www.othersolutions.net

ALL our training courses comply with our "Covid-Safe" health and safety protocols.

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PFST / PERSONAL FIELD SECURITY TRAINING – residentiel – (covid safe) – in English

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:43:37 +0000

Country: France
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 9 Nov 2021
End date: 11 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 2 Nov 2021

Training dates: November 9, 10, 11

This training on personal security in the humanitarian sector, developed by OTHER SOLUTIONS, has a simple main objective: to provide participants with a set of tools to prepare them effectively to manage their personal security in the field. It aims to train humanitarian staff deployed in high-risk or isolated areas, in order to increase their awareness and preparedness and to enable them to assist beneficiaries while ensuring their own safety.

This training is 70% practical and 30% theoretical.

More specifically, it aims to provide:

  • Awareness of practical realities
  • Knowledge of basic tools
  • Know-how through the acquisition of skills, to manage their personal security abroad in the context of aid operations.

These 3 components are used under the international acronym AKS (Awareness, Knowledge, Skills).

Components of the training:

To achieve these objectives, the training consists of four mutually reinforcing components:

  • Theoretical sessions, aimed at consolidating methods (pre-departure checklist, do's and don'ts in violent situations, etc.);
  • Practical sessions, aimed at training in essential basic practices (first aid, radio protocols, etc.);
  • Simulations, aimed at crystallizing the use of the above-mentioned methods and practices in a tangible setting;
  • Validation and feedback sessions (debriefings and key lessons learned).
  • Different types of pedagogical tools and resources can be associated with these components.

Topics covered:

  • Personal safety
  • Preparation of the mission
  • First aid
  • Communications
  • Threats when travelling in vehicles
  • Orientation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Incident reports
  • Hibernation, evacuation, relocation
  • Sexual violence
  • Weapons in the field
  • Hostage situation and kidnapping
  • Managing with aggressive behaviour
  • Operations (example of food distribution)

Upon completion of the training and successful completion of all modules, participants will be awarded 3 certificates:

Audience: All humanitarian personnel working in the field.

The OSC team looks forward to meeting you!

How to register:

For any questions or quotes, please kindly email us at contact@othersolutions.net

You can also register online on our website: www.othersolutions.net

ALL our training courses comply with our "Covid-Safe" health and safety protocols.

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