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Jordan: Monitoring and Evaluation (Amman)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 04:10:03 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Jordan
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2020
Starting date: 17 Nov 2020
Ending date: 19 Nov 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

Monitoring and evaluation are essential activities for any project or programme. Careful monitoring of progress against targets allows timely changes to be made to maximise impact. Evaluation ensures accountability to all parties concerned, and allows learning to be carried through to future interventions. This course will help participants develop the competencies needed to monitor and evaluate interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.

Through active and participatory learning, this course aims to equip participants with a solid understanding of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools, as well as the ability to apply these tools in practice.

COURSE CONTENT

• Evidence Based Programming
• The importance of information and knowledge in programming and decision making
• The main principles and techniques of M&E
• Stakeholders requirements in regard to M&E
• Improving programmes utilising M&E results
• Strengthening the capacities of programme staff
• Assessing current M&E systems, identifying gaps, and addressing them
• Address the challenges in planning for, and implementing, M&E systems


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Turkey: Management and Leadership (Gaziantep, Turkey)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:43:35 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Turkey
Registration deadline: 02 Nov 2020
Starting date: 09 Nov 2020
Ending date: 11 Nov 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is designed to improve the leadership skills of humanitarians who are working in management or coordination roles. It draws on the latest research by authorities such as ALNAP into the skills required to be an effective leader. Sessions combine theory with practical exercises, providing opportunities for participants to develop their skills in a controlled environment. An on-going case study is used throughout the course enabling trainees to further practise their leadership skills in realistic situations, while considering the challenges faced by senior team members in a humanitarian emergency. The course also offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their personal leadership skills and outline a personal development plan created with supportive peer coaching.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Being a leader in a Humanitarian Emergency

  • Leadership models and humanitarian leadership qualities

  • Power and authority

  • Strategic leadership

  • Relational and communication skills for leadership

  • Principled negotiation

  • Decision making and risk taking

  • Building teams

  • Building leaders

  • Coaching and constructive feedback


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Lebanon: Advanced Project Cycle Management (Beirut)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:10:44 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Lebanon
Registration deadline: 14 Oct 2020
Starting date: 21 Oct 2020
Ending date: 23 Oct 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional project management skills. Being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is crucial to any humanitarian response.

Good management can't save a bad project, but poor management can easily ruin a good one. This course takes project management to the next level, using real life humanitarian and development projects to dive deeper into what tools, processes, and strategies are needed to ensure the right project is delivered to the right population, on time and on budget. Over the 3 days participants will critically analyse case study documents from complex projects in the sector and work through the project cycle to understand how different tools can be used in practical terms at each stage.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Project Cycles

  • Identification and Design

  • Planning

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Risk Management

  • M&E for Project Managers

  • Issue and Change Management

  • End of Project Transitions

  • The Project Manager

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse a project plan, including logframes and project narratives

  • Identify potential issues and solutions to working with a variety of stakeholders, including partners and suppliers

  • Distinguish between assumptions, issues, and risks and make plans for each to mitigate project impact

  • Describe the role of the project manager in M&E and carry out appropriate M&E analysis tasks, including managing variances

  • Utilise tools to improve transition planning and apply project lessons learned

  • Explain the significance of situational leadership and apply it to personal project management situations

Course Structure:

Registration is from 8:30, with the course starting at 9:00 and concluding by 17:30. The day is broken up into four sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

FAQs

Early Bird tickets (10% Discount) are available for the first 10 participants who register and complete payment 1 month before the course starts. Once the early tickets run out, or after the 1 month deadline expires, then the standard fees will automatically apply.

Standard Organisation rate is for any staff working for international organisations.

NNGO or CBO rate is for any staff working for local organisations and community-based organisations.

Group Bookings is for organisations looking to book 3 or more participants onto the same course, RedR can offer flexible fee options.

Individual or student rates can apply upon request. Please email RedR UK for more information.

Please email Middle.East@redr.org.uk for more information.

Who should attend?

Based on the PMD Pro phase model of project management, this course is for project managers already working in the humanitarian and development sectors looking to fine tune their skills. A basic understanding of PMD Pro principles is strongly advised, as well as experience managing projects and using basic management tools like project plans, logframes, and budgets.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age for this event is 16.

What's the refund policy?

  • For bookings cancelled ten or more working days* before a course, applicants will be liable to pay 25% of the course fees. For the remaining amount, RedR can either refund 75% of the course fee OR 90% can be transferred to an alternative course.
  • For bookings cancelled one to nine working days* before a course begins, applicants will be liable to pay 75% of the course fees. For the remaining amount, RedR can either refund 25% of the course fee OR 100% can be transferred to an alternative course.
  • For bookings cancelled less than 24 hours before a course, or after a course has started, no refund or transfer of value will be provided.
  • If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer of value nor a refund will be offered.
  • Please note that we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
  • Refunds may take up to 30 days.

*(During Jordan normal working days, Sunday-Thursday and working hours 9am-5pm).

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact Middle.East@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email Middle.East@redr.org.uk or phone +962 (0) 6 462 6227 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Jordan: Training of Trainers (Amman)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:10:11 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Jordan
Registration deadline: 06 Oct 2020
Starting date: 13 Oct 2020
Ending date: 15 Oct 2020

Delivering effective training with confidence is key to ensuring aid workers are equipped with the essential skills needed to deliver successful aid programmes. Do you have the right skills to ensure they are receiving the most effective training possible? **

This 3 -day course is for anyone who will be providing the vital training needed to best prepare aid workers and build organisational capacity. Through highly participatory activities you will enhance existing skills and develop new capabilities through experience, observation and feedback. You will learn and be empowered by others from across the sector, in an environment of shared learning and support. This course develops the skills and confidence needed to deliver training within the humanitarian sector.

What does the course cover?

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of adult learning to designing and running a training course or session
  • Write aims and objectives for training sessions and courses
  • Demonstrate a range of participatory training skills and techniques
  • Select appropriate activities, materials and resources for training people in topics relating to relief work

Who should attend?

Any humanitarian and development personnel responsible for providing training to others, and anyone willing to further develop their training delivery skills.


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Lebanon: Monitoring and Evaluation (Beirut)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:57:11 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Lebanon
Registration deadline: 26 Aug 2020
Starting date: 02 Sep 2020
Ending date: 04 Sep 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

Monitoring and evaluation are essential activities for any project or programme. Careful monitoring of progress against targets allows timely changes to be made to maximise impact. Evaluation ensures accountability to all parties concerned, and allows learning to be carried through to future interventions. This course will help participants develop the competencies needed to monitor and evaluate interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.

Through active and participatory learning, this course aims to equip participants with a solid understanding of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools, as well as the ability to apply these tools in practice.

COURSE CONTENT

• Evidence Based Programming
• The importance of information and knowledge in programming and decision making
• The main principles and techniques of M&E
• Stakeholders requirements in regard to M&E
• Improving programmes utilising M&E results
• Strengthening the capacities of programme staff
• Assessing current M&E systems, identifying gaps, and addressing them
• Address the challenges in planning for, and implementing, M&E systems


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Jordan: Project Cycle Management (Arabic - Amman)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:56:31 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Jordan
Registration deadline: 09 Aug 2020
Starting date: 16 Aug 2020
Ending date: 18 Aug 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional project management skills. Being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is crucial to any humanitarian response.

Managing projects effectively can be challenging and implementing effective responses to complex emergencies requires exceptional project management skills. The ability to deliver quality outputs on time, even under extreme circumstances, is crucial to any humanitarian response.

This course identifies key project management skills required by humanitarian workers and will not only give participants an understanding of project management theories and techniques but will also equip them with tools and techniques crucial for managing projects successfully in emergency situations.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Project cycle management
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Financial management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Needs assessments and analysis
  • Logical framework
  • Resource management

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • List the stages of the project cycle and issues that may arise
  • Define the purpose and principles of conducting effective assessments
  • Demonstrate how to set project goals and develop logical planning frameworks
  • Identify resource management techniques for the critical stages of an emergency
  • List the financial risks in the critical stages of an emergency and identify their potential impact and how to manage them
  • State the purpose and principles of effective monitoring and evaluation, and create useful reports

COURSE STRUCTURE:

Registration is from 08:45, with the course starting at 09:00 and concluding by 17:30. The day is broken up into 4 sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon. Please note, coffee breaks and light refreshments will be provided. Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

FAQs

Who should attend?

The course is primarily aimed at humanitarian workers who do, or will have, a project management role. It is also relevant for project managers in the development sector interested in developing competencies for managing projects in emergency situations. The course will be delivered in English.

What's the refund policy?

  • For bookings cancelled ten or more working days* before a course, applicants will be liable to pay 25% of the course fees. For the remaining amount, RedR can either refund 75% of the course fee OR 90% can be transferred to an alternative course.
  • For bookings cancelled one to nine working days* before a course begins, applicants will be liable to pay 75% of the course fees. For the remaining amount, RedR can either refund 25% of the course fee OR 100% can be transferred to an alternative course.
  • For bookings cancelled less than 24 hours before a course, or after a course has started, no refund or transfer of value will be provided.
  • If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer of value nor a refund will be offered.
  • Please note that we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
  • Refunds may take up to 30 days.

*(During Jordan normal working days, Sunday-Thursday and working hours 9am-5pm).


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Turkey: Project Cycle Management (Gaziantep, Turkey)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:47:19 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Turkey
Registration deadline: 29 Jun 2020
Starting date: 06 Jul 2020
Ending date: 08 Jul 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional project management skills. Being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is crucial to any humanitarian response.

Managing projects effectively can be challenging and implementing effective responses to complex emergencies requires exceptional project management skills. The ability to deliver quality outputs on time, even under extreme circumstances, is crucial to any humanitarian response.

This course identifies key project management skills required by humanitarian workers and will not only give participants an understanding of project management theories and techniques but will also equip them with tools and techniques crucial for managing projects successfully in emergency situations.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Project cycle management
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Financial management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Needs assessments and analysis
  • Logical framework
  • Resource management

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • List the stages of the project cycle and issues that may arise
  • Define the purpose and principles of conducting effective assessments
  • Demonstrate how to set project goals and develop logical planning frameworks
  • Identify resource management techniques for the critical stages of an emergency
  • List the financial risks in the critical stages of an emergency and identify their potential impact and how to manage them
  • State the purpose and principles of effective monitoring and evaluation, and create useful reports

COURSE STRUCTURE:

Registration is from 08:45, with the course starting at 09:00 and concluding by 17:30. The day is broken up into 4 sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon. Please note, coffee breaks and light refreshments will be provided. Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

FAQs

Who should attend?

The course is primarily aimed at humanitarian workers who do, or will have, a project management role. It is also relevant for project managers in the development sector interested in developing competencies for managing projects in emergency situations. The course will be delivered in English.

What's the refund policy?

  • For bookings cancelled ten or more working days* before a course, applicants will be liable to pay 25% of the course fees. For the remaining amount, RedR can either refund 75% of the course fee OR 90% can be transferred to an alternative course.
  • For bookings cancelled one to nine working days* before a course begins, applicants will be liable to pay 75% of the course fees. For the remaining amount, RedR can either refund 25% of the course fee OR 100% can be transferred to an alternative course.
  • For bookings cancelled less than 24 hours before a course, or after a course has started, no refund or transfer of value will be provided.
  • If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer of value nor a refund will be offered.
  • Please note that we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
  • Refunds may take up to 30 days.

*(During Jordan normal working days, Sunday-Thursday and working hours 9am-5pm).


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Lebanon: Management and Leadership (Beirut)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:43:04 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Lebanon
Registration deadline: 09 Jun 2020
Starting date: 16 Jun 2020
Ending date: 18 Jun 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is designed to improve the leadership skills of humanitarians who are working in management or coordination roles. It draws on the latest research by authorities such as ALNAP into the skills required to be an effective leader. Sessions combine theory with practical exercises, providing opportunities for participants to develop their skills in a controlled environment. An on-going case study is used throughout the course enabling trainees to further practise their leadership skills in realistic situations, while considering the challenges faced by senior team members in a humanitarian emergency. The course also offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their personal leadership skills and outline a personal development plan created with supportive peer coaching.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Being a leader in a Humanitarian Emergency

  • Leadership models and humanitarian leadership qualities

  • Power and authority

  • Strategic leadership

  • Relational and communication skills for leadership

  • Principled negotiation

  • Decision making and risk taking

  • Building teams

  • Building leaders

  • Coaching and constructive feedback


How to register:

Kindly register to the course through here.

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Turkey: Monitoring and Evaluation (Istanbul)

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:23:28 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Turkey
Registration deadline: 30 Mar 2020
Starting date: 06 Apr 2020
Ending date: 08 Apr 2020

Monitoring and Evaluation (3 days)

Improving the quality of humanitarian practice and ensuring the effectiveness of responses to complex emergencies is a key aim shared by humanitarian agencies. Thus, monitoring and evaluation are essential activities for any project or programme. Careful monitoring of progress against targets allows timely changes to be made to maximize impact. Evaluation ensures accountability to all parties concerned, and allows learning to be carried through to future interventions. This course aims to develop the competencies needed to monitor and evaluate interventions in humanitarian and development contexts. Through proactive and participatory activities, this course aims to instill a solid understanding of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools as well as the ability to apply these tools in practice.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Purpose of Monitoring & Evaluation
  • M&E in humanitarian context
  • Roles and responsibilities in M&E
  • M&E framework
  • Development of M&E indicators
  • Data collection & Data analysis
  • Evaluation of programme impact
  • Designing M&E plans and strategies

Who should attend?

This course is aimed specifically at programme officers, managers, coordinators, M&E officers, and supervisors who are involved or participate in monitoring and evaluation activities and want to further improve their monitoring and evaluation abilities and their M&E system

.**What language is it available in?**

Available in English


How to register:

Thanks! Now, how do I apply?

To book your seat on the training, please click here.

For further queries, please contact us at:

Email: Middle.East@redr.org.uk

Contact numbers: +962 (0) 6 462 6227

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Turkey: Results-Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation - ISTANBUL, April 2020

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:20:05 +0000

Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Country: Turkey
Registration deadline: 07 Apr 2020
Starting date: 21 Apr 2020
Ending date: 24 Apr 2020

RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT, MONITORING & EVALUATION
Design, Monitor & Evaluate Development Projects That Get Results & Attract Donor Support

ISTANBUL - TURKEY

21 - 24 APRIL 2020

"RBM is not a tool - it is a mindset, a way of working that looks beyond processes and activities, to focus on the actual social and economic benefits of projects for beneficiaries."
- UN Habitat

  • Let us welcome you to Istanbul, where we will be training / coaching a small group of international development professionals on RBM / M&E.
  • Learn a step-by-step process for designing projects that address genuine development issues, reflect stakeholders' needs and attract donor support.
  • Develop the skills to monitor your project, keeping it on target and supporting effective decision-making.

WHAT IS RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT?

RBM is a management strategy by which all actors ensure that their:

  • Processes;
  • Products; and
  • Services

contribute to the achievement of desired results of:

  • Outputs;
  • Outcomes; and
  • Higher-level Goals / Impact.

Information on results is then used to support decision-making on the design and delivery of programmes and activities, and for accountability and reporting.

RBM is integrated into the whole project cycle from identification to evaluation.

It begins with planning - such as setting the vision and defining the results framework. Next, implementation starts and monitoring becomes essential to ensure results are being achieved. Throughout the project M&E provides vital information for decision-making as well as lessons learned for the future.

(Adapted from: UNDG Results-Based Management Handbook 2011)

COURSE OUTCOMES

Through this practical training, you will:

  • Understand the philosophy and principles of RBM
  • Be able to apply Results-Based Management throughout the project cycle (identification – formulation – implementation – monitoring/evaluation and reporting)
  • Be able to apply the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) for project identification, design and planning
  • Be able to monitor and evaluate your projects in a systematic way, leading to more effective achevement of project results

WHAT TO EXPECT

While this course covers all the essential theory, the focus is on practical application of skills.
Presentations, tasks and group discussions will be supplemented with regular practical work as you apply the skills - so expect lots of group work and practical tasks.

Only a small number of participants will be admitted for the training to ensure sufficient practical work, and that everyone is able to apply all the concepts and tools.

A selection of the “best of the best” resource materials will be provided on flash disc, as well as all training slides (in PowerPoint) and all key sessions on video. Participants will also receive two free ELD Toolkits (PDF, 250 pages each) on Reporting Skills and Proposal Writing – self-study manuals to further develop their skills after the course.

COURSE OUTLINE

DAY ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • INTRODUCTIONS
  • OBJECTIVES
  • EXPECTATIONS
  • LOGISTICS

PRINCIPLES OF RBM

  • WHAT ARE RESULTS?
  • WHAT IS RBM?
  • WHY RBM?
  • COMMON FEATURES OF RBM
  • RBM AND THE PROJECT CYCLE
  • STRATEGIC SELECTION OF PROJECTS
  • APPLYING RBM

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: INTRODUCTION

  • WHAT IS THE LFA?
  • WHAT IS A LOGFRAME?
  • VERIFYING THE PROJECT DESIGN
  • OVERVIEW OF THE LFA STEPS

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: ANALYSIS

  • CONTEXT ANALYSIS
  • PROBLEM ANALYSIS

DAY TWO
**
THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: ANALYSIS**

  • STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS AND ENGAGEMENT
  • SETTING OBJECTIVES
  • SELECTING A STRATEGY

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: PLANNING

  • PROJECT EFFECTS: OUTCOME AND IMPACT
  • PROJECT OPERATIONS: OUTPUTS, ACTIVITIES AND INPUTS
  • PROECT CONTEXT: ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS

DAY THREE
**
PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION**

  • WHAT IS MONITORING?
  • WHAT IS EVALUATION?
  • TRADITIONAL VS. RESULTS-BASED M&E
  • M&E PLANNING
  • DESIGNING INDICATORS

DAY FOUR

ESTABLISHING AN M&E SYSTEM

  • DEFINING THE RESULTS
  • REFINING INDICATORS
  • DATA SOURCES AND METHODS
  • RISKS AND ASSUMPTIONS
  • GROUPING INDICATORS FOR MORE EFFICIENT M&E
  • DESIGNING DATA COLLECTION TOOLS

REVIEW, REFLECTION AND EVALUATION

  • OPERATIONALISING RBM
  • PERSONAL ACTION PLANNING
  • OPEN SPACE DISCUSSION
  • COURSE EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

RBM isn't just for managers - and it isn't just for M&E staff, either. However, if you oversee a project, or have an M&E role, then this course is definitely for you.

However, RBM and M&E aren't / shouldn't be the domain of only managers and M&E people. In a healthy project, M&E is everyone's responsibility, and the first-hand knowledge of implementation staff offers positive benefits to the planning process.

For too long, planning and M&E have been seen as separate functions, disconnected from project operations. However, all project staff will benefit from this training (and their projects will also benefit as they integrate this approach into their work). We have trained entire teams of INGO staff in this area, ensuring greater synergy within projects, more effective delivery of services and, ultimately, better outcomes for their stakeholders.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Neil Kendrick is a trainer and facilitator on Results-Based Management, Logical Framework Approach, Reporting Skills and Proposal Writing with over 20 years' global experience training and consulting to aid organisations.

He founded ELD Training in Nepal in 2000, designing and delivering training courses and consultancy assignments to NGOs, INGOs and International Organisations, and building and managing a team of consultants / facilitators, before extending ELD’s operations into Thailand, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey.

His work has included travel to over 25 countries in 4 continents for clients such as IADB, Oxfam, Save the Children and various UN agencies.

While the primary focus has been training / capacity building, assignments have also included such things as Strategic Planning workshops, programme evaluations and grant / proposal development.

He has published 3 toolkits - Reporting Skills (adopted by UNICEF), Project Planning & Proposal Writing and Case Study Writing.

Over last 5 years he has specialised further into Results-Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, resulting in more than 20 workshops in Nepal, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Thailand, Turkey, Kenya and the UK, as well as many customised training assignments.

Participants regularly refer to his ability to demystify complex ideas in a simple, straight-forward and humorous way.

WHAT OTHER PARTICIPANTS SAY

“The course was a game-changer. As a result, I'm now coordinating M&E in 4 countries - Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali and Nigeria.”

Ande Okiror Ongura
Technical Director Public Private Partnerships & Market Access
SASAKAWA AFRICA ASSOCIATION

"As a result of the training, RBM is now our in-house tool for project evaluation and appraisal, and we mainstream RBM in all our 37 project offices across Nigeria. Neil opened my eyes to critical issues of linking activities to results and impacts, and his ability to deconstruct and demystify M&E made the training a life-changing experience."

Dr Steve Ogidan
National Coordinating Consultant
NIGERIA INCENTIVE-BASED RISK-SHARING SCHEME FOR AGRICULTURAL LENDING

"The training is a 'must' for project planning and implementation and will have a positive impact."

Kübra Emir
Program Officer
RELIEF INTERNATIONAL, TURKEY

"The course is well-structured and covers everything from situation analysis to project outline and objectives. The training is very interactive and motivating. Working in groups with people from different countries, organisations and sectors meant that even during coffee breaks we kept on exchanging ideas on how to apply the learning in our own professional work!"

Bénédicte Leclercq
Consultant
UNESCO

"The training helped me to improve my knowledge on how to develop social projects more efficiently. The course provides good learning on how to develop projects/programs with better performance and greater accountability by applying a clear logical framework to plan, manage and measure an intervention with a focus on the results you want to achieve."

Elçin Demirel
Regional Coordinator
TAMEB (German-Turkish Partnership for Vocational Skills Development)

“Neil is a wonderful trainer who lets the participants have in-depth knowledge. The way the course has been designed and is conducted really helps to grasp a good knowledge on the subject matter.”

Kanchan Ojha
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) NEPAL

COURSE FEES, REGISTRATION & LOGISTICS

To ensure the best outcomes for all, only 12 participants will be accepted for this course. When those places are filled registration will close.

Course fees cover:

  • 4 days training at Istanbul, Turkey
  • All training materials
  • A library of extra resource materials on flash disc - including a selection of the best current resources on RBM / M&E, ELD Training's toolkits "Reporting Skills & Professional Writing" and "Project Planning & Proposal Writing" and the complete videos from our online Result-Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation course
  • Lunch daily
  • Refreshments & tea / coffee breaks
  • Training certificate

The per-person course fee is USD $1200. Pay by 10 March 2020, and the fee is just $1000 USD.

For other logistics details, registration and payment, please visit https://www.eldtraining.com/rbmme-istanbul.html

You can also download this as a PDF at https://www.eldtraining.com/uploads/4/1/9/8/41988625/rbm_ist_2020.pdf


How to register:

For other logistics details, registration and payment, please visit https://www.eldtraining.com/rbmme-istanbul.html

You can also download this as a PDF at https://www.eldtraining.com/uploads/4/1/9/8/41988625/rbm_ist_2020.pdf

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Thailand: Results-Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation - BANGKOK, June 2020

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:19:13 +0000

Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Country: Thailand
Registration deadline: 01 Jun 2020
Starting date: 15 Jun 2020
Ending date: 18 Jun 2020

RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT, MONITORING & EVALUATION
Design, Monitor & Evaluate Development Projects That Get Results & Attract Donor Support

BANGKOK - THAILAND

15 - 18 JUNE 2020

"RBM is not a tool - it is a mindset, a way of working that looks beyond processes and activities, to focus on the actual social and economic benefits of projects for beneficiaries."
- UN Habitat

  • Let us welcome you to Bangkok this June, where we will be training / coaching a small group of international development professionals on RBM / M&E.
  • Learn a step-by-step process for designing projects that address genuine development issues, reflect stakeholders' needs and attract donor support.
  • Develop the skills to monitor your project, keeping it on target and supporting effective decision-making.

WHAT IS RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT?

RBM is a management strategy by which all actors ensure that their:

  • Processes;
  • Products; and
  • Services

contribute to the achievement of desired results of:

  • Outputs;
  • Outcomes; and
  • Higher-level Goals / Impact.

Information on results is then used to support decision-making on the design and delivery of programmes and activities, and for accountability and reporting.

RBM is integrated into the whole project cycle from identification to evaluation.

It begins with planning - such as setting the vision and defining the results framework. Next, implementation starts and monitoring becomes essential to ensure results are being achieved. Throughout the project M&E provides vital information for decision-making as well as lessons learned for the future.

(Adapted from: UNDG Results-Based Management Handbook 2011)

COURSE OUTCOMES

Through this practical training, you will:

  • Understand the philosophy and principles of RBM
  • Be able to apply Results-Based Management throughout the project cycle (identification – formulation – implementation – monitoring/evaluation and reporting)
  • Be able to apply the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) for project identification, design and planning
  • Be able to monitor and evaluate your projects in a systematic way, leading to more effective achevement of project results

WHAT TO EXPECT

While this course covers all the essential theory, the focus is on practical application of skills.
Presentations, tasks and group discussions will be supplemented with regular practical work as you apply the skills - so expect lots of group work and practical tasks.

Only a small number of participants will be admitted for the training to ensure sufficient practical work, and that everyone is able to apply all the concepts and tools.

A selection of the “best of the best” resource materials will be provided on flash disc, as well as all training slides (in PowerPoint) and all key sessions on video. Participants will also receive two free ELD Toolkits (PDF, 250 pages each) on Reporting Skills and Proposal Writing – self-study manuals to further develop their skills after the course.

COURSE OUTLINE

DAY ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • INTRODUCTIONS
  • OBJECTIVES
  • EXPECTATIONS
  • LOGISTICS

PRINCIPLES OF RBM

  • WHAT ARE RESULTS?
  • WHAT IS RBM?
  • WHY RBM?
  • COMMON FEATURES OF RBM
  • RBM AND THE PROJECT CYCLE
  • STRATEGIC SELECTION OF PROJECTS
  • APPLYING RBM

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: INTRODUCTION

  • WHAT IS THE LFA?
  • WHAT IS A LOGFRAME?
  • VERIFYING THE PROJECT DESIGN
  • OVERVIEW OF THE LFA STEPS

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: ANALYSIS

  • CONTEXT ANALYSIS
  • PROBLEM ANALYSIS

DAY TWO
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THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: ANALYSIS**

  • STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS AND ENGAGEMENT
  • SETTING OBJECTIVES
  • SELECTING A STRATEGY

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: PLANNING

  • PROJECT EFFECTS: OUTCOME AND IMPACT
  • PROJECT OPERATIONS: OUTPUTS, ACTIVITIES AND INPUTS
  • PROECT CONTEXT: ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS

DAY THREE
**
PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION**

  • WHAT IS MONITORING?
  • WHAT IS EVALUATION?
  • TRADITIONAL VS. RESULTS-BASED M&E
  • M&E PLANNING
  • DESIGNING INDICATORS

DAY FOUR

ESTABLISHING AN M&E SYSTEM

  • DEFINING THE RESULTS
  • REFINING INDICATORS
  • DATA SOURCES AND METHODS
  • RISKS AND ASSUMPTIONS
  • GROUPING INDICATORS FOR MORE EFFICIENT M&E
  • DESIGNING DATA COLLECTION TOOLS

REVIEW, REFLECTION AND EVALUATION

  • OPERATIONALISING RBM
  • PERSONAL ACTION PLANNING
  • OPEN SPACE DISCUSSION
  • COURSE EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

RBM isn't just for managers - and it isn't just for M&E staff, either. However, if you oversee a project, or have an M&E role, then this course is definitely for you.

However, RBM and M&E aren't / shouldn't be the domain of only managers and M&E people. In a healthy project, M&E is everyone's responsibility, and the first-hand knowledge of implementation staff offers positive benefits to the planning process.

For too long, planning and M&E have been seen as separate functions, disconnected from project operations. However, all project staff will benefit from this training (and their projects will also benefit as they integrate this approach into their work). We have trained entire teams of INGO staff in this area, ensuring greater synergy within projects, more effective delivery of services and, ultimately, better outcomes for their stakeholders.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Neil Kendrick is a trainer and facilitator on Results-Based Management, Logical Framework Approach, Reporting Skills and Proposal Writing with over 20 years' global experience training and consulting to aid organisations.

He founded ELD Training in Nepal in 2000, designing and delivering training courses and consultancy assignments to NGOs, INGOs and International Organisations, and building and managing a team of consultants / facilitators, before extending ELD’s operations into Thailand, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey.

His work has included travel to over 25 countries in 4 continents for clients such as IADB, Oxfam, Save the Children and various UN agencies.

While the primary focus has been training / capacity building, assignments have also included such things as Strategic Planning workshops, programme evaluations and grant / proposal development.

He has published 3 toolkits - Reporting Skills (adopted by UNICEF), Project Planning & Proposal Writing and Case Study Writing.

Over last 5 years he has specialised further into Results-Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, resulting in more than 20 workshops in Nepal, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Thailand, Turkey, Kenya and the UK, as well as many customised training assignments.

Participants regularly refer to his ability to demystify complex ideas in a simple, straight-forward and humorous way.

WHAT OTHER PARTICIPANTS SAY

“The course was a game-changer. As a result, I'm now coordinating M&E in 4 countries - Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali and Nigeria.”

Ande Okiror Ongura
Technical Director Public Private Partnerships & Market Access
SASAKAWA AFRICA ASSOCIATION

"As a result of the training, RBM is now our in-house tool for project evaluation and appraisal, and we mainstream RBM in all our 37 project offices across Nigeria. Neil opened my eyes to critical issues of linking activities to results and impacts, and his ability to deconstruct and demystify M&E made the training a life-changing experience."

Dr Steve Ogidan
National Coordinating Consultant
NIGERIA INCENTIVE-BASED RISK-SHARING SCHEME FOR AGRICULTURAL LENDING

"The training is a 'must' for project planning and implementation and will have a positive impact."

Kübra Emir
Program Officer
RELIEF INTERNATIONAL, TURKEY

"The course is well-structured and covers everything from situation analysis to project outline and objectives. The training is very interactive and motivating. Working in groups with people from different countries, organisations and sectors meant that even during coffee breaks we kept on exchanging ideas on how to apply the learning in our own professional work!"

Bénédicte Leclercq
Consultant
UNESCO

"The training helped me to improve my knowledge on how to develop social projects more efficiently. The course provides good learning on how to develop projects/programs with better performance and greater accountability by applying a clear logical framework to plan, manage and measure an intervention with a focus on the results you want to achieve."

Elçin Demirel
Regional Coordinator
TAMEB (German-Turkish Partnership for Vocational Skills Development)

“Neil is a wonderful trainer who lets the participants have in-depth knowledge. The way the course has been designed and is conducted really helps to grasp a good knowledge on the subject matter.”

Kanchan Ojha
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) NEPAL

COURSE FEES, REGISTRATION & LOGISTICS

To ensure the best outcomes for all, only 12 participants will be accepted for this course. When those places are filled registration will close.

Course fees cover:

  • 4 days training at a quality hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
  • All training materials
  • A library of extra resource materials on flash disc - including a selection of the best current resources on RBM / M&E, ELD Training's toolkits "Reporting Skills & Professional Writing" and "Project Planning & Proposal Writing" and the complete videos from our online Result-Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation course
  • Lunch daily
  • Refreshments & tea / coffee breaks
  • Training certificate

The per-person course fee is USD $1200. Pay by May 1 2020, and the fee is just $1000 USD.

For other logistics details, registration and payment, please visit https://www.eldtraining.com/rbmme-bangkok.html

You can also download this as a PDF at https://www.eldtraining.com/uploads/4/1/9/8/41988625/rbm_bkk_june_2020.pdf


How to register:

For other logistics details, registration and payment, please visit https://www.eldtraining.com/rbmme-bangkok.html

You can also download this as a PDF at https://www.eldtraining.com/uploads/4/1/9/8/41988625/rbm_bkk_june_2020.pdf

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Myanmar: Climate-smart and Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture: Delivering on the New Challenge

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:17:55 +0000

Organization: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Country: Myanmar
Registration deadline: 30 Sep 2020
Starting date: 20 Oct 2020
Ending date: 25 Oct 2020

The course is set in Myanmar where IIRR, in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), has established climate-smart villages in four different agro-ecological and socio-cultural settings: Chin Shakta, Delta Ma Sein, Shan Nyaung Shwe, and Dryland Htee Puu. This course is intended for professionals in the government, non-government organizations, and private sector working on agriculture, food security, and nutrition programs. This course uses an innovative “roving workshop” methodology.

BACKGROUND

Malnutrition and hunger continue to afflict children and adults alike in developing countries affecting their growth, development and productivity. Undernutrition within the critical period of growth, if not address causes serious short- and long-term consequences to child’s development. Access and availability of nutritionally-dense food, which support nutrition, are threatened by environmental changes that are taking place. The agriculture sector continue to suffer from climate change impacts. Thus, the implementation of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) concepts are appropriate in today’s context. CSA concepts facilitate the development of innovations and adaptation measures, taking into consideration local capacities and resources. Moreover, the course will feature practices by local farmers who are already implementing adaptation practices. NSA concepts and approaches ensure that agriculture programs generate food security and nutrition outcomes at the household level. You will also be introduced to the concept of Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs), which raises the awareness of farming communities on CSA’s technological, institutional, and policy options that can increase their resilience and productivity while reducing environmental foot prints.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, participants shall have:
• Gained thorough understanding of CSA and NSA concepts, principles and relevant approaches;
• Recognized the issues and impact of climate change to agricultural systems and rural communities;
• Acquired knowledge of participatory approaches in engaging communities to participate in community-based adaptation process; and
• Learned local adaptation practices implemented plus CSVs in different agro-ecological zones in Myanmar.
COURSE CONTENT
Module 1. Understanding Climate Smart Agriculture and Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Concepts
The links between the development process, food insecurity and under nutrition, and the environment will be examined through conceptual frameworks. The role of agricultural systems in meeting the nutritional needs of families and communities will be explored.
Session 1: Trends on Food Security, Nutrition and Climate Change in Myanmar
Session 2: CSA and NSA Concepts

Module 2. Designing Programs and Engaging Communities for CSA/NSA Work
You will have an overview of participatory approaches useful in enhancing and designing food security and nutrition innovations and programs in consideration of climate change challenges. You will visit CSVs to be exposed to different agricultural systems and to interact with farmers/innovators and researchers.
Session 1: Building Social Capital

Session 2: The Climate-Smart Village Approach

Session 3: Methods & Tools in CSV Work

Module 3. Sustaining and Scaling CSA/NSA Programs

Different pathways to strengthen, sustain and scale up innovative CSA/NSA programs will be discussed. You will identify ways to utilize evidences to influence government policies and mainstream within the wider development sector
Session 1: General Concepts on Scaling Up and Scaling Out
Session 2: Pathways to Scaling Up and Scaling Out
Module 4. Action Planning

You will prepare an action plan identifying food security programs/activity taking into account your national or community’s food security context to strengthen people’s resilience in coping with threats to food security.Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures are to be integrated in the action plan.

VENUE
Mandalay Region and Shan State, Myanmar
COURSE FEE

USD1,500.00 per participant (inclusive of board, lodging, airport transfers, and conference materials)
REGISTER NOW! Contact us

education.training@iirr.org I +63 46 419 8600 I +63 917 869 6213


How to register:

REGISTER NOW! Contact us

education.training@iirr.org I +63 46 419 8600 I +63 917 869 6213

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Turkey: Compliance in NGOs & USAID Rules and Regulations

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:14:01 +0000

Organization: Bousla Training and Innovation
Country: Turkey
Registration deadline: 15 Feb 2020
Starting date: 26 Feb 2020
Ending date: 28 Feb 2020

Trainer

Nasser Elmustafa

Throughout the course of my career, I am an astute problem-solver capable of prioritizing and managing complex projects with proficiency.

I facilitate trainings about: NGO’s policies, complying with the rules & regulations of an USAID award, complying with the rules & regulations of an ECHO award, developing & complying with policies & procedures for logistics & procurement. The targeted participants in the above trainings are: All NGO’s staff and NGOs’ Partners staff. The trainings have been delivered in 2 languages (Arabic & English).

A survey to measure the participants' knowledge of each training usually sent prior to each training. Follow-up emails including practical examples from the participants' regular duties has been sent after the training, in order to measure the participants’ extent of absorptions from trainings, and what we need to focus on in the further trainings.

Training Topics

The 3 sections of the training will go through the following topics.

  • The term of 'compliance' describes in NGOs sector
  • What to comply with?
  • Risks of Non-Compliance/Poor Governance
  • What are the main tasks of Compliance staff?
  • 4 W’s for BIS License

  • What is BIS license?

  • When I should apply for this License?

  • Who should apply for this license?

  • Where I should submit the application for this license?

  • USAID:

  • Introduction & Governing Documents including:

  • USAID and GOAL Relationship

  • Proposals

  • Governing Documents

  • Reporting

  • Visibility

  • Modifications / Amendments

  • USAID Regulations:

  • Introduce to CFR

  • Introduce to stander Provisions for (US and non-US) NGOs

  • Procurement & Logistics:

  • Procurement Procedures

  • Restricted Items

  • Ineligible Items

  • Prior Approvals

  • Asset Management

  • Financial Management & Close-Out:

  • Eligible Costs

  • Specific Items of Cost

  • Budget Variances

  • Audit

  • Liquidation & Close Out


How to register:

You can register by following this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_IJ4n564b5BorZ7zCeTnvxY9T32lv4i...

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Netherlands: Training of Workshop Leaders

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 05:54:54 +0000

Organization: Musicians Without Borders
Country: Netherlands
Registration deadline: 15 Jan 2020
Starting date: 21 Feb 2020
Ending date: 24 Feb 2020

Applications now open for Musicians Without Borders' Training of Workshop Leaders, a practical course in community music leadership based on Musicians Without Borders’ principles and methodology developed from their work in current and post-conflict regions.

This course deepens participants’ knowledge and skills in leading music workshops with groups of any size and age, making a connection between musical activities and MWB’s five principles of group work: Safety, Inclusion, Equality, Creativity, and Quality.

Dates: 21-24 February 2020
Location: Akoesticum, Ede, The Netherlands


How to register:

Application link: http://mwb.to/workshop
Deadline: 15 January 2020

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World: MSc Global Health (online)

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 02:38:54 +0000

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, University of Manchester
Country: World
Registration deadline: 01 Sep 2020
Starting date: 21 Sep 2020
Ending date: 21 Sep 2023

Course description

Our part-time online MSc Global Health course has been developed in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Aimed at both those new to the humanitarian sector and professionals who want to update their skills, our course offers a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of interventions within a humanitarian context.

You will explore issues related to the worldwide improvement of health, the reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.

The course is unique in bringing together the study of emergency medicine, disaster management, community health, anthropology and sociology of health and illness in an online format.

You will have access to leading multidisciplinary academics and practitioners. For example, we have a close working relationship with the charity UK-Med, which aims to improve the training and accountability of medical teams to sudden onset disasters and complex emergencies.

Aims

After Years 1 and 2, you should be able to show a critical understanding of:

  • key issues and debates related to the practices of global health programming. You will show familiarity with different theoretical approaches, practical problems and an appreciation of the diversity of policies at international and national levels;
  • the range of social science topics which influence global health (including political, historical, anthropological understandings). You will become familiar with the methodological and normative underpinnings of these disciplines;
  • the analytical and policy literature concerning the related issues of global health, including economics, governance structures and institutions, the role and perspectives of the state, multilateral and bilateral agencies, international and domestic NGOs and other civil institutions;
  • an understanding of international, national and local approaches to global health, including an awareness of the problems and critiques associated with 'bottom up' approaches;
  • the range of research methodologies and methods associated with global health research;
  • the development of a range of academic and professional/transferrable skills through both independent and group-based work.

After Year 3, you should also be able to:

  • demonstrate your capacity for self-managed learning through planning and conducting research on a topic related to your studies;
  • develop your knowledge of a relevant body of literature, understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives and powers of critical reasoning;
  • seek new research findings which, in some cases, add to the existing body of knowledge on a particular subject area;
  • engage in a limited programme of primary data collection or to reinterpret material already available in the public domain;
  • develop knowledge of, and competence in, an appropriate range of research methods, including the development of a study hypothesis, an appreciation of the research methodology and analytical techniques to be utilised, the undertaking of a specific research study, the synthesis and evaluation of findings, and a clear statement of conclusions and recommendations;
  • develop writing, presentation and bibliographic skills, which involves skills in the planning and management of a long document;
  • develop your experience of developing and managing a specific programme of work.

Special features

Online course delivery

You will be able to engage fully with the course content and other students via lectures, discussion boards, group work, online chat, question and answer sessions with the tutor, and peer-to-peer feedback and assessment.

PGCert, PGDip and MSc awards

You can exit the course with a PGCert award after Year 1, a PGDip after Year 2, or an MSc after Year 3.

IFRC collaboration

This course has been created in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for people working in the humanitarian sector or for those wishing to enter this field.

Course unit details

You will study four course units in each of Years 1 and 2. Each of the four units comprises eight weeks of teaching followed by one week of assessment.

Year 3 comprises the dissertation for the MSc award.

Exit awards

You will receive 60 credits for the successful completion of each year of the course, totalling 180 credits for the MSc award.

It is possible to exit the course earlier than this with 60 credits for a PGCert award or 120 credits for a PGDip.

All of the credits you earn will be transferable to other academic institutions.

Year 1 course units (15 credits each)

Community Approaches to Health: Examine issues of psycho-social care, behaviour change, ageing, micro-insurance, advocacy, holistic health, HIV, nutrition, breastfeeding, hygiene promotion and immunisation.

Ethics, Human Rights and Health: Consider the role of gender, health inequalities, dignity, legal frameworks, rights based approaches to health, reproductive rights, Millennium development goals 4, 5, and 6, child rights, and accessing illegal drug users and commercial sex workers.

Health Systems and Markets: Look at the social determinants of health, the work of civil society organisations, the interfaces between states and economies, organisational change, health financing, urban health, rural access, food security, agriculture, and eradication programming.

Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience: An introduction to public and global health, risk assessments and management, epidemiology, population ageing, the determinants of child survival, and pandemics.

Year 2 course units (15 credits each)

Diseases and Trauma in Developing Countries: Introduces students to health systems and health infrastructure globally, with particular focus on health system performance and development of a workforce in developing countries. The sessions will then explore disease and trauma - with focus on both communicable and non-communicable disease and the burden that exists from these globally. By the end of the module, students will have understood the interaction between, and impact of, systems, disease and trauma in managing and improving health care globally.

Management and Leadership in Humanitarianism: The overall aim of this units is for students to learn and critically examine the evolution, functions, systems and challenges faced in the humanitarian sector, not just today but in the foreseeable future. Introducing a number of trends, tools, and techniques, this module focuses on the knowledge needed to formulate and manage programs in contexts that are rapidly evolving.

Disaster and Crisis Management: This unit will enable students to understand current multi-disciplinary theory concerning disaster management for both natural and man-made events. Practical risk-based management tools common in medicine, business & disaster planning will be taught along with their application to risk assessments & policy analysis.

Research Methods in Global Health: An introduction to the theory and practice of research methods in general, as well as to how they can be applied to global health research. The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the underlying principles, strengths and weaknesses, practical application and dissemination of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in global health.

Year 3 course unit (60 credits)**Dissertation:** All students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will support you throughout the year. Formal dissertation supervision sessions will be arranged, which may be conducted via video conference, phone or email, depending upon your personal preference and the facilities available to you.

All assessment will take place online. You will submit your dissertation at the end of the academic year. These will be assessed and you will be informed of the outcome.

The supervision process will be achieved through:

  • a series of 'soft deadlines' for you to meet throughout the year to help structure your progress;
  • scheduled learning objectives and activities to coincide with deadlines to ensure that you are supported and get the most out of these deadlines;
  • regular contact with a dissertation supervisor with recommendations for scheduling meetings and with dedicated proforma to be completed to help frame conversation.

How to register:

Apply here: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/12666/msc-global-h...

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: LEAP programme in Humanitarian Practice (PGCert/PGDip/MSc)

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 02:35:55 +0000

Organization: University of Manchester
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, World
Registration deadline: 01 Sep 2020
Starting date: 21 Sep 2020
Ending date: 31 Jul 2023

Our MSc in Humanitarian Practice course is part of the Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP) programme, which crosses traditional subject boundaries to enable you to reflect critically on issues arising from your own work, the wider humanitarian agenda and develop the skills set needed for contemporary humanitarian practitioners.

Focusing on a wide range of humanitarian issues, this course offers a thorough investigation of the agents of change in the humanitarian field. The blended nature of this course promotes lifelong learning.

The MSc is delivered jointly by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

It brings together the disciplines of epidemiology, history, politics, anthropology, development studies, international relations, public health, management and humanitarian medicine, as well as the expertise of academics and leading practitioners.

As an HCRI and LSTM student, you will benefit from a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, as well as individual tutoring and supervision from academics from a wide range of disciplines.

Aims

The overarching aim of the course is to enhance the leadership and management capacities in medical humanitarian operations through employing multidisciplinary, self-reflective and collaborative approaches and epistemologies and to:

  • nurture graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders with humanitarian principles;
  • advance interdisciplinary knowledge to meet the changing operational needs of humanitarian fields;
  • lead and excel in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of humanitarian movements.

Teaching and learning

This course combines the required core course units with a wide range of optional courses delivered by both The University of Manchester and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

The core units are delivered as blended learning, which include eight weeks of online learning with two weeks of intensive face-to-face teaching in the middle of the units. Teaching and learning methods include:

  • lectures;
  • tutorials;
  • skills workshops (including action learning sets);
  • individual and group presentations;
  • group discussion and reporting-back;
  • group, paired and individual case study analyses and exercises;
  • assignment and work-based projects;
  • meetings with mentors;
  • reflective reports.

As this is a flexible course, there is no required order to the core units although we suggest that all students complete the Critical Approaches to Evidence unit as their first core unit as it will be an appropriate introduction to the course and master's-level study.

Students will also be able to choose 60 credits of optional units from the wide range of units offered by both institutions.

Course unit details

For the MSc, you will need to complete 180 academic credits. You will take:

  • four core units (60 credits),
  • a selection of optional units (60 credits),
  • a dissertation (60 credits).

Other study pathways are also available. To complete a PGCert, you must complete 60 credits within 24 months. To complete a PGDip, you must complete 120 credits within 36 months.

Below is a list of the core modules. Information on all available modules can be found here: https://www.humanitarianleap.org/module-list/


How to register:

Apply here: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/11957/msc-humanitarian-practice...

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World: Consultants for Change (C4C) Online Programme

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 01:39:41 +0000

Organization: International NGO Training and Research Centre
Country: World
Registration deadline: 17 Jan 2020
Starting date: 21 Jan 2020
Ending date: 10 Mar 2020

Consultants for Change (C4C) is an innovative professional development programme for those starting out in international development consultancy work or for more experienced consultants. The course aims to deepen your understanding of the processes of consultancy, good practices, as well as the qualities of a good consultant.

Who is the programme for?

Whether you are starting out in international development consultancy work or have several years of experience, this programme is for you. It is also relevant if you are accompanying organisational change in the context of a partnership.

What are the objectives?

C4C aims to develop consultants to provide development consultancy services to NGOs. Upon completing the programme participants will:

  • Understand the value, role and contribution of consultancy to civil society and NGO strengthening and improvement.
  • Understand the processes of consultancy, good practices and the qualities of a good consultant.
  • Understand how to engage a client in a process of organisational change and development where the client and their respective stakeholders own and drive the process of change.
  • Have gained the skills for doing their own learning, personal critical reflection and self-development
    How is the programme structured?

The C4C online programme is composed of 7 modules based on the Mountain Model of Change developed by Dr. Rick James, INTRAC Principal Consultant and author of Consulting for Change: Strengthening Civil Society.

What are the core contents?

1: Being a consultant

  • Trust and ‘consulting with soul’
  • Key consultant competencies and roles

2: Engaging the client

  • Detect the real client
  • Examine closely the client's motives for change and understand why this is so critical
  • Earn trust right from the start
  • Formulate clear terms of reference and good contracts

3: Understanding the system

  • Analyse the system and understand the importance of what is going on 'below the waterline'
  • Improve your listening skills
  • Compare techniques to read and assess an organisation using different data gathering methods: River of Life, collaborative self-diagnosis, Appreciative Inquiry approach

4: Inspiring change

  • Facilitate feedback for catalysing change
  • Engage constructively with the difficult emotional aspects of change
  • Writing and presentation skills
  • Tools for helping clients make difficult decisions
  • Ways to connect clients with hope they can change
  • Restoring relationships

5: Planning for change

  • Tools for planning change
  • Apply the ‘Wildly Important Goal’ approach to implementing change
  • Further develop your own personal development plan for change
  • Anticipate pitfalls to improve your planning
  • Understand people's reaction to change (Grief transition curve)

6: Accompanying change

  • Mentor key leaders, asking useful questions
  • Monitor implementation of the plan in ways that preserve ownership
  • Exit gracefully
  • Evaluate in a pragmatic and useful way that generates learning

7: Sustaining your consultancy

  • Who you are as a consultant, how to play to your strengths
  • Appropriate boundaries
  • Set your own quality standards
  • Engage in continuous learning
  • Keep yourself mentally, emotionally and physically
  • Cultivate character

What is the time commitment?

C4C online is a 55 hour programme delivered over 8 weeks. You will spend between 6 and 8 hours of learning per week depending on the modules.

What is the programme format?
The C4C online programme is a facilitated, interactive and collaborative e-learning experience. You will have access to:

  • Eight interactive webinar sessions facilitated by our highly experienced consultant and an instructional producer, including small groups discussions and exercises.
  • All programme materials on the INTRAC e-learning platform, including digital chapters of the C4C book, videos and self-paced activities such as journaling or developing your personal development plan
  • Opportunities to interact with other consultants on the programme through the platform discussion forums and the live sessions, to share challenges and resources and work in groups on a real-life scenario illustrating each step of the Mountain Model of Change
  • One 50-minute individual mentoring session via Skype
  • Feedback on your individual assignment from your mentor

When is the upcoming session?
The next C4C online programme will take place from 21 January 2020 to 10 March 2020.


How to register:

To apply for this course, please complete an online application: https://www.intrac.org/how-we-work/training/application-form/

For more information hon this course or any of our other courses, please contact the INTRAC Training Team: Phone: +44 (0)1865 263040/201851, Email: training@intrac.org, Web: www.intrac.org/how-we-work/training

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Advocacy Strategy and Influencing Skills

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 01:36:22 +0000

Organization: International NGO Training and Research Centre
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 17 Jan 2020
Starting date: 17 Feb 2020
Ending date: 21 Feb 2020

This course introduces participants to the core skills needed to influence powerful stakeholders and policy processes in a range of contexts. It also gives participants a thorough understanding of how to develop and monitor effective advocacy strategies. You will explore tools for analysing where power lies on your issue and who has a stake in it. You will learn how to develop a theory of change and how to tailor your advocacy to the interests of those you seek to influence. You will also learn skills in communicating an advocacy message, face-to-face influencing techniques, using the media, public campaigning, and research for advocacy purposes.

Objectives of the course

By the end of the training participants will:

 Be familiar with the stages of the advocacy planning cycle and be better equipped to develop an advocacy strategy

 Be able to analyse the external environment and policy processes and identify appropriate ‘levers of influence’

 Develop a simple theory of change for achieving the change being sought

 Be aware of power dynamics and the role it plays in achieving advocacy success

 Have explored and practised core advocacy skills regarding: lobbying, using the media, public campaigning, networking, and applied research for advocacy

 Have reviewed appropriate tools and methods for monitoring and evaluating advocacy initiatives.


How to register:

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form: https://www.intrac.org/how-we-work/training/application-form/

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World: MOOC on Monitoring the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons - 2020 Edition

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 01:31:08 +0000

Organization: Global Campus of Human Rights
Country: World
Registration deadline: 16 Feb 2020
Starting date: 20 Jan 2020
Ending date: 01 Mar 2020

The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is proud to offer again one of its most successful Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Focusing on the protection of LGBTI persons and their human rights, the MOOC on Monitoring the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons provides a worldwide overview of human rights standards, mechanisms and practices in this area.

The course is articulated in three modules:

1. Definitions and legal frameworks

2. Contexts and challenges

3. LGBTI Rights: monitoring in practice

The course is coordinated by the KU Leuven, one of the 41 universities members of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) and is taught by academics and experts drawn from a cross-section of constituencies. The faculty includes, among others: Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Frans Viljoen, University of Pretoria; Carlos Zelada, Universidad del Pacífico; Marta Ramos, ILGA Portugal.


How to register:

The MOOC on Monitoring the human rights of LGBTI persons is free and open to participants around the world who are actively interested and engaged in LGBTI work at different levels and wish to deepen their knowledge about relevant human rights legal frameworks, monitoring mechanisms, and strategies.

The course is offered on OpenEdX, the open source platform of EdX which is one of the leading providers of open online learning. With a user-friendly and innovative interface, our course offers an interactive and engaging learning experience without geographical limitations, allowing participants to enjoy being part of a truly global network of experts and committed human rights defenders.

The course starts on 20 January 2020. Free enrolment is open until 16 February 2020.
To enrol please visit this link: https://edx.gchumanrights.org/courses/course-v1:gchumanrights+lgbti2+2020/...

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World: Online Training on Results-Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 03:33:04 +0000

Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Country: World

Design, Monitor & Evaluate Development Projects That Get Results & Attract Donor Support

  • How Confident Are You That Your Projects Are Relevant And On-Target?
  • Do You Know What To Do At Each Step Of The Planning Process?
  • And How Do We Ensure M&E Is Carried Out Smoothly, So The Project Stays On-Track?

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A Poorly Planned Project Will Always Fail To Deliver **

Successful projects have to meet stakeholders' needs and align to donors' interests. And they need to be built around a logical chain of results. If we don't get the planning right, a project will miss the mark from the start. It can promise results that cannot be delivered, or fail to achieve its full potential.

Poor Monitoring Leads To Poor Decisions

We need to ensure that our team consistently collects data on the right things using the right methods at the right time. But without a comprehensive M&E plan, projects will always go off track. That means outcomes not achieved, chasing after data and extra cost to the project.

Communities Lose Out, Donors Become Dissatisfied And Project Teams Pull In Different Directions

It's a simple fact that a well-designed and well-monitored project will get better results - while poor design and inadequate monitoring lead to:

  • Poor outcomes for target groups
  • Lack of support from donors
  • Poorly performing project teams

And while RBM has been a top priority of the United Nations and other donor agencies since 2005, many organisations are still planning and monitoring projects in the same old way.

A Results-Based Approach

Imagine being able to consistently deliver projects that achieve real, measurable results - the kind of results that address the needs of communities and stakeholders, and align with your donors' strategic objectives.

Imagine having an M&E plan in place, from the very start, so that you can measure progress towards those results. The whole team know what they are doing; data collected flows to where it is needed - when it is needed; and managers can make those vital decisions that steer a project to a successful outcome.

Results-Based Management gives us a framework to:

  • Better plan interventions that create positive, measurable outcomes for stakeholders
  • Meet donor requirements for relevance, effectiveness and value-for-money
  • More easily track progress and steer projects towards success
  • Get your project teams working together towards a common purpose

About This Course

This flexible, self-paced, practical course will teach you how to:

  • Apply the Results-Based Management philosophy and principles to drive highly impactful development results
  • Use the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) to easily design, monitor and evaluate humanitarian and community development projects
  • Use RBM and LFA in a collaborative way to consistently deliver a high level of positive, measurable change that will keep your stakeholders and donors satisfied

Clear, Straightforward & Practical

While you will get all the theory you need, we want you to learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over.

This means creating your own project from scratch - from problem identification through designing the project right through to building your M&E plan .

And we know development practice can often be very confusing. We take current best-practice and explain it in the most clear way possible - cutting through to what's important in ways you can understand and apply.

What's In The Course?

You will learn a step-by-step method you can use every time to identify, plan and monitor projects. This practical course will teach you how to:

  • Design your own results-based project from start to finish
  • Build a Monitoring & Evaluation plan so everyone knows what they are doing

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How It Works**

As soon as you enroll you get immediate, lifetime access to a step-by-step course full of short, clear and practical videos, examples, case studies, discussions and tasks, along with handouts, templates and all the reference materials you will ever need - all downloadable so you don't miss a thing.

The course is self-paced - which means you decide how many hours a week, when you study, and when you complete. You work at your own speed, giving you enough time to actually test out what you learn and seek support if you have any issues. (Including the tasks, it should take 30 - 40 hours to fully complete the course).
During the course you can leave comments and questions for the trainer, and respond to other participants' comments.
When you reach the end of the course you also get one-to-one, personal feedback on your project plan and M&E Plan, so your certificate is based on real achievement.


How to register:

Sign up at https://eldtraining.teachable.com/p/mfr

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