Human Dignity
Online Certificate Course in Project Cycle Management [PCM]

4th May - 3rd June 2016
New Deadline for applications: 2nd May 2016
Fee: US$300.- due by 3rd May 2016

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The Project Cycle Management (PCM) is the method employed by civil society organisations, UN agencies, international development cooperation’s and non-profit organisations to carry out and manage their projects and programmes effectively. Projects Cycle Management also require the participation of numerous stakeholders, coordination between specialists from different fields, and efficient management to solve challenging problems. This course will equip and empower participants with enhanced designing and management tools to tailor projects more adequately to meet the needs of the beneficiaries. It builds up a clear body of theory, understanding and skills for each stage, so that by the end of the course participants will have a clear competence across all stages of the cycle.

By the end of the course, participants will understand:
•    the role of the project cycle, and key activities to be undertaken at each stage.
•    the principles of Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach (LFA).
•    how to use the LFA to assess a project document & identify information needs for a feasibility study.
•    how to structure terms of reference for feasibility studies.
•    the role of the logframe in project monitoring & evaluation
•    the role & importance of indicators for project preparation, implementation & evaluation
•    the importance of the integrated approach & the PCM basic format

At the end of the course, participants will know how to make needs assessment, to design, plan and monitor a project following the results-based management concept and using the logical framework as a tool.


•    Introductory Course in the Online Training System (Free)
•    Course Navigation and Guide
•    Explanation of Course Resources

Module 1: Assessing needs
•    Introduction to Project Cycle
•    The Project Cycle
•    Project Planning Management
•    PCM Planning and Management Tools
•    Assignment

Module 2: The Logical Framework Approach – A Project Design and Analysis Tool
•    Introduction
•    The Analysis Phase
-    Problem Analysis
-    Analysis of Objectives
-    Strategy Analysis
•    The Planning Phase
-    The Logframe
-    Levels of Objectives
-    Assumptions
-    Factors Ensuring Sustainability
-    Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVIs)
-    Sources of Verification (SOVs)
-    Means and Costs
-    The Logframe Example
•    Assignment

Module 3: Using The Logical Framework to Develop Activity And Resource Schedules
•    Activity and Resource Schedule
-    A Checklist for Preparing an Activity Schedule
-    Presenting an Activity Schedule
•    Preparing Resource Schedule
-    A Checklist for Specifying Means and Scheduling Costs
•    Assignment

Module 4: Using The LFA To Assess Project Proposals

•    Introduction
•    Guide for Assessment of a Project Proposal
-    Analyse problems & objectives
-    Identify the intervention logic and assumptions
-    Assess assumptions
-    Assess sustainability
-    Identify indicators
-    Prepare Terms of Reference
•    The Quality Assessment Tools

Module 5: Implementing, Monitoring and Reporting the project

•    Introduction
•    Designing a monitoring system
-    Analyse Project Objectives
-    Review Implementation Procedures
-    Review Indicators
-    Reporting
•    Assignment

Module 6: Project Review and Evaluation

•    Introduction
•    Evaluation Criteria
•    Linkage to the Logframe
-    Costs
-    Activities
-    Results
-    Project Purpose
-    Overall Objectives
•    Opportunities for Evaluation
•    Assignment

Module 7: Conclusion and Final Examination
•    Final Examination
•    Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
•    Conclusion


This is an online course, so you'll need to have a computer with an Internet connection, and you'll need a web-browser (you can use IE or FireFox). All the course materials you'll need to complete this course are provided in the course modules. You will not need to purchase any additional materials, resources, or books. You will also have the opportunity of experiencing the best online training platform.


•    Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
•    Assignments to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the course.
•    Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat and blogging etc.

The course is aimed at programs and project managers, staff of NGOs, CBOs, staff of UN specialized agencies, donor agency field workers, volunteers, development actors, researchers, policy-makers, activists, women advocates, trainers, government officials etc. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and good competence and comfort with computer and internet use.

The course tuition fee is US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

LOCATION: Online [Web-based]


The deadline for application is 2nd May 2016, while full tuition payment is due on 3rd May 2016. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register early for this wonderful learning opportunity!

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