This executive course aims at strengthening the capacities of project managers to design humanitarian responses that focus on sustainable
and locally defined changes. The course is based on the Theory of Change (ToC) and Results-Based Management (RBM) approaches. Essential tools such as problem tree or logical framework are adapted to ensure the transfer of those approaches at operational level.


At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the aim and process of an assessment and conduct a problem analysis using the problem tree
  • Plan a project and its monitoring system using the logical framework
  • Program activities using the Performance and Evaluation Review Technique, Gantt chart and table of resources
  • Monitor activities, results and risks
  • Understand the differences between monitoring and evaluation as well as your role as a project manager

A printable “Course-at-a-glance” document with a weekly programme is available here.


Around 50 hours of work over fives weeks, including:

  • E-learning courses
  • Live sessions
  • Individual and group work: readings, case study, reflexive analysis, forum discussions, etc.
  • Individual coaching/follow-ups


The course can be taken while working providing you can secure around 10 hours on a weekly basis including live sessions and group work in addition to the self-study courses.


You will work on a case study to build a project as we go through the various courses covering the entire project cycle.

The emphasis is put on practice and experience sharing. You will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on your professional situation with the group and the trainer.



  • Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in project management, as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.


  • Professionals from any other sectors (private, academic, etc) and graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience who wish to increase their understanding of project management in the humanitarian field
  • Sandrine Delattre Sandrine Delattre Designation: Course Director" CAS Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects", "Humanitarian Project Cycle Management"

Participants can contact the course director for questions related to the programme and its content only.

For any questions related to the admission process, please visit this page.

Admission requirements:

  1. a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  2. at least three years of relevant professional experience;
  3. excellent command of English;
  4. motivation working in the humanitarian sector.


Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Copy of your highest diploma
  • Work certificate or official document of your current job position
  • Proof of English language competence (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent); see details here
  • Scanned copy of passport.


More information about the admission process is available on our application page.



  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementDates 30 May - 1 July 2022
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementDuration 5 weeks
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementLocation Online
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementLanguage English
  • Fee CHF 1,500
  • Application Deadline Applications closed.
  • If applying for a scholarship Deadline: Scholarships are not available for this course.