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 Results-Based Management (RBM) approach and provides concepts and tools for each phase of the project cycle.

Course Objectives

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” is available here (including a detailed Course Programme)


Full version: 22 March – 23 April 2021 (5 weeks)

Short version: 22 March – 09 April 2021 (3 weeks)

Live Sessions

All live sessions are in group and mandatory – The timing will be agreed upon between the participants and the trainer at the beginning of the course. There will be 2 live sessions per week.


Around 50 hours of work over 5 weeks, including:

  • E-learning courses
  • Live sessions
  • Individual and group work: readings, case study, reflexive analysis, forum discussions, etc.
  • Individual coaching/follow-ups
  • Reflexive analysis (compulsory only for those willing to obtain the ECTS credits)


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.




CHF 1,500 for the full version or CHF 1,000 for the short version

Structure of course

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 about and reflect on your professional situation with the group and the trainer.

Should you wish to only take the Assessment and Planning modules, a short version of the course can be taken.

30 hours over 3 weeks (22 March – 09 April 2021),


2 credits ECTS for the full version or 1 credit ECTS for the short version


  • 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 Coordinator "CAS Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects", "Humanitarian Project Cycle Management"

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)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • A passport photo (.jpg format).


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

  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementDates 22 March - 23 April 2021 (Full version) 22 March - 9 April 221 (Short version)
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementDuration 5 or 3 weeks
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementLocation Online
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementLanguage English
  • Fee 1,500 CHF or 1,000 CHF
  • Application Deadline Applications closed