This course aims to strengthen the capacities of teams implementing humanitarian projects in the field, design interventions and measure results. It introduces the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach and its application in project management.

The course provides concepts, tools and tips to analyze problems, define coherent results-chains, identify appropriate indicators and assumptions, prepare for smooth implementation and set-up relevant Monitoring & Evaluation systems.

For more insight into this course read the blog written by the course coordinator Sandrine Delattre


At the end of the course, you will be able to manage a project following the Result-Based Management approach.

More specifically 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
  • programme activities using the PERT (Performance and Evaluation Review Technique), Gantt Chart and table of resources
  • monitor activities, results and situation
  • understand the differences between monitoring and evaluation as well as position yourself as a project manager during an evaluation.


Course delivery

The course is composed of online modules, live group sessions and individual follow-ups.

The emphasis is put on practice and experience sharing. You will work on a case study to build a project as we go through the various phases of the project management cycle. You will benefit from group and individual support. You will also have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on your own experience and practice.

  • Junior and middle humanitarian project managers (1-3 years of experience in such position)
  • Managers willing to join the humanitarian sector and in need of understanding the specificity of project management in this field.

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 February - March 2022
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementDuration Six weeks
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementLocation Online
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementLanguage English
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle ManagementCREDITS 2 ECTS
  • Fee CHF 1,500
  • Application Deadline Two weeks before the start of the course