Project Cycle Management Courses

All  our Project Cycle Management courses follow a participatory approach based on case studies, with many exercises and facilitated discussions. This allows trainers and participants to bring in and share their experiences in the group.

There are two sets of courses: entry-level BASIC courses, and ADVANCED courses.

Please note that all courses are available in English and French. Ces cours peuvent également être animés en français.

Basic Courses

Certificate in Project Cycle Management

Click here to download the overview leaflet (PDF format).

These three modules provide comprehensive training for beginner and intermediary levels. They will equip you with the essential skills, tools and good practices from the field, in order to successfully manage projects in development cooperation and humanitarian work. A participatory approach, based on case studies with exercises and facilitated discussions structures them.

Upon completion of the three courses, participants obtain a Certificate in Project Cycle Management. Each module can also be taken individually, which leads to a course certificate for each module.

The three modules are:

Package course fee for all three courses:

Tax-paying individuals living in and around the canton of Geneva can apply for a subsidy of CHF 750 by the Chèque Annuel de Formation (CAF). Please contact us if you are a qualifying CAF student.

Above fees are in Swiss francs (CHF) and include tuition, training materials and handouts, lunch and coffee breaks, and a course certificate.

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Advanced Courses

The two advanced courses are for persons with previous experience in conducting field assessments and at least two years of active work in project management. The focus on all advanced courses is on reviewing, discussing and solving problematic issues, including subjects brought up by the participants.

The comprehensive five-day course Project Cycle Management Compact provides fast-track training on

a) needs assessment
b) planning a project
c) programming activities
d) monitoring the implementation and
e) preparing evaluations

in a compact format. It is designed for practitioners in project management who have either not yet obtained basic training, or not yet on all subjects of the project cycle. However, we strongly advise beginners and intermediary practitioners to choose the basic courses while only experienced practitioners should choose the advanced compact version:

Before phasing out humanitarian and development programmes or projects, it is crucial to develop a sustainable disengagement strategy to withdraw responsibly. This course focuses on developing and integrating an appropriate strategy and exit plan in project proposal development, developing monitoring and follow-up tools for the implementation of the disengagement plan of action, and to develop a fast-track approach with the involvement of all main stakeholders for programmes or projects which need to be ended within a very short period of time: