This course will cover all project-cycle management functions and processes. The main focus is on aspects that are of particular importance in fragile settings during the implementation phase (stakeholder management, M&E, team management and capacity, risk management). It will provide participants with practical tools and strategies for managing the project cycle better. It will also attempt to answer the basic question of what makes a fragile setting different from other settings, and how the specific character of fragile settings can affect PCM.
This course will cover all project-cycle management functions and processes. The main focus is on aspects that are of particular importance in fragile settings during the implementation phase (stakeholder management, M&E;, team management and capacity, risk management). It will provide participants with practical tools and strategies for managing the project cycle better. It will also attempt to answer the basic question of what makes a fragile setting different from other settings, and how the specific character of fragile settings can affect PCM.
The course is intended for project managers, project designers, evaluators and evaluation managers, ILO constituents and project staff belonging to the ILO, other UN agencies, international organizations and NGOs.
The overall learning objectives will be:
- Allow project managers (including specific project team specialists) to gain an understanding of the specific and complex challenges for project management in fragile situations.
- Improve on project management skills in fragile situations with a varied and effective personal “toolkit”.
The specific learning objectives will be:
- Understand the complexity of PCM in fragile settings;
- Know and have the skill to use some tools, techniques and methodologies for PCM in fragile settings;
- Situate program and project activities in the wider framework of Peace and State building
The course will include the following topics:
- The background on Peace and State building and engagement in fragile states
- Situation analysis and in particular the analysis of stakeholders with tools that can be used in fragile situations. Specific reference to understanding of the complexities and the conflict sensitivity in a given context. Communication strategies in fragile contexts.
- Theory of Change and the Results Chain with a specific view to project longer term change sustainable change and capacity building in public and private sectors
- Risk management (such as security, fiduciary issues, stakeholders and beneficiaries, ethical issues)
- Planning and monitoring for sustainability using exit strategies
- Agile approaches and adaptive management of project
- Women empowerment and inclusion of youth and children, and other vulnerable groups such as IDPs, migrants, and disabled people
- Evaluation of results
Group work will be a privileged means to apply proposed tools and to exchange experience. Case material will be provided and where possible participant’s own cases will be used so as to make the course learning directly relevant to participants. Role play techniques can increase the learning effect.
The course is based on an evaluation and training needs analysis carried out by the ITCILO to ensure offering the most needed skills and needed tools. In line with the findings, the learning process will be highly interactive, offering the background knowledge on the development in fragile situations, PPCM tools in key processes of program and project management combined with illustrative case material.
Exchange of experience and good practice among participants will be encouraged as a learning result in its own right. The course will use the pedagogical framework of the Turin learning approach, which is based on relevance, quality and impact.
How to apply
How to apply
The total cost of participation is 2,250 Euro. This includes tuition fees (1,615 Euro) and subsistence costs (635 Euro).
- Tuition fees cover programme development, administrative support, office supplies, training materials, and emergency medical insurance
- Participant subsistence covers bed & breakfast, two meals during participants’ stay and laundry.
The figures quoted do not include the cost of travel between the participant’s home country and the course venue.
Few fellowships are available.
Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for Italy, and for any country in which a transit or stopover to or from the course venue is required. The cost of the visa, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and stopovers is not covered.
To register for this course, candidates are invited to:
- fill in and submit the on-line registration form available under this link:
- send us a letter from their institution (or a donor organization) stating that it will cover the cost of the course and international travel.
Registration deadline: 25 October 2019
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