IMMAC Leadership and Management Consultancy And Training Centre

Project Management for Donor Funded Projects - Course Overview

IMMAC Project Management training for Donor Funded Projects course examines the role of the “project” relative to other aid delivery methods such as sector support and budget support used by the Donors/Development partners in pursuit of development cooperation objectives. An analysis of all the different phases of the project/programme cycle will be carried out to emphasis the methodology for preparing, implementing and evaluating projects and programmes sponsored by donors.

Particular effort will be made to bring clarity to the terminology used by donors/development partners for the different stages for the project/programme cycle. While project management skills are obviously important for donor funded or sponsored projects, interestingly the methods and tools that donor funded project managers use can be helpful for everyone.

The principal training objective is to ensure participants have enhanced capacity and understanding in the areas of Project Cycle Management, Logical framework Approach, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Identification, Project Formulation and Appraisal and Project Implementation. Participants will able to design project/programmes that meet the requirements of the major Donors and Development Partners.

This programme is aimed at programme, project administrators, coordinators and managers wanting to understand the key drivers of project management in both governmental and non-government organisations and creating stakeholder value and the public.

The definition of the project relative to other forms of aid delivery will be defined in a policy context. The Project Cycle Management which is a methodology for preparing, implementing and evaluating projects and programmes within a coherent operations Cycle will be explained by focusing on the core principles of (Relevance, Feasibility, Effective and Well Managed) Relevance should demonstrate that the project /programme firstly meets the needs of those whose problems ought to be addressed and secondly those of the policy makers who set policy objectives and provide funding. The Logical Framework Approach as a tool as well as a methodology for planning, managing and evaluating projects and programmes in all the different phases of the project cycle will be used as the main tool throughout the training. The Logical Framework Approach process divided into 4 distinct Phases ( Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation) Programming, which is the first phase of the project/programme cycle, will involve an analysis of the process of setting broad national/regional/ sector policy objectives at the global/overall level, providing links between these overall objectives.