Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from 1st November 2017 to 30th April 2017


Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) is pleased to announce a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. The course is offered through Distance learning for six months.

Course Organizers:
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (www.africadevelopmentresources.org4) is an organization that was founded in 1999 as a capacity building expert and a development think tank that proposes solutions for development problems facing third world countries .

We have delivered timely and professional capacity building services to a wide variety of organizations in the development sector. These include donor organizations, Government agencies, co-funding agencies, International and local NGOs, Government agencies and private sector firms. We have conducted successful consultancies for many organizations.

Course Overview
Now more than ever, funding organizations seek more accountability for the funds they provide to development projects. Development organizations understand they are more likely to receive future funding if they can deliver and show results. That’s why employees who have specialized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills are in demand. This specialized knowledge helps to assess a project’s performance and its lasting impact.
The program provides students with competencies in the following areas:
• International development project design and implementation
• Monitoring and evaluation methods
• Quantitative and qualitative research methods for field-based monitoring and evaluation
• Historical contexts and critiques of monitoring and evaluation
• Innovations and the practice of impact evaluation for organizational learning
• Management of monitoring and evaluation functions and teams
The program will include opportunities to learn monitoring and evaluation techniques that are connected to specific sectors and are connected to the values of the organizations, including health, economic development, gender, youth, environment, education, and government
Course Outline:Module 1

a) Introduction
b) Monitoring and Evaluation and Integrated
c)Project planning and Implementation
d) Evaluation Types and Modules
e) Monitoring and Evaluation Tools and methods
f) Data Analysis and report writing
g) Why Monitoring and Evaluation
h) Designing a Monitoring system
i) Baseline Control
i) Result Based Management

Module 2
a) Indicators
b) Project management Techniques in Monitoring and Evaluation
c) Understanding the Project
d) Stake holder Analysis
e) Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation
f) Cluster Development
g) Community Based Participatory Research
h) Participatory Evaluation

Module 3
a) Choosing questions and Planning for Evaluation
b) Information Gathering and Synthesis
c) Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation Design
d) Selecting appropriate Design
e) Collecting and Analyzing Data
f) Collecting and Use of Archival Data
g) Refining Project based on Evaluation

Module 4
a) Using Evaluation Design to answer to answer key questions about your Project
b) Providing Feedback
c) Communicating Evaluation results
d) Evaluation Report Writing
This course is designed specifically for development organizations.
Exercises: After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
Assignments: There are ten assignments
(continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course or student to submit a project paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: Six Months Course from 1st November 2017 to 30th April 2018

ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Distance Learning facilitated

The Academics Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.africadevelopmentresources.org