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Managing Projects in Emergencies

  • Venue: Yangon, Myanmar
  • Start Date: 27 March 2017
  • End Date: 29 March 2017
  • Cost: £150 - £600

Managing Projects in Emergencies

Date: 27 - 29 Mar 2017 

Length: 3 days

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Residential: No

Address: Sagawa Development Consultancy, No.(497), Room (208), 2nd Floor, Tower (E) Diamond Condominium,  Pyay Road, Yangon

About the course:

Managing projects effectively can be challenging, even to practiced managers, and implementing effective responses to complex emergencies, in particular, requires exceptional project management skills. The project environment during emergencies can change and evolve quickly and unexpectedly, which presents additional challenges and stress to project managers. The ability to deliver quality outputs on time, even under extreme circumstances, is crucial to any humanitarian response.

This three-day course identifies key project management skills required by humanitarian workers and will not only give participants an understanding of project management theories and techniques, but will also equip them with tools and techniques crucial for managing projects successfully in emergency situations.  The course will cover different areas of management including the project style, dealing with challenges, conducting assessments and actions during critical stages of emergencies. Using different kinds of methodologies and activities, lessons give participants foundational knowledge along with practical skills essential to their jobs. 

hat does the course cover?

  • Project cycle management

  • Project management tools and techniques

  • Financial management

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Needs assessments and analysis

  • Logical framework

  • Resource management

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • List the stages of the project cycle and issues that may arise

  • Define the purpose and principles of conducting effective assessments

  • Demonstrate how to set project goals and develop logical planning frameworks

  • Identify resource management techniques for the critical stages of an emergency

  • List the financial risks in the critical stages of an emergency and identify their potential impact and how to manage them

  • State the purpose and principles of effective monitoring and evaluation and create useful reports

Who should attend?

The course is primarily aimed at humanitarian personnel who do or will have a project management role in emergency situations. It is also relevant for project managers in the development sector interested in developing competencies for managing projects in emergencies situations.

Course structure:

Registration will take place from 8.45 am the Monday morning.  The course will run from 9 am and conclude at 5.30 pm daily except the final day when training will end at 5.00 pm. Each day is broken up into four sessions, separated by an hour lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.From the second day, each day begins with a review of the topics covered the previous day to ensure that the concepts, tools, and frameworks are fully understood. Every day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.

Participants will be actively encouraged to engage in classroom discussions, group work and practical exercises. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of humanitarian practice.

Day 1

On the first morning you will begin by considering the humanitarian context and then the project cycle. Drawing on this, you will then begin to look at the aspects of the cycle in more detail, spending the rest of the morning considering needs assessment. After lunch you will look at project design.

Day 2

In the morning of day two you will learn about planning and implementing projects before giving through to coordination and collaboration in project management. After lunch you will consider the project manager including the role, skills and qualities required, and potential challenges. The final session of the day is on risk management.

Day 3

You will start day three with a session on financial management, before moving on to a session on monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The afternoon will look at project closure before some time on individual reflection and action planning.


The course will be delivered by the following trainers:

Brian Casey

Carly Ziska


The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch, and refreshments. For further information on pricing bands please go to:

Early bird fee: Book and pay up to a month in advance to receive a 10% discount through our early bird scheme. 

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