Postgraduate in Monitoring and Evaluation

Course Overview: 

A Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an advanced course  designed to equip professionals with the specialized skills and knowledge needed to design, implement, and assess programs and projects. This course is ideal for individuals looking to:

  • Advance their careers in fields like development, public health, non-profit management, or project management.
  • Gain expertise in M&E principles, frameworks, and tools.
  • Become highly sought-after by organizations seeking to improve program effectiveness and demonstrate results.

Program Highlights:

  • Strong emphasis on practical application: Develop real-world skills through case studies, simulations, and potentially, a final project focused on a specific program.
  • In-depth exploration of M&E frameworks: Learn to design program logic models, theories of change, and robust monitoring systems.
  • Data analysis expertise: Gain proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods using relevant M&E tools and software.
  • Evaluation design and implementation: Develop the ability to design and conduct effective evaluations to assess program impact and inform future improvements.

Why Study this Course:

  • Growing Demand: The demand for professionals with monitoring and evaluation expertise is increasing across various sectors, including international development, public policy, healthcare, education, and social services. Studying this course opens up numerous career opportunities in these fields.
  • Improved Decision-Making: Understanding monitoring and evaluation allows individuals to make data-driven decisions, leading to more efficient use of resources and better outcomes for projects and programs.
  • Enhance Project and Program Impact: Monitoring and evaluation help organizations identify what works and what doesn’t, enabling them to optimize strategies and achieve more significant impact and results.
  • Career Advancement: This diploma can be beneficial for individuals already working in project management, development, or policy-related roles who seek to advance their careers and take on more responsibilities.
  • Contribution to Social Change: Professionals in monitoring and evaluation play a vital role in assessing the effectiveness of social initiatives, contributing to evidence-based policies and programs that create positive social change.

Who is this Course for:

  • Development Practitioners: Professionals working in international development, NGOs, and governmental agencies who want to enhance their skills in assessing project impact and sustainability.
  • Project and Program Managers: Individuals responsible for managing projects or programs and wish to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation competencies to improve project outcomes.
  • Graduates and Job Seekers: Recent graduates or individuals seeking to enter the job market and interested in building expertise in monitoring and evaluation for various career opportunities.
  • Government and Policy Professionals: Public servants and policymakers looking to incorporate evidence-based decision-making and evaluation in policy formulation and implementation.
  • Non-profit and Social Sector Workers: Individuals working in non-profit organizations, social enterprises, or community-based projects seeking to measure and enhance their initiatives’ effectiveness.
  • Researchers and Data Analysts: Professionals with a background in research or data analysis who want to apply their skills in the context of monitoring and evaluation for social impact assessment.

Course Objectives

  • Apply concepts, principles, processes and framework for monitoring and evaluation systems in development programmes.
  • Use results-based tools for programme planning
  • Design and develop M & E systems
  • Design and conduct an evaluation
  • Formulate theory of change
  • Use M & E tools for quantitative and qualitative data analysis

Course Topics

  • Module1: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Module 2: Program Logic Models and theory of change
  • Module 3: Designing program monitoring systems
  • Module 4: Program Databases
  • Module 5: Routine Data Quality Assessments
  • Module 6: Managing data quality
  • Module 7: Designing evaluations for field-based programs
  • Module 8: Analyzing and reporting data for decision making

Course duration: 12 months

Regions Targeted: Global


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