Project Management For Development Professionals

Project Management For Development Professionals


Welcome to the Project Management for Development Professionals course! In today's dynamic and challenging development landscape, effective project management is essential for driving positive change, achieving sustainable development goals, and maximizing impact. This course is designed to equip development professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to manage projects successfully within the context of international development and humanitarian work. Whether you're a project manager, program officer, NGO staff member, or government official, this course will provide you with the expertise to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate projects effectively, ultimately contributing to meaningful and lasting development outcomes.

Course Objectives:

  1. Comprehensive Understanding of Project Management Principles: Gain a comprehensive understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices tailored to the needs and challenges of development projects, including project planning, scheduling, budgeting, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.
  2. Practical Application of Project Management Tools and Techniques: Develop proficiency in applying project management tools and techniques, such as project charters, work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, and critical path analysis, to effectively plan, execute, and monitor projects in diverse development contexts.
  3. Enhancing Project Leadership and Communication Skills: Strengthen project leadership and communication skills essential for leading project teams, managing stakeholders, resolving conflicts, and facilitating collaboration across multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  4. Ensuring Project Quality and Results: Learn strategies for ensuring project quality and delivering results that meet or exceed stakeholder expectations, including effective monitoring and evaluation practices, adaptive management techniques, and lessons learned documentation.
  5. Promoting Sustainable Project Management Practices: Understand the importance of promoting sustainable project management practices that prioritize environmental sustainability, social inclusion, gender equality, and community empowerment, aligning with global development agendas and best practices.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved Project Performance and Outcomes: Equipping development professionals with project management skills enhances project performance and outcomes by ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders, leading to greater impact and sustainability.
  2. Strengthened Organizational Capacity: Building the project management capacity of staff members strengthens organizational capacity to plan, implement, and manage projects effectively, fostering organizational resilience, adaptability, and growth.
  3. Enhanced Collaboration and Partnerships: Developing project management skills enables development professionals to collaborate effectively with partners, donors, governments, and communities, fostering partnerships that leverage resources, expertise, and networks for greater collective impact.
  4. Increased Accountability and Transparency: Implementing rigorous project management practices promotes accountability and transparency by ensuring clear project goals, responsibilities, and performance metrics, enabling stakeholders to track progress and make informed decisions.
  5. Greater Innovation and Learning: Cultivating a culture of innovation and learning in project management encourages experimentation, creativity, and continuous improvement, driving innovation and adaptive management practices that respond to evolving development challenges and opportunities.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for development professionals working in international development organizations, NGOs, government agencies, multilateral organizations, and humanitarian agencies. It is suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience in project management, from beginners to experienced practitioners, who seek to enhance their project management skills within the context of development work.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Project Management for Development Professionals
    • Overview of project management principles and methodologies
    • Challenges and opportunities in project management for development
    • Case Study: Managing a health intervention project in a low-resource setting
  2. Project Planning and Scope Management
    • Defining project objectives, scope, and deliverables
    • Developing project charters and work breakdown structures
    • Case Study: Planning a community infrastructure project in a rural area
  3. Project Scheduling and Time Management
    • Creating project schedules using Gantt charts and critical path analysis
    • Managing project timelines, milestones, and dependencies
    • Case Study: Managing project timelines for a humanitarian response
  4. Project Budgeting and Cost Management
    • Estimating project costs, budgets, and resource requirements
    • Monitoring project expenditures and controlling project costs
    • Case Study: Budgeting for a sustainable development project
  5. Risk Management and Mitigation Strategies
    • Identifying, assessing, and prioritizing project risks
    • Developing risk management plans and mitigation strategies
    • Case Study: Mitigating risks in a climate change adaptation project
  6. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
    • Identifying project stakeholders and managing stakeholder expectations
    • Developing communication plans and strategies
    • Case Study: Engaging diverse stakeholders in a community development project
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation for Project Success
    • Establishing project monitoring and evaluation frameworks
    • Tracking project progress, outcomes, and impacts
    • Case Study: Evaluating the impact of an education program on student learning outcomes

Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
10/06/2024 To 14/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
08/07/2024 To 12/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
05/08/2024 To 09/08/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya
02/09/2024 To 06/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
30/09/2024 To 04/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
28/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 5 Days Nanyuki, Kenya
25/11/2024 To 29/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/12/2024 To 27/12/2024 5 Days Dubai, UAE