Managing People and Projects in Emergencies (credit-rated option)


Managing People and Projects in Emergencies (credit-rated option)

Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional management skills. Managing people and projects can be difficult at the best of times, but being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is even more crucial during the chaos and stress of a complex emergency.

Managing People and Projects in Emergencies is a five-day course that aims to develop the competencies needed to manage people and projects effectively and apply them in a humanitarian context. The course focuses on the theoretical and practical application of management tools, techniques and approaches in the field, and on the nature of working in a humanitarian response. Through case studies and presentations, you will be able to put into practice the theoretical knowledge that you gain in the course.

What does the course cover?

  • The nature and impact of emergencies

  • The role and qualities of the manager in a humanitarian response

  • Leadership and communication skills

  • Conducting needs assessments

  • Securing funding and financial management

  • Project planning using Log Frames

  • Remote and distant management

  • Risk management

  • Conflict management and negotiation

  • Reflection on your own motivations and competencies for relief work

  • Project evaluation, implementation, reporting, closure, and exit strategies

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

  • Describe the role and characteristics of an effective manager in humanitarian practice

  • List management competencies and examine them in a theoretical and practical humanitarian context

  • Apply techniques for managing people and projects to the humanitarian context

  • Evaluate and reflect on personal performance in project and people management

  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to managing people and projects and devise a personal development plan to improve practice


How much does the course cost?

Standard Individual - £721.00

Standard Organisation  - £1211.00



Receive 10% off the course fee when booking at least 1 month before the start of the course.*

*applies to both individual and organisational tickets



RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. There are 2 Scholarship places available on all UK-run courses, which cover the full course fee cost.

For more information including required criteria and how to apply, please visit our website or email


The credit-rated assessment:

This course has an optional credit-rated assessment component. Only those who have paid the additional credit-rated fee BEFORE the course and completed the post-course assignment will receive the Oxford Brookes certificate. You can pay the fee at any point prior to the course start.  You’ll have 3 months after the course to complete the assignment. Find out more about the Oxford Brookes certificate and other RedR UK accreditation and certification options here.

 Credit-Rated Fee: 

Individual - £274 

Organisation - £347 


Who should attend?

The course is geared at project officers, project managers, logisticians, or generalist aid workers who manage people and/or budgets in the humanitarian sector. It would also suit people with some technical experience who want to vary their people and project management experience. This workshop is appropriate for people who want to move into a project management role and who have some understanding of humanitarianism at a theoretical and/or practical level. There are no entry requirements, but a basic understanding of project management tools, the humanitarian sector and a familiarity with Log Frames is expected. 


Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact

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RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 Days
£649.00 - £1211.00
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