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Project Management for Development Professionals Level 1 (PMDPro1)


Project Management for Development Professionals Level 1 (PMDPro1)

PMD Pro 1 is an introductory course during which you will develop an understanding of the principles and terminology of project management within the context of international development projects. 

PMD Pro is a 3 level certification sequence, use this link to find out more about the PM4NGOs initiative. RedR is authorised to deliver the PMD Pro programme through registration with LINGOs, a consortium of over 55 international humanitarian relief, development, conservation and health organisations.

Please note that the guide and examination for this course are available online and can be completed without classroom instruction. It is RedR’s experience that in-person participation in interactive courses greatly enhances comprehension of the material via peer discussion, group work and dynamic course leadership. 

What does the course cover?

  • Projects and the project life cycle including why projects fail

  • Project identification and design including an overview of needs assessment, stakeholder analysis, problem and objective trees and log frames

  • Project initiation

  • Project planning including work breakdown structures, network analysis and GANTT charts

  • Project implementation including RACI and HR plans

  • Project monitoring, evaluation and control including M&E plans, SMART indicators and change plans

  • End of project transition

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

  • State the major roles and responsibilities of the project manager throughout the project life cycle

  • State the relationships between the phases and deliverables of the project life cycle

  • State the major sector–specific contextual factors that are unique to the work of project teams in the international development and humanitarian sectors

The Assessment:

The course is assessed by a one hour, closed-book multiple choice exam which is completed on-line. The on-line examination aims to measure candidates’ knowledge of project management in the context of the international development sector. The PMD Pro qualifications are linked in with PRINCE qualifications.

Course structure:

Registration is from 8.45am, with the course starting at 9.00am and concluding by 5.00pm. The day is, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

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Course Overview

Course Length
5 Days
£649.00 - £1211.00
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