Eligibility and criteria
Before submitting your application or nominee, please carefully read the eligibility, criteria and details of the award process below.
- Please nominate only yourself or one person.
- Multiple nominations submited by one person will not be accepted and will disqualify all submissions.
- If a candidate is already nominated, do not nominate him/her again.
- Multiple nominations to one person will not affect the award selection process and decision.
- Please make sure all contact information provided is accurate.
- Failing on comunicating with the candidate will disqualify the nomination.
- Nominations and candidacy will be accepted in English only.
- Only the first 100 nominations / submissions will be accepted.
- Current members of the PM4NGOs Board are not eligible to be nominated for the award.
- Current staff/employees of PM4NGOs are not eligible to be nominated for the award.
- Current members of the committee selecting the award recipient are not eligible to be nominated for the award.
- Past recipients of the award are not eligible to be nominated.
Individuals can nominate themselves or they can nominate another person.
- If the individual is filling the application form to nominate another person, the candidacy will only be valid after confirming the availability and interest of the nominated person to be considered as a candidate for the award.
- PM4NGOs will contact the nominated persons to confirm their availability and interest to be considered as a candidate for the award.
Nominations / candidates for the award must complete the application form and may submit up to three letters (one-page each) of recommendation/support describing:
- The association with the candidate and the length of time associated with the candidate.
- The qualities and experiences that make the candidate distinct in the project management for development and/or humanitarian sector.
- Why the person recommending/supporting his/her nomination believes the candidate should be selected for the Alan Harpham Award.
Languages: nominations and candidacy will be accepted in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
How has the candidate committed to advancing project management best practices through PMD Pro? The candidate must fulfil one or more than one of the following criteria:
How has the candidate demonstrated creativity and innovation in the successful implementation of PMD Pro tools and principles? The innovation must be a direct consequence of or based on PMD Pro application.
What are some qualitative and/or quantitative measures of the impact of the candidate’s work in project management for development and/or humanitarian sector through PMD Pro?
3. Promoting Access
How is the candidate’s actions focused on promoting the access to PMD Pro to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs?
Remark: Promoting Access must be understood not by regular training, but giving the opportunity to professionals to access the methodology. E.g. training in difficult contexts/conditions – such as Syria.
The selection process is composed by 02 phases:
1. Short list selection
- The short listed candidates will be chosen by a specific award committee comprised of PM4NGOs board members and staff.
2. Final selection
- The final selection committee is composed of all members of the PM4NGOs Board.
Interviews: The Shortlist Committee will decide if an interview process must be developed in order to collect more details about the candidates.
- Shortlist Committee can decide on: no interviews, interview all candidates/nominees, interview the finalists only.
Deadlines – 2019 edition
- Award launch:
- Sept 02, 2019
- Accepting nominations and candidacy:
- Sep 02 to Nov 03, 2019 – 23:59pm Universal Time UTC 0)
- Short List definition
- Nov 11, 2019
- Award voting (PM4NGOs Board)
- Nov 18, 2019
- Award Announcement
- Nov 25, 2019
The Alan Harpham consists of:
- A certificate recognizing the awardee;
- A lifetime honorary membership to PM4NGOs community;
- Recognition and publication of his or her work on the PM4NGOs website, social media outlets, and community.
- The information provided by the recipient will be posted as blog article at the PM4NGOs website after PM4NGOs review.
Application / Nomination
The Alan Harpham Award 2019 nominations are now closed.
Registrations were open until November 03, 2019.
Alan Harpham Award is now a bi-annual award. Next edition will open by the end of 2021.