Call for Board of Directors (Volunteers)

Call for Board of Directors (Volunteers)

Board Members
Are you passionate about promoting the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector? Are you looking for ways to help project managers working on the ground who are making the difference? Join PM4NGOs’ Board of Directors. PM4NGOs Board Member (Volunteer) PM4NGOs is seeking 02 (two) passionate and motivated volunteers to join our Board of Directors, with a range of skills or experience to complement our current Board. PM4NGOs’ Board Members empathize with the organization’s vision and mission, are unpaid, and act as advisors to the organization’s operations in their specific areas of expertise. As the organization is small, they also use their professional expertise to support and contribute to the work of the organization. They are committed to the success of PM4NGOs. PM4NGOs Board Members come…
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Join our Team of Consultants: Product Owner Opportunity

Join our Team of Consultants: Product Owner Opportunity

Job / Consultant Opportunities
Are you interested in joining an international and growing multidisciplinary team? PM4NGOs is seeking to hire a highly motivated and result-driven Product Owner with excellent work ethics to support the operations and development of our exams, certifications, and best practices guides. Position Overview Project/Program : NGO Partners Program (pilot)Type of service : Online, remotePosition : External Consultant – Product OwnerReports to : PM4NGOs Executive Director Duration : 2 years, 4h/day (first 3 months’ probation period, 2h/day)Starting date : Q1 2023Duty station : The consultancy is remote Languages : Proficiency in English and one of the following languages (spoken and written): Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. Consultancy Description The Product Owner will manage PM4NGOs exams and guides with the support from the Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, and Communications Specialist. In…
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Where do projects come from?

Where do projects come from?

PM4NGOs
Projects and the funding for projects can take many different forms, depending on the context, the organizational structure, and strategy of the organization. While there may be different mechanisms in which projects are developed and funded, the framework from which we approach projects remains the same. Continue reading
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Project DPro Practitioner: a rewarding experience

Project DPro Practitioner: a rewarding experience

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
by Dennis Michael Mehlau I recently had the pleasure of completing my Project DPro Practitioner certification. It was a time-consuming and intense, yet incredibly rewarding experience. The concept of performing different sets of activities to become a practitioner is great and exactly what is needed to make this experience meaningful and sustainable. Combining mini-courses on technical and soft-skill topics with informal learning activities like attending webinars and reading books and articles is state of the art. Adding dedicated activities where you are required to share your knowledge with your community, like writing articles or giving training to your peers, is innovation. I have never seen anything like it, and I am happy to have had the chance to experience these rewarding exercises. The described combination of activities and the recurring ask…
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The art of project management

The art of project management

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Elise Stevens' Website.  Art is defined as the expression or application of human creativity or imagination. It’s a much broader definition than simply painting or sculpture, but many project managers will still wonder why a conversation about art belongs in the project management world. According to project management consultant Echo Woolf, thinking about project management as an art form simply means thinking about what moves and motivates people. As she explains to Elise Stevens in this podcast, the art of project management lies in personal development; seeking intentional experiences and constantly refining soft skills in an attempt to perfect the craft. Continue reading
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PM4NGOs Hubs: Nesty Delgado

PM4NGOs Hubs: Nesty Delgado

PM4NGOs
Nesty Delgado Puerto Rico Jesus E. (Nesty) Delgado-Morales is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager passionate about bringing ideas to viable and healthy projects, and bringing those projects to results that generate a real impact and fundamental changes; successfully implement strategy to promote continuous innovation and achieve true resilience in the communities and organizations I serve. Nesty is enthusiastic about applying the best practices of engineering, exponential technologies, and the principles and methodologies of Project Management, Strategy Implementation, and Business Continuity to help our clients solve difficult problems, achieve the success of their projects, add value, and increase their readiness and their Organizational Resilience and Maturity. Continue reading
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The Material Effects of Stories

The Material Effects of Stories

PM4NGOs
How narratives can open up new ways of seeing and doing BLOG AUTHOR Emily Sadeghian FIRST PUBLISHED December 2021 SOURCE IDEO.ORG There’s this experiment that the psychologist Ellen Langer ran that demonstrates the material effects of stories. Her team asked 84 hotel cleaning staff whether or not they exercised; the majority answered ‘no.’  However, after the team explained to the staff that the labor they were doing each day—their bathroom scrubbing, bedmaking, and vacuuming—was actually exercise, the hotel staff started to lose more weight and their blood pressure decreased. The act of mindfully changing the narrative had material effects on their days, their minds, and their bodies. Continue reading
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The NGO Challenge

The NGO Challenge

Development Sector, PM4NGOs
Delivering third sector projects demands tenacity, agility and, increasingly, professionalised project management skills, finds Conrad Heine Life‑saving or life‑changing third sector projects are, as Peter Marlow, co‑chair of PM4NGOs, puts it, part of a sector that is “really big”. In 2019 alone, the UK government spent £14bn of public money on foreign aid. “Projects in uncontrolled environments”, as Marlow calls them, are needed on a huge scale – a need likely only to grow in the face of, for example, the huge numbers of refugees displaced by ongoing conflicts or the hardships likely to emerge on the back of climate change and the Covid‑19 pandemic. Project managers in the sector face the same challenges as elsewhere. But the contexts – including conflict zones, rapid onset emergencies, food relief distribution and refugee…
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New Hub representantive in Syria

New Hub representantive in Syria

PM4NGOs
Mazen Housseiny did an amazing job as PM4NGOs representative in Syria in the last year and half. He made an article talking about his experience as PM4NGOs Hub and introducing the new representative, Obidah AlSAYED ALI. "It was pleasure to serve the Syrian project managers as representative for PM4NGOs in the last year and half. And i am more pleased now that Obaida has taken this duty and relief me from this responsibility. He is one of the best ambassadors for improving the project and programme management in the humanitarian sector with conducting tens of training and supporting many NGOs with his amazing experience." - Mazen Housseiny Continue reading
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5 ways NGOs are working with local partners to respond to Covid-19

5 ways NGOs are working with local partners to respond to Covid-19

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Bond.  AUTHOR: YOLAINA VARGAS PRITCHARD AMY SHAW Civil society organisations are playing an important role in the global effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the world’s most vulnerable communities.  International NGOs are working in partnership with local civil society organisations, as well as national and local governments, to continually reassess and adapt how they best support their partners through this crisis. Here are a few examples of how Bond members are collaborating with their in-country partners to strengthen the response to Covid-19. 1. Standing by communities while protecting staff Continue reading
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