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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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Empowering Young Global Citizens Through Virtual Exchange

Empowering Young Global Citizens Through Virtual Exchange

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published on Amideast website.  A new program is giving university students in Yemen and the United States a unique opportunity to join forces as active global citizens. Called Qisasna (which means “Our Stories” in Arabic), it is virtually connecting the students to develop podcasts on their shared challenges and opportunities. Launched in April 2021, Qisasna is Amideast’s first program to receive funding from the Stevens Initiative, an international effort that aims to build global competence and career readiness skills for youth in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the initiative focuses on growing and enhancing the field of virtual exchange. Through Qisasna, students develop the skills needed to…
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NGOs Development Status and Project Management Need in China

NGOs Development Status and Project Management Need in China

PM4NGOs
By Dr. Michael Zhiqiang Chen, President of HANDA Social Service Development Centre Board member of PM4NGOs What is the current status of NGOs/projects in China? The development trend of China's development and humanitarian sectors is fast but unstable. After the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, especially after the Wenchuan earthquake, China’s NGOs and development and humanitarian sectors have achieved rapid development. However, in recent years, due to the external environment, policies and other reasons, the development of NGOs has slowed down. The biggest bottleneck affecting the development of China's NGOs is the talent problem, especially the serious shortage of project management personnel. NGOs, especially service-oriented ones, will find it difficult to survive and develop if their staff cannot develop and manage projects effectively. The shortage of project management talents…
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MEAL DPro Certification

MEAL DPro Certification

MEAL DPro
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learningfor Developing Professionals PM4NGOs is delighted to announce the launch of the MEAL DPro Certification. The MEAL DPro Guide and Certification complete the PM4NGOs suite of best practices and international certifications, along with the Finance DPro and Program DPro and led by the Project DPro (PMD Pro). Over the past decade DPro guides and certifications have reached over 30 thousand professionals, working at hundreds of organizations, in 175 countries. The MEAL DPro exam becomes now available not only for these professionals, but also for others who search for a certification-based, sector-wide MEAL standard. We would like to share our appreciation to our NGO Partners, Training Partners, and all professionals who contributed to the MEAL DPro exam development. A special thank you to Leslie Sheriff, the PM4NGOs…
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The benefits of virtual training

The benefits of virtual training

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published on Humentum website. A global nonprofit organization, International Medical Corps, provides emergency health services to people affected by conflict, disaster, and disease. In addition to disaster-relief efforts, International Medical Corps delivers long-term medical support and training to communities in 31 countries worldwide. In 2020, International Medical Corps HR business partners were working to determine learning needs across country programs. The assessment that followed emphasized a need for instructor-led people management training for mid-level managers. They reached out to Maura Bookter on the HR Learning team to work on a course offering. However, due to competing priorities and the pandemic, development of an instructor-led course was delayed after the initial needs-analysis phase. International Medical Corps partnered with Humentum a year later to deliver a virtual Management Skills for NGOs course across…
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New Training Partner: Benaa Altaqat

New Training Partner: Benaa Altaqat

PM4NGOs
Benaa Altaqat is a nonprofit Organization dedicated to consulting and training on PMO, projects, programs, strategic management , and Capacity building to several , government agencies, NGOs and other private organizations in Saudi. We seek to strengthen the capacity of partners to influence social Development. We’ve been developing the careers of professionals in the nonprofit sector and other sectors for over 20 years through our engaging courses and consultancy services ,And over15,000 people improved their knowledge through our training programs. شركة بناء الطاقات هي منظمة غير ربحية تهتم بمجال الاستشارات والتدريب على إدارة مكاتب المشاريع وإدارة المشاريع والبرامج والإدارة الإستراتيجية وبناء القدرات المؤسسية للعديد من الجهات الحكومية والمنظمات غير الربحية وغيرها من المنظمات الخاصة في السعودية. في بناء الطاقات نسعى إلى تعزيز قدرة الشركاء على التأثير في التنمية الاجتماعية. لقد…
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People’s participation in development Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

People’s participation in development Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Development Sector, Entrepreneurship
A new article published in the journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies provides a case study from the Galapagos islands. Entitled “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as contested spaces”, my article discusses entrepreneurship in a development context.  Ever since I first became a researcher in international development, I had always wanted to observe people’s participation in a local government setting along with the nature of people’s dialogue and way they are able to affect change through their participation.  As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the islands, I finally got my opportunity when the local government participatory development process was moved to a virtual environment. This meant that meetings were recorded in Zoom, and I was able to gain access to the recordings and the outputs produced by facilitators.The Galapagos islands have a Special Regime…
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New Training Partner: VRS Consult

New Training Partner: VRS Consult

Partners, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification, Training
VRS Consult es una firma consultora especializada en el fortalecimiento de organizaciones internacionales, nacionales y locales, a través de consultoría y formación, desarrollando soluciones, metodologías y herramientas adaptables a las necesidades de cada organización atendida. VRS Consult is a consulting firm specialized in organizational strengthening of international, national and local organizations, through consulting and training, developing solutions, methodologies and tools adaptable to the needs of each organization served.A VRS Consult é um escritório de consultoria especializado no fortalecimento de organizações internacionais, nacionais e locais, através de consultoria e treinamento, desenvolvendo soluções, metodologias e ferramentas adaptáveis às necessidades de cada organização atendida. Continue reading
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New Training Partner: OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership

New Training Partner: OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership

Partners, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification, Training
OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership is a company dedicated to consulting, implementation, and training on PMO, projects, programs, and portfolio management and to provide strategic leadership, organizational resilience (continuity of operations/business continuity/disaster recovery/incident management/crisis communication & management) to several municipalities, government agencies, NGOs, Credit Unions, and other private organizations in Puerto Rico, LATAM and USA. "We are an amalgamation of top education, experience, talent, skill, creativity, & innovation. Since year 2000, our lead professionals have acquired vast experience leading project management and business continuity management teams from mid to high level complexity projects and programs. We are a group of Professionals who have over 50 years of professional experience and are totally focused and oriented to implement strategy to support our clients to achieve their organizational goals while helping…
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