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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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Powerful Leadership Skills

Powerful Leadership Skills

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at APMC.  Introduction Only the leaders with great leadership qualities have introduced good to the world. These leaders have developed powerful leadership skills over the time and eventually become visionaries. They inspire their subordinates and drive them towards achieving their dreams in life. Therefore, developing powerful leadership skills help you to become an effective leader and make a difference in other's lives. Good leaders are good in getting the desired outcome at the end. They are good at inspiring people and getting their contribution with their full support. The good leaders constantly raise the standards and expectations from the employees, so the employees continuously enhance themselves. Employees and others follow such great leaders willingly. Seven Most Powerful Leadership Skills Let's have a brief look…
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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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Project DPro Practitioner: Self-study or guided by a trainer?

Project DPro Practitioner: Self-study or guided by a trainer?

PM4NGOs
Now you have decided to attain your Project DPro Practitioner certification you will need to choose whether to take charge of your own learning process or contact a mentor for help. Self-study All of the information you need in order to pursue Practitioner certification under your own steam is available on DPro+. You will decide when to study, what resources to use and you will take charge of ensuring that you perform all of the activity log tasks within either the final time limit or your desired period of time. To begin, go to the Project DPro Practitioner menu bar. Training organization PM4NGOs has a number of training partners who can guide you through the activities required to become a Project DPro Practitioner. If you prefer to be mentored towards…
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PM4NGOs is joining the HPass family

PM4NGOs is joining the HPass family

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification
We are delighted to announce that we are joining the HPass family! We are joining a group of 27 organizations that already create and issue digital badges through HPass, using the platform to recognize skills and experience of individuals with an interest in humanitarian and development work. Individual learners are able to add their badges to an online myHPass profile, building up a portfolio of evidence of their expertise to share with employers and peers. The platform aims to promote skills-based hiring and give visibility to the experience and expertise of humanitarian actors beyond academic qualifications. As such, we are delighted to collaborating with the HPass initiative. We offer certifications in the fields of project and programme management, and financial management, which are respected and recognized worldwide, and used by…
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5 Ways Organizations and Leaders Have Been Caring for Staff During This Season of Extreme Uncertainty

5 Ways Organizations and Leaders Have Been Caring for Staff During This Season of Extreme Uncertainty

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Humentum. What word or phrase would you use to characterize the past year? How do you sum up a season seen as a global pandemic, travel restrictions, seismic shifts in the global economy and our own working lives, acute political tensions, violence, and renewed calls for racial justice?     When we ask our clients these questions, we hear words like change, upheaval, hard, painful, scary, and growth. And we hear a common thread—uncertainty. It has been a season of extraordinary instability and uncertainty for all of us—one filled with extra pressure, stress, and anxiety. During seasons like this, it is tempting to put self-care on hold and to think that staff care can wait until things feel less overwhelming and uncertain. But it…
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5 Important skill set a business analyst must possess

5 Important skill set a business analyst must possess

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Proventures. Business analysis is a discipline that focuses on ensuring that changes implemented in an organisation align with the strategic goals or direction of the organisation. And to successfully accomplish that, the business analyst would have to square-up to several challenges that demand a host of skills, competencies and expertise. For some people, these skills or competencies may come naturally, while for some others, it may just require some measure of training and perhaps a lot of practice to develop them As per me, not in a particular order, the below five most important skills one must possess to be effective and productive on the job of a business analyst; Continue reading
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PM4NGOs Hub – Board Representative

PM4NGOs Hub – Board Representative

PM4NGOs
Written by DOV ROSENMANN "I have been working in the NGO sector as professional since since 2003 and assumed various levels of responsibility within international organizations as well as in innovation startups. As detailed in my CV, I am a Project DPro and Program DPro certified professional. I have a multicultural background and identity being both a Brazilian and French citizen. I have a fluent command of French, English, Portuguese, as well as Spanish. Besides all the intrinsic management challenges I learned from during my carrier, my responsibilities have allowed me systematic contact with NGO business management, program development strategies, networks, resource mobilization challenges. At the same time, I have acquired on the ground and facilitation experience through leadership and coordination roles in fragile contexts. Building capacities and sharing knowledge…
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The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development

The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development

Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
This article has been originally published by Project Managers Against Poverty. Peter Marlow discusses the unique challenges of managing projects in the international development sector and how a recent training and certification scheme for project managers has made a big difference. The Problem International Development is big. For example, in 2018 the UK government spent £14bn of public money on foreign aid and is committed to a target of 0.7% of GDP being spent on aid. The European Union is the world’s largest humanitarian donor spending €123bn and this is just part of a bigger picture of public and private donations being spent trying to improve the lives of people living in the developing world. Continue reading
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Taking over a half finished project

Taking over a half finished project

Project Management, Tools
This article has been originally published at APM. The role of the project manager comes in all shapes and sizes. In a perfect world you might get to choose your project team or even your project, but in our often less-than-perfect world sometimes it’s necessary, for whatever reason, for a project professional to take over a project that is half-finished. This situation brings with it a whole different set of challenges for us and can test our skills and capabilities to the limit. If you find yourself in this position, here are some questions you should be asking at the outset to give yourself the best possible chance of delivering a successful outcome. Continue reading
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