Benefits from taking a mentorship

Benefits from taking a mentorship

Case Studies, PM4NGOs
AUTHOR: Ivana PetkukjeskaHow it began…During the last months of 2020, I started started considering the idea to start my own consultingbusiness more seriously. Given my experience and knowledge in project management for NGOs, Istarted thinking about providing project development and writing services to anyone that has an idea for change and know-how to implement it, but no skills to convert it into an S.M.A.R.T. project proposal.I knew the end result, but I didn’t know where to start. I knew the direction, but wasn’t sure whichroad I should take. So I started opening everything there is on the PMD4NGOs website, and ended up staring at the discussion board and thinking “On a scale for 1-10, how stupid it is to ask a question about how to take the baby steps?”There was…
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Social Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Research

Social Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Research

Case Studies, PM4NGOs, Project Management, Statistics
AND EVALUATION RESEARCH Written and created by Communitaria Consultoria Social This quest arose out of certain discomforts developed after years working with Social Investment. Later, they turned into questions/hypotheses that demanded a searh for information/solutions. It was a long way (and still incomplete). However, it enable us to share our discomforts and perceptions. The following is a summary of the results of the phases already carried out so far. Phase 1: Understanding Social Project's Management challenges hrough a free poll on social media (in 2018) Phase 2: Identyfing monitoring and evaluating projects challenge', as well as the tools used to manage them through a poll on social media (2020) Phase 3: Collecting challenges, paths chosen and scenarios for projects monitoring and evaluation and it's use as a tool for strategic…
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Project DPro Professionals:  Hassan Jenedie

Project DPro Professionals: Hassan Jenedie

Case Studies, Humanitarian Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro
Hassan Jenedie (Capacity Building & Partnership Manager at Syrian Forum- Bousla)is an experienced Project Manager and shared some of his thoughts in this article: What was your first contact with project management?The contact was in 2014 when I attended a Project Management for Development training conducted by Goal Organization as a trainee with the trainer Mr John Cropper. I was invited as a project manager working on projects inside Syria to operate eight hospitals and twelve primary health care centres.How did you hear about Project DPro - what interested you about this? Your journey.The most thing interests me about Project DPro, is unifying international project management concepts, terminology, tools, and techniques between humanitarian workers.At the first stage, Project DPro gives me opportunities to gain a solid foundation in international project management concepts,…
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Project DPro Professionals: Shahriar Khan

Project DPro Professionals: Shahriar Khan

Case Studies, Humanitarian Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro
Shahriar Khan is an experienced Project Manager and shared some of his thoughts in this article: What was your first contact with project management?My first contact with Project Management was in 2005 when I joined Crown Agents in Bangladesh. I used to work with a number of development projects in Bangladesh across multiple sectors. How did you hear about Project DPro - what interested you about this? Your journey.I first heard about Project DPro some time in 2011. At that time, I was working full time for Crown Agents in the UK and used to deliver project management training at the Crown Agents International Training Centre in London. The project management course was focused on development projects as most of the participants were from public sector organisations from the developing countries. So,…
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Supporting Termanin center for prostheses

Supporting Termanin center for prostheses

Case Studies, Project Management
by Mohammad Mansor Alatrash Mohammad Mansor is one of the winners of the #StoryContest Project Name: supporting Termanin center for prostheses at the north west of Syria to provide prostheses to 300 amputated children and women, who got injured because of the ongoing conflict in Syria.  Duration of the project: 10 Months  Organization: Polish medical mission (PMM) A glance before the project fund approval:  A strong advocacy had been done since the beginning of the year 2018 to support this center, also I made many visits to capture the reality and the reliable estimations in time and costs to include them in the project design. Also, to foresee the risks that may confront us.The project was launched officially the beginning of April/2018 , but to be honest it was through…
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Training professionals in project management

Training professionals in project management

Case Studies, Project Management
By Bimal Ghimire Bimal Guimire, is one of the winners of the #StoryContest. Hi, my name is Bimal Ghimire. I am a project manager by profession and I have been managing various development related projects/programs in Nepal over past thirteen years. I took PMD Pro certification in 2014 while I was working with World Vision International Nepal where the organization rolled out PMD Pro as a part of Project Management capacity building initiatives. (more…)
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More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

Case Studies, Project Management
by Peter Njuguna Peter Njuguna is the winner of the #StoryConstest. Here, enjoy the first price story. My name is Peter Njuguna I have implemented a project to digitize and make birth registration and certification process more efficient in terms of turnaround time and cost for citizens. The onset of this project coincided with my finishing PMD Pro course. It is implemented in coastal counties of Kenya. The project has an intensive government involvement as main duty bearer and therefore timeliness, systematic management of every stage, methodical handling of issues, risk identification, elaborate risk mitigation strategies and cost sustainability prove at scale is important. Managing such a project, whose interventions are all integrated and range from technology to non-technology and advocacy, requires elaborate project management tools to manage risk, issues,…
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Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Case Studies, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
Name: Maged KassoumCountry: SyriaStudy: Self-Study or Training "I am Maged Kassoum. A humanitarian young man worker based in Syria. I think no effort is required to define or explain SYRIA. I am writing to tell you about my experience in achieving Project DPro Level1, especially how I proudly gained Project DPro certificate.Living in conflict zone, I apprehend the deep need for acquiring more professional skills and competences in humanitarian domain, especially in project development sector. I joined many INGOs: Syria Recovery Trust Fund/SRTF as field coordination officer; Islamic Relief Worldwide as FLS project officer and ACTED as TVET and SME Livelihoods assistant. During that time, my need to have more knowledge about managing projects increased fast; it even turned to a must. I was eager to attend and to study the most professional…
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!إدارة المشاريع التنموية تستحقُ العناء بكل تأكيد

Case Studies
تلعب المنظمات غير الحكومية اليوم دوراً أساسياً في مكافحة الفقر وذلك من خلال التدخلات التنموية والإنسانية في العديد من البلدان التي يحتاج فيها الناس الى المساعدات والإغاثة. كُنتُ أعمل قبل عِدة سنوات في إحدى المنظمات غير الحكومية الرائدة في اليمن، وعندما انضممت لأول مرة ، كنت مرتكباً ولم أكن أعرف آلية العمل ومنهجيته إذ كُنتُ مستجداً في المجال الإنساني آنذاك، إستغرقني الأمر حوالي عامين ونصف وذلك من خلال الممارسة والعمل المباشر مع مختلف الوحدات الأساسية والمكاتب الخدمية هناك، بالإضافة إلى الكثير من القراءة للأدلة المختلفة التي تشرح آلية عمل كل وحدة بالإضافة الى تصفح ومطالعة عدد من الموارد الأخرى المتوفرة عبر شبكة الإنترنت. عندها فقط تمكنت من فهم المجال وآلية العمل ودور الوحدات المختلفة التي تعمل بتناغم من أجل مساعدة من هم بحاجة الى الدعم، وبالتالي، أصبحتُ أكثر نشاطا وإندماجاً…
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Project DPro Is Definitely Worth It!

Project DPro Is Definitely Worth It!

Case Studies
NGOs play a major role today in fighting poverty through development and humanitarian interventions in several countries where people are in need. I was working in one of the major and leading NGOs in Yemen and When I first joined, I was really confused and I didn't know how it operates, it took me about two years and a half through practice and working closely with the different units and supporting offices, in addition to lots of reading through the different internal manuals of each unit and many other external resources online. Only then I became aware, thus, more active and involved and it took me less time to do things while everyone was happy with what I achieved. 2 years later a friend of mine told me about pm4ngos…
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