Project Cycle Management (PCM) – Self-paced Certificate Course

$550 $350




Project Cycle Management (PCM) is the process of effectively planning and managing projects, programmes and organizations. It is used widely in the development and humanitarian sectors. Projects sometimes fail because they are badly planned and do not take into account some important factors, particularly the needs and views of stakeholders. PCM ensures that all aspects of projects are considered carefully especially at the formulation stage. A central value of the PCM method is that aspects of the project are reconsidered throughout the project cycle to ensure that any changes which have occurred are included in the project design. As a result, projects are more likely to be successful and sustainable.

PCM involves a set of planning tools which feed into the logical framework (commonly known as a log frame). The log frame is a matrix which gives a snapshot of the key elements of the project. Some donors now expect log frames to be submitted alongside project proposals. Log frames can seem quite complex to many people. Most organizations find it difficult to fundraise for their projects. This training will therefore serve to demonstrate the process of developing log frames and theories of change in order to increase the ability of development and humanitarian organizations to access such funding. The training will also furnish trainees with practical project management skills in all the key phases of a project.

Course objectives

By the end of the training, trainees will be able to understand how to manage the activities of a project throughout the identification, formulation, planning and implementation cycle.

Course content

  • Introduction to Project Cycle Management (PCM);
  • Key components of a project;
  • Significant steps in project planning (needs assessment, problem analysis, objective setting and stakeholder analysis);
  • The logical framework approach (LFA);
  • Theory of change (ToC);
  • Human resource management in development and emergency projects;
  • Sustainability mechanisms in development projects;
  • Linking emergency to development projects.

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Target group

Programme staff of UN, NGO and government agencies including project managers, officers and assistants.

Training methodology

The training method of delivery will consist of recorded sessions, PowerPoint presentations documentaries, articles, reference materials, quizzes and assessments.

Training cost

The training cost is US$ 350 and it covers the tuition fees, learning materials and certification.

Below are the payment options for your training fees:

Bank Transfer Western Union Money Transfer WorldRemit Internet Money Transfer

Application process

Applicants should complete the Course Application Form and proceed to pay the training fees.

Tailor-made training option

We can provide your organization a tailor-made training with similar content but addressing your specific capacity needs. In case you want to explore this option, you can contact us to share with you a proposal for that training. For more information on this option send an email to


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