APMS 113: DIPLOMA IN MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) (AIPMS)  is  pleased to announce a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. The course is offered through Distance Learning for six months.

Overview
Now more than ever, funding organizations seek more accountability for the funds they provide to development projects. Development organizations understand they are more likely to receive future funding if they can deliver and show results. That’s why employees who have specialized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills are in demand. This specialized knowledge helps to assess a project’s performance and its lasting impact.


The program provides students with competencies in the following areas:

  • International development project design
  • Monitoring and evaluation methods
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods for field-based monitoring and evaluation
  • Historical contexts and critiques of monitoring and evaluation
  • Innovations and the practice of impact evaluation for organizational learning
  • Management of monitoring and evaluation functions and teams


  • The program will include opportunities to learn monitoring and evaluation techniques that are connected to specific sectors and are connected to the values of the organizations, including health, economic development, gender, youth, environment, education, and government

    Course Outline:

    Module 1

  • Introduction
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and IntegratedPart of Project planning and Implementation
  • Evaluation Types and Modules
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Tools and methods
  • Data Analysis and report writing
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Designing a Monitoring system
  • Baseline Control
  • Result Based Management


  • Module 2

  • Indicators
  • Project management Techniques in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Understanding the Project
  • Stake holder Analysis
  • Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Cluster Development
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Participatory Evaluation


  • Module 3

  • Choosing questions and Planning for Evaluation
  • Information Gathering and Synthesis
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation Design
  • Selecting appropriate Design
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Collecting and Use of Archival Data
  • Refining Project based on Evaluation


  • Module 4

  • Using Evaluation Design to answer to answer key questions about your Project
  • Providing Feedback
  • Communicating information
  • Evaluation Report Outline
  • This course is designed specifically for development organizations.

    Exercises: After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
    tasks.

    Assignments:The course has four assignments, one research paper and one examination.Assignment account for 60 % of your score, research paper accounts for 20% and final examination accounts for 20%.Upon completion of the course, the student will be issued with a diploma certificate and course transcript.

    Examination
    Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.


    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: Six Months Course
    REGIONS TARGETED: Global
    COURSE: FEE: $800
    ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Distance Learning facilitated
    GENERAL COURSE
    The Academics Coordinator
    Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
    Email: info@africadevelopmentresources.org
    Website: www.africadevelopmentresources.org