Coordinator in International Climate Protection & Adaptation (CPA)

For Development Cooperation – Humanitarian Aid

Next start: September 1st, 2022

The next information session will be held in Witzenhausen on 12 Aug. 2022 from 11:30 to 16:00.

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      • Sustainable Development & Natural Resource Management
      • Strategies & Activities to Climate Protection
      • Strategies & Activities to Climate Change Adaptation
      • Project Management in Development Cooperation (DC) and Humanitarian Assistance (HA)
      • Quality Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
      • Concept Notes & Budget of Projects for EU, BMZ, AA
      • Methods, Tools of Communication & Presentation
      • Internship in Companies and Institutions (12 weeks)

    Dates:

    September 1st, 2022
    till March 31st, 2022

    Duration: 4 months intensive course
    + 12 weeks internship or job
    Program starts usually three times a year.
    Planned number of participants: 24
    Seminar hours: 738
     Next Information Session for the Training Program:

    The next information session will be held in Witzenhausen on 12 Aug. 2022 from 11:30 to 16:00. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email.

    Phone: 05542 5029170
    Email: info@gne-witzenhausen.de


    Language of instruction is English, but some parts will be conducted in German!

         The CPA training combines the latest strategies and activities for Climate Protection and Adaptation but from the perspective of Project Management in International Development Cooperation. In our current global scenario, the International Cooperation plays a fundamental role in the fight against Climate Change as no country can and will be able to face our main global challenge alone.
         I would like to thank the GNE Witzenhausen for all of the knowledge acquired and the GFA Consulting Group GmbH in Hamburg for the opportunity to put it into practice.
         Now I am in Bolivia. It is a pleasure to lead together with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Bolivia this effort, the development of the Bolivian Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (REBOMCC). Seguimos!!!
    Dr. Gregorio Ridaura (CPA 2021 IV), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, FES Bolivien
    Target Group

    We invite graduates from Universities of applied sciences and universities in the fields of social sciences, economics, natural science, humanities, engineering, law, geography or with comparable degrees to apply to our program. Furthermore people with work experience in Development Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid/Assistance or the non-profit sector in general who are interested in learning tools of project management are welcome to apply. Also suitable for refugees and migrants with a university degree. Language skills: German B1, English B1 (aim to reach B2/C1)

    Professions

    Organizations and institutions of international cooperation, development cooperation and humanitarian aid / assistance looking for people who are not only competent in the respective project focus (e.g., forestry, agriculture, gender, law, etc.), but at the same time also have in-depth knowledge of project management and are explicitly familiar with Sustainable Development & Climate Protection. The required methods of project management, accounting, billing, proposal writing and fundraising will be covered in this training course.
    The focus of the program is the preparation of the participants for complex work in global institutions for development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, companies and international operating NGOs. Especially in projects for Climate Protection & Climate Change Adaptation.

    Goals of the Training

    In theoretical and practical lessons the participants will learn how to use concepts and methods of project planning, financial management and implementing projects. These concepts concern especially projects in the scope of development cooperation (DC) and humanitarian assistance (HA). Graduates have a profound knowledge of Strategies & activity tools and are qualified to manage projects according to the framework requirements by donors of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Graduates are experts of projects in International Climate Protection & Adaptation.

    Training Procedure

    The duration of the training is 7 months in total.
    Parts of the program will be conducted in collaboration with lecturers from the University of Kassel and the DITSL (German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture). Lecturers include professionals from internationally operating institutions and companies. These lecturers also provide a direct contact to the future working environment.
    Parts of the program will be held in conjunction with the participants of the training course “International Project Management” (IPM).
    A successful access to the job market will be assisted by intensive application trainings and assessment center training and furthermore by an internship in selected institutions and companies.

    Content

    1. Sustainable Development & Natural Resource Management
    – Models of Sustainable Development
    – Global Trent’s affecting Natural Resource Management
    – Ecosystems & Biodiversity – Resource Management Climate-relevant ecosystem services
    – Integrated Water Resource Management – Watershed Management


    2. Strategies & Activities to Climate Protection

    – Introduction to Climate Change and Stakeholders of Climate Change
    – Programs & Donor Relationship – Financial instruments, Strategic and Operative Planning
    – Carbon Market – REDD+ – Economic Incentive Measures PES
    – Tools for assessing climate change vulnerability and adaptation options
    – Organizational Capacity Assessment Tools (OCA)
    – Tools for assessing climate change vulnerability and climate change adaptation options (CARE, CVCA, GIZ)
    – Workshop for Climate Protection


    3. Strategies & Activities to Climate Change Adaptation


    – National/Provincial climate change mitigation/adaptation policies and plans
    – Programs to Adaptation, Funding Sources & Public Trusts
    – Community Based Risk Screening Tools
    – Ecosystem-based strategies to climate change adaptation (EbA)
    – Climate change mitigation/adaptation measures for Asia / Latin America / Africa
    – Introduction to “Climate proofing” and “Adaptation to Climate Change” tools of GIZ
    – Planning of a climate change adaptation project for a given case study


    4. Project Management in Development Cooperation (DC) and Humanitarian Assistance (HA)

    – History, Objectives and Stakeholder of DC and HA Project planning
    – Management Instruments of DC
    – Budgeting, Implementation, Documentation, Accounting
    – Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
    – Reporting – BMZ, AA, ECHO, EuropeAid
    – Practical Exercise/ Workshop: Management in DC


    5. Quality Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

    – Standards – Quality Management (ISO 9001)
    –  Methods and Tools for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) for projects
    – Input on planning/implementation of M&E in the field of CC-mitigation/adaptation


    6. Concept Notes & Budget of Projects for EU, BMZ, Auswärtiges Amt (AA)

    – Project Proposal writing and documentation for EU ECHO, BMZ, AA, EuropeAid
    – Content of concept notes and full proposals
    – Structure of funding and institutions

    7. Methods, Tools of Communication & Presentation (in German)

    – Group Work – Team Management
    – Presentation: Theory and Practice – Group Moderation
    – Assessment Center Training

    8. Internship Institution / Organization / Company (12 weeks)
    Obligatory internship here in Germany or abroad. Also possible in non-EU countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

    We reserve the right to change parts of this program due to the curricular evolution of the program and also due to changes concerning our lecturers.

    Phases of the Training

    A: Seminars / Workshops / Group Work / Field Trips (17 weeks)
    B: Internship or Job in an institution or a company (12 weeks)
    C: Final Workshop / Examination (1 week)

    Examination

    Test various modules during the training phases. Final presentation in front of the examination board

    Fee

    Fee: 0,00 € (If supported by the German employment agency ‘Agentur für Arbeit’ and the ‘Job Center’ ALG I or ALG II through the education voucher „Bildungsgutschein“)

    6.774,84 € if there is no eligibility for an education voucher

    Payment in installments: 7 installments of 967,83 € each.

    Sponsorship through Education Voucher

    The program can be supported by the German employment agency Agentur für Arbeit and the Job Center (ALG I or ALG II through the education voucher Bildungsgutschein).

    Link zu kursnet-online

    Applications for the Training Program

    Please send a short letter of motivation (Email preferred) and your CV with photo to Mr. Werner Gebing at the following address: info@gne-witzenhausen.de

    Next Information Session for the Training Program

    Next Information Session for the Training Program:

    The next information session will be held in Witzenhausen on 20.5.2022 from 11:30 to 16:00. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email.

    Phone: 05542 5029170
    Email: info@gne-witzenhausen.de

    CPA in Kürze

    Next training dates:

    September 1st, 2022
    till March 31st, 2022

    4 months intensive course
    + 12 weeks internship or job
    (7 months) full time.

    Sponsorship through Education Voucher

    The program can be supported by the German employment agency (ALG I) and the job center (ALG II) through an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein).

    Maßnahmenummer:
    435/176/22
    Link zu kursnet-online

    Fee:
    0,00 € (with „Bildungsgutschein“)
    6774,84 € (without „Bildungsgutschein“)
    Installments: 7 instalments/967,83€

    Applications for the Training Program

    Please send a short letter of motivation (Email preferred) and your CV with photo to Mr. Werner Gebing at the following address:
    info@gne-witzenhausen.de

    Application Deadline:

    Nonstop


    Next Information Session for the Training Program:

    The next information session will be held in Witzenhausen on 12 Aug. 2022 from 11:30 to 16:00. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email.

    Phone: 05542 5029170
    Email: info@gne-witzenhausen.de

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    Mail: info@gne-witzenhausen.de