Coordinator in International Project Management (IPM)

Development Cooperation – Humanitarian Aid – Corporate Project Management


  • Project Management in Development Cooperation
  • Project Management in Humanitarian Aid – Disaster Relief
  • Corporate Project Management
  • Resource Management and Climate Protection
  • Proposal writing for Projects: EuropeAid & BMZ/ ECHO & AA (Auswärtiges Amt)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • SPHERE-Standard
  • Quality Management
  • Communication Methods and Techniques
  • Internship in companies or institutions / (3 months)


02th of May 2018 till 31th of October 2018 (7 Months)Duration: 7 months incl. 3 months internship
Program starts usually three times a year.

Target Group:

We invite graduates from universities of applied sciences and universities, especially in the fields
of social sciences, humanities, economics, engineering, natural science, geography, law or with
comparable degrees to apply to our program. Furthermore people with work experience in the
sector of humanitarian aid or development cooperation are welcome to apply. General experience
in international work would come as an advantage. Beyond that the field of international project
management requires a high mobility, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.

Also suitable for refugees and migrants with a university degree. Language skills: German B1, English B1 (aim to reach B2/C1.

Please consider that the language of instruction will be English but some training modules will be conducted in German

Planned number of participants: 24

Seminar hours: 720


Driven by developments like globalization, opening of labor markets, increasing relevance of cooperate management and professional project management in international economic cooperation, the demand for qualified personnel with interdisciplinary competence increases constantly. This demand can be covered by well trained professionals with experience in international project management.

The focus of the program is the preparation of the participants for complex work in companies (“Public-Private-Partnership“ PPP) and global institutions for development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

Training Objective:

In theoretical and practical lessons the participants will learn how to use concepts and methods of project planning and project management. These concepts concern especially the European and international economy, as well as projects in the scope of development and humanitarian aid (including emergency relief/first aid).

Training Procedure:

The training is targeted towards the demands of the international and development policy business practice. 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, Germany.

Most of the training will be done in form of group work. Lecturers include professionals from internationally operating institutions and companies. These lecturers also provide a direct contact for the future working environment.

The modules “Operational Project Management“ and “Project Planning in Development/Humanitarian Collaboration“ are the main topics of the program. A new main part of the program concerns projects in humanitarian aid and emergency relief.

A successful access to the job market will be assisted by an internship in selected institutions and companies.


I. Management in Development Cooperation

  • Project planning (Logical Framework, PCM)
  • Participatory Project Planning – PRA
  • Extension methods in development cooperation / SWAP
  • Gender, empowerment and microfinance: Guidelines for good practice
  • Monitoring and evaluation, including impact monitoring
  • Budget planning / Project planning workshop incl. presentation of results

II. Humanitarian Aid – Disaster Relief, Conflict Resolution

  • Project planning in humanitarian aid
  • SPHERE – standards
  • Monitoring and evaluation in humanitarian aid
  • Water and sanitation
  • Nutrition standards / Primary Health Care / Food Security

III. Project Proposal Writing

  • Project proposals and documentation ECHO and AA (humanitarian aid)
  • Elaboration of project proposals and concept notes according to   
    EU and BMZ guidelines (development cooperation)

IV. Quality Management

  • Quality Management ISO 9001: (current version)
  • Excursion/ company visit: QM-System in practice

V.  Corporate Project Management

  • Corporate management, project controlling
  • Project preparation, project design, planning, implementation, evaluation
  • Workshop project management with presentation of a complete corporate strategic plan
  • Workshop: MS Project

VI. Resource Management and Climate Protection

  • Theory and concepts of sustainable development
  • Global impacts of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases
  • Climate actors / emissions trading and project proposals
  • Community Based Adaptation Toolkit / Sustainability Matrix CDM Gold Standard

VII. Communication Methods and Techniques

  • Team management and effective group work
  • Communication, intercultural competence
  • Self-management, creativity and moderation techniques
  • Conflict management
  • Assessment training center

VIII. Internship at Institutions and Companies (3 months)

Obligatory internship here in Germany or abroad. Also possible in non-EU countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Phases of the Training:

  1. A:  Seminars / Workshops / Group Work / Field Trips (17 weeks)
  2. B:  Internship at an institution or a company (3 months)
  3. C:  Final Workshop / Examination (1 week)


Exam concerning several parts. Final assessment in front of the examination board.

Fee/ Infos/ Application Deadline

5.254,56 € – Payment in installments: 6 installments of 875,76 € each.

Sponsorship through education voucher: 

It is possible to apply for sponsorship by the German employment agency and the Jobcenter (Bildungsgutschein). Please contact your agency or Jobcenter for deatails.

Application Deadline:

continuous application

Next Informationsession for the Trainingprogramm:

Friday, 16. March 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Maßnahme Nummer: 435/218/2017

Please register for the informationsession via email to:

Application for the Traingprogramm:
Please send us a short letter of motivation (email preferred) and your CV with photo to Mr. Werner Gebing to the following address: