Coordinator in International Project Evaluation and Financial Audit


Focus: Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid

  • Evaluation (M&E) in Development Cooperation (DC and Humanitarian Assistance (HA)
  • Bookkeeping, Fundraising, Financial Reporting and Audit
  • Project management in DC and HA
  • Methods, Tools of Communication & Presentation
  • Internship in Companies and Institutions (3 months)


03th of September 2018 till 29th of March 2019 (7 Months)

(Program will start three times a year.)

Planned number of participants: 24
Seminar hours: 740

 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 or the non-profit sector in general who are interested in learning Project Evaluation and Financial Audit from scratch are highly welcomed to apply.
Please consider that the field of international project Evaluation and Audit requires 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


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., Economics, forestry, agriculture, gender, law, etc.), but at
the same time also have in-depth knowledge of project management and are explicitly
familiar with financial and project management. The required methods of project
evaluation, management, accounting, billing, proposal writing, fundraising and Audit will be
covered in the training course “Coordinator in International Project Evaluation and
Financial Audit “.
The focus of the program is the preparation of the participants for complex work in global
institutions for development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, companies (“Public-
Private-Partnership“) and international operating NGOs.

Goals of the Training:

In the theoretical and practical lessons, participants will learn how to use the concepts and
methods of Evaluation and Audit of projects in the field of development cooperation (DC)
and humanitarian aid (HA). Graduates have in-depth knowledge of M&E and Financial
Audit tools and are qualified to conduct an Evaluation and Audit with the framework’s
requirements by development cooperation and humanitarian aid donors. Graduates are
experts in Evaluation and Audit of projects.

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”.
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.

Phases of the training:

            A:        Seminars / Workshops / Group Work / Field Trips (17 weeks)

            B:        Internship in an institution or a company (13 weeks)

            C:        Final Workshop / Examination (1 week)



      I.        Evaluation (M&E) in Development Cooperation (DC) and Humanitarian
Assistance (HA)
History and overview of evaluation approaches
Theory and Methodology of Impact Evaluations (DAC Criteria)
Social context of evaluations and the role of evaluators
Planning and conducting evaluations
Information gathering ,organizing and using
Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods in the evaluation (Statistical
Concept and Research Methodology)
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation procedures for evaluations (Data analysis
and interpretation)
Indicators, function and development
Writing TORs and Evaluation Report
Practical Exercise/ Workshop: M&E

    II.        Bookkeeping, Fundraising, Financial Reporting and Audit in DC and HA

Budgeting, Calculation, Documentation and Accounting
Financial Reporting – (BMZ, AA, ECHO and Europe Aid)
Procurement Procedures: Tender Offers, Customs, Regulations
Accountability/ Transparency/ Corruption
International Funds & Fundraising
Strategic and Operative Planning of Fundraising
Audit Objectives, Scope, Methodology and Approach
Areas for Audit examination and Reporting
Accounting Software / Excel and MS-Project Training
Practical Exercise/ Workshop: Budgeting , Accounting and Audit


   III. Project Management in DC and in HA
Project cycle management and Agiles Project Management (Scrum)
Management Instruments of DC (Logframe, Results-Based Management)
Participatory rural appraisal and Gender Mainstreaming
Disaster risk management and climate change adaptation & mitigation
Proposal Writing (BMZ, AA, ECHO and EuropeAid)


  IV.Methods, Tools of Communication

Effective Team Leading & Management
Evaluation Tools and techniques (Interview, Focus Group Discussion,
Moderation, Objectives Diagram, Problem diagram, Decision diagram, Context
indicator, SWOT analysis, Survey, Cost effectiveness and efficiency analysis)

   V.Internship Institution / Organization / Company (3 Months)

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

 VI.Final Assessment Week in Witzenhausen

Written Exam and final assessment in front of examination board

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.


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

Sponsorship through education voucher: The program can be supported by the German employment agency and the job center through an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein). Please contact your personal administrator at the employment agency for details.

Applications for the training program:

Please send us a short letter of motivation (Email preferred) and your CV with photo to          
Mr, Werner Gebing:

Application Deadline:


Next Information Session for the Training Program:

06. July 2018, 11:30 a.m..

Please register for the Information Session via email:


For further information and sign up, please contact:

Gesellschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung mbH


Steinstraße 19 (Standort Universität)

37213 Witzenhausen

Telephone: 05542-502 917 0




Child care can be organized. Bicycles can be borrowed