Humanitarian Programme Manager | Europe

It is currently difficult for many humanitarian and development organisations to recruit and retain skilled programme managers. These difficulties directly impact the efficiency of their programmes. Over recent years there has been increased attention given by humanitarian and development agencies to the quality of humanitarian and development practice and raised awareness of the importance of ensuring programme quality in the sector. The Bioforce Institute has been actively involved in these developments through extensive consultations on the challenges faced by NGOs. Developing their ability to hire, develop and retain competent managers has been recognised as a top priority. Both humanitarian and development organisations as well as individuals expressed the need for training programmes that enable potential and current managers to develop their technical, analytical and personal skills.

This Humanitarian Programme Manager training programme aims at training NGO’s managers within the humanitarian and development sector (NGO, associations, foundations, etc.): a 3-month training built around the 3 humanitarian programme manager’s core competencies (Managing People and Organisations, Managing Programmes and Projects, Managing Finance and Funding) + a 6-month workbased learning in the field with an NGO, as employees or paid volunteers.

Période de formation : 9 mois



WATCH NOW. Lucy Nandris attended the 2013 session of the Humanitarian Programme Management training. She told us "the Humanitarian Programme Management course has definitely been the perfect course for me at this moment!".



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More information about the training, prerequisites, costs, etc:


| Download the detailed brochure: "Humanitarian programme manager" 

| Fund your training

| Apply all year round


Are you interested in this diploma course but unable to attend this several-week-long training programme? You are welcome to attend it at your own pace, further information here.

This training programme also exists in French, both in France and in Senegal. 

​​Looking for inputs from for-profit organisations, with a strong opening on strategy, marketing and geopolitics? Discover our 12-month Master of Science in Humanitarian Programme Management, with our partner Grenoble École de Management, and get ready to work for both for-profit and nonprofit organisations. 

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Thursday 12 Sep 2019 to Friday 20 Dec 2019
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