MSc in Humanitarian Programme Management | Europe

Learn more about the job of Humanitarian Programme Manager :​

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.

September to september               In Association WithGrenoble Ecole de ManagementConférence des Grandes Ecoles

The partnership between the Bioforce Institute and Grenoble Ecole de Management has enabled the creation of a substantial management training programme for the humanitarian and development sector, offering trainees an academic qualification and the specific expertise they seek. Grenoble Ecole de Management is recognized in France and abroad as a leader among French business schools and brings to the training programme its expertise in management, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

At the end of this 18-month MSc training programme, graduates are prepared and ready to work for both for-profit and nonprofit organisations. At a glance:

  • Admission statement in July
  • 3 months at Bioforce : participants focus on the humanitarian programme manager’s core competencies (Managing People & Organisations, Managing Programmes & Projects, Managing Finance & Funding). 
  • 4 months at Grenoble Ecole de Management, for extra inputs from for-profit organisations, with a strong opening on strategy, marketing and geopolitics. 
  • 5 months field assignment.
  • Diploma Jury in January (year +1)

WATCH NOW. Bhupinder Rawat attended the MSc in Humanitarian Programme Management in 2013. As a telecom engineer in India he learned to adapt his existing skills to the humanitarian sector. Watch the video and discover what Bhupinder expected from the training and how it was a learning experience both from the students and the teachers.

If you are a Junior candidate:

Managing programmes/projects? You have basic skills and limited work experience. Also for you if you do have work experience in the aid sector and are particularly looking for inputs from the for-profit sector and an opening on strategy, marketing and geopolitics

Download the detailed brochure: "MSc in Humanitarian programme management"
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​​Looking for a shorter, condensed training programme? You are welcome to attend only the 3-month training at the Bioforce Institute + a 6-month assignment in the field with an international aid organisation. 

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Thursday 10 Sep 2020 to Wednesday 1 Sep 2021
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