Monitoring and Evaluation Online and Distance Learning Course

Overall Course Objective:  To Increase your project monitoring and
evaluation skills for effective and successful project implementation
while expanding your career opportunities.

Overall Course Outcome:
This online and distance learning certificate -level course from
Capacity Africa Institute is a comprehensive review of Monitoring and
Evaluation as an important ingredient for effective project
implementation  .The monitoring and evaluation course will introduce
learners to tools and techniques to measure and report
project/programme results to your stakeholders, including donors,
funders, supervisors or the general public. At the end of the course,
participants will become familiar with the components of an effective
monitoring and evaluation plan, and methods and tools to conduct data
collection, statistical analysis and reporting.
The course will enable you to prepare the ground for undertaking
monitoring and evaluation and analysing the results.  Results Based
Monitoring and Evaluation will also help participants understand the
key components for effective M&E in order to improve management
performance and evidenced based decision making.

 Course Organizer
 Capacity Africa Institute (www.capacityafrica.com)  is an
organization that was founded in 1999 with the objective of building
capacity for development professionals to enhance effective delivery
of development services in Africa.
The organization runs training programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Chad
Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South Sudan
training over 4000 development workers in the last ten years.
We have  presented hands on training  to over  200 International
organizations among them Action Aid , Unicef , Undp , UN Women, OSIEA,
Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry
of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA,  Amref,   Danish Deming
Group, Pact World, Oxfam, War Child, World Relief, Tear Fund, , Shell
International, Path, Techno serve,  Norwegian People’s Aid, One Love
One World, Freedom to Create, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan,
Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International,
ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

Who Should Participate?
Professionals such as Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Program
Officers, Project managers and other professionals who are involved in
the monitoring and evaluation process will benefit from this course.

Course Outline:

Introduction
•       Introduction to monitoring and evaluation terms and concepts
•       Difference between monitoring and evaluation
•       The need for monitoring and evaluation in development projects
•       Monitoring in all process of the  project cycle
•       Types of indicators and  Identifying outcome indicators for your project

 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
•       Types of Frameworks
•       Role of in Monitoring and Evaluation planning

   Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
•       Describe the functions of an M&E plan
•       Describe the main elements of an M&E plan
•       Define standards for an M&E plan
•       Describe some of the complexities of M &E plan
•       Provide an overview of M&E plan implementation modalities

 Data Collection, Capture, and Data Quality Checks
•       Identify types of data collection tools
•       Identify type of tools at each M &E level
•       Define data capture
•       Identify key steps in data capture
•       Define data quality
•       Quantitative methods
•       Qualitative methods
  Data Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting
•       Role of data analysis in monitoring and evaluation
•       Types of data analysis
•       Interpretation of data
•       Deciding which reporting methods to use
•       Writing an effective M/E report
•       Communication of  M&E findings for action and accountability
Training Format:
•       All materials are made available through  Online or Distance
Learning approaches
•       Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
•       At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
•       Weekly feedback from committed instructors
•       Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments
electronically to earn certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:
Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs,
PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send
assignments by email.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient
to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the
right alternative for you.

Materials Provided:
Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

Exercises
After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
tasks .

Assignments
In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content,
students will be
required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  4 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES:    1st March to 2nd April 2013
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $400 or Kshs 32,000/-
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacityafrica.com

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via
email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay
for the course.  Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on
the day the course
is scheduled to begin or as soon as payment is received

Training Package Value for the Money Training will be facilitated by
professional with hands on skills and great wealth of project design,
implementation and monitoring and evaluation experience.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Ms Margaret Gathere
Online  Training Coordinator
Madonna House, Suite 304, Westlands Road, Nairobi
Telephone: +254- 20- 4452674/ 4450937
info@capacityafrica.com
www.capacityafrica.com

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