In an era of demanding stakeholders’ expectations regarding financial probity, budgetary transparency and the proven impact value of funded work programs, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) remains one of those aspects of organizational management that is extensively discussed but rarely practiced. Monitoring and evaluation are used to measure, capture, and provide accurate information to make evidence-based, strategic decisions that can affect funding, resource allocation, program management, and/or policy formulation. This sought-after skill set can be applied to a broad range of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
The Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation will provide a strong foundation in program design and implementation. As a student in this program, you will explore a variety of tools and techniques used to measure project progress and report outcomes to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders—including donors, funders, supervisors, or the population being served. You will design relevant and effective frameworks and learn the required methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting.
Module 1: Introduction to M&E Principles and Concepts
Understand M&E basic principles
Apply the principles of results-based management
Use practical considerations and key steps in developing M&E systems
Monitoring and Evaluation Planning, Design and Implementation
Module 2: Designing program monitoring systems
Deciding on key aspects of the program to monitor
Identifying data sources
Designing sound data collection and collation tools
Developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for managing data
Module 3: Analyzing and reporting data for decision making
Developing a data analysis strategy
Selecting data analysis methods
Presenting analyzed data
Common pitfalls/errors in analyzing data
Identifying program stakeholders and their information needs
There are three assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 70%, while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Certificate and a course transcript.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Merit and a transcript.