Diploma in Managing People and Projects in Humanitarian Emergencies

Course Overview

Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional management skills. Managing people and projects can be difficult at the best of times, but being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is even more crucial during the chaos and stress of a complex emergency.

The Diploma course focuses on the theoretical and practical application of Disaster Management, management tools, techniques, and approaches in the field, and on the nature of working in humanitarian response.

Course Outline

Module One: Project Management in Emergencies

  • Leadership and Group Decision Making
  • Conflict
  • Communication
  • Grants and Finance Management

 Module two: Introduction to Project and Disaster Management

  • Nature and impact of Emergencies
  • Leadership Communication and Problem-solving
  • Leaders and Stress Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Managing Groups and Teams
  • Leading People and Organizations
  • Effective Leadership and Management Principles

Module Three: Emergency and Disaster Management

  • Impacts of Humanitarian Crises
  • Assessment of Crisis Management Capacities
  • Remedies for Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
  • WASH in emergencies

Module 4Leadership and Management of people in Humanitarian Contexts

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental Principles of International Humanitarian Law Introduction
  • Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies
  • The Role of Humanitarian and Development Organizations in Relation to the Security Sector in Transition Situations
  • Information Management and the Humanitarian Context
  • Humanitarian Needs Assessments
  • Basic terms & Concepts


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 


Email: info@actionafricainstitute.org

Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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