Project Cycle Management

MTI manages its projects using the Project Cycle as a guide. The resources outlined here enable quality programming in all aspects of the Project Cycle, from project design to implementation, through to monitoring and evaluation.

  • BASICS Integrated Health Facility Assessment Manual

    This guide shares tools from BASICS for conducting a Health Facility Assessment.
  • Compendium of Indicators Manual

    This manual covers Medical Teams International’s program areas and includes MNCH, HIV, Community Participation, EMS, Emergency Response, Disaster Risk Reduction, and SGBV. The Manual’s purpose is to guide and assist project personnel in planning health interventions by creating meaningful, industry-accepted indicators to support Project Objectives and Outputs.
  • CORE Initiative Capacity Analysis Tool

    The CORE Initiative developed the Core Initiative Capacity Analysis Tool [PDF] to enable community and faith-based organizations (CBOs/FBOs) to analyze levels of capacity in different organizational and technical areas. The Initiative's capacity-building efforts focused on issues of organizational effectiveness, such as planning and management, as well as technical HIV/AIDS issues, including behavior change communication, monitoring and evaluation, micro-credit/finance, gender issues, partnering and advocacy. 

    This tool is designed to facilitate group discussions between members of community organizations and external facilitators providing capacity-building support. Alternatively, the tool may be self-administered by the implementing community organization. The profile section has questions that can be asked to establish a basic description of the organization. 
  • CRS Communication Toolbox

    The Communication Toolbox offers practical guidance for program managers who want to communicate more effectively with program participants and community members.
  • Facility Assessment Tools

    In other settings, Medical Teams International sends teaching teams to refresh knowledge, train on new skills, or upgrade clinical practices with hands on teaching. Prior to establishing a training program, we use facility assessment tools for the specialty requested. These downloadable tools include a Maternal Care Facility Checklist, [DOC] and a Rapid Health Facility Training Needs Assessment [DOC].

    The Health Facility Training Needs Profile [DOC] is designed to quickly assess the general background of service delivery at a health facility, with an objective to understand potential gaps in clinical skills that may be amenable to training assistance.
  • Guidance for Participatory Assessments

    This handbook offers guidance on how to use participatory methods to conduct needs assessments.
  • Health Facility Assessments

    Medical Teams International works closely with health facilities to improve the clinical care of children in many locations and begins the training process with Health Facility Assessments. In some large projects, Medical Teams International has facilitated a quantitative survey of the quality of IMCI in a broad selection of health facilities, using the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program survey tool. We have created a scaled-down, downloadable Health Facility Checklist [DOC] for some locations, to quickly and more qualitatively assess the general status of IMCI practices in order to focus on topics for refresher training.
  • Medical Teams International Acute Illness Treatment Guidelines

    Volunteer health care providers often encounter challenging situations with minimal access to diagnostic testing. Medical Teams International has created a series of treatment guidelines for some of the countries where our volunteers work, such as Haiti [PDF], Uganda [PDF], and Somalia [PDF]. 

    We have also created a specialized guide for treating patients with cholera inHaiti [PDF] and Somalia [PDF].
  • Medical Teams International Chronic Disease Treatment Guidelines

    Chronic non-communicable diseases, HIV, TB and malnutrition present unique challenges in resource-limited environments where volunteers work. This document provides guidance for these situations.
  • Medical Teams International Patient Chart with IMCI Protocol [PDF]

    Medical Teams International volunteers work in collaboration with Ministries of Health in many settings. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness is a key strategy for pediatric illnesses in MOH first level health facilities. 

    This document includes a condensed form of the IMCI protocol on one side, and a chart note with an IMCI and pregnancy checklist on the other. Volunteers may use these documents to guide their care of sick children and reinforce the health system we work within. 

    This sample document is specific to Somalia, but can be modified for application in other countries. Also available is the standalone IMCI Protocol[PDF].
  • Medical Teams International Severe Acute Malnutrition Guidelines

    Volunteers often see children with severe acute malnutrition present to our clinics. This guideline summarizes the evidence based recommendations for the outpatient management of this condition.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manual

    This is Medical Teams International's Monitoring & Evaluation Manual. It is designed to help project managers, monitoring and evaluation coordinators and project implementers gain familiarity with basic monitoring and evaluation concepts. 

    The manual includes broad overview information, as well as, details regarding how to make monitoring and evaluation plans and how to carry out specific monitoring and evaluation methods, such as quantitative surveys and qualitative research. Considerable emphasis is given to preferred tools, surveys and approaches used by Medical Teams International, which are standard for U.S.-based NGOs. 
  • Program Planning Tool Kit

    The Program Planning Tool Kit is meant to help program planning teams select the most appropriate community‐based approaches for the specific contexts in which they work.  Resources are provided that describe relevant best practices in global health.  The Tool Kit can assist in developing programs and proposals, and can also be used during program reviews and evaluations to reassess the design of programs that are not making progress.  
  • Project Cycle Management, Level 1 Course

    The purpose of the online version of the course is to give more staff around the world the opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about project cycle management as well as to provide previous participants a refresher course. This online course is for MTI program staff and other program managers to build basic skills and knowledge in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a project using a project cycle approach. Download Participant Manual.
    Introduction Module: Project Cycle Management Course Introduction
    Module 1: Needs Assessment
    Module 2: Analysis and Strategy Selection
    Module 3: Logical Framework
    Module 4: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Cycle Management, Level 2 Course

    This online course builds on lessons from the PCM (level 1) course. The course is primarily geared toward program managers in the field and at HQ levels in order to build competencies in community based primary health care, program design and management. There are 4 modules to the course. Module 1 reviews principles of Community Based Primary Health Care, and provides examples of interventions that integrate evidence based best practices. Module 2 focuses on transformational approaches and working with partners and volunteers. Module 3 presents a way to design projects to effectively promote individual and community level behavior change. Module 4 presents the Theory of Change, and hones skills in specific monitoring and evaluation tools. A participant manual is to be used alongside this course for responding to reflective questions and participatory exercises.
    Read or download PCM Level 2 manual
    Module 1: What is Community Based Primary Health care? 
    Module 2: Catalyzing Community Transformation 
    Module 3: Promoting Social and Behavior Change 
    Module 4: Deeper Dive into Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • R-HFA Tools

    The Rapid Health Facility Assessment (R-HFA) is a relatively rapid instrument for measuring a small set of key indicators to give a "balanced scorecard" for maternal, newborn, and child health services at the primary health care level. It identifies key bottlenecks to quality service delivery. MTI has adapted the R-HFA tools developed by the USAID Maternal and Child Integrated Program to be used in Africa and added tools to look at antenatal care and emergency obstetrics and newborn care.  
    R-HFA MAIN Template
    R-HFA ANC Template
    HFA EmONC Signal Functions Template 
    HFA EmONC Competence Template
  • STAT Compiler

    The STATcompiler is a free online tool that provides quick facts and country comparisons, allowing users to build customized tables from hundreds of Department of Health Services surveys and indicators. This tool is provided by MEASURE DHS Demographic and Health Surveys and USAID
  • WHO’s IMCI Outpatient Health Facility Survey Tool [PDF]

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  • WHO’s Tools for Assessing the Operationality of District Health Systems [PDF]

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