Project Cycle Management

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

Project Cycle Management Level 1 Course

 It is based on a Project Cycle Management (PCM) Course that was first held in 2006 and offered in several country offices. The course was updated in 2015. 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. The PCM1 course will teach you how to effectively manage a project from start to finish. It was updated in 2015. 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.  

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

The Program Planning Tool Kit

The Program Planning Tool Kit [Doc] 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 Management Monitoring Evaluation

MTI-NGO-Medical-Teams-International-Project-Management  The Monitoring and Evaluation Manual [PDF] 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. 
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

Compendium of Indicators Manual

Compendium of Indicators Manual The Compendium of Indicators Manual (PDF) covers MTI’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.

CRS Communication Toolbox

CRS has developed Guidance for Participatory Assessments.

CRS Communication Toolbox

CRS has developed The CRS Communication Toolbox to help program managers systematically improve the quality of their work.

Capacity Assessment Tools

MTI-CORE-Core-Initiative-Capacity-Analysis-Tool-global-health  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.