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MSc in Humanitarian Program Management

Grenoble Ecole de Management
12 months + Applied Research Project
Full time
Master's degree
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Grenoble
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Program Duration

12 months (3 months at Bioforce Institute, 4 months at GEM, 5 months field assignment) + Applied Research Project

Locations

Grenoble & Lyon, France

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MSc in Humanitarian Program Management

TheMSc in Humanitarian Program Management aims at training managers for the humanitarian and development sector (NGO, non-profit or charitable organisations, foundations, etc.). It leads to a variety of positions in the area of humanitarian operations, implying coordination and management. 

A Humanitarian Program can be defined as a set of activities planned and undertaken by an Aid organisation, directly or by mean of partnerships with other organisations, in a specific geographical area, over a specific timespan, in pursuit of specific objectives to address identified humanitarian needs. To undertake the activities (often organised in a set of related projects), human, material and financial resources are required, as is the analysis of the program’s environment and surrounding actors.

Management in such contexts implies the use of organisational and methodological tools and techniques to assess, plan, organise, monitor and report on both the program’s activities and the optimal use of assigned material and financial resources. It also implies team support (through motivation and development) and the creation and maintenance of relationships and dynamics with a variety of stakeholders, to ensure the achievement of results in a challenging and changing environment.

Many Aid organisations face the challenge of recruiting and retaining skilled managers in order to ensure continuous, consistent and effective management of their programs. This training program has been developed to answer both organisation and individual needs: to empower potential and current humanitarian managers to develop their technical, analytical and personal skills.

The partnership between Bioforce and Grenoble Ecole de Management has enabled the creation of a substantial management training program for the humanitarian and development sector, offering trainees the academic qualification and specific expertise they seek. This academic expertise is completed by a strong involvement of professionals from the humanitarian and development sector in the training delivery.

Admission requirements

Bachelor level degree or professional experience


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Qualification

Master (120 ECTS credits). Awarded by Bioforce & GEM, accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

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The MSc in Humanitarian Programme Managementaims at training managers for the humanitarian and development sector (NGO, non-profit or charitable organisations, foundations, etc.). It leads to a variety of positions in the area of humanitarian operations, implying coordination and management. Entry positions can be found as Reporting Officer, MEAL Officer (in charge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning), Coordinator or Programme Assistant or Grant Manager for more junior profiles. Middle management positions include Project Officer, Programme Manager, and Field Officer. And the highest positions are Programme Coordinator, Head of mission or Country Director, according to the specifics of each organisation.

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Grenoble Ecole de Management

GEM Ranks 25th in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2019 Ranking

GEM Ranks 25th in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2019 Ranking GEM is triple-accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS): Among top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold this distinction Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has earned both national and international recognition. More...


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Grenoble Ecole de Management

12 rue Pierre Sémard
38000 Grenoble
France

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