Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation

Course Overview

Accountability in ones place of work has been defined as the means by which individuals and organizations report to a recognized authority and held responsible for their actions. Accountability is promoted through transparency and performance is promoted by responsive project management decision making.
The programme is intended to equip personnel in the field of monitoring and evaluation within the public sector, and the private sector on implementing programmes with a high level of accountability. At any time, organizations have projects under implementation and in
therefore there is need for people with relevant training to oversee implementation of the programmes. This post graduate Diploma programme is important to any personnel who are mandated with the responsibility of overseeing any project that is under execution.
The management or donor in the project would want to see how the implementer’s of the program put into use the funds at their discretion. Monitoring ensures that the management is constantly supplied with information on the progress of a project and take timely decisions to ensure that progress is maintained according to schedule. Evaluation aims to determine whether the project objectives set in terms of expected outputs, effects and impact are being or will be met.

Course Objectives

– Explain the different Monitoring and Evaluation conceptual approaches and frameworks
– Develop knowledge and critical thinking skills to be able to design and evaluate workplace programs
– Build your expertise, confidence and credibility to positively impact your workplace program
– Design country/ site-specific monitoring flow process based on organizational structure e.g. single country office, field office or regional office
– Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation work plan for a country/ site program, taking into consideration donor requirements.
– Design systems to manage and use data and provide feedback to appropriate staff
– Identify methods for overcoming barriers to effective monitoring and evaluation
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:


Introduction to M&E Principles and Concepts


Program Logic models and Theory of change


Designing program monitoring systems


Program Databases


Managing data quality/Routine Data Quality Assessments


Designing evaluations for field-based programs/Planning and managing evaluations


Analyzing and reporting data for decision making


Developing a data communication strategy for stakeholders


Research paper

  • You will be required to choose a research topic, share it with the moderator, upon agreement write a proposal, after that do corrections plus writing chapters three, four and five of the whole paper. Guidelines will be provided on the format preferred by the institute.


  • Final examination

Minimum Entry Requirements

Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable
The following shall be eligible for admission
– Holders of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognizable University
– Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognizable Institution
– The Entire Duration is one year (12 months)
– Candidates shall be expected to submit 10 Assignments ( that is 8 assignments, 1 final EXAM and  Project Paper )
Mode of Delivery
Online / Distance Learning
Cost of the Course
USD 1 000
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