TRAINING | Project Management for Development Professionals (Project DPro)

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We deliver this training to individual practitioners and organizations in several formats, decided upon agreement. This course can take place in English, Arabic or other languages to be decided, online or in-person, as intensive workshop or evening classes.

If you are interested in taking or providing this course, please enter your contact information in the registration form, or contact us following the indications of the “registration” section of this page, and we will contact you in the shortest delays to discuss your training project.

Indicative training cost is $500 USD per person. Cost can vary according to your training plan.

The fees are inclusive of all training resources and individualized support, and certification exam.

Interested applicants can express their interest in attending the course here.

Interested organizations may send an email to, with ‘Project DPro Training’ in the subject line, to discuss your learning plan’s details.

Course Details:

Project DPro provides project managers the skills needed to deliver effective, transparent results to donors and communities. The courses and certification are valuable to all development professionals, from the field staff to project and program managers.

It is intended for practitioners working in project management, those with experience working in a project-based environment who are looking for a refresher, and for experienced project managers who are new to working in the international development sector.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • 1) Provide a comprehensive and participatory approach to project management;
  • 2) Have a common and contextualized vocabulary and framework specifically for managing development projects;
  • 3) Develop professional understanding of the value of a project management standard language and tools;
  • 4) Manage a practical toolkit that can be adapted to any organizational project environment;
  • 5) Gain an enhanced professional ability to deliver projects on time, on budget, and within scope.

The Project DPro training will be organized based on the Phases and Principles of Project Management:

  • 1) Identify and Design: Project teams will identify and define needs, explore opportunities, analyze the project environment, and design alternatives for project design.
  • 2) Project Set Up: It is during this phase that the project is officially authorized and its overall parameters are defined and communicated to the main project stakeholders.
  • 3) Project Plan: Starting from the documents developed in earlier phases of the project, the team develops a comprehensive and detailed implementation plan and supplementary plans (MEAL, Supply Chain, etc.) that provides a model for all the work of the project.
  • 4) Project Implementation: The day-to-day work of project implementation is to lead and manage the application of the project implementation plan.
  • 5) Project Closure: This phase includes implementing all the transition activities that need to occur at the end of a project, including (but not limited to) confirming the deliverables with beneficiaries, collecting lessons learned, and completing the administrative, financial and contractual closure activities.

The Project DPro training outlines the five Principles of Project Management:

  • 1) Well-Governed,
  • 2) Participatory,
  • 3) Comprehensive,
  • 4) Integrated,
  • 5) and Adaptive.

On the 4th day, participants will prepare for the Project DPro Exam in the morning before taking it in the afternoon.

Obidah Ali

Obidah Ali is a specialist consultant in Program Management for Development (Program DPro) and Project Management for Development (Project DPro) with more than 10 years’ experience with multiple INGOs and NGOs in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Turkey. Since 2011, he has worked on civil society networking, marginalized groups engagement, conflict resolution and mediation, and has more than 3.000 training facilitation hours.

The course is designed for:

  • Project managers and team members who are new to project management;
  • Project managers and team members who are new to the development and humanitarian sector;
  • Development sector professionals who intend to pursue professional credentials in project management;
  • Public sector team members working on development initiatives in their respective countries and regions;
  • Local implementing partners executing projects on the ground;
  • Consultants/contract staff operating in the development sector.