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In the last year, the figure of Grants Manager has been more and more required in the Humanitarian Sector. Organizations are in need of this professional profile and, thanks to this Master, you might be that professional! 

In recent years the need to give a more effective and concrete response to crisis and emergencies has increased exponentially and with this, the need for a professional profile that deals with program budgets and expenditures, to coordinate with the Program manager and to ensure an effective program. The “Grand Bargain” reforms announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 commit the major humanitarian donor governments and agencies to work toward a series of goals, many of which are intended to improve efficiency in the funding relationship. 

Who do we train?

The course aims to provide students all the useful tools and techniques, starting from the ability to compile the Logical Framework for humanitarian contexts and to incorporate the Theory of Change as a strategical tool. Additionally, participants will achieve both technical and strategical knowledge and skills to succeed in the Humanitarian context. 

Suggested to

Junior professional or volunteers

With some previous experience in the subject


With more than three years of experience looking for an internationally recognized Competences/Professional Certification


Professionals and managers coming from for profit sectors (i.e. Project Managers, Engineers)  

General Info

The Grants Management in Emergency Specialist course has a duration of 3 months with a Blended Formula. The Blended Formula, partly based on an eLearning platform with a final workshop, allows the attendance of those who work or in general cannot afford to spend weeks or months in a classroom.

The course will be held in English and will last for 3 months.

The final phase of the course includes a final 5-day workshop in a European country (to be chosen), highly practical and innovative, when students can put into practice all that they have learned through the online materials.

FORMULA Blended Formula (online + 2 workshops)


CLASSES Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 25 students
WORKSHOPS 2 long weekends
DURATION 3 months Blended Formula

  • 60 hours WORKSHOPS in 2 long Weekend in-presence
  • 120 hours E-LEARNING: Online study on the didactic platform, Webinars
  • 30 hours Grants Management in Emergency Specialist Certification Exam or:
  • 30 hours Grants Management in Emergency Professional Certification of Competences (for students with previous demonstrable experience)


November 2019
COORDINATOR Alessandro Zito, Humanitarian Training Academy Coordinator

Main Topics

  1. Introduction – The Grant Management and the Role of the Grant Manager
  2. Find Funding
  3. Types of Grants
  4. Compliance
  5. Amendments and Modifications
  6. Reporting
  7. Closing Off the Grants
  8. Internal Controls
  9. Partnership and Consortia
  10. Multi Donor


The following certifications will be provided by Social Change School:

  • Grants Management in Emergency Specialist Professional Profile certification;
  • Grants Management in Emergency Professional Certification of Competence.

N.B.: The Grants Management in Emergency Professional Certification of Competences can only be awarded to professionals operating in the field for more than 3 years. It has a supplementary  cost of 100 euros and is not mandatory.

Additionally, Social Change School will support students in obtaining the following certifications:

  • PM4NGOs Certification;
  • Standard Sphere Certification.

Job Description

THE GRANTS MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY SPECIALIST is a professional who generally works in the Finance and Administration Department. He/She generally works in the Head Quarter of the organizations and/or in Field Missions, also supporting the Development and Implementation Project Department.

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  • Registration closes on: October 2019

Enrollment with a limited number of participants: maximum 25 students

Complete the form and download the programme

By filling the form you will get information about: all the Course key features, a detailed Syllabus of the topics, the lecturers and organisations, the staff, the calendar and the locations of the workshops.

Admission Call

Complete the form, upload your CV, our Staff will evaluate it and we will get in contact with you.


  • Registration closes on: October 2019

Enrolment with a limited number of participants: maximum of 25 students

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