Short Course on Project Proposal and Programme Development



The Centre for Social Research (CSR) is pleased to announce that it will run a short course on project and programme development proposal development from 11th to 22nd June 2018. This short course will be hosted at CSR`s New Office Complex.



Targeting consultants, NGO staff, government and UN agency staff engaged in proposal development, the short course on proposal development is designed to equip participants with requisite knowledge, skill and expertise for development of fundable proposals for research and development projects. It is not meant to be prescriptive but rather suggest an approach that can be adapted to fit the needs pf each individual or organization and the peculiarities of each situation. Upon completion of the short training course, each participant will be issued with a University of Malawi (UNIMA) certificate of attendance.


Areas of coverage

  • Overview of project and programme proposal development
  • Application guidelines and review criteria
  • Need or problem statement
  • Background and literature review
  • Formulation of project and programme goals and objectives
  • Development and implementation of programme interventions
  • Management plan or implementation arrangements
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Institutional capacity and experience
  • Formulation of project and programme budgets
  • Examples of successful and non-successful project and programme proposals
  • Ethical issues and considerations


Course Facilitators

The short course on project and programme proposal development will be facilitated by CSR`s seasoned team of experts comprising Dr Blessings Chinsinga (Professor and CSR Director); Dr Alister Munthali (Professorial Research Fellow); and Dr Maxton Tsoka (Associate Research Professor). There will also be some specialized input from seasoned professionals to complement the efforts of the core team of facilitators.


Course Cost

Each participant is expected to pay MK600,000 which includes the cost of lunch and teas and not accommodation. Participants will find their own accommodation.


Application Procedure

Interested individuals should send their application that includes a well-motivated application letter and an up to date Curriculum Vitae not later than 25th May 2018 to:

The Director

Centre for Social Research

Chancellor College University of Malawi

P. O. Box 280,




Comment on advertised Job

Alizee D.

14th of May, 2018 9:39:25 am

Location: Zomba

Employment Type: Training Programme

Job deadline: 25th May, 2018

Company: Centre for Social Research (CSR)

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