AHA725 - Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts
|Year||2016 unit information|
This unit is a combination of Cloud (Online) and intensive campus mode delivery.
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 3: Cloud (online)|
AHL701 unless previously completed.
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
Intensive: Students are required to attend 5 days on campus.
This unit will run in block mode with dates to be advised at the start of trimester. Intensive Located learning will engage students through visits to local case study sites, guest speakers from the Humanitarian and Emergency Management sectors and team work in developing a project plan to a case study or simulation. This unit will also engage students in enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, virtual simulations, cloud concept presentations and student-led discussions.
This unit consists of an intensive campus based module that introduces students to project and financial management processes in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors. Students will visit NGOs to explore how projects are managed at headquarter and field level and how systems have influenced organisational responses and outcomes for affected communities. The second aspect to this unit will be delivered via cloud (online) and includes the theory behind the project and financial management and some of the opportunities and challenges that arise in complex humanitarian responses. This unit will include a critical examination of donor understandings and how these are influenced by political, social and economic factors leading to impacts on response, transition and development outcomes for affected communities. Other key learning in this unit will engage students in designing projects proposals and presenting them to various stakeholders.
Group Assignment, 30%, 1500 words
Online Exercises, 10%, 500 words
Essay, 30%, 1500 words