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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practitioner

Online Workshop by  Beit Al Karma Consulting
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Jun 24, 2024 - Jul 17, 2024
USD  128.00


Course Overview

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) field is continuously advancing and it’s imperative to keep up with the movement. We’ve got just the tools and skills to help you do that and improve your career prospects.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practitioner – “MEL Practitioner” training course equips training participants with the skills and tools necessary to execute the functions and activities often required by the job description of a MEL officer. The course offers a modular training journey distributed over four phases including how to Design your project, Measure and monitor performance, Learn to adapt and evaluate to improve future programing.

This course has been designed to include what matters, filtering out a lot of the noise around M&E. You will benefit from an engaging and interactive sessions that are engineered for active participation with your trainer and classmates.

Enjoy our VIRTUAL classes from the comfort of your own environment. We meet over 8 sessions across 4 weeks. Each session is 90 minutes led by an expert MEL practitioner and trainer.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop results-based logical framework for development projects.
  2. Explain the differences between the various levels of results: outputs, outcomes, and impact.
  3. Develop smart quantitative and qualitative Key Performance Indicators to measure project’s progress meaningfully, accurately and adequately.
  4. Design project’s MEL Plan and articulating its key sections.
  5. Learn the latest DAC evaluation criteria and its relationship with the results framework.
  6. How to use learnings to improve project’s performance in one hand and to enhance organizational growth and sustainability on the other hand.
Who Should Attend?

This course is a foundation to intermediate level. It is designed for development practitioners working in local and international NGOs, government agencies, donor-funded development projects, social enterprises, philanthropic organizations, development consulting firms among others. Targeted audience include:

  • Monitoring. evaluation and learning officers.
  • Development Project officers / coordinators
  • Development programs managers
  • Project field officers
  • Grants management specialists
  • Resources mobilization, fundraising and communication specialists.
Delivery Format
  • 8 interactive online session facilitated by our highly experienced consultant. Each live session lasts 90 minutes.
  • The course focuses on a mixture of Theory and practice individually and in small group discussions..
  • Presentations, materials, and training instructions are in English.
  • Our trainers are bilingual, English, and Arabic
  • On average, we estimate participants should set aside 4-6 hours per week to complete this course.
Course Certificate

You will get your certificate by either one of the following conditions:

    1. Attend at least 65% of the live sessions.
    2. Passing the final test with at least a grade of 56%.
      The final online test consists of 23 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in 35 minutes.

Course date:
24 June - 17 July 2024 | Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Egypt time)

About Beit Al Karma Academy

Beit Al Karma Academy aims to develop the capacity of development professionals and practitioners who will then support the competitiveness, sustainability and resilience of their organizations.


  • Week 1: Design Your Project
    • Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) definitions and interlinkages
    • Why MEL
    • Results chain and results framework. Activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact
  • Week 2: Measure and Monitor
    • Develop SMART quantitative and qualitative Key Performance Indicators
    • Data collection tools
    • Prepare and structure project’s MEL plan.
  • Week 3: Learn and Adapt
    • Collaborative learning from monitoring and evaluation.
    • MEL uses and organizational implications of M&E.
  • Week 4: Evaluate
    • Introduction to evaluation
    • DAC evaluation criteria
    • Evaluation process management
    • Evaluation report outline


Alaa Shaheen

Alaa is a senior international development specialist with 25+ years of experience in activity monitoring, evaluation, and learning, mixed evaluation methods, business development, proposal development, training and capacity building in Egypt and the MENA region. Alaa has supported the management, sustainability and resilience of profit and non-profit organizations by using knowledge as a key factor for their own revival, survival, and success in competitive and non-competitive environments.

Alaa has participated in the final evaluation, mid-term evaluation and baseline studies of 25 development-aid funded projects across Egypt and the MENA region. During these assignments, he has employed quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and has placed particular emphasis on the development of context-aware recommendations. Alaa has provided training and technical assistance in theory of change, design and implementation of MEL plans and associated results-based monitoring and data quality assessment tools.

Special Offer

Early-bird fees: 128 US$ / 6,070 EGP (deadline for early-bird Friday 14 June 2024)
Regular Fees after 14 June 2024: 160 US$ / 7,590 EGP


Jun 24, 2024 - Jul 17, 2024
Mon, Wed 06:00 PM — 07:30 PM
Online Live
Platform: Zoom
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