Project Management Career — Non-Governmental Organizations and Disaster-Emergency Relief A great question came into my inbox the other morning. This article provides important information for anyone interested in working in an NGO or similar organization and a case study in networking. Josh, I’m a graduate in human and medical sciences with many years of experience in a variety of roles.
- Event management
- Hotel management
- Charity marketing director
- Ambulance control officer shift officer
I’ve been thinking about where I want my career to take me. I am especially interested in project management of emergency relief/disaster relief work with NGO. Could you please give me some advice, specifically if traditional project management qualifications such as prince2 can be used in these situations? Thank you so much. It was very difficult to find information on this topic. Kind Regards Ellen Networking Case study This is a great question! I don’t have much experience with Disaster/Emergency Relief so I reached out and created new connections to help Ellen. This is an example of how networking is not an event, but a continuous process. It’s about helping others and building relationships, not trying to sell yourself at cocktail parties. This happens all the while and this particular situation seemed like a great opportunity to share with the?pmStudent community. I was able to find a few people through LinkedIn and Google searches. Andrew Stitt, the PMI Educational Foundation?, has been a friend for years. I knew that this organization did some work with NGOs based on past conversations and a little Google research. Andy provided many great resources, as you’ll see. He also connected me to John Cropper, Director of Project Management Services at LINGOs. John is a great resource. John Cropper, Director of Project Management Services at LINGOs, was my contact. You can listen to our conversation here. [jwplayer config=”audio” file=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/SPOTO_elearning/public/2011-11-04%20John%20Cropper-NGO-Project-Management.mp3”] (Go here if the audio player isn’t showing up.) These resources were provided by Andy and John, along with some of my own research. These resources are yours to use! Are you looking for PM4NGOs website and LinkedIn Group? Join this group! PMD Pro 1 Certification and their About Page: “PM4NGOs (Project Management for Non-Governmental Organizations),” aims to maximize international NGO project investment by enabling project managers to be reflective and professional practitioners who can learn, operate, and adapt effectively in complex project environments. PM4NGOs is an international group of relief, development, conservation and non-governmental organizations. They collaborate with universities, private sector companies, and professional organizations to achieve this goal. LINGOs? (Learning in NGOs). — “By creating a community for learning resources and experiences, as well as the latest learning technologies, courses from our partners and providing a platform for sharing learning resources, LINGOs helps international non-governmental organizations increase their skill levels and increase their impact.” ? (hint: look at their?listof member organizations?to identify companies to target for job opportunities) Project Management Methodology for Post-Disaster Reconstruction — Download page: “PMI’s?Project Management Methodology?” was developed for global use by relief agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and/or governments after a major catastrophe. Oxfam International — Oxfam International is an international confederation that consists of 15 organizations working together in over 98 countries with partners and allies from around the globe to find l