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Consultancy Skills in International Health: Evaluation of Health Facilities, Projects and Programmes

April 20 -  May 1, 2020 (application starting September 01, 2019)
July 06 - July 17, 2020 (application starting September 01, 2019)

Tuition Fees: General Admission €1,500, tropEd €1,000


The course lasts 2 weeks for a total of 90 hours (75 contact hours and 15 hours of self-study hours). TropEd students can earn 3 ECTS points.

Why this course?!

Join a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, expert-led group of health professionals and managers in learning or strengthening your skills in International Health consulting.
The course provides practical knowledge and experience in evaluation, essential consultancy skills, the do’s and don’ts of working in the international arena, and much more to allow you to strengthen your consulting skills.
The Institute's faculty staff with extensive consulting experience are joined by external experts to facilitate this course.

Content Overview

The course includes the following topics:

  • Evaluation and Consultancy: The Basics
  • Evaluation: Key Principles, Methods and Tools
  • Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Evaluation
  • Basic Skills of an Evaluator as an Individual and as a Team Member including team role play session
  • Planning an Evaluation in a low or middle income setting
  • Effective Writing Techniques, including Report Writing
  • Critical Review of Evaluation Reports
  • Designing and Providing Effective Feedback to Different Stakeholders
  • The Consultants Reference Points: Client Requirements and Regulations
  • Terms of Reference in your Consultancy Practice
  • Planning a Consultancy Career
  • Cultural and Ethical Aspects of Consultancy
  • The Consultant: Expectations and Experiences

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify, adapt and use principles, processes and tools for evaluation of health facilities, projects and programmes
  • Use key consultancy tools and mechanisms
  • Apply the principles of effective writing in evaluations
  • Use team building and team management skills
  • Analyse personal skills to develop a consultancy career plan

Course Fee 

  • General Admittance: € 1.500.-
  • tropEd students: € 1.000.-

Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.-
Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited.
Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available.
If the participant withdraws from the course

  • less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged.

The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.

Contact Registration

Dirk Reinhardt
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Short Course Coordinator/tropEd Coordinator

Nandita Rothermund-Bucher, M.A.
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 46 48 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Course Coordinator

Dr. Sylvia Sax
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg

Peter Campbell
International Health Consultant

Teaching Coordinator

Dr. Pauline Grys
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 50 48

Course Coordinator

Dr. Sylvia Sax, Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University
Peter Campbell,  International Health Consultant