**Application deadline is 20 June 2023.**
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems are essential in achieving well-designed programmes that are appropriate to the people and the context, as well as effective and efficient. Taking the time to allocate time and resources for M&E planning ensures that psychosocial interventions are conducted safely and with respect to local cultures and traditions. Without these systems in place, resources may be wasted on programmes that are ineffective or inappropriate, and interventions run the risk of doing more harm than good.
In 2017, the PS Centre published the IFRC Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for psychosocial support interventions to promote best practices in M&E throughout the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The framework aims to support National Societies in designing and implementing M&E systems for psychosocial programmes; to help in programme planning and development of psychosocial support strategies; and to streamline global reporting of progress in psychosocial programmes.
To support National Societies to apply the Framework, the PS Centre has developed a four-day training course. This training aims to build the capacity of staff and volunteers in setting up and implementing systematic monitoring and evaluation systems in relation to psychosocial support interventions.
M&E principles, methods and tools are presented in a series of interactive training sessions, which enable participants to apply learning to their work context.