Project Management and Coordination

German Jordanian University

Task 7.1: Kick-off meeting


Task 7.2: Steering Committee


Task 7.3: Scientific and Technical Committee


Task 7.4: Administrative and Financial Management

The project will be managed in such a way as to promote a sense of ownership and motivation for each of the partners. The GJU will be the project manager (PM) responsible for the overall operation of the project and its smooth running, financial and administrative management including the preparation of budget and reports, timeliness and accomplishment, in addition to being responsible to the EC for the activities of the consortium. UJ will assist the GJU with the project management tasks.

A kick-off meeting of all consortium members will be held at the GJU to establish common aims and purposes of the project. The project will follow a management system, which allows flexibility in decision making within a well-defined management structure. A project Steering Committee (StC) composed by one representative for each partner of DESIRE project will be formed to discuss the projects issues, set regulations and coordinate the project. The StC will be also responsible for DESIRE Project management and monitoring of all activities progress. It will make strategic decisions about the development of the project and ensure that activities are well organised and completed on schedule and that all deadlines are met and objectives achieved. It will also be responsible for authorising the purchase of all equipment and all connected paperwork.

A Scientific and Technical Committee (STeC) will be also formed within the management structure of the project. The STeC will include representatives from all partner universities for at least one from each partner. It will be responsible for need analysis, guideline development, curricula elaboration, training contents. The establishment of a Scientific Committee is recommended to guarantee quality and competencies in Training contents elaboration. This committee will work hand-in-hand with the parties responsible for the preparation and the pilot implementation of the teaching and training modules. The STeC shall support the PM during the project implementation and the quality control of the outcomes.

A restricted access area of the project website will be used as a repository for updating project documents, plans and reports. The project team will use this as a prime focus for their communications.