The United Nations Development Programme offers specialised procurement training and certification to staff from the UN system, non-governmental organisations, international development financing institutions and their borrowers, and governments.
UNDP procurement certification courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) assuring compliance with high international qualification standards as well as offering participants access to a world-wide community of procurement professionals.
UNDP/CIPS Cooperation on Procurement Certification
All UNDP/CIPS qualifications at Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3), and Diploma (Level 4) levels is tailored to reflect common United Nations and public procurement rules, policies and procedures – hereby offering a unique qualification system customized to UN and public procurement best practices.
Each certification level provides a tailored set of student training materials, reference and work books, case studies, exercises, and an assessment process leading to a qualification accredited by CIPS, UK. Included in the package for for each level is also a first year student membership of CIPS, providing access to a world-wide community of procurement professionals.
A prerequisite for participation at Level 4 is prior successful completion of UNDP/CIPS Level 2 and Level 3 certification courses.
All of the above courses will be followed by a written Work Based Assessment. Assessments are optional for participants but are a requirement to achieve full CIPS accreditation.
All training courses employ modern adult participatory learning methods. Each training module commences with an overview of the rules, procedures and/or theory of the subject in question, and is then followed by case studies, group discussions or exercises. This creates a forum for participants to apply theory and methods to real cases and to foster productive knowledge sharing.
UNDP offers a variety of specialized procurement training and certification courses focusing on transactional, tactical or strategic aspects of procurement.
UNDP procurement training courses are open for registration for staff members from:
Courses are offered on recurrent basis at the following venues:
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These courses are designed to meet the specific requirements of your staff and organisation. They are delivered at your preferred time and location, thus a very cost-effective solution if there is a large group of staff to be trained.
A tailor-made course can take several forms:
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UNDP is a finalist for the World Procurement Award 2016 for Learning & Development Excellency
UNDP was shortlisted for the respected 2015 Supply Management Award in the category Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession.
UNDP and CIPS has been awarded the prestigious European Supply Chain Excellence Award 2012/2013 in recognition of the joint Procurement Training and Certification Programme and its success in professionalizing the UN and public procurement sector. Winning the Award is a ground –breaking accomplishment and it identifies the UNDP/CIPS Partnership as the standard bearer for procurement training and professional development bearer in the humanitarian sector.