Tutor Profiles

UNDP tutors are drawn from both UNDP's own staff as well as its roster of external experts.

You can be assured that all have extensive and relevant experience. A selection of their profiles are shown here.

Marco Sosted

 

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.

Marco Sosted

Andria Iskau

 

Andria Jupp Iskau joined UNDP/PSO in April 2011 and works today as a Procurement Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit in UNDP’s Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen.

Andria Jupp Iskau started working for the UN in 1992 when she joined UNICEF Supply Division’s vaccine procurement unit (EPI). In 1997 she moved to UNOPS’ Division of Procurement Services (DPS) as a buyer of goods and services such as: raw materials (cement, resins, chemicals, iron and steel, paint) vehicles, construction & earth-moving machinery, IT & office equipment and printing services, mainly for projects in francophone Africa and Latin America.

For the last five years with UNOPS prior to joining UNDP PSO, she was a Procurement Advisor in the Global Procurement Support Unit with a focus on Corporate LTAs, procurement of services, enhancement of procurement processes and solicitation documents, and development and delivery of procurement training courses. She was also a member of the UNOPS HQ Contracts and Property Committee and chair of the Appointments and Selections Panel.

As a tutor, her primary expertise lies within public procurement and CIPS accredited courses, and she delivers courses in both English and Spanish.
Andria is a UK national with an academic background in language studies, she is also a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

 Andria Iskau

Torben Soll

 

Torben Soll is Manager in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit and currently Officer-in-Charge of UNDP's Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is responsible for the design, development and implementation of procurement training, certification and quality assurance initiatives at individual, organizational and partner country levels.

Torben is chairing the Professional Development Working Group of the United Nation’s High Level Committee on Management – Procurement Network (HLCM-PN) leading the common procurement professionalization efforts in the UN System.

Prior to joining UNDP, Torben spent four years with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in Lebanon, where he worked as Team Leader and Economic Affairs Officer.

Before joining the UN system in 2000, he worked 7 years as Chief Consultant in Ramboll Management Ltd, the largest Danish private management consulting company in the area of public sector development.

Torben is a regular tutor on UNDP courses with the main focus being on the CIPS accredited Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) Certificates in Public Procurement as well as the Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement (Level 4).

Torben is a Danish national and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and is full Member (MCIPS) and Fellow (FCIPS) of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

Torben Soll

Greg Soneff

 

Greg Soneff joined UNDP/PSO in 2010 and works today as Procurement Specialist and Team Leader for the GFATM Procurement Team based in Copenhagen.

Greg has almost 10 years of experience in the area of International Procurement and Supply Chain Management. Greg worked as a procurement associate with UNDP/IAPSO from 2004-2006 before joining A.P. Moller-Maersk in a strategic sourcing function. Greg has a strong background within the areas of procurement strategy development, spend & risk analysis, supplier relationship management, and complex project management.

Greg currently tutors the “Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement – CIPS Level 2” and “Contract and Supplier Relationship Management” courses.

Greg is a Canadian national and holds a Master's Degree in Commerce and International Economics.

Greg Soneff

Carsten Hansen

 

Senior Procurement Adviser with Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), delivering strategic sourcing and global risk management advisory support. Previously managed a Procurement & Logistics Division in Lebanon (UNRWA 2010-2011), led a procurement team responsible for procurement operations across Somalia (UNDP 2007-2010), Programme Operations Manager in Somalia (2004-7), Head of Office Puntland State of Somalia (2003-4) and supported operations in the Horn of Africa region (UNOPS 2001-3). Conducted Military Peacekeeping Operations with UNIKOM Umm Qasr/Iraq (1995) and UNPROFOR Sarajevo/BiH (1994), including humanitarian INGO operations in Croatia and Mostar/BiH (1992-93).

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), School of Management, Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management at Cranfield University (UK). Also holds an MBA in Business Management (USA), an MA in International Affairs (DK) and a specialized MA in Conflict Analysis and Security Studies (UK), including an advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Middle Eastern Studies. A procurement certified member of CIPS (MCIPS), also holding PRINCE2 Project Management certification and an International Human Resource Management (IHRM) accreditation (Cornell University).

Specialties: —Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Management,  Management Research,— Operational Risk Management,— Political Risk Analysis,— Enterprise Risk Management (ERM),— Training & Capacity Building,— Offshore Outsourcing

Carsten Hansen

Poul Muller

 

Poul Muller has been a tutor for UNDP's training courses the last 10 years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for various organizations in Europe, the Middle and Far East, Africa and North America.

Poul joined UNDP/IAPSO in 1994 and has solid experience in handling largescale Supply-Chain Management and e-procurement projects on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients worldwide. In 2007, he has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country Office in South Sudan, where he was stationed for a longer period of time as acting Head of Procurement, Contracting and Logistics.

Poul has been a Procurement Advisor for the Global Procurement Unit (GPU) within UNDP/PSO, as well as Team Leader for the GPU Health Team until end of 2011.

Poul has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP and WHO to countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East, Central Asia and North America.

Since February 2012, Poul has been a Life Cycle Costing Expert and Logistics Advisor in the Procurement Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based in Vienna, Austria.

Poul is now a regular Tutor for Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations; Introductory and Advanced Certification in Public Procurement (UNDP/CIPS Level 2 & 3).

Poul is a Danish national and his academic background is in Economics with a Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Informatics/Management Accounting.

 

Poul Muller

Yuriy Silayev

 

Yuriy Silayev currently works as a Procurement Analyst with the UNDP Procurement Services Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He has more than 11 years of experience within the UN in the area of procurement, contracts and supply chain management. Prior to joining the UNDP Procurement Support Office (PSO) in Copenhagen in 2010, Yuriy worked in various duty stations such as Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Zimbabwe (UNDP) and Sudan (UNFPA) managing diverse and complex procurement projects and logistics.

For the past 6 years, Yuriy has been working with the UNDP PSO Global Procurement Unit planning and managing procurement of a wide range of goods and services associated with considerable complexity and value (HIV diagnostics, medical and laboratory equipment, chemicals, electoral materials, freight forwarding services, cargo insurance, etc.). He has a strong background in market research, risk analysis, planning and strategy development, contract management, and strategic supplier relationship and networking.

Prior to joining the UN, Yuriy served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces for about 15 years. Yuriy is a Ukrainian national and holds Advanced University Degrees in Law and Electronic Warfare.

Yuriy Silayev

Godwill Enow-Ebot

 

Godwill Enow-Ebot is Procurement Officer with the UNDP Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen. He has a Bachelor degree in Economics and Information Technology from the University of Southern Denmark, Post Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Robert Gordon University, UK and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

He joined the UNDP Procurement Support Office in 2009, providing procurement services to UNDP Country Offices within the areas of Health, Crisis prevention/Recovery and Energy/Environment. He has been instrumental in the implementation of procurement strategies, providing advisory, operational support both remote and onsite to different UNDP country offices. He also provides procurement training and capacity building to Programmes and projects to different UNDP Country Offices.

Godwill worked previously with DHL Express Denmark from 2002-2009 in the capacities as Operations and Business performance Analyst where he was instrumental in helping the organization in improving its operational processes and distribution centre efficiency.

Godwill is originally from Cameroon and naturalised Danish Citizen. He is CIPS level 4 and Prince 2 Project Management Certified.

Godwill Enow-Ebot

Victor Margall

 

Victor Margall von Hegyeshalmy joined UNDP in 2006 and works today as Procurement Specialist and Team Leader for Electoral Procurement at UNDP PSO in Copenhagen.

He manages and coordinates complex electoral procurement projects and Long Term Agreements (LTAs), participates as facilitator in procurement workshops and regularly conducts support missions to UNDP Country Offices (mainly to Africa, also Middle East and Europe), providing advice and support in procurement processes, procurement strategies, contracts management, and liaison with stakeholders.

As PSO training tutor, his primary expertise lies within public procurement and contract management and delivers courses in both English and Spanish.

His work experience at UNDP includes also the management of LTAs, electronic procurement platforms, supervising the GFATM Procurement Team at PSO, and numerous complex procurement projects in diverse areas.

He started in the UN system in 2003 at UNICEF Supply Division as a Consultant for Strategic Analysis of UNICEF’s Immunization Global procurement strategy and for large contracts in Emergency and Water/Sanitation projects. In addition, he brings with him experience from the private sector as Analyst in a major international airline.

Victor is a Spanish national and holds a BBA and MBA Masters Degree by ESADE (Barcelona), and a Cand. Merc. Masters Degree in International Management and Marketing by CBS (Copenhagen Business School).

 

Victor Margall

Jack Gottling

 

Jack Gottling has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for the past 10 years and has conducted standard and tailormade courses for various UN organizations and governments in most regions of the world. His main expertise lies within public procurement and supplier relations management and he is a regular tutor on “Contract and Supplier Relations Management” as well as “Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement – CIPS Level 2”.

Jack Gottling joined the UN system in 1979 and thus has a solid background in international procurement. In 1993, he joined UNDP/IAPSO and later became Deputy Director and responsible for the Procurement Services Unit and member of the Management Team . He was responsible for the co-ordination of accelerated project deliveries to UNDP country offices. In addition, he coordinated procurement policy matters concerning projects financed by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other development banks. He was also responsible for UNDP/IAPSO’s Marine Cargo Insurance Policy and Global Freight Forwarding arrangements. His earlier assignments include Senior Procurement Officer with the UN specialized Agency ILO in Geneva (1979-1993). He has undertaken a large number of procurement missions to country offices as well as projects mainly in Africa and Asia.

Jack Gottling retired from UNDP as Deputy Director in 2007 and is now one of our external tutors.

Jack Gottling is a Swedish National and his academic background is in mechanical engineering.

Jack Gottling