Procurement Training

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/CIPS Cooperation on Procurement Certification

UNDP procurement certification courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) assuring compliance with high international qualification standards as well as offering participants access to a world-wide community of procurement professionals.

All UNDP/CIPS procurement certification course content 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 requirements.


Standard Procurement Training Courses

UNDP offers the following procurement training and professionalization courses on a regular basis:

The courses are offered on a recurring basis at the following locations: Bangkok, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Abuja, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, New York, Washington DC, and Panama (delivered in Spanish).


Tailor-made Procurement Training Courses

All training courses can be delivered at your preferred location and time on cost recovery basis. This is often the most cost-efficient way to train a larger group of staff/counterparts. Tailor-made courses can contain modules from any of our standard courses and/or feature completely new developed modules addressing specific requirements, challenges and opportunities facing your organization.

Learning Methods

All courses employ modern adult participatory learning methods. Each training module commences with an overview of the rules, policies, best practises and/or theory of the subject in question, and is then followed by case studies, group discussion and exercises. This creates a forum for participants to apply theory and methods to cases and to foster productive knowledge sharing.

For more information please contact: procurement.training@undp.org


UNDP/CIPS Partnership Recognized as World Leader in Training and Professional Development

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.




To learn more about the courses and UNDP/CIPS partnership, and to register for courses, go to training.undp.dk

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