Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

This programme is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the four pillars needed for effective operation of national public procurement systems as defined by the OECD. The learning content is multidisciplinary, ranging from international legal obligations to economic theory foundations of PP. New and evolving topics in public procurement are also explored: sustainable procurement, e-procurement and public-private partnerships. Emphasis is placed on practical work and case studies related to planning, market research functions as well as in managing the overall spectrum of tendering and contract management activities. This master incorporates a module on soft skills designed to enhance participants' interpersonal skills, especially in contract negotiations and conflict resolution. Professional codes of conduct are explored as well as systems for prevention and detection of fraud/corruption.

Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

Deadline for application: 01 October 2018

Starting date: 08 October 2018

English

08 October 2018 - 08 October 2019

Blended

Master Information

Deadline for application: 01 October 2018

Starting date: 08 October 2018

English

08 October 2018 - 08 October 2019

Blended

Overall objectives

The overall objective of this Master’s programme is to help bridge the current deficit in qualified human resources and to enable procurement professionals to cope with the challenges of regulating, executing and monitoring public procurement in an economic and socially responsive manner.

At the end of the programme, you will have acquired a full spectrum of knowledge and skills covering: 

  • internationally accepted principles governing sound public procurement systems
  • legislative and regulatory frameworks and corresponding institutional models for successful discharge of the functions of a modern procurement system
  • economic theory, assessment  tools and financial analysis techniques and accounting standards relevant to public procurement operations.
  • strategies and instruments for embedding social, environmental and human rights at relevant step of the procurement process/supply chain
  • promotion of corporate social responsibility through public procurement
  • execution of the procurement process for goods, works and services (including innovative contracting modalities like public private partnerships and e-procurement)
  • risk management in procurement operations
  • procurement audit, control and reporting techniques in public procurement
  • control and reporting techniques for procurement operations
  • design of systems for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption in public procurement
  • general interprersonal skills (negotiation techniques, team building and report writing).

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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