This course is one of five eligible courses for the Diploma in Public Procurement Management.
To achieve the Diploma, successful candidates must complete three out of five courses within a five-year period and undertake a capstone assessment.
***A limited number of partial fellowships is available for this course to participants with a proven interest in the topic.
Please inquire at least four weeks before the commencement’s date to get the opportunity to attend a Certification Programme organized by ITCILO***.
The advanced contract management certification programme helps to strengthen participants' knowledge and skills in adaptive and agile contract administration of all types of procurement contracts: goods, consulting services, non-consulting services and works. It explores various supervision, performance-tracking, risk-controlling, trend-analysis and reporting tools and procedures used in contract administration in accordance with best up-to-date international practices to ensure value for money and sustainable outcomes.
Project directors as well as contract administration and procurement staff in national government service as well as development projects regardless of the source of the funding. Staff from IFI-funded projects (World Bank, Asian and African Development Banks, European Union, United Nations etc.) will find the course particularly useful to complement their project and procurement management skills. Technical specialists; national project coordinators; project managers and assistants; staff of international organizations; national development planning officials; non-governmental organization officials involved in the development of project proposals and in resource mobilization activities.
Course participants will be able to competently plan and carry out in the adaptive and agile manner the various contract administration functions for successful delivery of goods, works and services in accordance with the “scope”, “quality”, “time” and “money” provisions of the respective contracts, and recognised standards of professional practice. By the end of the course, the participants will also understand the intimate link between contract administration and successful project management including reporting with respect to accomplishment of project outputs and objectives.
This course is delivered through distance learning and deployed on the ITCILO e-campus. It frees you from the classroom and gives you the flexibility to complete the learning modules at your own pace.
This tutor-based Certification Programme is delivered by senior procurement staff, advisors and consultants from ITCILO. The programme is conducted using interactive self-guided learning modules, knowledge checks, live webinars and final examination.
The tutor is available for consultation via the e-campus forum or “Talk to your Tutor” mailbox and throughout the webinars.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Contract Management
Module 3: Special topics – Goods
Module 4: Special topics – Consulting services
Module 5: Special topics – Non-consulting services
Module 6: Special topics – Works
Module 7: Monitoring & Evaluation
For a smooth learning experience, participants need to have basic computer skills and a computer with a reliable internet connection and speakers.
Candidates are expected to have basic knowledge of procurement practice in the public or private sector as well as a sound knowledge of the English language.