Certification programme on contracting and managing consultants

Certification Programme on Procurement Management for Selection and Recruitment of Consultants

Certification programme on contracting and managing consultants

20 September–12 November 2021
The course is available in English

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***.

Introduction to the course

This online certification programme explores the procurement principles underpinning the various approaches, methods and arrangements used for selecting consultants. It presents an overview of the different types of consultants' organizations and a detailed explanation of the procedures for recruiting consultants. Particular emphasis is placed on building the competence of the participants in transforming the consultant selection process from a subjective exercise into a disciplined and defensible procedure built on measurable criteria.

Who attends this course?

National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by IFIs (World Bank, Asian, African, Islamic and European Development Banks, etc.); United Nations, European Union and NGOs personnel; other officers involved in the financing, control and monitoring of national procurement operations involving the selection and recruitment of consultants


The main reason I chose to follow the training is to add value to my professionalism and become even more specialized in what I’m doing every day. It helped me to understand a lot of processes.

Elvira Agovi
Project administrator/Procurement officer

After having taken this course, I feel confident when I carry out procurement management functions for the selection and recruitment of consultants. Now I can professionally process the selection of consultants in accordance with the standards of best practice.

Lin Lin Oo
Senior Operations Officer, ILO Yangon