The increase in situations of fragility across the globe demands a more proactive response and fit-for-purpose rescue, relief, rehabilitation and recovery actions. Such actions are usually implemented through emergency projects, mostly funded from limited public budgets. The present course will present a holistic approach to the management of procurement in fragile, conflict-affected and emergency situations, starting with proactive planning and elaborating on the tools and techniques that relief officers and procurement specialists need in order to render relief and emergency goods, works, physical services and consulting services. After the course, participants will be able to formulate and update a strategic procurement response plan; design relief interventions; launch their respective procurement activities (goods, works, physical services and consulting services); evaluate, negotiate and award contracts; and monitor the delivery and level of attainment of the such interventions.
This course intended for officers and managers working or preparing to work in fragile, conflict-affected and emergency situations, whether they are relief officers, engineers, medical doctors, heads of units or procurement specialists. The course does not follow the rules or procedures adopted by any single entity. Rather, it is equally open to civil servants and staff of international organizations or local/international NGOs. It nevertheless highlights the practices recommended by major international organizations when it comes to emergency procurement.