The Diploma in Public Procurement Management is a new initiative undertaken by the ITCILO to contribute to the reinforcing and upgrading capacity in the management of the procurement functions and operations at the institutional and operational levels. This diploma programme is therefore intended to be practical, useful and applied to the realities of professionals active in the field of procurement.
Its central objective is to support the development and the validation of individual and organizational capacities in public procurement management. More specifically, in the procurement of goods, works, physical services and consulting services, advanced contract management and sustainable procurement.
The Diploma is composed of the five main certification programmes offered by the ITCILO (offered online and face-to-face) listed here below.
Participants need to complete three of the five qualified courses of their choice within a 5-year period and complete a capstone project on the topic related to one of the two qualified courses they did not complete in order to earn the “Public Procurement Management” recognition through the diploma.
The Diploma programme allows applicants to build their CV and practice through a multi-year and coherent learning journey. Through the capstone project, participants also succeed in specializing on a singular and cutting-edge theme of their choice. This capstone project is presented as working paper on public procurement produced and published by the diploma programme participant.
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Successful candidates will obtain an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement for each of the completed programmes. Once three of the programmes are completed, participants are eligible for the diploma.
Participants completing three of the qualified courses and a capstone project will obtain the ITCILO Diploma in Public Procurement Management.
The diploma programme is intended for professionals active or aiming at being active in international organizations, public and private institutions and NGOs working in the area of procurement.
On achieving the Diploma in Public Procurement Management, successful candidates will:
Participants need to complete three of the five qualified courses within a 5-year period and complete a capstone project in order to earn the “Public Procurement Management” recognition through the diploma.
For each eligible certification programme, the assessment process establishes whether participants have a full grasp of the knowledge, skills and attitudes resulting in a programme-specific Certificate of Achievement issued by the ITCILO. To earn the Diploma participants need to complete three certification programmes and then undertake a capstone project demonstrating the consolidated learning of the three courses combined by writing an essay on a question of interest related to one of the two qualified courses they did not complete.
The Centre is able to draw on the expertise of the ILO and sister United Nation Organisations. The ILO has been active for more than 100 years in bringing governments, employers and workers to cooperate in order to promote decent work and social justice. This experience has resulted in a long experience and deep understanding of development cooperation. The ILO’s leading role in international cooperation on world of work questions also means the Centre is able to draw on a wide network of expertise within the UN system, academia and beyond.