***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***.
This online certification programme takes you on a journey that covers all steps in the procurement of consulting services. Have you yet discovered the various approaches, methods and arrangements used for selecting consultants? Do you understand the differences in the types of contracts used for consultancy assignments? We shall be going deeply into the processes of consultant selection and contract management. Are you ready to become a certified professional in contracting and managing consultants?
National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by International Financial Institutions (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 for contracting and managing consultants. Staff of consulting firms and individual consultants might also find the course useful.
Consultancy services are invariably required at various stages of programme and project development, even more so in the current world-changing pandemic crisis when we need adapt to the change and be even more agile and efficient. Although the cost of consultancy services is typically less than 10% of a project’s budget estimates yet it has a significantly larger impact on the quality and final cost of the development project/investment and now even more than ever. Therefore, it is vital to the project that professional judgement and detailed procedures are followed for safeguarding the interests of the Client in contracting and managing consultants who is deemed to be the best qualified to provide the services, especially in the current crisis situation.
Competently plan and carry out procurement management functions for contracting and managing consultants in accordance with the standards of best professional practice to ensure value for money is achieved and services are rendered with due quality
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 while still providing interaction with international experts and professionals.
At the end of the Programme, you will be able to:
M1 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: INTRODUCTION
M2 CONTRUCTING STRATEGY AND PLANNING
M3 STANDARD PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS AND SELECTION PROCESS
M5 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
M6 ENHANCING INCLUSIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH PROCUREMENT
This 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.
WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED?
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 previous experience in public procurement practice as well as a sound knowledge of the English language.
This course is part of one Diploma programme:
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.
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.