Supply Chain Mgmt. in Humanitarian Organisations

General information
Dates and venues: Full 13 Apr - 15 Apr. 2021 in Virtual Class, UTC+2 (Copenhagen Time)
Duration: 3 days
Further information:

"Virtual Training” Conducted via Zoom 9 am – 4:30 pm   

Coordinated Universal Timezone - (UTC+2 Copenhagen Summer Time)

Digital Course Material

Course registration:

This course is fully booked.

Course registration information

$1475 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 13 Mar. 2021
Visa and travelling information
The course venue is:

"Virtual Training” Conducted via Zoom 9 am – 4:30 pm   Coordinated Universal Timezone - (UTC+2 Copenhagen Time)

Designed for

This course is designed for those working in the public sector interested in gaining a com-prehensive overview of appropriate logistical arrangements, documentation and Incoterms. Specifically, it is relevant to those new to the procurement function or logistics, or those who have worked in the function for sometime, but have not previously undertaken formal training.


By the end of the programme, participants will:
• Be able to describe the principles of logistics and determine the appropriate logistical arrangements for a range of requirements
• Understand the need for insurance and the types of coverage available
• Understand the pros and cons of different Incoterms and the appropriate use of Incoterms
• Know about loss prevention, means and actions to put in place to minimise or prevent loss
• Know about customs procedures and documentation and the most common documents required for export/import
• Be able to decide on methods of shipment depending on various factors
• Understand the functions of the Air Waybill (AWB) and Bill of Lading (B/L)


Topics to be covered

Principles of logistics and supply chain management
Logistics goal and objectives
Modes of transportation
Freight forwarding arrangements
The role of the freight Forwarder
Purpose of shipping documents
Incoterms 2020 and their appropriate use
Packing and marking
Loss prevention
Customs clearance procedures and documentation
Need for insurance and different types of coverage
Warehouse and Inventory Management
On-site facility tour



The course is designed to be highly interactive with an appropriate mix of theory and group work. Participants will further be working on challenging hands-on case studies and exercises.


"I enjoyed it very much, the programme of the course covered the most of what I had expected"

"I would recommend this course to all staff dealing with shipments, customs and logistics. Highly recommend to traffic logistics UN staff"

"I like the fact that it covered very practical issues that are faced by logistics/procurement staff on a daily basis"

Tutor profile
Marco Sosted
Marco Sosted

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.