Effective Programme and Procurement Teamwork

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Dates and venues: Postponed 12 Dec - 15 Dec. 2023 in Virtual Class, Central European Time (UTC+1)
Duration: 4 days
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Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th December 2023

13:00pm - 16:30pm, all 4 days, UTC+1 (Copenhagen Time)

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Course registration information

$1275 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 12 Nov. 2023
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Designed for

This course is designed for those working in Programme or Procurement and Managers interested in gaining a overview of the UNDP Project and Procurement cycles, respective roles and responsibilities and interaction points and collaboration to achieve programmatic results, how to develop or review Specifications/TORs and evaluation criteria, how to undertake evaluation of bids and proposals, and  key contract management skills.  The focus of the course is how on the delivery of results and specifically, it is relevant to those working a Management, Programme or Procurement role and who are either new to the work or have worked in the function for some time, but have not previously undertaken formal training. 


By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key steps in the Programme and Procurement Cycles
  • Understand where in the Cycles interaction occurs
  • Know about key considerations for effective planning
  • Be able to draft a requisition plan
  • Be able to provide input to a procurement plan
  • Know about commercial risk assessment and management
  • Write specifications and terms of reference
  • Evaluate bids and proposals
  • Use contract management terms
  • Monitor performance
  • Improving and measure the contribution of Procurement to Programmatic results
Topics to be covered
  • Project cycle vs. Procurement cycle
  • Interaction points and roles and responsibilities
  • Procurement Principles, ethics and fraud
  • Integrated planning and budgeting
  • Portfolio approach
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Writing specifications and terms of reference
  • Evaluating bids and proposals
  • Contract management and Performance monitoring


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.