Hosted in UNSSC Blue Line platform, these new procurement courses were developed by UNSSC in close cooperation with the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM)/UN Procurement Division and the Capacity Development and Operational Training Service (CDOTS).



The new UN Procurement Campus is a unique space for free and continuous learning on UN procurement. It is designed to support management and staff involved in procurement processes.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

After registration, participants can start and complete courses and activities at their own pace.

Each course offers a combination of small knowledge units (self-paced micro-lessons) with activities that promote the consolidation and reflection on course key takeaways. Scenario-based learning exposes participants to examples, real-life challenges and tasks of UN procurement processes.

Additionally, course participants will be able to consolidate takeaways through reflective practices and interaction with other participants via discussion forums, and other activities.

Participants will get a certificate for each course completed. The course certificate will be released upon successful completion of all lessons and activities set for the specific course.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The following online courses are available for free to all UN Staff.

Basic Procurement Courses:

  1. Overview of UN Procurement Manual
  2. Best Value for Money
  3. Ethics and Integrity of Procurement
  4. Fundamentals of Procurement 

These four courses are mandatory for procurement practitioners and all staff involved in the procurement process. They are also mandatory for staff entering CIPS Level 4 through the UN CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) Corporate Programme.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN officials at all levels.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

Free for UN staff

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