Professional Development Working Group

Chair: Torben Soll (UNDP)


Reporting to: Procurement Network


This group supports the professional development of procurement staff through strengthening peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing on best practices, innovative approaches and job descriptions. The facilitate this, the group has compiled and published the ‘UN Procurement Practitioners Handbook’. It also manages the annual publication of a ‘Training Compendium’ and a table of ‘Recommended Training Courses’, detailing the various training/qualification/certification programmes being offered and recommended by UN agencies. Most recently the group as developed a ‘UN Procurement Award’ concept which is aimed at recognizing and acknowledging the work and efforts of staff across the UN procurement community.

  • Procurement Network (PN)