The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (SPESSE) of the University of Benin invites applications for admission into its Executive Short Course in Social standards. SPESSE (UNIBEN) is a program approved by the World Bank and the National Universities Commission (NUC) for building capacity for addressing national development challenges in Procurement, Environmental, and Social Standards.
The Executive Short Course in Procurement Standards is an in-service capacity development program for public servants, private and civil society personnel, graduates and the unemployed who are active in procurement standards responsibilities and or who wish to acquire professional skills to foster their understanding, knowledge, and skills in the discipline.

Cohort 1: Some of the topics include: 1) Legal, Regulatory and Organizational Framework for Public Procurement in Nigeria; 2) Procurement Management for Goods; 3) Procurement Management for Works.

Cohort 2: Some of the topics include: 1) Some elements of Legal, Regulatory and organizational Framework for Public Procurement in Nigeria; 2) Strategic and Operational Procurement Planning, market research, market engagement and cost estimation; 3) Selection and recruitment of Consultants; 4) Performance based procurement of Non-Consultancy Services.

Cohort 3: Some of the topics include: 1) Some elements of Legal, Regulatory and Organizational Framework for Public Procurement in Nigeria; 2) Procurement for design, supply and installation of electro-mechanical plant; 3) Advanced contract management and assessment of vendors performance; 4) Monitoring of procurement and contract management, performance and monitoring by civil society (CS) organizations.

Cohort 4: Some of the topics include: 1) Some elements of Legal, Regulatory and Organizational Framework for Public Procurement in Nigeria; 2) Procurement Audit; Sustainable procurement (Economic, Social and Environmental considerations; 3) Training for the Private Sector and MSMEs on how to track, bid for and win Public Procurement.

Course duration
The course will cover a minimum of five days and will be held virtually.

Eligibility
Applicants should be public servants, private and civil society personnel, and graduates who are engaged in social standard responsibilities in their places of work and or the unemployed who wish to acquire professional knowledge and skills in social standards.

Method of application
1) Applicant should complete the registration form and upload a one (1) page CV (showing summary of education and employment history) into the online platform indicated below:
2) Participants should register by clicking the link below not later than November 30, 2021.
3) https://tinyurl.com/SPESSEUNIBEN-Short-Course-Reg

Commencement of lectures: January 10 – 14, 2022

Accommodation
Accommodation is available at the CERHI and UNIBEN Guest Houses at affordable rates for those who would be attending from outside Benin.

For further details, please contact: Ms. Vivian Onoh – Program Administrator, SPESSE, University of Benin – Email: [email protected]

Announcers:
Prof Friday Okonofua, Coordinator, World Bank Projects, University of Benin and Deputy Centre Leader, Social Standard, University of Benin
Dr. (Mrs.) Evelyn Umemezia, Centre Leader, SPESSE, University of BeninProf. D. E. Oriakhi, Professor D. E. Oriakhi, Deputy Centre Leader, Procurement Standard, University of Benin
Prof. O. C. Izinyon, Deputy Centre Leader, Environmental Standards, University of Benin

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