Procurement involves development of systems, processes, procedures, laws, rules and regulations necessary for improved efficiency, effectiveness and value creation in the management of expenditure within a nation or an organization. In most developing countries, there is a growing tendency towards effective monitoring of government expenditure to ensure that such expenditure is optimally allocated and utilized for the provision of accessible and affordable social services to the people.

The decision to initiate a particular purchase develops in a variety of ways and from a variety of circumstances. At Capacity Institute Africa we recognize and acknowledge that purchases are initiated by an internal user based on some planned and budgeted need that can be justified by a specific operational purpose.

On the other hand supply chain is basically a group of independent organizations connected together through the products and services that they separately and/or jointly add value on in order to deliver them to the end consumer. As a learning institution we believe that competition is moving from organization against organization to supply chain against supply chain; and the survival of any business today is no longer solely dependent on its own ability to compete but rather on the ability cooperate within the supply chain.

Training Objective

The objective of this course is to help increase efficiency, effectiveness and transparency in the procurement and logistics system in an organization.

Course participants are expected to be able to do the following on completion of this course:

  • Understand principles and procedures that apply in public and private procurement processes
  • Account and take responsibility for every stage of procurement plan and work towards strengthening and improving on the existing procurement systems.
  • Follow international best practices to deliver timely procurement services
  • Work with other departments to safety the integrity of the procurement system in timely delivery of quality goods and services.

Course content
Module 1
a) Introduction to Purchasing
b) Purchasing and Procurement
c) Buyer /Seller Relationship
d) Managing suppliers
e) Storage and Warehouse Management
f) Inventory Management
g) International Procurement
h) Public/Government Procurement
i) Ethics and professionalism in Supply Chain Management
Module 2
a) Role of Purchasing in an Organization
b) Inventory Management
c) Strategic role in Supply Material management
d) Product Management
Module 3
a) Logistics and Supply Chain Management
b) Logistics and Distribution Management
c) Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Module 4
a) Operation Research
b) Procurement
c) Public Procurement
d) Best practices and Principles in Procurement
e) Computers in Operation Management


Who should enroll?

This  diploma suitable for persons working in procurement departments in the humanitarian sector, including staff of humanitarian aid organizations, governments, private sector and UN agencies. There are no prerequisites for this course. All participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge of humanitarianism, although humanitarian aid experience is not presumed

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.

Duration of course – 6 months



ORGANIZERS: Development Dimensions Africa

LANGUAGE: English only


Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Development Dimensions Africa



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