Masterclass on procurement

Posted on 8 August 2017

John Habonimana, an international civil servant and SPSW alumnus, gave MPA students their final Masterclass of 2017.

John spoke to students on the MPA Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy, Evaluation and Research, a 21-month executive MPA course for mid-career public sector professionals.

The Masterclass focused on the ethics, frameworks and practice of procurement, and discussion moved to examine procurement scenarios that blended law, ethics and decision-making, allowing the group to apply their understanding of procurement.

John works for the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) as a Procurement Officer and Team Leader, and has significant UN field experience in DR Congo and Chad.

Before starting his career in the UN, he worked for the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Rwanda as the procurement specialist for the Rwanda Investment Climate Project. He previously worked in the banking and financial sector in Rwanda and actively participated in the implementation of electronic payment systems in Rwanda.

John also spoke to CASPPER students interested in pursuing a career as international public servants.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of York and Master’s degree in Procurement from the University of South Wales in the UK. He is a full member (MCIPS) of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.