Learning Opportunities at UNDP

JPO Esther Senso. Photo: UNDPJPO Esther Senso. Photo: UNDP


The vision of learning at UNDP is to strengthen our knowledge-based organization so it is consistently recognized for excellence as world-class in development advocacy and advisory services. 

The results of our learning efforts must enhance the capacity of the organization's global development network as it advocates for change and connects countries, partners and clients to knowledge, experience and resources, offering a global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Learning Management System (LMS)

On Demand

Online self-paced learning on almost every aspect of working-life and includes UNDP’s six mandatory courses. Corporate online technical training tool for Atlas, the Learning Management System, Performance Management and Development and the Educational Assistance Programme                                                                    

Leadership Development & Management Skills Programme (LDMSP)

UNDP People Management Certification Programme (pilot)

The Leadership Development & Management Skills Programme (LDMSP) for Mid-level Managers (including JPOs and SARCs) is a four month blended learning program. The overarching goal of the LDMSP for Mid-level Managers is to foster a cadre of individuals who are able to understand their role in creating enabling environments where all team members can contribute to UNDP’s development work towards the new Strategic Plan and the achievement of the post 2015 MDG Agenda                                                                  The UNDP People Management Certification programme is being introduced in response to a recognized need for People Management training and skills development within the organization, building off other resources now available through the Great People Managers site. Successful participants in the programme will earn a certificate from UNDP accredited by Harvard Business Publishing.                                                                                   

Learning Manager Network (LMN)

Staff 5% Learning Time

A Learning Manager, based in all Country Offices and most HQ Units, facilitates, advises and advocates for learning best practices and the timely completion of deliverables UNDP advocates that staff is allowed to devote 5% of their time to learning, subject to office constraints and contingencies