South Sudan Civil Servants Urged To Understand Civil Service Regulations

One of the graduates poses with a certificate as officials look on after the training in Torit. [Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

The National trainer for Human Resource Management (HRM) who is also an Assistant Human Resource Officer Dramani Godfrey Boki deeply appealed to graduates in Eastern Equatoria State to comprehensively read and understand what HRM policy is, how it is put into practice considering its procedures and the entire civil service regulations.

He clarified that by doing so, effective and efficient service delivery will be well met accordingly in addition to their rights as the state civil servants.

The 36 civil servants are Human Resource Officers successfully graduated following a completion of a nearly three-month practical and consecutives’ series of trainings supported by the Capacity Building Trust Fund (CBTF) in collaboration with the state Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Ministry with support from Joint Donors Team.

Mr. Boki has explained that the overall objectives of the concluded training programme was basically to ensure enhancement of knowledge and skills of HRM Officers with particular reference to understanding HRM policy, practice, procedures and civil service regulations.

He also stressed that the training programme successfully imparted basic personnel management skills.

He also expects the officers to have increase ability so to enable them follow civil service procedures for personnel management in their ministries/institutions.

Mr. Boki urged the grauates to really get committed by deeply understand and equally use the available HRM tools such as forms and have skills needed to carry out HRM functions such as job analysis, interviewing and negotiating.

One of the graduates’ Ms. Christine Keji welcomes Boki’s calls but she also demands for practical implementation of providing civil servants’ job descriptions.

She confidently notified the public that they as graduates, have been empowered to improve the Human Resource system for instance ensuring all employees individually have their full information in their respective personnel files be filled and complete such as letter of appointments among others.

The trained civil servants have also been empowered to design forms to facilitate apart from facilitating recruitment and selection of new employees in accordance with procedures and regulations and additionally to ensure all officers have clear job descriptions in place.

More than 35 civil servants have been trained on human resources’ core values to boost service delivery and better their management skills.

Drawn from different state Ministries in Eastern Equatoria, the state government through its Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Ministry (SMoLPS&HRD) successfully graduated more than 35 Human Resource Officers on Human Resource Management skills and knowledge touching Human Resource Core Values’.

The 36 civil servants completed the three-month practical and series of trainings supported by the Capacity Building Trust Fund (CBTF) in collaboration with the state Labour Ministry with support from joint donor’s team.

The state government and CBTF jointly hired the Public Administration International (PAI) to tactically handle and manage the just concluded training and has been spearheaded by Grace Christopher Musoke Lwanga as the lead trainer.

PAI specialises in management consultancy and development services internationally and offers expert advice to governments going through political, constitutional, economic and structural change.

One of its key objectives include support good governance and good practice in delivering public services.

The Minister Hon. Stella Lorika Brenda who maintains thanking the CBTF for its commitment in its efforts to supporting her Ministry to help reform the civil service sector for subsequent improvement of services to the entire population in the state and beyond; South Sudan.

She told the graduates that her ministry has been charged with very challenging task of ensuring that the state civil service, as a whole, is well-organized, well-staffed and operating professionally when this is achieved, the result is effective and efficient delivery of services required by citizens at state and county levels.

Also speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Ministry’s Acting Director General Benjamin Okwahi Lauro said the training was concluding at the second phase, following another three-month course that concluded in September preparing the beneficiaries for the ongoing civil service reform efforts.

He appealed to the graduates to execute the learnt skills and knowledge for better service delivery.

The lead trainer’s Grace Christopher Musoke Lwanga who represents Public Administration International registered heartfelt to the management of the Ministry under the leadership of the minister for basically cooperating and ensuring friendly environment to realize success of the just concluded professional training.

He congratulated the graduates as he urged them to let him down by prove themselves by executing what they have learnt to improve services delivery to the people.

The leader commented he was so glad seeing his trainees excelling well.

In September, 49 civil servants including director generals from various ministries graduated after successfully completing another three-month English Course which equally aimed at enhancing quality service delivery to the state citizens through demonstrating professionalism and integrity.

This later prompted the Ministry in collaboration with CBTF to further organize the concluded second phase training which majorly focused on human resource development and other technical training equipment.

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