The Ministry of Public Service enrolled its staff in the Management Services Directorate for a professional course in Management Services Practice. The trainees constitute fifteen members of staff from the three departments that comprise the Directorate of Management Services which are Research and Standards, Institutional Assessment as well as Systems Improvement.
The training which is scheduled for a month kicked off on Monday 13th November 2017 at the Civil Service College, Uganda, Jinja and was formerly opened by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, is aimed at Professionalizing the staff in Management Services Practice. In her remarks, the PS said that the Ministry had for along time wanted to train its staff but due to budgetary constraints, this was not possible.
The Ministry worked out an arrangement with Scott-Grant Limited – Manchester, a renowned and approved training provider for the Institute of Management Services – UK, to have the training done locally in Uganda, which arrangement has made it possible to have all the staff in the Directorate of Management Service benefit from the training. The Ministry of Public Service is funding the training 100%.
The key specific Objectives of the training include;
- To acquire professional knowledge and skills in Management Services,
- To enhance the capacity of the Management Analysts in Uganda to improve their productivity and performance,
- To acquire other managerial skills such as coaching and mentoring that are required for efficient and effective performance of the Management Services roles and functions,
- To acquire training resulting into an Award of a Professional Certificate in Management Services.
It is expected that at the end of the training, the staff will qualify for Institutional Management Services Certificate and register as Management Services Practitioners. It is highly expected that the staff, having acquired professional skills and competencies in the practice of Management Services, will be better equipped to address the challenges the Public Service has been faced with such as duplication and overlap of mandates among government institutions, the size of the service versus productivity, office layout, bureaucratic Systems Procedures and Processes of government among others.
This training ends on 8th December 2017 and it will be crowned with a certificate awarding ceremony by both Scott-Grant Limited Manchester and the Institute of Management Services – UK.