By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 04 June 2012 (Gurtong) – Over 350 civil servants in the state have undergone a series of courses through the Core Skills Training Project.
The project is being supported by the Capacity Building Trust Fund and implemented by a leading professional agency, Adam Smith International.
The trainings have been running from September 2011 and will go through to July 2012.
“The project focuses on imparting appropriate knowledge, skills and work culture to middle level civil servants in order to build capacity for effective and efficient delivery of services. Since the project activities started in September 2011, 360 civil servants have been trained in a range of courses including English Language, Basics of the Public Service, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Effective Communication, Gender Mainstreaming, and Strategic Management and Leadership”, Adam Smith International’s Human Resource Management’s Advisor in
The state Christopher Grace Musoke-Lwanga told Gurtong.
He added that course participants are drawn from five State Ministries including Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperative and Rural Development, Housing and Public Utilities, Health, Public Service and Human Resource Development and Culture and Social Development.
The trainings are also being held in Jonglei and Western Bahr el Ghazal states.
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan provides strategic guidance and oversight of the CBTF while the CBTF supports government initiatives related to strengthening public administration, including the South Sudan electronic payroll system.
The CBTF works closely with other development partners, including UNDP and USAID.