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A Two-Man LIPA Delegation Leaves For GIMPA

A Two-Man LIPA Delegation Leaves For GIMPA
A two-man LIPA delegation leaves the country  today Monday, December 5, 2016 to attend the  Stakeholders and Country Coordinators meeting of the Public Sector Management Training Programme (PSMTP) as well as the 11th  Cohort Graduation Ceremony for Participants of the 2016 Class of the PSMTP in Accra Ghana.
Members of the delegation include: The Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah and the Deputy for Training and Manpower Development  Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe.
The Stakeholders and Country Coordinators meeting of the PSMTP will take place on Tuesday, December 6,2016 while the graduation ceremony  will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016
While the two LIPA top managers  are away, the Deputy Director General for Administration Mrs. Florence G. Dukuly will act as Director General.

 

LIPA Provides Career Training for Prospective AMEU Graduates

LIPA Provides Career Training for Prospective AMEU Graduates
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) in collaboration with the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) has conducted a one day career training workshop for prospective graduates of that University.
The training which was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the AMEU auditorium on Camp Johnson Road was intended to help participants develop skills they need to achieve their career objectives.
The training was attended by over one hundred prospective graduates of the University.
Also present were the Director General of LIPA Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah, the Deputy for Training and Development, Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe and members of the AMEU Faculty and staff headed by its president DR. Joseph Isaac.
Speaking during the training Hon. Nyemah begun by explaining the service-delivering roles and functions of LIPA to the Public and Private Sectors of Liberia.
Hon. Nyemah told the participants that the purpose of the training was to give them idea about what they would like to do as a career upon their graduation from college. He further explained that being the capacity building arm of Government is to help Liberians choose the right career path that will make them productive citizens.
The LIPA Boss also lauded the AMEU Administration for collaborating with his Institution to achieve the objectives of the training exercise.
For his part, the President of the AMEU DR. Joseph Isaac appreciated LIPA for partnering with the University and assured that the training provided by LIPA to his students will not be a waste, encouraging his students to make use of the internet so as to help them choose the right kind of career in life.

 

Seven Liberian Students to Benefit from PSMPT Program

Seven Liberian Students to Benefit from PSMPT Program
Seven Liberian candidates representing various Ministries, Agencies and Commission (MACs) of Government are expected to benefit from a one year Master’s Degree Program in Public Sector Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) beginning January 2017 - December 2017.
The candidates, who were nominated by their respective institutions, were selected following an evaluation process conducted by LIPA recently.
LIPA, under the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), has the mandate to vet and forward the names of qualified Liberian candidates to GIMPA for the program.
As part of the process of formally announcing candidates who successfully went through the vetting exercises, the Management of LIPA on Thursday, November 24, 2016 presented them their letters of admission for subsequent enrollment at GIMPA.
Presenting the letters to the candidates, LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah encouraged them to hold together and be studious so as to come up with flying colors.
Hon. Nyemah told the candidates that he has no doubt about them representing Liberia at this worthwhile program, noting that other Liberians went through the walls of that Institute successfully.
For their part, the candidates appreciated LIPA for the motivation and assured the Management of the Institute that they will do everything possible to come up successfully.
 

Seven Liberian Students to Benefit from PSMPT Program

Seven Liberian Students to Benefit from PSMPT Program
Seven Liberian candidates representing various Ministries, Agencies and Commission (MACs) of Government are expected to benefit from a one year Master’s Degree Program in Public Sector Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) beginning January 2017 - December 2017.
The candidates, who were nominated by their respective institutions, were selected following an evaluation process conducted by LIPA recently.
LIPA, under the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), has the mandate to vet and forward the names of qualified Liberian candidates to GIMPA for the program.
As part of the process of formally announcing candidates who successfully went through the vetting exercises, the Management of LIPA on Thursday, November 24, 2016 presented them their letters of admission for subsequent enrollment at GIMPA.
Presenting the letters to the candidates, LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah encouraged them to hold together and be studious so as to come up with flying colors.
Hon. Nyemah told the candidates that he has no doubt about them representing Liberia at this worthwhile program, noting that other Liberians went through the walls of that Institute successfully.
For their part, the candidates appreciated LIPA for the motivation and assured the Management of the Institute that they will do everything possible to come up successfully.
 

LIPA/IMF/MFDP Awards Certificates to Several Budget Officers

LIPA/IMF/MFDP Awards Certificates to Several Budget Officers
Over 30 Budget and Planning Officers from all spending Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of Government, including Budget officers of LIPA, were on Friday, November 25,2016 awarded certificates following a two-week intensive training in Budget Formulation at the Ministry of Finance.
The training which was conducted by the International Monitory Fund (IMF) in collaboration with Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) ran from November 14-25, 2016.
The overarching objective of the training was to promote credible Budget preparation within Liberia's Medium-Term Frame work, developing the knowledge and skills of concerned Public officials.
At the close of the training, the facilitators presented their findings and made several recommendations intended to help improve quality Service delivery to the Public Sector.
According to the findings released, the participants, during the training, had group discussions that helped them learn from each other’s experience as well as identified the gaps in budget preparation.
The findings however noted that in order for the participants to benefit from the training, they should have a foundation of knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel and a good understanding of the basic economic concept.
The findings further noted that the ten days duration of the training was not sufficient to exhaust the contents of the curriculum.
Based on the findings, it was recommended that LIPA designs a training program that will expose budget officers to the basic skills in budget preparation.
It was also recommended that the MFDP and LIPA should review the draft curriculum and identify potential trainers who can be used during the next round of training and will be able to sustain the delivery of the program.
The recommendations further requested the MFDP to commit resources where necessary and seek technical assistance for the development and delivery of the foundation course as well as restructure the curriculum for budget preparation training Program.

 

Medium Term Expenditure Frame work Training For Budget Officers Begins..

Medium Term Expenditure Frame work Training For Budget Officers Begins in Monrovia

About fifty Budget and Planning Officers from all spending Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MAcs) of Government including Budget officers of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), are benefiting from two week Budget Formulation training at the Ministry of Finance

The training conducted by IMF-FAD/MFDP LIPA runs from November 14-25,2016 and seeks to promote credible budget preparation within the medium-term frame work for Liberia and to also develop the knowledge and skills of Public officials

This training program follows a previous training intervention delivered by the IMF/FAD TA mission at LIPA in August 2016.

Following the first training session, Participants expressed the need for further training session to be conducted in the areas of Annual Budgeting within a Medium term Frame work, Budget Monitoring and Reporting, National and Sector Planning and Public investment Management.

The MFDP based on the Participants request, recommended that a basic course focusing on the Topics mentioned should be deliver.
 

Data Collectors Training Ends at LIPA

Data Collectors Training Ends at LIPA

A one week Data collectors training for over 30 Liberian Civil Servants has ended at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA).

The training supported by the World Bank, is the Public Sector Modernization Project and ran from Novermber 7-11,2016.

The exercise had in attendence Participants from LIPA, CSA and BRAC and focused on the performance management system of units within Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government.

Key issues highlighted during the training include: Job Roles and Responsiblities,Work Practices, Incentive and monitoring, Staff involvement and Contributions and Recognition of staff performance and Interviews and data collection skills using Tablets (software).

Out of 40 Data collectors who underwent the training 30 were selected to implement the data collection from various Ministries Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of Government.

The data collection will last for six weeks and targets 33 (MACs) including LIPA, CSA, GC, Finance, Education, Health, Internal Affairs, Justice, Information, Foreign Affairs, Commerce, Gender, Public Works State, Agriculture, Transport, Youth and Sports and Labour. Others are National Security, Lands Mines and Energy, LRA, NPA, National Food Assistance Agency, MCSS, Cooperative Development Agency, Bureau of State Enterprise, Legislature and Center for National Documents and Records Agency.
 

LIPA Ends Transformational Leadership Training

LIPA Ends Transformational Leadership Training for Civil Servants

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has ended a three week Transformational Leadership training for one hundred Civil Servants, who are in leadership positions from project pilot participating Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of Government including ministries of Health, Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Education, Justice, and State. The other three implementing Agencies and Commission are: Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Civil Service Agency (CSA) and Governance Commission (GC).

The training which took place at the Cape Hotel in Mamba Point, is part of the Public Sector Modernization Project and ran from October 31- November 18,2016.

The training was intended to establish a sustained foundation for effective leadership scheme within the Civil Service and will transform Public Sector managers from dormant status quo to complete results oriented leaders.

Speaking at the training recently, LIPA Director General Oblayon Nyemah told the Participant that a transformational leader is someone who can think creatively to achieve results.

He used the LEC perspective by providing electricity to most part of country as some of the transformation that is taking place in Liberia.

Honorable further reminded the Participants the positions they find themselves in is challenging, noting that leaders will always rely on them to make decisions.
 

2016 Third Training Cycle begins at LIPA

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has commenced full training activities for the 2016 Third Cycle. This third training cycle began on Monday, August 29, 2016 with over four hundred Participants enrolling in the Program
The third training cycle will run run for sixteen weeks and will cover long term courses in Public Procurement Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning and Management, Internal Audit and Control, Public Financial Management, HR and Performance Management, Public Policy Analysis, Public Sector Management and Banking and Finance. Other courses offered include: Basic Report Writing, Records Management Work Planning Performance Management, Customer Service, Public Sector Budgeting, Public Financial Management Law, Purchasing and Supply Management, Basic Computer and Data Base, and Project Proposal Writing.
Speaking at the commencement of the Third Training Cycle, the Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe admonished the participants to take advantage of the opportunity that they have by building their capacity. She also encouraged them to utilize the skills and experience that will be acquired from the training.
The LIPA Deputy Director General told the participants that in order for Liberia to move forward it will require the collective effort of all Liberians to achieve this goal.
She further assured them that LIPA will do everything possible to monitor their performance at their respective institutions.
 

Breaking News

 

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) announces admission to a Masters’ Degree in Public Sector Management (M.PSM) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).  The Program is an innovative one-year Master’s Degree Course that is designed to equip Anglophone West African countries with a critical mass of Public Sector Managers, trained to provide effective leadership for meeting the developmental challenges in their various countries. The Program runs from January – December, 2017. 
Admission Requirements:
Applicant MUST:
•    Be a Liberian middle-to-senior level professional, officer and manager from the Public and Private Sector organizations;
•    Possess a university degree with a minimum of “B” average or 3.0 GPA;
•    Have had not less than two (2) years of post-college work experience; 
•    Have competency in at least the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications;
•    Present a plan specifying how the newly acquired skills and knowledge will be applied in solving problems at the work place; and,
•    Possess leadership potential evidenced by current employment status.

Application Procedures:
•    Application form(s) should be purchased with a non-refundable fee of Fifty United States Dollars (U$50.00) from the Institute’s Finance Office, North Gibson Street, Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia.
•    Completed application form, with copy of payment receipt, must be returned in a sealed A-4 brown envelop, addressed to “The Country Coordinator, PSMTP-Liberia”,  through the office of the Deputy Director-General for Training & Development, no later than Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 3:30pm.
•    A notarized copy of university degree, original (sealed) transcript,
•     Two (2) letters of recommendations (from immediate supervisor and head of agency/organization), and
•     Two (2) endorsed recent passport size photographs must accompany each application.


Additional Information:

Governmental Institutions (MACs) as well as the private sector organizations are entreated to sponsor their staff on this innovative program.

•    Tuition for the Program is Eight Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars (US$8,650.00).

•    Scholarship(s) for the program is tentatively withheld, as negotiations are ongoing with the Management Development partners. Subsequently, information may become available shortly to this effect. However, the recruitment process must be completed in accordance with the training programme calendar, as we await word from the partners.

•    Provisions have been made to admit qualified candidates on a fee-paying bases, payable in instalments. 

•    Employers, accordingly, are expected to make an explicit commitment to re-engage successful graduates and provide them with the requisite institutional environment that would enable them to make good use of   the newly acquired skills and competences upon their return. 

Application should be addressed to:
                                  The Country Coordinator, PSMTP-Liberia
                                  Office of the Deputy Director-General for Training, LIPA
                                  North Gibson Street, Mamba Point, Monrovia.

For Further Inquiries Contact:

Tel:(+231-888931257)
Email: jjsaygbe.lipa@gmail.com

 

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