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MOT Staff Benefit From Performance Management Process Workshop

MOT Staff Benefit From Performance Management Process Workshop

2017-06-14

Monrovia, Liberia: About 10 Supervisors of the Ministry of Transport (MOT) are benefiting from a one-week Performance Management Process Workshop in Monrovia.  The training that is being conducted by LIPA runs from June 12-16, 2017. The exercise is intended to improve the over-all performance of Civil Servants at the Ministry of Transport. It also seeks to enhance the skills of MOT Supervisors and Human Resource Directors who have the sole responsibility of implementing the Performance Management System at the Transport Ministry.

The training further seeks to significantly contribute to the understanding of Participants’ role in the implementation of the PMS, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness when it comes to managing staff performance.

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration being clothed with the responsibility to build Public Sector capacity through in-service training, will apply the adult learning methodology to transfer the skills and knowledge that will enable Supervisors and Human Resource Directors and other HR practitioners at the Ministry of Transport to adequately entrench the  PMS.

Topics to be covered during the training include: Linkages between the National Development Plans; Strategic Plans and Work Plans, Overview of Concepts and Principles of Performance Management, Performance Management Tools and Techniques: Performance Planning- Setting Objectives and Indicators, Civil Service Performance Management Tools and Techniques-MID YEAR Planning and Review and Civil Service Performance Management Tools-Annual Appraisal among others.


 

LIPA Celebrates 48th Anniversary

LIPA  Celebrates 48th  Anniversary

 

 

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has celebrated its 48th Anniversary.

 The Anniversary which was held under the Theme: Celebrating LIPA on the Raise @ 48, begun with series of activities including a thanks giving service and Fund Raising Dinner.  The Anniversary was climaxed on Saturday, May 20,2017 at the Myrtle Beach along the Robert Field High way where the family of LIPA and other guest hard gone to formally celebrate the success of the Institute.

 

Delivering a special statement  at the Anniversary Dinner at the Bella Cassa Hotel on Friday, May 19, 2017 LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon B. Nyemah said the Purpose of the celebration was to recognize those achievements that the Institute has made under his leadership.

 

Hon. Nyemah also used the occasion to appreciate the Alumni Association of the Institute for their support in making this year Anniversary celebration a success. He at the same time recognized the services of several employees for their hard work and commitment on the job.

 

The employees  were selected by their various supervisors based on their performance.

 Those recognized and certificated include: Mr. Melvin Cheneh, Ms. Luna Harmon, Mr. Augustine Saye, Mr. George Nanti, Ms. Zlawonkan Sehweah, Mr. Nathaniel Nyemah and Mr. Mohamed Sheriff. Other certificated include: Mrs. Esi Ogunkoya,  Mrs. Kukor Greene Mrs. Sayonnoh Toe and Mr. Joshua Sebeh.

 

Also speaking at the program, the Chief Peace Consolidation Services at UNMIL Mr. Francis Kai-Kai said LIPA has been one of the progress Institutions in Liberia. He noted that UNMIL and other partners  are proud to work along with the Institute to ensure that it reach out to Liberians across the country.

 

Speaking on behalf of the LIPA Alumni Association, the Vice President of the Association Gertrude Cooper appreciated the Institute for all the support in building the capacity of Liberians.

 

She said the Alumni Association will continued to work with LIPA in providing quality capacity building services to the country.

LIPA Resumes Second Quarter Training for First Semester 2017

LIPA Resumes Second Quarter Training for First Semester 2017

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has resumed the Second Quarter Training for First Semester 2017. The training which begun on Monday, April, 10,2017, offers courses in Public Procurement Management, Project Planning and Management, Internal Audit and Control, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Financial Management, HR and Performance Management, Public Policy Analysis, Banking and Finance and Public Sector Management.

Other courses offered include: Basic Report Writing, Records Management, Work planning, Performance Management, Customer Service, Public Sector Budgeting, Purchasing and Supply, Public Financial Management Law, Basic Computer and Database, Project Proposal Writing and Legislative Drafting.

The training which runs from April to June 2017, is accommodating over 300 participants from the Public and Private Sectors of Liberia.

Speaking at the formal orientation of the Second quarter Training, LIPA Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Jarso Jallah Saygbe promised  the Participants that the Institute will remain engaged with them throughout the training.

She told Participants that the training they are about to receive will base mainly on the practical than the theoretical aspect.  
 

LIPA Validates Curriculum on Legislative Drafting

LIPA Validates Curriculum on Legislative Drafting


The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), last Wednesday, April 12,2017 validated a short and long term curriculum on Legislative Drafting course. The one day validation exercise will now set the stage for the teaching of the course by LIPA.

The exercise which was held at the Golden Gate Hotel in Paynesville City outside Monrovia, brought together some of the Nation’s best legal brains including Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, Cllr. Dr. Jallah A. Barbu, and Atty. Kanio Bai Gbala.

The Legislative Drafting course is recommended for Policy makers in both National and County Governments, Public officers involved in drafting Laws and regulations for State Corporations, Commissions and Agencies; Law Enforcement officers, NGOs, and private Institutions among others.

In his closing remarks, the Director General of LIPA Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah said he was happy to be apart of this history making event, especially so when the initiative tends to underscore LIPA’s  commitment to executing its statutory mandate effectively.

Hon. Nyemah noted that as a capacity building arm of the government, responsible to improve the administrative performance and professional capabilities of the Public Service, through training, research, consultancy and information services, the burden rest upon the Institute to introduce viable programs towards achieving its mandate. 

He said, being the first of its kind in Liberia, LIPA seeks to design this program in the most user friendly package that will preserve the core elements of the training.  Hon. Nyemah Noted that the presence of some prominent legal authorities and governing entities at the validation exercise shows the level of seriousness LIPA attaches to the course.

The LIPA Director General said, as Liberia continues on the path of growth of Development it is hoped that participants of the Legislative drafting training would make adequate use of the acquired skills and knowledge.

Also speaking, LIPA Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Jarso Jallah Saygbe said the need to develop a curriculum on Legislative drafting can not be over emphasized. She acknowledged that a substantial requirement for sustainable national development is a well-functioning, administrative and professional capability of the nation’s manpower in institutions across the country.


 

LIPA Women Participants in International Women's Day

LIPA Women Participants in International Women’s Day


Women of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) have participated in activities marking the celebration of this year International Women’s Day.  The celebration was held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville from March 7-8, 2017, and brought together women from all Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government, and other women groupings across the country.

LIPA, a regular participating Agency at this occasion, was fully represented by members of the senior management team including the Director General Hon. Oblayon B. Nyemah, the Deputy Director General for Administration Mrs. Florence G. Dukuly, the Deputy Director General for Training Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe and the Deputy Director General for Research and Consultancy Mr. Charles Jarratt. Others who formed part of the celebration include: Mrs. Esi Ogunkoya, Ms. Lucy Bondo, Mrs. Kukor Greene, Ms. Luna Harmon, Mrs. Ranvia Jallah Slewion, Ms. Lawuo Mulbah, Mrs. Roseline Wonpleh, Mrs. Konah Jah, Ms. Frances Jarsayway and Mrs. Pinky Andrews. Others include: Ms. Patience Kamara Ms., Zlawonkan Sehweah and Ms. Miatta Kpaka.

The Global Theme: for this year celebration was “Be bold for change” with the National Theme: “Women Unite, Support Change for Inclusion”.

At the end of the celebration, a communique to encourage women participation in all decision making was adopted.
 

LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants

LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 awarded certificates to 130 civil servants who are middle level managers and are in leadership positions from the project pilot Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government.  Ministries, Agencies and Commissions concerned include: Health, Finance, Internal Affairs, Information, Foreign Affairs, Education, Justice and State. Other implementing Agencies and Commission include: LIPA, CSA and the GC.

The awarding of the certificates to the participants followed several weeks of intensive training in Women and Transformational Leadership held at the Cape Hotel in Mamba Point from October to November of 2016.   The training which derives from the Public Sector Modernization Project results framework is intended to establish a sustained foundation for effective leadership scheme within the Civil Service, thereby transforming Public Sector Managers from dormant status to competent results oriented leaders.

LIPA, under the Public Sector Modernization Project results framework, is mandated to train 500 civil servants within a period of five years.

Serving as Keynote Speaker during the graduation ceremony, the Deputy Director General for Human Resource at the Civil Service Agency, Wanneh Clarke Reeves, encouraged the graduates to retain the knowledge and skills acquired during the training so as to transform their respective institutions. Mrs. Reeves who served as proxy for CSA Director General Puchu Bernard, challenged the graduates to serve as change agents by making notable impact at their various places of work.

Also speaking, the Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development at LIPA, Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe, admonished the participants to fit into the vision of being a transformational leader.
 


 

LIPA/JLMB-360 Company Assessed Project Site

LIPA/JLMB-360 Company Assessed Project Site

A four man LIPA team along with representatives from the JLMB-360 Construction Company recently paid a one-day assessment visit at LIPA project site at Domah’s Town along the Roberts Field Highway.  The team headed by the Director General Oblayon B. Nyemah had gone to the site to finalize plans with the engineers on how LIPA wants the construction of its new building to be situated.

Both parties however agreed that before deciding on the position of the building, it was important to have on hand the architectural design for the project.

Speaking recently, the Director General of LIPA Oblayon B. Nyemah disclosed that plans were underway to begin the construction of the Institute’s future home in Domah’s Town. Hon. Nyemah said with the architectural design being made available by donor partners the Institute will shortly break grounds to give way for the construction process.

It can be recalled that the late Professor Harold J. Monger then Director General of LIPA in 2007, acquired and secured a 25 acres of land in Domah’s Town to be used for the construction of the Institute’s future home.
 

LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers

LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) recently certificated 14 Budget and Planning Officers from two spending entities in the country. Entities that benefited from the process include: The 
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Legislative Budget Office of the National Legislature.

The Participants were awarded the certificates following a two week Medium-Term Expenditure Budgeting Curriculum Training of Trainers workshop held at LIPA from February 20-March 1, 2017.

Making remarks at the end of the training, the Deputy Minister for Budget and Development Planning at the MFDP, Tanneh Brunson said, the overarching objective of the training is to help address some of the challenges faced by the Public Sector.  She noted that because of these challenges the Government is finding it difficult to fully execute the MTEF Program.  She however assured the Participants of the Ministry’s commitment to empowering them in utilizing knowledge they have acquired from the training.

For his part, the Director General of LIPA, Oblayon B. Nyemah said his Institution is grateful to partner with the MFDP and the International Monitoring Funds (IMF) in providing training for Civil Servants.  Hon. Nyemah noted that the transformation of Liberia will require the building of the human capacity which he said is key to mending the transformation process.

Speaking on behalf of the participants the Assisting Director for Financial Sector Policy                                           at the MFDP, Mr. Henry Nyanquio said they are going to apply those skills and knowledge acquired during the training to impact the lives of other civil servants.  He is meanwhile called on the Government and other international partners to support capacity building in Liberia.
 
 

LIPA Awards Certificates to 34 Law Enforcement Officers

LIPA Awards Certificates to 34 Law Enforcement Officers

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Friday, January 14, 2017 certificated 34 Law enforcement officers following the completion of a one week intensive training in Leadership and management.
The training which marks the first phase of a three week Leadership training is supported by the United Nations Police (UNPOL).

Law enforcement entities benefiting from the training include: The Liberia National Police (LNP), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).

The training among other things is highlighting applied leadership and advanced managerial skills needed for senior and middle level positions. About 100 middle level managers from the three law enforcement institutions are expected to benefit from the training which runs up to the 27 of January, 2017.

Speaking at the end of the first phase of the training, LIPA Deputy Director General for Research and Consultancy Mr. Charles Jarrett thanked the Participants for devoting their time to the exercise, which he said is geared towards improving their skills and competence. Mr. Jarrett told the Participants that in order for them to fully take over the country's security it is important that their skills and knowledge be enhanced.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner General for Administration at the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Mr. Peter Zayzay admonished the Participants not to be involved in giving too many excuses but instead they should be able to deliver on the job. Mr. Zayzay reminded the Participants that the training was intended to help them take the initiative by driving growth in their respective institutions.

For his part, Mr. Charles Brooks, on behalf of the Participants thanked LIPA and UNPOL for the collaboration in conducting this important training exercise. He assured the organizers that the skills and knowledge acquired will be used effectively as they get back to their places of work.

 

LIPA Conducts Leadership Training for Middle Level Managers

LIPA Conducts Leadership Training for Middle Level Managers

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has begun a three week Leadership and Management training for middle level managers of key security institutions in the country.

Security institutions benefiting from the training include: the Liberia National Police (LNP), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).

The training which is sponsored by the United Nations Police (UNPOL) will among other things highlight applied leadership and advanced managerial skills needed for senior and middle level positions, and will run from January 9-27,2017

About one hundred Participants segmented into three groups are expected to be trained over the next three weeks. The Participants are drawn from the fifteen counties across the country.

Speaking during the opening of the training LIPA's Deputy Director General for Administration Mrs. Florence Dukuly admonished the Participants to make use of the training so as to impact the knowledge to others. Mrs. Dukuly told the Participants that a good leader is someone who is discipline and at the same time plays the role of a mother.

Also speaking, the Human Resource Advisor to UNPOL Rose Adamu thanked the Participants for forming part of the training. She said the training is an initiative of UNPOL as part of its strategic priorities to enhance leadership in the LNP, LIS and the LDEA.

For his part the Deputy Chief of Human Resource for Research and Statistics of the LNP Sando Johnson, on behalf of his institution, thanked the management of LIPA for accepting Law Enforcement officers of the three security entities to be trained in leadership and management. He expressed hope that the training will enhance their skills and knowledge as UNMIL gradually draws down its operations.

 

LIPA Commences 2017 First Training Cycle...

LIPA Commences 2017 First Training Cycle

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has commenced the First Training Cycle for the year 2017.

The First training cycle of 2017 begun on Monday, January 9,2017and will run for sixteen weeks wi...
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Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management Seven Liberians ha...

Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management
Seven Liberians have been awarded master’s Degree in Public Sector Management by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The graduates who represented various Government Min...
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Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management...

Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management
Seven Liberians have been awarded master’s Degree in Public Sector Management by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The graduates who represented various Government Min...
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Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management...

Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management
Seven Liberians have been awarded master’s Degree in Public Sector Management by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The graduates who represented various Government Min...
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