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Monday, January 29 2018 | NEW ERA ADVERT 13 THE VALUE EMBEDDED ON NIPAM’S TRAINING COURSES GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) is proud to be of service to almost 150 000 public sector clients constituting 98 Public Enterprises (20 000), 34 Offices/Ministries/Agencies (120 198), 14 Regional Councils (1748) and 57 Local Authorities (8481). NIPAM provides public sector capacity building, whereby training is customised to meet the needs associated with different responsibilities and functions, from the executive level right through to the operational staff level. This is achieved by offering flagship or core training programmes together with functional or tailor-made training and development courses. These custom designed deliverables are spread across the three tiers of public sector namely Central Government, Regional and Local Government as well as the Public Enterprises. Functional Training Programmes Dr George Simataa Chairperson Dr Nashilongo K Shivute Vice Chairperson Dr Martha Kandawa Schulz Our functional training programmes are demand-driven courses based on the need, investigations or upon request. NIPAM, develops focused-based and tailor-made training courses that are delivered to clients in the public sector. Through these programmes we enhance skills and competencies so that the public servants can execute their duties effectively in a demanding environment. These functional courses cover trainings such as Stock taking, Procurement, Customer Care, Secretarial Skills, Microsoft Office, Board Induction, Risk Management, Industrial Relations, Cobit 5 Foundation, ITIL, Project Management, Contract Management, Strategic Management, Protocol & Diplomacy, Performance Management, Total Quality Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Introduction to E-Governance, Supply Chain Management, Executive Computer Literacy, Effective Company Secretary, Human Capital Management, Immigration and Management, Business Process Re-Engineering, Finance for non-Finance Managers, Excellence in Cleaning and Housekeeping, Communication Skills including Business Writing Skills, Leadership, Change Management, Innovation and Creativity, and Knowledge Management. These are amongst other tailor-made courses offered on request. Mr Andrew Ndishishi Executive Director Mr Jason Kasuto Mr Modestus Amutse Flagship Training Programmes NIPAM offers five flagship training programmes which are the Executive Development Programme (EDP), Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP), Middle Management Development Programme (MMDP), Supervisory Development Programme (SDP) and the Foundation Programme (FP). Flagship training programmes are aiming at developing and providing common competencies across Offices, Ministries and Agencies, Regional Councils, Local Authorities and Public Enterprises. The flagship programmes focus on the appointment, promotion or transfer of persons in or to the public service. These programmes empower public servants to be innovative, have an adaptive capacity, anticipatory capacity and develop competencies and instincts to tackle uncertainties and manage complex challenges within the public service. Mr Petrus T Nevonga Ms Damoline Muruko Ms Emma Kantema Gaomas Ms Mekondjo Nghipandulwa The Executive Development Programme targets Executive Directors, Permanent Secretaries & Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Chief Regional Officers, and Chief Executive Officers. Senior Management Development Programme targets Directors, Deputy Directors and Senior Managers while the Middle Management Development Programmes is aimed at employees at Chief levels. The Supervisory Development Programme targets first line supervisors and the Foundation Programme is offered to staff members at operational level with a special focus on new entrants into the public service. ZOOM INTO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’s ONE YEAR IN OFFICE The appointed Executive Director (ED), Mr. Andrew Ndishishi has pledged his full commitment to serve and advance NIPAM’s role in developing a world-class public service since his assuming of Office on the 1st of August 2016. Subsequent to his appointment to the institution he has expanded NIPAM’s training capacity, succeeded in training more than 1980 participants as well as strengthening the provision of consultancy services to public sector institutions. Some of the key consultancy services provided included the development of five-year strategic plans to various public institutions and a skill audits for directors of selected Public Enterprises. Other notable accomplishments are the modelling of flagship training programmes to meet the changing needs of public service, the development of new curriculum and updating of training materials for Board Induction Programmes and for Councillor Development Programmes (CDP). Through this shift, NIPAM is set to adaptively operate and serve its clientele base with relevancy while matching with the prevailing demand. In response to the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, NIPAM is in the process of developing training materials for the training of Councillors on local economic development, governance for sub-national Government training programmes. Mr. Ndishishi is instrumental in initiating a number of capacity building programmes for NIPAM staff members as well as the appointment of external mass resource pool of persons with relevant qualifications and experience to join the institutional academic staff in provision of training and consultancy services. He positioned employees under vigorous training programmes for them to be certified by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) as training material developers and initiated the development of Norms and Standards currently underway for NIPAM to operationalise the relevant section of the NIPAM Act. Having served the public service for more than 27 years in senior capacities he brings substantial understanding needed to enrich the institution towards a premier vehicle for capacity development of the Namibian Public Sector. OUR SERVICES • TRAINING • CONSULTANCY • VENUE HIRE • CAFETERIA HIRE WEBSITE: For more information: Ester Paulus Manager: Communications Tel: (061) 296 4801, 081 147 0302 email: Katoole Ipinge Manager: Business Development Tel: (061) 296 4798, 081 126 1628 email:

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