The main role of the Administration Department is to provide effective administration, finance, human resources management and other support services to all Departments of the Ministry. In order to ensure the effective operation of the Ministry, the objectives of the Department are:
To co-ordinate the preparation of the Ministry’s budget, in consultation with the Ministry’s Heads of Department and central agencies.
To provide effective support to the Minister, during budget debates and Parliamentary Portfolio Committee meetings.
To co-ordinate the preparation and submission of the budget and budget performance reports to the central agencies and Parliament as required.
To develop and implement internal systems of control for the budget, in line with Finance and Accounting Instructions and the new procurement procedures.
To develop effective mechanisms for the review and monitoring of the overall performance of Ministry in implementing its performance targets, policies and programmes.
To co-ordinate the preparation of job descriptions and schemes of service for all cadres in the Ministry, in consultation with the Ministry of Public Service.
To work with Heads of Department to ensure the availability of properly trained human resources, through the development of a comprehensive human resources development plan.
To develop effective communication and transport management system, including the acquisition of equipment, servicing and use of equipment and transport fleet.
To review the Filing and Registry System, in consultation with the National Archives and the Ministry of Public Service.
To provide secretarial support to the Ministry Internal Promotions Board and the meetings of Heads of Departments.