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Aspects of Vision 2022

Situational Analysis

Donor Funded Scholarships Available for 2011/2012

Africa Capacity Building Foundation ( ACBF) ( Zimbabwe)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Malaysia International Scholarship

University of Zambia (Economics Department)

Taiwan Scholarships

Thailand Government (National Institute of Development Administration)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarships

Turkey Scholarships

Cuba Scholarships

The Arab Republic of Egypt

Short term Sponsorship


 

1. ASPECTS OF VISION 2022 Back to top

Human Resource Development and utilisation in the kingdom of Swaziland will be based on a single comprehensive Human Resource Plan that is acceptable to all stakeholders.

2. SITUATION ANALYSIS Back to top

2.1 Recent History


The Human Resources and Development Department, which used to be called the Manpower Development Department was part and parcel of the then Department of Establishments and Training which was established to cater for the training and development of all public servants, and was also responsible for Localisation in the country.
In 1996, in terms of Legal Notice 194, Human Resource and Development was allocated to the Ministry of Public Service and Information and later in terms of Legal Notice No.25 of 2009 the National Human Resource Planning function was transferred to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the Human Resource Development function remained with the Ministry of Public Service.


In 2003 the Human Resource and Development Department started co-ordinating the Public Sector response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic since this has a bearing on the management and development of Human Resources in the Public Service. The Human Resource and Development Department continued to coordinate the Public Sector response to the HIV/AIDS response until December 2009.


2.2 Current Mandate, objectives, roles and functions of the Department

  • To ensure that the Human Resource base both at national level and within the Public Service in particular is of good quality, as a means of meeting national and Government priorities under the National Development Strategy (NDS).
  • To ensure the best use of the country's human resource in a holistic manner through Human Resource and Development.
  • To develop and ensure the implementation of integrated national human resources development policies and procedures.
  • To co-ordinate human resource development activities in the Public Service, parastatals, private sector, the small and medium enterprises.
  • To ensure, in collaboration with clients that appropriate training programmes are undertaken and that their impact is assessed and evaluated.
  • To improve service delivery through computerization of training records and providing training opportunities to deserving Swazi citizens.
  • To monitor trained personnel.
  • To provide the basis for training and development programmes.
  • To ensure, in collaboration with clients that appropriate training programmes are undertaken and that their impacts are assessed and evaluated.

2.3 Service Provided
The functions of the Department include, improving service delivery in the coordination and management of Human Resource Training and Development as guided by the Training and Development Policy of 2000.
Services provided can be summarised as follows:


2.3.1   Scholarship Awards
These include:

  • Scholarship Awards for all government Ministries and Departments which are funded by the Swaziland Government within the country and in the SADC Region.
  • Donor funded scholarships for the Swaziland Government which mainly focuses on the Swaziland Governments priority areas such as, Education, Health, Agriculture, and Public Sector Reforms etc.
  • Short Term Study Loans.

2.3.2   Procedure for Scholarship Awards and Study Loans

  • Ministries and Departments submit Training Plans to the Human Resource Development Department in February every year.
  • Nominations for scholarships are taken from the Training Plan are discussed and agreed upon with Ministries and Departments, Training Officers, Administration, and Supervisors.
  • External Travel Training and Expenditure goes through a Cabinet Sub-Committee responsible for External Travel which makes recommendations and approved by His Excellency, the Prime Minister.
  • Individual Officers apply for study loans through their Heads of Department and Principal Secretary to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Public Service.

Donor Funded Scholarships Available for 2011/2012 Back to top

1. Australian Scholarship for January 2012 Intake
i Priority Areas

  • Health
  • Public Administration/ Public Sector Reform
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Education


•    Applicants should be from Swaziland Government
•    Applicants are required to possess, as a minimum , a four year Bachelors degree from Swaziland at minimum or upper second class level and at least four years post- graduation work experience
•    Applicants must be less than 50 years at the time of application.
•    For more Information visit www.adsafrica.com.ac


2.    Africa Capacity Building Foundation ( ACBF) ( Zimbabwe) Back to top

  • Sponsors Public Sector Management Training Programme
  • Applicants should be Middle level Public Sector managers and professionals
  • Applicants should have a minimum of a first University degree of good standing. Plus at least four years of relevant managerial level.


3. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Back to top

  • Offers Scholarships for Masters degrees in Public Administration
  • Applicants should have a minimum of a first University degree in Social Science with at least a second class upper division
  • Applicants who hold a University Degree other than social science may be admitted if they pass with at least second class upper division and have at least three years relevant administrative experience

•    Applicants must not be older than 36 years at the time of admission.
•    For more information visit www.ubotho.net

4. Malaysia International Scholarship Back to top
•    Provide scholarships for the following priority areas:

  • Science and engineering
  • Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Economics and Islamic Finance
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosecurity and Food Security
  • Infrastructure and Utility
  • Environmental Studied
  • Health including but not limited to , nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy


•  Applicants should have high level academic achievement
•  Excellent writing and communication skills in English Language
•  The Quality of research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human being.
•  For more information visit www.mohe.gov.my


5. University of Zambia (Economics Department) Back to top

  • Provides scholarships for Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management

•   Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor of arts degree preferably with  a major in Economics or any other relevant field with accredit or its equivalent from a recognized University
•   Applicants should also have a three year professional work experience in the Public Sector
•   For more information visit www.unza.zm or www.epmzambia.co.za

6. Taiwan Scholarships Back to top
•    Provides  the following scholarships

  • Huaya ( mandarin)  Enrichment Scholarship programme

•     Applicants be 18 years of age  or older
•    Applicants should possess a high school diploma or above

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

•    For more information please visit www.icdf.org.tw/TSP/Register.aspx

7 .Thailand Government (National Institute of Development Administration) Back to top
•    For more information please visit www.nida.ac.th

8. The Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarships Back to top
•    Applicants apply for various programmes from various Universities from Commonwealth countries such as:

9. Turkey Scholarships Back to top

  • Provides undergraduate sponsorship

•    Applicants should have a good level of  a high school graduation degree
•    Applicants should not be infected with a contagious disease
•    Applicants should not have suspended graduation and not be older than 25 years on the date of application

10. Cuba Scholarships Back to top
•    Applicants should have a maximum of 25 years old
•    Applicants should be physically healthy.

11. The Arab Republic of Egypt Back to top
•    Applicants should have studied atleast 8 subjects in high school
•    Applicants should not be more than 4 years passed since the obtaining of High School Certificate
•    Applicants should have a minimum degree required for the college he/ she is applying for .

Short term Sponsorship Back to top

  • Commonwealth fund for Technical Cooperation
  • Singapore Scholarships
  • Sweden  Government scholarships
  • Australian Scholarships Thailand Scholarships
  • Malaysian Scholarships
  • Indian Government Scholarships
  • Thailand Scholarships
 
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