Component Three funds partnerships between the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI) and reputable international institutions to (i) develop custom made public administration management training programs for civil servants in managerial positions and management interns; (ii) deliver the training programs; and (iii) develop faculty capacity at the ACSI. The content and delivery modality of management training programs, and the terms of reference for the partnerships will be established through negotiations with interested partner institutions.
Targeted Civil Service Training
A structured training program will be developed for the senior and mid-level management, and professional cadres. This will include formal classroom training, peer learning, structured twining arrangements, mentoring and degree or certificate programs. This component will also support development of capacity to deliver these training programs. The training will cover issues including (i) the functions and responsibilities of public administration; (ii) accountability and governance; (iii) management and leadership; and (iv) core skills enhancement (e.g. English language, IT). Consultations for co-financing from bilateral donors are being held to develop training capacity.
Management Internship Training
Formal classroom training will be conducted in public administration, management and leadership development. A mentoring program and selected opportunities for a masters or certificate in public management/administration will be developed. The training will include (i) the functions and responsibilities of public administration; (ii) accountability and governance; (iii) management and leadership; and (iv) core skills enhancement (e.g. English language, IT). There will be a strong emphasis on building the ethos of the cadre as future leaders of the civil service, and the responsibilities of their future roles in light of Afghanistan‘s transition