Southern Sudan Civil Service Commission (SSCSC)

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Hon. Philister Baya Lawiri
Chairperson
 

Profile of the Chairperson:

Hon. Philister Baya is a graduate of Rural Development from the University of Juba. She also holds a postgraduate diploma and MA in peace and development studies from the same university. Prior to her appointment as Chair of Civil Service Commission in September 2010, she was Administration and Finance Manager, Ivory Bank, Juba. She previously was Director of Establishments and Training, Council for the South in Khartoum until its dissolution in 1991. Ms Baya is a development specialist with extensive experience in Human Resource Management and Administration. She has worked in many administrative capacities in the Sudan Government and in private sector.


As a member of Sudan's National Electoral Commission Ms Baya is one of two women on the nine-member national body appointed to govern Sudan's 2010 elections. She is also the chairperson for the Southern Women Solidarity for Peace and Development and the current and founding Chairperson of Southern Sudan Women Solidarity for Peace and Development, a network of IDP Women groups established in Khartoum to mitigate the effect of displacement on the IDP women and children. Her areas of expertise include: democracy, human rights, good governance and IDPs. She has participated in many peace building initiatives including: the promotion of harmony and understanding between southern Sudanese community leaders (politicians, chiefs, religious leaders and women’s groups) in Khartoum and the South-South Dialogue Conference in Nairobi. She is one of the (10) authors of The Tragedy of Reality: Southern Sudanese Women Appeal for Peace (1999), and Political conflict in gender participation in the Government of Sudan, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2010). She has also authored several articles featured in the Khartoum Monitor Daily Newspaper including: Gender equality remains a dream (2005), Liberate women from sexist oppression (2006), Women and Politics (2005).
 

Vision:
To enhance excellence in governance within the Public Service to achieve competence in a public administration that shall be accountable, equitable, efficient, effective, transparent and corruption-free in its performance and responsive to the needs of the people.


Mission:
To promote democratic principles and values in the Public Service to ensure equity and meritocracy in areas of Public Service laws and regulations covering recruitment, promotion, salaries and wages, and other service benefits.
 

Functions:

 

The Southern Sudan Civil Service Commission (SSCSC) performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. To advise all levels of GOSS on personnel practices;
  2. To achieve fairness and transparency in making selection for appointments;
  3. To review terms and conditions of service;
  4. To guide and coordinate state civil service commissions.

 

Structure:

 

The Commission is comprised of the following administrative units:

 

  1. Commission’s Board
  2. Administration and Finance
  3. Policy Formulation
  4. Recruitment and Selection

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. The Commission has planned to undertake an audit review of pensions to determine compliance public institutions with government retirement regulations;
  2. Strengthening of Civil Service State High Committees and ensuring that the committees are set up in all the states Audit review on promotions (2009 – 2010);
  3. Field Visits to all the 10 States of Southern Sudan (2009-2010);
  4. Formation of Civil Service Commissions at State Level – will start soon. The Commission will assist in setting up of structures;
  5. Audit Review on Promotions of GOSS employees from 2006 to date. This will commence during the month of May, 2010;
  6. Capacity Building partnership with the Government of Kenya is ongoing. Members of staff at Senior and Mid Level Management are expected to go for attachment at the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Kenya. The Chairperson of the Commission attended an attachment session in the PSC in Kenya under this partnership from March 29 to April 4, 2010;
  7. A previous MOU between the Commission and the Public Service Commission of South Africa ended in 2009. It was funded by the World Bank. Efforts are underway to establish whether the bilateral arrangement can be renewed;
  8. An Audit Review of the appointments at super scales levels in GOSS is ongoing. It is being carried out jointly with the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development;
  9. The Commission is actively involved in hiring of Junior Staff in GOSS; and
  10. A review to collect data on vacant positions in GOSS will be launched later in the year.
     

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Civil Service Commission Provional Order 2011
  2. Year 2008 Report

 

Contacts:

 

Rev. Jocelyn Apollo
Executive Director
Tel: 0902 373842

 

Toby Martirio Oduho
toby.oduho@gmail.com


+249-121-736-839

 

 

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This article was updated on Aug 6, 2011