Over 6,000 Vacant Grades 3 and 4 Positions Identified in Government Institutions

6,682 vacant grades 3 and 4 positions were identified in ministries and other government institutions across the country. These positions were so specified as a result of an Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) assessment in cooperation with ministries and other government institutions. They are now set to be filled through open competition.

The IARCSC has formulated a plan to ensure transparency and speed for recruitments for these positions and has shared the details of the positions with ministries and other government institutions. Prior to officially announcing these positions for open recruitment, the relevant government institutions have an obligation to assess the necessity for these positions for the coming fiscal year 1397 (2018–19). Some of these positions may be amended as a result of the needs assessment and replaced by new positions with specific job descriptions according to organisational requirements.

The IARCSC has opened a special and separate account for each ministry and government institution in the e-recruitment system. The ministries and other government institutions can use these accounts to register their required positions.

At the same time, the IARCSC has prepared a preliminary list of those eligible to participate in mass recruitment examinations for 9,000 grades 5 and 6 positions in ministries and other government institutions as well as for 8,700 teacher positions that had been previously announced for open recruitment. Disaggregated by grade position, province, and examination field, the list has been published on the IARCSC website.

Following the collection and review of their applications, over 225,670 people have been deemed qualified to take part in mass recruitment examinations.

Ahmad Nader Nadery, the IARCSC Chairman, said, ‘The vacancy of such a number of positions had undermined effective and timely service delivery by government institutions and had in some cases resulted in inadequacies in good governance, the rule of law, and balanced economic growth’.

Mr Nadery added, ‘The fact that these job positions are to be filled by qualified people based on the principles of justice and merit will contribute to the transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of our country’s public administration’.