Administrative Reform Secretariat

The Secretariat is one of the crucial parts of the IARCSC, which has the responsibility of coordinating meetings of the leadership of IARCSC, and providing support services for day to day operations of the commission.  Besides assisting the Chairman in leading the public administration reform, the secretariat reports the results and achievements of the commission to its reform partners and maintains a strong relationship with the World Bank and other international donors.

The Secretariat monitors the implementation of the Public Administration Reform Strategy in civil service institutions, and coordinates across all of IARCSC’s programs, thus creating synergy between the programs of IARCSC and national and international reform partners.

The Secretariat reviews reform programs and projects of ministries and agencies, provides the chairman with relevant feedback and advice on removing overlaps, duplications and inaction in implementation of programs, thus avoiding possible conflicts in reform implementation and other issues that in a way hinder the reform. Awareness-raising on reform processes is another important task of the Secretariat.

According to the 2017 structure, the Secretariat is comprised of the Executive and Coordination Directorate, Reform Implementation Monitoring Directorate, Administration and Finance Directorate, Human Resources Directorate and Communications Directorate, as well as the Procurement Department.

These Directorates are established with specific duties and services to deliver internally in the IARCSC and to external stakeholders. The services it delivers include preparation of annual plans and periodic report, review and analysis reform proposals and projects, follow up of the implementation of the Presidential Decrees and Orders, Cabinet and Council of Ministers’ resolutions, directives and decisions of the leadership meetings of the IARCSC; coordination and management of executive aspects of the secretariats’ activities; budget allocation for new grades and special remunerations through budgetary codes 90 and 95 of Public Administration Reform; coordination and management of communications and meetings of IARCSC clients; monitoring the status of implementation of reforms in ministries and government agencies; carrying out performance appraisal of IARCSC staff, managing their payroll, providing IT services, procurement, transportation, maintenance of IARCSC assets, recruitment, capacity building, providing workspace safety and job security; and delivering the message of reform to all civil servants.