UNAMA: The IARCSC has taken Positive Steps to Strengthen the Recruitment Processes

In a report titled “Afghanistan’s Fight against Corruption”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) lauded the efforts of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC), referring to the progress of reforms in the civil service sector of Afghanistan.

The report mentions notable efforts and initiatives of the IARCSC, including the launch of country-wide mass-recruitment exams for entry-level civil service and teaching positions, selection of candidates for the membership of the Anti-Corruption Commission, reforming organizational structures, deployment of the Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS), simplification of administrative processes, introduction of the online complaints handling and tracking system, recruitment for senior civil service positions with acting directors, reforming the civil servants’ performance appraisal process, and finalization of procedure on recruitments and performance appraisal of deputy governors and district governors.

“The IARCSC has taken positive steps to strengthen the integrity and quality of the competitive merit-based recruitment processes, facilitating access for all Afghans to join the civil service through competitive and merit-based recruitment processes,” the report states.

The reports urges the IARCSC to continue its outreach and consultations with Afghans to strengthen citizen support for its efforts to build a professional and merit-based civil service.