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    Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management

Transforming the Namibian Public Sector into a developmental and entrepreneurial system.

Welcome To NIPAM

The unprecedented growth that Namibia experienced since Independence has introduced new challenges. These include bottlenecks to transform the country into a knowledge based economy as highlighted by the National Development Plan III. In this regard, the biggest challenge involves the country’s skills base.

As a result, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) was established by an Act of Parliament, the NIPAM Act 2010 (Act 10 of 2010), and was officially inaugurated on 25 February 2011 by His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, the former President of the Republic of Namibia.

The purpose of NIPAM is to transform the public service in Namibia through improving management, leadership and professional competencies. It also aims to foster a climate of purpose, values and professional traditions amongst public sector employees.

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14 May

NIPAM launches 2018/19 calendar


The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) launched the 2018/19 training calendar on 8 May 2018. The event was attended by about 60 training officials from central government, regional councils, local authorities and public enterprises.

The unveiling was characterised by presentations from NIPAM officials on their three main training programmes namely;

Flagship training programmes,
Functional training courses,
and Information and Communication Technology courses

Presentation on the Flagship courses emphasised five distinctive management development programmes; Executive Development Programme, Senior Management Development Programme, Middle Management Development Programme, Supervisory Development Programme and the Foundation Programme.

Apart from the Flagship Development Programmes, NIPAM also delivers ICT courses such as ITIL foundation, cobit 5 foundation, cobit 5 implementation, business process re-engineering, computer literacy for executives, computer literacy (windows 10), microsoft word basic, microsoft word intermediate microsoft word advanced, microsoft excel basic, microsoft excel intermediate, miscrosoft powerpoint basic, microsoft powerpoint advanced, microsoft outlook basic and microsoft outlook advcanced.

The Director of the Information Management Business Centre, Mr. Dennis Shindume indicated that COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprises on Information Technology while the business process re-engineering training programme is becoming popular due to the practice of rethinking and redesigning the way work is done to better support an organization's mission and reduce costs.

Other courses offered by NIPAM are functional courses such as corporate governance programme, councillor development programme, customer care, finance for non-finance managers, leadership & change management, business writing skills, secretarial skills, monitoring and evaluation, project management, protocol & etiquette, record management, strategic management, disciplinary procedure, hr for non-hr managers, fraud prevention & ethics, enterprise risk management, standing rules & orders for regional councils, understanding decentralisation, basic health & safety, quality management systems.





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09 Mar

NIPAM / NSI MoU Agreement

The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) and the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The NSI will collaborate with NIPAM on the development and adoption of standards relevant to the mandate of NIPAM towards the provision of services to the public sector benchmarked regionally and internationally.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Windhoek, NIPAM’s Executive Director Andrew Ndishishi stated that NIPAM intends to become a certified ISO 9001:2015 institution with the assistance of the NSI. “ISO 9001 Certification will assist NIPAM to operate on quality management systems and the foundation of our operations to improve customer service levels, staff motivation and continuous improvement.”

The NSI’s CEO Chie Wasserfall stated that quality is only possible if institutions, businesses and governments apply standards as a basis, and conduct certification to ensure compliance to the standards applied. “The NSI has relevant Namibian and international standards that NIPAM can have access to, therefore through this cooperation agreement NSI will offer discounted rates to NIPAM on generic ISO 9001 training, standards and certification services’’.

The two institutions will develop an action plan to ensure the implementation of the MOU. The cooperation agreement will be valid from the 8 March 2018 for a period of five (5) years.

The main motive for establishing Professional Norms and Standards is to provide a good level of quality training and development for all Facilitators, Trainers and Learners; to meet the need of skills development in the public service; and to provide more attention to issues of training management, leadership and governance at NIPAM.
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06 Mar

Mass Training for Judiciary Officials

MASS TRAINING FOR JUDICIARY OFFICIALS
About 78 officials from the Office of the Judiciary recently underwent training on a weeklong Supervisory Development Programme.
The Supervisory Development Programme was designed to give public sector supervisors a deep understanding of leadership, management and supervision concepts and equip them to play a firm, fair and effective role in quality service delivery in the public sector.

The modules embark on during the training programmes were; public sector practices, management, communication & information technology, and performance management for effective service delivery.

After undertaking the training, participants are expected to be able to explain the levels of Government: Central, Regional and Local Government and the placement of Public Enterprises in that structure. Participants shall further be expected to interpret policies, rules and regulations to transfer knowledge to peers and apply basic legal rules and procedures at a supervisory level amongst others.

The integrated Supervisory Development training Program was revamped last year and has thus far trained a total of 150 supervisors .




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