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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13 May

ISO 9001: 2015 Quality management systems training for NIPAM

NIPAM Employees were taken through a weeklong training programme on ISO 9001: 2015 quality management systems by the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) from 6 to 10 May 2019.
The workshop was aimed at raising awareness on the ISO 9001:2015 Namibian Standards, improving staff competencies and technical know-how on ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System as it relates to ISO 9001 Principles, Context of the Organisation, Leadership, Planning, Support, Operations, Performance Evaluation and Improvement and repositioning NIPAM towards its goal of accreditation.

NIPAM Executive Director, Ms. Maria N. Nangolo said, the ISO programme is a new journey NIPAM wish to embark upon to get a functional Quality Management System in place which will also support the envisaged Accreditation process. Establishment and implementation of a Quality Management System is one of the key quality requirements for accreditation with NQA since there is an outcry for NIPAM to produce programmes and courses that are not only relevant but also accredited.

“As the leader of the Academic Team, it is my view that we need to develop the short courses into Unit Standards. Such an approach will benefit us in the sense that different Unit Standards can lead to a qualification over a period of time. This will allow our clients to benefit from qualification articulation arrangements to enter into institutions of higher learning”, Ms. Nangolo highlighted.
It is the plan of the institute to have the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System in place and revise learning programmes and courses in a form of Unit Standards and Qualifications so that by 2020 accredited training programmes are offered. The purpose of introducing ISO 9001 Quality Management System in our context are not only to secure accreditation status with the NQA but most importantly are as follows:

  • To consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Enhance customer satisfaction
  • Managing risks and opportunities and
  • Demonstrate conformity to specified QMS requirements.

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29 Apr


NIPAM employees embarked on a strategic review and planning workshop on 24 – 26 April 2019 to reflect on past achievements, challenges and plan for the future expectations of the institution. The focus areas of the workshop was to produce an aligned strategic business plan for NIPAM to enable development of a 2019/2020 annual operational plan to pave way to a realistic and outcomes based annual budget.to revive our commitments to performance agreements and relook into our operational frameworks

The exercise has also provided employees a picture of their new tasks and responsibilities which will become a blueprint for implementation in line with the goals and objectives contained within the institute strategic business plan 2017/18 – 2021/22.
Through this workshop NIPAM has created an opportunity and advantage for re-focused development of performance to ensure that everyone in the institute is working towards common strategic priorities.
The workshop has also created an opportunity for convenient development of NIPAM’s annual budget through resource allocation towards strategic priorities which will define the spending approach.

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29 Mar

Oshikoto Regional Council participate in Performance Management Programme

Employees from Oshikoto Regional Council attended the Performance Management five days training course from 25 – 29 March 2019. Oshikoto Regional Council, Director of Planning & Development, Ms Victoria Kapenda said the knowledge conveyed during the training will allow them to deliver their services more successfully as they embark on becoming a region of excellence.
The purpose of this course is to equip all staff members in the Namibian Public Sector with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to develop performance agreements and compile performance reports.

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