The Civil Service Institute (IPA) developed the Public Service Capability Development Framework (PSCDF) in efforts to strengthen the effectiveness and increase productivity of public service in the Sultanate, said Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof during the 19th Legislative Council session yesterday.
The minister said the framework is intended as a guide that outlines the core competencies for each level of the public service role to measure their capabilities or abilities. The IPA will continue to provide human capital development programmes for service officers and staff to support and implement strategies, initiatives and programmes of ministries and departments to produce excellent service delivery.
In addition, upskilling and reskilling courses for job seekers under the Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC) and JobCentre Brunei will continue to be implemented in collaboration with educational institutions to provide a marketable workforce.
The minister added that initiatives are also actively being implemented to further expand job opportunities for locals, especially in oil and gas companies through the enforcement of the Bruneianisation directive.
In addition, the local business development directive for the oil and gas industry will continue to play an important role in providing a competitive ecosystem for local micro, small and medium enterprises, such as the i-Usahawan programme.