During the inception phase of the Kiribati Fisheries Sector Human Resource Development Project (November 2018-February 2019) GPA was contracted to deliver:
A Human Resource and Fisheries Needs Assessment and Plan for the Government of Kiribati, including:
- An assessment of Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resource Development’s (MFMRD) human resource capacity and capability (HRCC) needs, and developing a plan, associated policies, operating models, procedures and processes to address the needs;
- Provision of foundational leadership and management training to MFMRD staff (in particular, Directors and Senior Policy Officers) as a precursor to selection into the new Pacific Fisheries Regional Leadership and Management Programme; and
- Assessment of the workforce/human resource needs of the wider fisheries sector in Kiribati, taking into account the future direction of both coastal and offshore fisheries development within Kiribati and the region.
The work also included Leadership and management basic training:
- Leadership and management skills training for MFMRD staff (in particular, Directors and Senior Policy Officers); and
- As a precursor to selection for MFMRD staff to participate in the MFAT-funded Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme. The training was to align with that programme and delivered it at a ‘basic’ level.
GPA coordinated the delivery of skills training / transfer in line with immediate priorities under the MFMRD HRCC Plan; and the implementation of new HR systems and processes as required, including a combination of:
- Sourcing existing training from local or regional providers;
- Design and delivery of training workshops by the Provider; and
- Working with New Zealand funded technical advisers to offer targeted coaching and skills transfer in their area of expertise.
MFAT subsequently adopted the developed human resource development (HRD) plan to deliver a Fisheries Sector Human Resource Development plan; leadership and management basics training; and skills training / transfer in line with immediate priorities under the HRCC plan and the implementation of new human resources (HR) systems and processes.