Emirati Staff Rotation of Dubai Government
Image: Humaid Al Qatami, Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Arif Al Muhairi, Abdulla Mohammed Al Karam, Ahmed Mahbub Musbah, Hisham Abdulla Al Qassim.
With the aim to provide developmental training and on-job-training programs and to exchange experiences and knowledge, Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) has signed a number of MOUs with Dubai government entities and private companies.
Based on these MOUs, DGHR seeks to rotate Emirati competent staff of Dubai Government, offer the staff opportunities to gain the necessary skills and to enroll on-job-training opportunities. Dubai Government staff will be able to receive training in private companies to gain and further improve their skills and experiences.
Memoranda of Understanding
H.E. Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of DGHR Department, signed these MOUs with: H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority, H.E. Ahmed Mahbub Musbah, Director of Dubai Customs, H.E. Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Centre, H.E. Hisham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and CEO of Emirates NBD. The signing ceremony was attended by a number of officials from parties' signatories to the MOUs.
H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority, stated that Dubai city has its own special and significant print that signifies it worldwide, particularly at the level of institutional performance of employees, experience development and the optimal recruitment of human resources. "The signed MOU between DHA and DGHR is a milestone in the process of leveraging the Emiratis' efficiency and capacities which receives a remarkable attention by DHA. We always ensure furnishing all the grounds that facilitate the accomplishment of tasks according to the top performance indicators," he stated.
H.E. Humaid Al Qatami added: "This MOU is significant for the realistic and practical opportunities it offers for exchanging experiences among Emiratis working in DHA, Dubai government departments and private companies. This will be achieved through well-designed training programs offered to DHA staff and in turn DHA will receive other private and public entities staffs to join special training programs sponsored by DHA." H.E. Al Qatami underlined that such training program will contribute in spotting the creative staff who are able to generate the innovative and development ideas.
H.E. Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of DGHR Department, underlined that signing these MOUs comes as a realization of the recommendations of Emiratization Pillar of HR Accelerators. "Recommendations dictate to develop Emirati talents and capacities in sovereign and pivotal themes, qualifying the second and third lines of Emirati leaders through development rotation of Emirati staffs working in government authorities with the aim to improve the level of technical and behavioral competencies and to exchange knowledge between public and private entities in UAE and abroad, if necessary," said Al Falasi.
He stressed that DGHR Department aims to make use of the expertise of qualified staff and transfer their experiences to employees appointed in pivotal public positions. He indicated that such a process would be implemented through a mechanism that identifies target specialties and staff selected to receive training.
H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority, pointed out: "The development training agreement is a great opportunity to exchange experiences among government departments and establish a future practice in the area of institutional development of the public sector." He hailed the initiative for it promotes partnerships among government entities and benefit most of the available experiences and competencies, in addition to boosting positive cooperation between the public and private sectors.
H.E. Ahmed Mahbub Musbah, Director of Dubai Customs, stated: "We are so keen to promote cooperation and coordination levels with DGHR Department to realize the aspirations of UAE wise leadership by developing our human capital and improving the employees' skills to keep abreast with the comprehensive development of public work." On the significance of the signed MOU, he pinpointed that it is a new and fresh start to further enhance cooperation in areas of training and knowledge exchange. "This will guarantee universal access to the expertise and experiences of Dubai Customs Training Center in cooperation with DGHR Department and coordination to provided the best training programs," he added.
In his turn, H.E. Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Centre, stated: "I would take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation for DGHR Department for such a significant initiative. I do believe it will play a key role in job development in Dubai Government. Indeed, the principle of partnership always leads to achieve success, promotes the advantages of the added value and efficiency, doubles the outcomes of partnerships in relation to knowledge aspects and most importantly it relies on the accumulative expertise, knowledge and experiences that would be shared among all parties to boost their level of performance."
"The MOU signed between DGHR Department and Emirates NBD is an ideal example of activating the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors," H.E. Hisham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and CEO of Emirates NBD, said while highlighting the significance of this initiative. He went on to say that MOU would establish the essential frameworks to boost levels of investing in national human capital, developing capacities and developing human resources through offering them the essential academic and practical skills and experiences. "This is meant to improve the national staffs' professional career and matching such competences with the requirements of the constantly changing labor market."
H.E. Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi put an accent on the concept of OJT as one of the most effective training methods. "Studies proved that nearly 80% of skills and knowledge that an employee or worker needs could be acquired through OJT. This justifies the fact that big companies spend more on OJT by three times compared to ordinary classroom training programs." He indicated that acquiring the required skills to complete tasks within the actual work environment is the basic pillar of the training philosophy of OJT.