News: Namibia

iHRIS Plan Pilot in Namibia
As many low-resource countries make strides in adoption of computerized human resource information systems (HRIS), their demands on the data increase. With greater detail available on the existing health workforce, clients now wish to use historical data to project their workforce needs into the next year, five years, twenty years and beyond. Successful workforce projections can inform potential geographic or cadre areas of risk and training...
Namibia HR Management System Reports Now Available
The Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) has made great strides in adopting the Human Resources Information Management System (HRIMS). As of August 2008 there are a number of reports already available for easy access, including: o Staff member personal and appointment details; o Alphabetic list of appointed personnel; o Personnel within a specific age group; o Personnel to receive bonuses; o Occupational groups, job categories...
New HRIS Advisor in Namibia
In June Laticha Walters joined the IntraHealth team as the local Namibian HRIS Advisor. Laticha will be seated at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), working directly with all stakeholders to ensure adherence to the Capacity-funded HRIS strengthening activity plan. She brings a wealth of professionalism and project management experience with recent government experience and already knows many MoHSS and Office of the Prime...
Namibia Progresses with Expansion of HR Information System
One of the goals of the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) is to strengthen the electronic human resources information system (HRIS) located in the Office of the Prime Minister and expand it to all ministries and eventually the districts. With support from the Capacity Project, which purchased nine computers and a server and hired data entrants, the MOHSS is transferring its paper records into electronic format. The other 25...
Cross-Ministerial Cooperation in Namibia
Namibia is proving to be a model of government cooperation as they roll out their HRIS. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) purchased an Oracle-based product which will be used in all Ministries for human resources and financial information. The Ministry of Health is working to adopt this system by transfering their paper-based HR records into electronic format. When they finish entering the 8,000+ records the OPM will assist with a data...
HRIS Assessment Tool Piloted in Namibia
In February, the Capacity Project’s human resources information systems (HRIS) team met with more than 40 stakeholders in Namibia to assess HRIS needs in the Ministry of Health. The team found an existing paper-based information system that is functional but extremely labor- and time-intensive. For example, in order to report on retirees, staff must pull the relevant records from around 10,000 cards and manually calculate the figures. “They fold...
HRIS Strengthening in Namibia
Pam McQuide and Paul Ruwoldt presented Capacity’s HRIS Strengthening methodology and solution to the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) August 24th. Representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister, CDC, MSH, I-TECH, and the USAID/Namibia Mission attended the session. Participants expressed a high level of interest in the presentation and agreed the MOHSS needed the type of functionality and integration provided by...