HR Information Systems Move Ahead in Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Sultan M. Mugheiry, expressed his thanks and support for the Capacity Project’s human resources information systems (HRIS) strengthening activities, during a recent meeting with the Project’s HRIS team members. The team made significant progress in October, installing a learning version of the Project’s iHRIS Manage software at the Ministry of Health (MOH) and training several staff members to use the system. The team worked with local stakeholders to determine the data fields that will be included in the system. At a meeting with key HR data producers and consumers for the MOH, the team presented a demonstration of the software and addressed issues of system ownership, the activity plan for the upcoming year and Zanzibar-specific customizations. The team drafted policy and management questions to further inform the reporting customizations. Full customization and coordination of data entry is planned for next year.