Kenya Workshop Reports HR Information System Progress

On June 4 the Capacity Project and Ministry of Health (MOH) facilitated a Technical Working Group (TWG) workshop to review progress and next steps on Kenya’s human resources information system (HRIS). The TWG coordinates the functions of the HRIS and consists of members of a larger HRIS stakeholder leadership group (SLG).

The meeting began with an update from local software developers who recently customized the Project’s HRIS software to meet specific needs in Kenya. Initially the HRIS is being populated with Capacity Project data on the Emergency Hiring Plan. Following a software demonstration, the TWG began drafting a list of HR policy and management questions. Dr. Pamela McQuide presented an overview of the Project’s HRIS strengthening approach and led a session introducing concepts of using data for decision making, emphasizing data quality and presentation. Monica Mburugu, TWG Chair and Chief HR Director at the MOH, expressed that she is very pleased with progress to date.

Several follow up meetings were scheduled, including the next TWG meeting, a larger SLG meeting and a Data for Decision Making workshop. The local developers shared the modified code with Dr. McQuide. Capacity Project developers are currently reviewing the code and hope to post it soon.