Zanzibar Customizes and Expands HR Management Information System

This spring, Capacity Project staff installed a customized version of iHRIS Manage 3.0—a human resources management system—at the Zanzibar Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW). Customizations addressed requests made by stakeholders who had used a learning version of the software. After reviewing the customized software, MOHSW officials requested further modifications, such as adding age and gender information to all staff reports. They prioritized desired features for the iHRIS Manage Training Module, which is in the final stages of development and will be installed in July. The Project purchased equipment to expand the system to the zonal offices in Zanzibar. Expanding the system and training staff will help to strengthen HR management. Data collection and entry will be completed this summer; the MOHSW will then conduct training for zonal employees. The customizations and Training Module have been built into the version 3.1 iHRIS Manage software that will be made available for free download this summer.