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LIPA Begins Construction Of Modern Complex

DG Oblayon B. Nyemah In Conversation With Journalists LIPA Begins Construction Of Modern Complex in Margibi County MONROVIA, December 3, 2017 - The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has begun the construction of a modern complex as its future home in Doemah Town, on the Roberts Field Highway in Margibi County. The complex, which will be the entity’s new training center, is being funded by the government and people of America through US Agency for International Development (USAID). The project titled “Shine Project” is aimed at creating sustainable high impact infrastructure for education and agriculture. “Holding all factor constant, the project is expected to be completed by November 2018,” assured Smartz Pro Engineering the contractor firm constructing the facility. Speaking to the reporters on a guarded tour of the site, in Margibi County, LIPA‘s Director General Oblayon Blayon Nyemah recalled the importance of capacity building which he said will be further enhanced by LIPA having its own facility. The uniqueness of the facility Hon. Nyemah said, is its location especially in an environment that encompasses all of the conditions needed for a conducive learning environment and one that allows Participants to concentrate on their lessons. “This structure will capture everything that is useful, comprehensive, conducive and technologically advanced to help us meet the requirement for capacity in Liberia” he noted.

LIPA Begins Construction Of Modern Complex

DG Oblayon B. Nyemah In Conversation With Journalists LIPA Begins Construction Of Modern Complex in Margibi County MONROVIA, December 3, 2017 - The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has begun the construction of a modern complex as its future home in Doemah Town, on the Roberts Field Highway in Margibi County. The complex, which will be the entity’s new training center, is being funded by the government and people of America through US Agency for International Development (USAID). The project titled “Shine Project” is aimed at creating sustainable high impact infrastructure for education and agriculture. “Holding all factor constant, the project is expected to be completed by November 2018,” assured Smartz Pro Engineering the contractor firm constructing the facility. Speaking to the reporters on a guarded tour of the site, in Margibi County, LIPA‘s Director General Oblayon Blayon Nyemah recalled the importance of capacity building which he said will be further enhanced by LIPA having its own facility. The uniqueness of the facility Hon. Nyemah said, is its location especially in an environment that encompasses all of the conditions needed for a conducive learning environment and one that allows Participants to concentrate on their lessons. “This structure will capture everything that is useful, comprehensive, conducive and technologically advanced to help us meet the requirement for capacity in Liberia” he noted.

LNP/LIS Officials Benefit From Policy Management Board Capacity Building Tr

LNP/LIS Officials Benefit From Policy Management Board Capacity Building Training Monrovia, Liberia October 18, 2017: About twenty four top level managers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) who are also members of the Board and Secretariat of both the LNP and LIS are currently benefiting from a three day Policy Management Board capacity building training at the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor with sponsorship from the United Nations Police in Liberia (UNPOL), and will run from October 17-19, 2017. The training conducted by the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA)in collaboration with the United Nations Police in Liberia (UNPOL) is intended to strengthen the skills of Personnel of the two Security institutions in handling the Administrative affairs of their respective institutions. In the opening session of the three day workshop, LIPA’s Jefferson Bates facilitated on the topics Procedures in conducting Board meetings and Leadership and Decision making process, while LIPA’s Training Director Esi Ogunkoya facilitated on the Policy Management Board and Team Dynamics and Team Building for his part LIPA’s Director of Human Resource Reginald Gaye handled Note taking, Minutes Writing and Effective report writing among others.

LIPA Awards M&E Certificates to 25 UN Staff

LIPA Awards M&E Certificates to 25 UN Staff Monrovia, Liberia October 3, 2017: The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Friday, September 29,2017 awarded certificates to 25 staff lower level staff of the United Nations in Liberia comprising UNICEF, UNFPA and UNMIL. The Participants were awarded the certificates following a four-day intensive training in Monitoring and Evaluation at the UNMIL headquarters in Monrovia. The training, which focused mainly on project Planning Management and Implementation, was intended to build the capacity of lower level staff, and newly employed staff into the M&E profession. Making a special remark at the end of the training LIPA Deputy Director General for Training Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe said, she was grateful to UNMIL for the Organization to continuously seek LIPA partnership in delivering training to strengthen the capacity of Liberians. She said, LIPA is in the process of seeking international partnership so that the certificate programs of the Institute can meet International standards. Mrs. Saygbe also encouraged the Participants to take advantage of more training opportunities so as to build their capacity. For his part, the Chief of UNMIL Integration Mission Training Mr. Kwuku Franpon encouraged the Participants to make proper use of the skills and knowledge acquired by building on what they have learned. He lauded LIPA for conducting the training, saying the Institution has proved to move from where it was few years back to high international standards.

LIPA Begins 2017 2nd Semester Third Quarter Training.

LIPA Begins 2017 2nd Semester Third Quarter Training.


Monrovia, Liberia, July 25, 2017: The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has begun classes for the Second Semester Third Quarter for the 2017 Training Cycle. The training cycle which begun on  Monday, July 10, 2017 is accommodating over three hundred Participants and will run up to the next sixteen (16) weeks.

Established in 1969 by an Act of Legislature, LIPA is the Premier Center of Excellence for Sustained Quality Service Delivery in Liberia and extends her services to the Government through Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs); Private Institutions and individuals; and the General Public.

The Institution currently provides training in Long and Short-term courses including Public Procurement Management, Project Planning & Management, Internal Audit & Control, Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Financial Management, HR & Performance Management, Public Policy Analysis, Banking & Finance and Public Sector Management. Other courses offered are: Basic Report Writing, Records Management, Work Planning, Performance Management, Customer Service, Public Sector Budgeting, Purchasing & Supply, Public Financial Management Law, Basic Computer & Data Base, Project Proposal Writing & Legislative Drafting.

 

ADMISSION TO A MASTERS' DEGREE IN PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT 2018

LIBERIA INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION {LIPA)
North Gibson Street,
Mamba Point
Monrovia, Liberia

ADMISSION TO A MASTERS' DEGREE IN PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT 2018

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration {LIPA) announces admission to a Masters' Degree in Public Sector Management {M.P.S.M) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration {GIMPA}. The Program is an innovative one-year Masters' Degree Course that is designed to equip Anglophone West African countries with a critical mass of Public Sector Managers, trained to provide effective leadership for meeting the development challenges in their various countries. The Program runs from January -December, 2018.

Governmental Institutions {MACs) as well as the private sector organizations are entreated to sponsor their staff on this innovative program. Nominating MACs are expected to make an explicit commitment to re-engage successful graduates and provide them with the requisite institutional environment that would enable them to make good use of the newly acquired skills and competences upon their return. This commitment must be expressed in the official nomination.  

Admission Requirements:
Nominee Must:
    Be a Liberian middle-to-senior level professional, officer and manager from the Public Sector;
    Possess a university degree with a minimum of "B" average or 3.0 GPA;
    have had not less than two {2} years of post-college work experience;
    Have competency in at least the use of Microsoft Office  Suite of applications;
    Present a statement of Career [a plan specifying how the newly acquired skills and knowledge will be applied in solving problems at the work place]; and
    Possess leadership potential evidenced by current employment status.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
•    The nominee must purchase the application form with a non-refundable fee of Fifty United States Dollars U$50.00) from the Institute's Finance Office, North Gibson Street, Mamba Point, Monrovia.
•    Completed application form, with copy of payment receipt, must be returned in a sealed A-4 brown envelop, addressed to "The Country Coordinator, PSMTP-Liberia" Office, through the office of the Deputy Director General for Training & Development, LIPA, no later than Friday, August 11,  2017. at 2:00 PM.
•    A notarized copy of university degree, original {sealed) transcript, two [2] letters of recommendations [from immediate supervisor and head of agency/ organization] and two [2] endorsed recent passport size photographs must be accompany each application.
Additional Information:
Governmental Institutions [MACs] as well as private sector organizations are entreated to sponsor their staff on this innovative program.
Tuition for the Program is Eight Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars {US8, 650.00).
•    Scholarship[s] for the program is tentatively withheld, as negotiations are ongoing with the Management Development Partners. Subsequently, information may become available shortly to this effect. However, the recruitment process must be completed in accordance with the training programme calendar, as we await word from the partners.
•    Provisions have been made to admit qualified candidates on a fee-paying bases, paying in installments.
•    Employers, accordingly, are expected to make an explicit commitment to reengage successful graduate and provide them with the requisite institutional environment that would enable them to make good use of the newly acquired skills and competences upon return
Application should be addressed to:
The Country Coordinator, PSMTP-Liberia
Office of the Deputy Director General for Training, LIPA
North Gibson Street,
Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia

For further inquiry:
Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA)
Office of The Country Coordinator, PSMTP-Liberia
North Gibson Street
Mamba Point
Monrovia, Liberia
Cell: +231777397357/+231888931257
Email:  training@lipa.gov.lr or jjsaygbe.lipa@gmail.com

 

LIPA Graduates 556 Participants

LIPA Graduates 556 Participants


Monrovia, Liberia, July 17, 2017: The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has graduated five hundred fifty six Participants who successfully completed capacity building training in several certificate and diploma programs for the 2017 First Semester Training Cycle.

The graduates, 64 % males and 34% females, were awarded professional certificates and diploma in various courses including Human Resource Management, Internal Audit and Control, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Procurement Management, Project Planning and Management, Banking and Finance and Public Financial Management.

The 2017 First Semester graduation ceremony was held in the Auditorium of the University of Liberia on Friday, July 14, 2017, and was graced by several high profiled personalities including DR. J. Luther Tarpeh, heads of Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government, members of the LIPA Board of Directors, Faculty and staff well wishers and the Public.

In her welcome remarks LIPA Deputy Director General for Training Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe said, the graduation ceremony serves as a reminder of the Institute’s statutory mandate to improve the administrative performances, and professional capabilities of the Nation’s manpower in institutions across the country.  She noted that LIPA as mandated by Law is committed to building the capacity of Public and Civil Servants.  Mrs. Saygbe thanked heads of Government Ministries, Agencies, Private Institutions and Civil Society Organizations for nominating their staff, and said LIPA look forward for continue opportunity in developing the capacity of Public Servants.

Delivering the keynote Address on behalf of Vice President Joseph Boakai, a prominent Liberian Educator, Dr. J. Luther Tarpeh, told the graduates that they are important to the Economic Engine of Liberia.  Dr. Tarpeh who spoke on the Topic: Decentralization the way forward for Capacity Building, reminded the graduates that they were being invested in to serve the Public and not themselves. 

He admonished the graduates that as they go into the world, they should be prepared to solve National and Organizational problems confronting institutions in the society. He further told the graduates that they are the light of the society; therefore they must go out and shine the light as was demonstrated during their course of studies at LIPA
 

MOT Staff Benefit From Performance Management Process Workshop

MOT Staff Benefit From Performance Management Process Workshop

2017-06-14

Monrovia, Liberia: About 10 Supervisors of the Ministry of Transport (MOT) are benefiting from a one-week Performance Management Process Workshop in Monrovia.  The training that is being conducted by LIPA runs from June 12-16, 2017. The exercise is intended to improve the over-all performance of Civil Servants at the Ministry of Transport. It also seeks to enhance the skills of MOT Supervisors and Human Resource Directors who have the sole responsibility of implementing the Performance Management System at the Transport Ministry.

The training further seeks to significantly contribute to the understanding of Participants’ role in the implementation of the PMS, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness when it comes to managing staff performance.

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration being clothed with the responsibility to build Public Sector capacity through in-service training, will apply the adult learning methodology to transfer the skills and knowledge that will enable Supervisors and Human Resource Directors and other HR practitioners at the Ministry of Transport to adequately entrench the  PMS.

Topics to be covered during the training include: Linkages between the National Development Plans; Strategic Plans and Work Plans, Overview of Concepts and Principles of Performance Management, Performance Management Tools and Techniques: Performance Planning- Setting Objectives and Indicators, Civil Service Performance Management Tools and Techniques-MID YEAR Planning and Review and Civil Service Performance Management Tools-Annual Appraisal among others.


 

LIPA Celebrates 48th Anniversary

LIPA  Celebrates 48th  Anniversary

 

 

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has celebrated its 48th Anniversary.

 The Anniversary which was held under the Theme: Celebrating LIPA on the Raise @ 48, begun with series of activities including a thanks giving service and Fund Raising Dinner.  The Anniversary was climaxed on Saturday, May 20,2017 at the Myrtle Beach along the Robert Field High way where the family of LIPA and other guest hard gone to formally celebrate the success of the Institute.

 

Delivering a special statement  at the Anniversary Dinner at the Bella Cassa Hotel on Friday, May 19, 2017 LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon B. Nyemah said the Purpose of the celebration was to recognize those achievements that the Institute has made under his leadership.

 

Hon. Nyemah also used the occasion to appreciate the Alumni Association of the Institute for their support in making this year Anniversary celebration a success. He at the same time recognized the services of several employees for their hard work and commitment on the job.

 

The employees  were selected by their various supervisors based on their performance.

 Those recognized and certificated include: Mr. Melvin Cheneh, Ms. Luna Harmon, Mr. Augustine Saye, Mr. George Nanti, Ms. Zlawonkan Sehweah, Mr. Nathaniel Nyemah and Mr. Mohamed Sheriff. Other certificated include: Mrs. Esi Ogunkoya,  Mrs. Kukor Greene Mrs. Sayonnoh Toe and Mr. Joshua Sebeh.

 

Also speaking at the program, the Chief Peace Consolidation Services at UNMIL Mr. Francis Kai-Kai said LIPA has been one of the progress Institutions in Liberia. He noted that UNMIL and other partners  are proud to work along with the Institute to ensure that it reach out to Liberians across the country.

 

Speaking on behalf of the LIPA Alumni Association, the Vice President of the Association Gertrude Cooper appreciated the Institute for all the support in building the capacity of Liberians.

 

She said the Alumni Association will continued to work with LIPA in providing quality capacity building services to the country.

LIPA Validates Curriculum on Legislative Drafting

LIPA Validates Curriculum on Legislative Drafting


The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), last Wednesday, April 12,2017 validated a short and long term curriculum on Legislative Drafting course. The one day validation exercise will now set the stage for the teaching of the course by LIPA.

The exercise which was held at the Golden Gate Hotel in Paynesville City outside Monrovia, brought together some of the Nation’s best legal brains including Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, Cllr. Dr. Jallah A. Barbu, and Atty. Kanio Bai Gbala.

The Legislative Drafting course is recommended for Policy makers in both National and County Governments, Public officers involved in drafting Laws and regulations for State Corporations, Commissions and Agencies; Law Enforcement officers, NGOs, and private Institutions among others.

In his closing remarks, the Director General of LIPA Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah said he was happy to be apart of this history making event, especially so when the initiative tends to underscore LIPA’s  commitment to executing its statutory mandate effectively.

Hon. Nyemah noted that as a capacity building arm of the government, responsible to improve the administrative performance and professional capabilities of the Public Service, through training, research, consultancy and information services, the burden rest upon the Institute to introduce viable programs towards achieving its mandate. 

He said, being the first of its kind in Liberia, LIPA seeks to design this program in the most user friendly package that will preserve the core elements of the training.  Hon. Nyemah Noted that the presence of some prominent legal authorities and governing entities at the validation exercise shows the level of seriousness LIPA attaches to the course.

The LIPA Director General said, as Liberia continues on the path of growth of Development it is hoped that participants of the Legislative drafting training would make adequate use of the acquired skills and knowledge.

Also speaking, LIPA Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Jarso Jallah Saygbe said the need to develop a curriculum on Legislative drafting can not be over emphasized. She acknowledged that a substantial requirement for sustainable national development is a well-functioning, administrative and professional capability of the nation’s manpower in institutions across the country.


 

LIPA Women Participants in International Women's Day...

LIPA Women Participants in International Women’s Day


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LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants ...

LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 awarded certificates to 130 civil servants who are middle level managers and are in leadership positions from the project pilot Ministr...
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LIPA/JLMB-360 Company Assessed Project Site

A four man LIPA team along with representatives from the JLMB-360 Construction Company recently paid a one-day assessment visit at LIPA project site at Domah’s Town along the Roberts Field Highway.  The team h...
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LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers ...

LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) recently certificated 14 Budget and Planning Officers from two spending entities in the country. Entities that benefited from the process include: The  [full story ...]

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