Somaliland: CSC Initiates Automated Data Base Establishment


Somalilandsun- The civil service commission-CSC is in pursuit of establishing a centralized data base of all Somaliland civil servants.

According to CSC chairperson Sharmarke Ahmed Muhumed Geele the activity which started in the capital Hargeisa last week shall extend to all regional and district level headquarters

“The objective e of this exercise is to geared towards acquisition of relevant data pertinent to civil servants in a centralized place” said the CSC chief adding that the end result drives to the overarching goal of strengthening institutions to deliver services to citizens

Since inception we have so far evaluated and registered civil servants seconded to the

  1. Presidency,
  2. Civil Service Commission
  3. Civil Service Institute
  4. Ministry of labour and Social services
  5. Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
  6. Ministry of Public Works and Housing
  7. Ministry of Environment and Rural Development
  8. Ministry of Finance
  9. Ministry of Health and
  10. Ministry of Education and Science

“While the above has been completed ongoing now is evaluation of personnel engaged at the ministry of information, national guidance and culture” said Mr Geele

Revealing that the ongoing exercise includes staff based at various ministerial headquarters and those of related Maroodi-jeeh regional offices, the CSC chairperson said that same will be effected at all government offices nationwide.

Upon completion of the evaluation exercise the CSC shall be the sole body issuing Civil servants Identity cards as opposed to current practices in which the ID cards are in the domain of individual ministries.

“After this exercise it will be impossible to have a person earning from more than government agency since the registration uses biometric technology just as that utilized in national ID and voter cards registration”

The ongoing data base establishment is part and parcel of a world bank funded Somaliland Civil Service Strengthening project

Launched in June 2016 the $10m project which runs up to June 2020 aims to build systems and capabilities within the civil service to manage human resources and payroll more efficiently. Moreover, it will advance the capability of the government to manage transparent and competitive recruitment processes.

Implemented by the Civil Service Commission the project is aimed at strengthening basic functions for payroll, human resources and policy management in the Somaliland Civil Service. Notably, this project spotlights opportunities to promote gender equity and ensure diversity of qualified personnel.

The project is funded through the World Bank-administered Multi Partner Fund, with the support of the following partners: United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), the European Union (EU), the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Swiss Agency for Development Co-operation (SDC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the World Bank’s State- and Peacebuilding Fund (SPF).