Public Sector Reform Unit

Office of the President, 8 Wesley Street, Freetown

Report on Job Evaluation Training for Implementing Agencies and Job Analysts/Evaluators from the Civil Service of Sierra Leone

The Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL), as part of its reform agenda, is undertaking Pay Reforms in the Civil Service of Sierra Leone. The Pay Reforms are intended to ensure that the Civil Service rewards systems are sustainable and are able to attract and retain the requisite skills, based on objective and consistent methods, so that Civil Service pay fairly reflects the work civil servants actually perform. In furtherance of the above objectives, KPMG was engaged by the Government of Sierra Leone to undertake a comprehensive Job Evaluation and Labour Market Survey for the Sierra Leone Civil Service that meets international standards and also address the reform objectives. To ensure that the Government of Sierra Leone gets value for money, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Ghana, which has the necessary skills and experience, was engaged by the GOSL through a bilateral agreement between the Governments of Ghana and Sierra Leone to provide quality assurance services. In tandem with the terms of the agreement, the Fair Wages and SalariesCommission, represented by Messrs. Joseph N.K Gadikor and Benjamin Kobina Osei, were in Sierra Leone from 17th through 22nd March, 2015 to participate in the stakeholders review engagements with KPMG and the World Bank. During the meetings, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission observed that all the personnel from the Civil Service and MDA’s to be involved in the Job Evaluation exercise needed to be trained sufficiently enough to participate actively in all discussions with the Consultant (KPMG) who has been engaged for the assignment. A recommendation was therefore made in the report submitted after the stakeholder review meetings with the World Bank to the Public Sector Reform Unit.