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Localisation of jobs takes centrestage as labour ministry outlines strategic goals at Cabinet meeting

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • Author: QT-Online
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Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs HE Yousuf Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo outlined his ministry’s strategic plan to members of Qatar’s Cabinet at it convened for its weekly meeting on at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
The presentation comes after Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani had called on ministries and public bodies to come up with plans outlining their competencies to help the nation achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030. 
In the Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Fakhroo presented the labour ministry’s various objectives: 

1- Institutional development and services sector:

Key result: modern public sector institutions that provide excellent public services and achieve financial sustainability
Intermediate results:
First: A coherent and flexible government organization that meets the requirements of development
Second: Efficient and effective government performance
Third: Improved institutional processes that enable government agencies to provide distinctive public services
Fourth: Efficient management and outstanding performance of human resources

2- An Efficient workforce sector:
Key result: A competitive job market that enables all residents of Qatar to participate in development, build a prosperous society, and meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations, through effective participation of those working in the labor market, achieving high productivity, attracting and retaining highly skilled workers; and a modern and transparent information system that provides data on the supply and demand sides of employment and training.
Intermediate results:
First: A labor market that encourages investment in developing human capital
Second: A labor market that provides skilled expatriate labor and high productivity
Third: Effective labor market governance

3 - Social protection sector:
Key result: The establishment of an effective and sustainable integrated social protection system
Intermediate results:
First: Establishing an effective and sustainable integrated social protection system
Second: A strong, cohesive and empowered Qatari family
Third: Increasing the scope and effectiveness of social capital
- The total projects of the Ministry's strategic plan that emanate from the Second National Development Strategy reached 27 projects, including 6 projects in the fields of administrative development, 10 projects in the labor fields and 11 projects in the fields of social affairs. In addition, the Ministry is implementing 26 projects in the field of technical cooperation with the International Labor Organization, and 27 measures in the field of population policy.
Among these projects are the following:
1- A project to describe, classify and arrange public jobs.
2- A project to activate quality standards for institutional performance in government agencies to assess and monitor the performance of the government sector
3- A project to enable government agencies to prepare their own regulatory work guides
4- A project to develop mechanisms and policies to stimulate and attract competencies in the government sector
5- A project to prepare government scholarship plan
6- A project to localize jobs in the private sector
7- A project to describe and classify foreign workers according to the skill level
8- A project to develop mechanisms for recruiting foreign workers
9- A project to implement minimum wages
10- A project to strengthen wages protection system
11- A project to unify electronic system for social protection
12- A project to expand the partnership between state institutions, civil society and the private sector
13- A project for rehabilitating and employing social security pension beneficiaries for those of working age for the labor market
14- Community markets project
15- A project to strengthen and develop social development centers
16- A project for preparing and developing a national strategy for the family
17- A project to support the initiatives of civil society organizations with a social impact
18- A project to establish and develop an electronic platform for volunteers