The inauguration handover of a new office space for EUAM Iraq in the Directorate of Human Resources (D-HR) in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) was hosted Monday 18 Feb in the MoI main building and attended by officials both from the European Union Advisory Mission to Iraq (EUAM Iraq) and the MoI Directorate of Human Resources (D-HR). The office, allocated for the benefit of both the D-HR and EUAM Iraq, will constitute a focal point for strategic human resource management (SHRM) capacity building efforts within D-HR and across directorates of the MoI. The office space provides the possibility to facilitate meetings, workshops and daily interaction between MoI actors and EUAM Iraq in support of the Mission's mandate implementation.
The MoI SHRM capacity building efforts will interlink with other activities that support the optimisation of existing processes and procedures; they will facilitate discussions on policy, strategy and organisational development that will enable changes in the D-HR; as well as prepare the Directorate for the development of a human resource management system (HRMS). This project also includes development of competencies which will ensure both the ability to actively participate in SHRM activities and also enable our Iraqi colleagues to successfully take ownership in the future.