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The Development of an Electronic Mechanism to Ensure Transparency of Public Servants Recruitment (TN0035)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tunisia Second National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry in charge of Civil Service, Governance and Fight against Corruption

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Tunisia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

The development of an electronic mechanism to ensure transparency of Public Servants recruitment

IRM Midterm Status Summary

15. Electronic mechanism to ensure transparency of Public Servants recruitment

Commitment Text:

This commitment aims to facilitate access to information for all job seekers especially job opportunities in public sector. It will foster the principles of transparency and equal opportunity to ensure that the most capable person is selected for a position on the basis of merit and refers to the right of every individual to be given fully fair consideration for any job in public sector for which they are qualified and skilled.

The goal of this commitment is also to reduce the risk of corruption and nepotism, as the lack of transparency could give the opportunity to receive bribes or enable certain people to benefit from the opportunities offered in this area.

Responsible institution: General directorate, Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment

Supporting institution(s): None

Start date: June 2016        End date: July 2018

Context and Objectives

Jobs in the Tunisian public sector are in high demand because they offer stability and good social security. Prior to 2011, the public servant recruitment process was marred by nepotism and corruption. [44] The revolution revealed great public discontent with corruption in the public sector and demanded more transparency in the announcement and publication of the results in favor of competitiveness and equity.

With this commitment, the Ministry of Vocational Training has planned to create a website that will aggregate all the job openings in the public sector. This commitment is highly specific and is relevant to the OGP value of access to information.

If fully implemented this commitment would have a minor potential impact in bringing transparency to the recruitment process in the public sector. The website was under development prior to the start of the action plan [45] and was supposed to be launched at the end of 2015. The commitment would see it become operational as a platform that offers the possibility of publishing offers in the public sector, from ministries, public institutions and public enterprises.

Completion

The website for positions opening in the public sector was launched in summer 2016 at https://www.concours.gov.tn/. The website lists active job openings with their respective deadlines, qualifications, required paperwork for submission and status of the results announcements.

Early results

The website lists some job offers for public servants. However, despite a decree issued by the Prime Minister in August 2016 requesting all public administration bodies to collaborate and publish their vacancies on the centralized portal, the researcher found that not all ongoing job offers were listed. For example, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication issued a call for applications to recruit a front desk agent. This should have been published on the website.

Moreover, due to the absence of internet certification, the website appears to be “unsafe” in most of internet navigators. Search engine optimization is also an issue as the website does not appear in search engines.

Next Steps

The IRM researcher recommends the following:

  • The government commit to passing a decree reminding and obliging all public administration bodies to publish their job offers on this website.
  • Certification for the website must be provided to avoid technical hurdles in accessing the website.
  • The SEO of the website needs to be optimized. A link to it should be provided on every public administration website.
  • Further development should make online applications possible via the website.

Commitments

  1. Right to Information

    TN0036, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Open Data Framework

    TN0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Access to Geographic Information

    TN0038, 2018, E-Government

  4. Open Transport Data

    TN0039, 2018, E-Government

  5. Improve Water Resource Governance

    TN0040, 2018, E-Government

  6. Join EITI

    TN0041, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  7. Open Contracting in Hydrocarbons

    TN0042, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  8. Anti-Corruption Framework

    TN0043, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  9. Participatory Budgeting

    TN0044, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  10. Youth Participation

    TN0045, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  11. Implement Initiatives to Apply the OGP at the Local Level

    TN0046, 2018, E-Government

  12. Online Administrative Services

    TN0047, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. Access to Civil Service

    TN0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative "EITI"

    TN0021, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  15. Modernizing the Regulatory Framework to Enforce The Right To Access to Information

    TN0022, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. The Completion of the Legal and Regulatory Framework of Open Data at the National Level

    TN0023, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Improve the Transparency and Local Gov Openness

    TN0024, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Enhance the Transparency in the Cultural Sector : “Open Culture”

    TN0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Enhance the Transparency in the Environment and Sustainable Development Sector

    TN0026, 2016, Aid

  20. Enhancing Transparency in the Transport Sector

    TN0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Promoting Financial and Fiscal Transparency

    TN0028, 2016, Fiscal Openness

  22. Elaborating a Legal Framework for Citizen’S Petitions

    TN0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  23. Developing an Integrated Electronic Civil Petition and Corruption Reporting Platform

    TN0030, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  24. Developing New Mechanisms to Promote Interaction with the Youth and Enable Them to Pursue Dialogue About Public Policies

    TN0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Adopting the Corporate Governance Referential on the Sectoral Level

    TN0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Developing Mobile Applications Which Could Be Downloaded on the Mobile Phone to Reinforce Transparency of Government Activities and Participatory Approach

    TN0033, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Enhancing Access to the Archive

    TN0034, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. The Development of an Electronic Mechanism to Ensure Transparency of Public Servants Recruitment

    TN0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. Strengthening Legal Framework for Corruption Fight

    TN0001, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  30. Developing an Integrated Electronic Civil Petition and Corruption Reporting Platform

    TN0002, 2014, E-Government

  31. Publishing an Annual Report on Audit Activities in Public Sector

    TN0003, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  32. Review of the Legal Framework of Personal Data Protection and Ensuring Conformity with Article 24 of Tunisian Constitution

    TN0004, 2014, Human Rights

  33. Developing an Open Data Portal

    TN0005, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  34. Preparing a National Corporate Governance Repository

    TN0006, 2014, E-Government

  35. Establishing a Legal Framework That Regulates Communication and Interaction Within Public Sector and Between Public Structures and Citizens with Usage of ICT

    TN0007, 2014, E-Government

  36. Simplifying Administrative Procedures

    TN0008, 2014, E-Government

  37. Develop a Number of Administrative Services On-Line

    TN0009, 2014, E-Government

  38. Enhancing People Participation in the Decision-Making Process

    TN0010, 2014, E-Government

  39. Capacity-Building of Civil Servants and Citizens in the Area of Open Governance

    TN0011, 2014, Capacity Building

  40. Creation of a Structure Specialized in Training in the Governance Area

    TN0012, 2014, Capacity Building

  41. Publication of Budget Reports

    TN0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  42. Development of the Open Budget System

    TN0014, 2014, Fiscal Openness

  43. Use of the Data Extracted from the Application Dedicated to Budget Management (Adeb) in Public Sector

    TN0015, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  44. Publication of Reports Related to Attribution and Execution of Public Procurement and Audit Results

    TN0016, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  45. Publication of Recommandations Included in Audit Reports of Public Procurement

    TN0017, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  46. Development of an "Open Data" Platform Dedicated to Information Dealing with Oil and Mine Sector Investment

    TN0018, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  47. Improve Transparency in the Area of Infrastructure Projects

    TN0019, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  48. Devoting Transparency in the Environment Field

    TN0020, 2014, E-Government

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