South Sudan Launches Public Sector Job Registry With AfDB’s Help

People celebrate during South Sudan's independence day. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / UN

Ten days into its independence, South Sudan has begun actively enticing its citizens to return to the country and work for the new government.

In partnership with the African Development Bank, the government of South Sudan launched a CV registry to help qualified South Sudanese who want to work in government. Resumes received through the registry will be reviewed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and matched with appropriate openings within the public sector. Already, South Sudan’s government website lists several vacant posts for school teachers.

Years of civil war have forced many South Sudanese to migrate elsewhere, effectively causing brain drain. The CV registry is expected to address the “human capacity gaps” in the civil service in both federal and local government agencies.

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