Lead Advisor Appointed at the Public Service Reform Unit

5th May, 2010

A Lead Advisor has been appointed for Phase II of the Public Service Reform. The appointment of the Lead Advisor is the first step of the new approach in which PSRU was involved in undertaking an extensive recruitment promotion for procuring its own consultancy needs for the PSR Phase II Programme. The recruitment drive took place during December of 2009 to the end of January 2010. Sarah Holloway was the one selected from among many individuals from various countries including the UK, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, to serve as the Lead Advisor of the Public Service Reform Phase II.

Sarah Holloway is a freelance consultant. She is a former Director of Oxford Policy Management’s Public Sector Finance and Management Programme and has held various other senior consulting positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sarah has a long track record of working with local and national governments and has designed, implemented or reviewed public sector reform projects in a wide variety of countries. nfl jerseys ranked custom 2 She has also worked on broader performance improvement issues such as leading strategic planning exercises, the design and implementation of performance management frameworks and systems, senior management and institution development, functional reviews and the development of training and public service human resource management systems.

Sarah has led large, multi-disciplinary project teams and has well developed project design, management and review skills including use of recognised project management tools such as logical frameworks and project cycle management approaches. She was a qualified public sector accountant (CIPFA) and has worked as a financial management specialist focussing mainly on accounting, audit and institutional arrangements issues. She has worked extensively in project and technical management roles in a range of public sector reform exercises in the Caribbean, South Atlantic Overseas Territories, ugg outlet gold coast germany Middle East, Africa, Central America, Asia, Central Europe, and the UK.

As the PSR Lead Advisor, Sarah will among other duties assist the Head of the Public Service Reform, design and develop programmes geared at improving performance in all aspects of the public service management system; and assist in managing external technical assistance for reform initiatives. She will serve as expert advisor to the Public Service Reform Unit on all aspects of the reform programme. moncler b ware coat
One of her main responsibilities as the Lead Advisor is to assist in the completion of a detailed design of a Public Service Management System that:

1. establishes a consistent definition of performance across all elements of the system
2. addresses and integrates all elements of a PSM system in a seamless way
3. operationalises effective accountability arrangements; and
4. minimises compliance costs.

We are happy to have Sarah onboard and welcome her to the PSRU Team.