Function: Department for Research, Policy & Planning

The department for Research, Policy and Planning is responsible for the research, policies and regulations development, and program planning, as well as monitoring and evaluation functions of the ministry;

The Deputy Minister for Research, Policy, and Planning, under the direction of the Minister, shall have oversight of the Ministry’s activities in the domains of research, policy formulation, and development planning, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

The duties of the Deputy Minister for Research, Policy and Planning shall be to:

  • Manage the research function and activities of the Ministry;
  • Advise the Minister on gender, children and social protection research, policy and planning issues;
  • Manage policy making, regulations and guidelines development activities of the Ministry, including the national gender policy and plans, the national children and social protection policy and plans, and a framework for gender mainstreaming;
  • Provide support to the Deputy Minister for Administration in the preparation of the Ministry’s budget;
  • Manage the institutional planning and programming activities of the Ministry;
  • Develop and maintain a bank of relevant data and information on gender, children and social protection activities within the country;
  • Establish and maintain an effective and efficient gender, children and social protection management information system;
  • Manage the Ministry’s monitoring and evaluation system and program, ensuring they synchronize with the Governance Commission’s governance monitoring and evaluation system and adhere to national laws, policies and regulations;
  • Develop and implement frameworks for monitoring the implementation of the National Gender Policy by other ministries and/or agencies; conduct research on topical issues of interest on gender, children and social protection; conduct surveys on impacts of policies on women, children and marginalized groups; develop and implement frameworks for monitoring and evaluating children and social protection programs; prepare gender, children and social protection policy impact reports;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Ministry’s Annual Report to the President and Legislature;
  • Assist the Minister coordinate donor relations of the Ministry, including preparing and following-up on project proposals to access external resources to assist the Ministry;
  • Perform such other duties that are incidental to being the Deputy Minister of Research, Policy and Planning; and

Perform duties the Minister may, from time to time, assign to the Office of Deputy Minister for Research, Policy and Planning.

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