The Directorate is responsible for providing a framework for the planning, development and management of human resources for the health sector. Coordinates the activities of the health training institutions and sector-wide training including fellowships.


  • To put in place an effective Human Resource Policy and Management Framework consistent with the overall manpower needs of the sector.
  • To develop a mechanism for staff to be recruited, trained and retained, motivated and developed on a continuing basis for the efficient discharge of their duties.


Directorate Units:

  • Human Resource Planning
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management



  1. Establishes and maintains systems and procedures for planning  training and manpower development for the sector
  2. Provides framework for the periodic review of Schemes of Service, job descriptions and job classifications of staff in the Sector.
  3. Assists in the determination of appropriate sectoral Human Resource levels consistent with the overall operational requirements of the sector.
  4. Keeps and updates records on fellowship related training of staff in the Sector.
  5. Periodically reviews rules, regulations and procedures relating to training.
  6. Advises on the preparation and application of training criteria, methodologies and techniques.