JKUAT Negotiates 2014/2015 Performance Contract

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has successfully negotiated the new Performance Contract for the FY 2014/ 2015. This culminated from a long day of intensive negotiations with senior officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Nairobi. The University’s 2014/2015 Performance Contract was also subjected to vetting for quality assurance and finally accepted for implementation.

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Vice-Chair of Council, Dr. Rosa Muraguri- Mwololo, leads the JKUAT team in the negotiations session with Ministry officials

The negotiations were preceded by a sensitization session for all the Institutions that the Ministry signs Performance Contracts with. The Contract was this year developed guided by the 11th Cycle Performance Contracting Guidelines released by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. The guidelines have been reviewed to accommodate the emerging developments and improve the efficacy of the process and contain a number of changes which have been incorporated to improve the performance contracting system.

The negotiations are coming just a couple of weeks after the University underwent evaluation of its 2013/2014 Performance Contract. The ranking of performance according to State Corporations will be announced at a later date. As has been the practice, the University reviewed its targets for the previous contract, the Strategic Plan, the Kenya Vision 2030, the Sector Medium Term Plans II (MTP II) and the Sector Performance Standards in drafting the Performance Contract targets for the 2014/2015 Financial Year.

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The Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga receives the letter of confirmation that the University PC has been successfully negotiated and vetted from the Chief Economist, State Department of Science & Technology, Mr. Michael Kahiti.

JKUAT was represented by the Vice-Chair of the University Council, Dr Rosa Muraguri- Mwololo, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga and the Performance Contracting Team led by the Director DiPCA, Dr John M. Wesonga. Others members of the team were Titus Wasike (Finance Officer), Charles Gaya (Deputy Director, DiPCA), Susan Kimani (Ag. DFO), Lilly Mokamba (SAR, VCs Office), Anderson Mwito (Ag.Asst. Registrar, DiPCA) and Calvin Kebati (ICT).

The Contract will be signed at a ceremony at later date between the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Science and Technology and the University Council Chairman. However after the successful negotiation and vetting, the University has been given the go ahead to implement the new Contract.

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JKUAT Trains Project Managers on eProMIS

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s key players in project implementation including internal consultants, project managers, architects and engineers were Wednesday July 30, 2014 trained on the Electronic Project Monitoring Information System (e-ProMIS).

e-ProMIS is a Web based automated information management system designed for the Government of Kenya. It is intended as a tool for tracking projects progress and analysing flow of funds. It serves as the main data base and reporting system for all projects undertaken by the government either using taxpayers money, donors, NGOs and other strategic partners. The system aims at improving efficiency and transparency in planning, and coordination of capital projects in the country.

As a requirement by the GeProMISovernment, all public institutions are required to upload some specific information on ongoing projects onto the e-ProMIS platform. E-ProMIS allows two levels of accessibility.  Authorized users are provided with login information and are able to access the system and enter information about projects in their organizations. The public can access and view project data. They do not need to log in. The information can be accessed on http://41.76.169.17/e-promis/#.

One of the objectives of e-ProMIS is to provide a mechanism for managing results and to provide evidential information for measuring performance for the various government agencies/departments under performance contracting.

The training was facilitated by Dr John Wesonga, Director (DiPCA) and Mr. Robert Kanyuuru, Clerk of Works (Estates). The two members of JKUAT staff had already undergone training on the eProMIS.

Following the training, those trained will participate in uploading the required project data on the e-ProMIS by the end of August through the office of the University Projects Coordinator. DiPCA has been tasked with developing a template to be used by the key players for compiling the required data within the University.

 

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