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P&OD initiatives

One Corporate System—P&OD modules

The One Corporate System (OCS) project is an initiative of nine CGIAR Centres to implement the same business system for resource planning and management. For P&OD directorate, the system will streamline business processes and enhance decision-making by providing accurate, real time and reliable information to decision makers in ensuring ILRI is ‘fit for purpose’. Some of the P&OD modules to be implemented includes

    •   Position register and administration
    •   Dependant masterfile and administration, and
    •   Training administration, among others.

Redesign of the compensation and benefits approach

To attract and retain ILRI’s high-caliber workforce, the directorate has embarked on a project to review its compensation and benefits approach. The project will among others develop career pathing framework for non-scientific roles and develop competency models that will drive the behaviours required to drive success in the context of ILRI’s 2013-2022 strategy.

This project is contracted to Hay Group, a leading human resources
management consulting firm of international repute.

Performance Management System

Performance Management System is a continuous, consistent process of planning, managing, monitoring, evaluating and rewarding performance. The process involves identifying individual as well as Program/Unit/Directorate objectives, aligning these to organizational goals and priorities, evaluating actual performance in the context of the agreed objectives, providing feedback and follow up.
The overall purpose of ILRI Performance Management System is to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic goals and priorities through efficiency, productivity, innovation and growth.

Program Management Framework

To make ILRI ‘fit for purpose’, effective management and implementation of the institute's research projects is key. This will ensure that ILRI meets its strategic goals and objectives in light of the grants ILRI continues to secure and the expectation from investors to deliver optimally on their investment.

The Program Management Framework (PMF) was initiated as a revitalized, coherent and cohesive institutional approach for the management of research programs underpinned by a process that will provide clarity to the numerous roles related to program management.

The project commenced in July 2015 and was completed in June 2016. More information on the PMF is available on ILRINET at

Management Development Program

The program is amied at middle managers who  manage people and other resources (leves below the Program Leaders) to equip them with sound managerial competencies. The training modulces will be based on the competencies identified through the sessions conducted by Hay Group. 

The training will commence in October 2016.