Staff training needs are determined through MAUL’s Performance Management System and are incorporated into the Organisational training plan. The Organisational structure dictates that staff must work in multiple functional areas, providing yet another avenue for skills and competences development.
In 2012, MAUL staff had the opportunity to participate in the following trainings:
USAID Rules and Regulations and Financial Management for US Government Funding for the finance personnel that was conducted from 3 – 7 September 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Managing for Results at the Gordon Institute of Business Science held 6 – 8 November 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Pipeline Monitoring and Management. The training was conducted between October and December 2012 and was targeted to staff from the procurement, warehousing and distribution agencies, and LMIS staff.
- RTT Warehousing. The objective of the training was to equip staff with sound warehouse management skills. Called ‘Warehouse-in a Box,’ the training was a comprehensive course covering all aspects of warehousing, including: logistics, warehouse design and capacity, storage management, cold chain, safety and security, quality management, regulatory considerations, SOPs, risk analysis, warehouse management systems, procurement, inventory control and distribution. The course also covered customer service, key performance indicators and managing drug recall and distribution. The training was held in December 2012 and was facilitated by RTT South Africa, a leader in supply chain management in Africa.
- Orientation in Policies and Procedures. During the year, staff were trained and oriented in the following organisational policies and procedures: project and corporate finance, travel expense, human resources, code of conduct, conflict of interest, vehicle management, fraud and health and safety.