The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine was the first state authority that started to establish special directorates within the framework of a pilot project on the civil service reform. Recruitment competitions to directorates will be announced starting already from September. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.
According to him, having carried out a financial audit the said Ministry evaluated the effectiveness of the existing structural units, identified ways to reorganize them as well as worked out draft staffing structure and new functional responsibilities of employees.
Hennadii Zubko emphasized that this year, the first five directorates will be established: on regional development, on introduction of regional development policy, on local governance, on energy efficiency as well as on strategic planning and European integration. «The creation of directorates is another crucial step towards reforming the Ministry. At that, we have already switched in the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine to project management and strategic planning, identified key staff members who directly implement our reforms, inter alia decentralization, energy efficiency and deregulation in construction and introduced a grading system based on key performance indicators. The directorates will become the engine of administrative reform in the Ministry where “agents of change” will work», the Vice Prime Minister underlined.