Rwanda's Public Service Commission
Civil service recruitment
Country of Reform
Public Service Commission
Date of Interview
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Angelina Muganza, executive secretary of Rwanda’s Public Service Commission, describes the practical challenges of setting up a new civil service commission. Rwanda’s commission was established in 2007, and Muganza led the process of staffing the commission, communicating its role to government agencies, and assuring its independence. The commission took over the supervision of civil service from Rwanda’s Ministry of Public Service and Labor (MIFOTRA), but whereas MIFOTRA had only supervised the recruitment process, the Public Service Commission standardized and centralized the process.
Angelina Muganza Interview
At the time of this interview, Angelina Muganza was executive secretary of Rwanda’s Public Service Commission. She was previously responsible for labor relations at the Ministry of Public Service and Labor (MIFOTRA), and she led that Ministry’s negotiations with public service unions before and during the large-scale public service retrenchment that took place in 2006. Before her time at MIFOTRA, Muganza worked at the Ministry for Women and Gender Development to encourage women’s political participation and change inheritance laws that favored male heirs.