RTA explores coop with Dubai HR Dept

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Source:  www.rta.ae

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has received in his office Her Excellency Amal Mohammed bin Udai, Director General of Government of Dubai Human Resources Department.

The meeting discussed areas of cooperation between the two sides with regard to grooming potential human resources and enhancing the competency of Emirati cadres to take up key leading positions.

“RTA is working in line with its Strategic Plan to become the first career choice of human resources through providing an appropriate environment conducive to career progression, and paving the way for young national competencies to take up important leading positions and effectively contributing to realizing RTA’s ambitious vision and strategic objectives” said Al Tayer.

He cited a recent example where RTA launched in October last the “Qiyadi” Scheme which is being implemented in cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development, with a view to upgrading the capacities and skills of RTA leaders and empowering them to shoulder the roles and responsibilities of senior positions. Twenty department directors and twenty section managers have been selected through an assessment process involving national directors and managers within RTA.

He further explained that the percentage of Emiratization drive within the RTA reached 100% at the CEOs level, 90% at the level of department directors and 79% at the level of section managers. He affirmed that, since its inception, RTA has been seeking to grant women sufficient opportunity allowing them to take up leading positions. Female employees in RTA are estimated as 722 at various RTA Agencies, including one CEO and 49 Directors and Managers.

His Excellency the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director added: “RTA has taken keen interest in Emiratizing Dubai Metro jobs. The terms of the contract concluded with Serco undertaking the operation and maintenance of Dubai Metro provide for jobs to be made available for nationals and for their training with a view to attaining 30 – 50% level of Emiratization in leading and supervisory jobs during the first five years of the metro operation. Consequently, one hundred employees joined Dubai Metro last October”.

For her part, Her Excellency Amal bin Udai said that she was happy with the RTA’s endeavors and programs of Emiratization and qualifying human resources to perform their duties.

She also expressed pleasure with the achievements made by the RTA in a record time emphasizing that Human Resources Department, in line with its constituent laws, is in the process of developing strategic policies and plans relating to human resources of the Government of Dubai that are necessary to support and follow up implementation of Dubai’s Strategic Plan.