Performance Evaluations, Monitoring, Evaluation Criteria; and Development and Coaching Programmes for Ambassadors by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1313 (NW1523)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 13-2012 OF 18 MAY 2012

Mr EH Eloff (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

  1. Whether her department conducts any performance evaluations of ambassadors; if not, who monitors their performance; if so, what criteria are used in the evaluation of ambassadors

  2. whether her department undertakes any (a) development and (b) coaching programmes for ambassadors who fail to meet the minimum standards; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

  1. DIRCO conducts performance evaluations for all employees including Heads of Mission by means of the approved Performance Management and Development System for SMS members as provided for in Chapter 4 of the SMS handbook.

  2. All Heads of Mission have over the past performance cycles performed satisfactory and therefore, did not require any special development programmes.

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