The role of locally employed professionals Strengthening Sida's capacity in the field

The personnel is Sidas most important asset. Competent personnel in sufficient numbers employed locally is a necessary complement to posted staff if Sida should meet its objectives a reduction of poverty. This paper, which has been written as a commission given to PEO by the Field Vision, constitutes general guidelines as a basis for Sidas new approach to the professional staff employed locally and with special focus on the National Programme Officers. The purpose of this paper is double to be a guide to managers and employees and to be a recognition by Sidas management of the importance of locally employed staff in Sidas work.