A New Framework for the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Monday, July 09, 2012 10:40 AM
Written by Amos Cincir and Dominique Domercant for Le Nouvelliste
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A new step was taken in public administration. Haitian diplomacy will soon benefit from the skills base of ten graduate students selected by competition by the Haitian Chancery. This is from a promise made by the Foreign Minister, Laurent Lamothe, Friday, November 13, 2011, at the time of his visit to the National Institute of Management and International Studies (INAGHEI).
"The decision to recruit young people in academia is a way to make up the administrative mess and provide the chancery an effective tool for development and use of political action." - Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister
With these words, the Prime Minister in his capacity as Chancellor, had conducted in April 2012 the launch of a competition for excellence, which allowed the Ministry of Foreign and Affairs to recruit ten trainees. They will spend three months of internship, during their break.
"This is to attend the various branches of the department to understand the functioning of the institution and its services," reported Professor Jean Poincy, project director of the chancellery in Haiti. He argues that this is a good example in terms of renewal and strengthening of the institution dedicated to serving as an interface between the Haitian government and its peers.
The INAGHEI comes and leads the standings, with OssÃ© Aristild (competition winner) and five other candidates: Karl Peterson SainÃ©ant, Jean Baptiste Meleck, Charles Huckel, Bernite Francois, Stive-Claude Petit Helvio. The Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) in the second with two award-winning students, and Volcy Louino Coulange Dorival. And finally, Marie Lucienne Megie for IERAH and Fort St. Rose Bilinda Centre for Diplomatic Studies and International (CEDI).
In the presence of Jacques Nixon Myrthil, CEO of MAEC, and several cabinet members of the foreign ministry, Maurice Prosper, one of the deputy directors of the management protocol of the MAEC, was careful to quote the names of those lucky selected, the symbol of academic excellence, ethics and professionalism. Values â€‹â€‹sought by the government to face the new challenges and issues of international diplomacy.
According to officials of the Foreign Ministry, the cover letter, curriculum vitae and the overall average of seven were mandatory for each of the 51 participants selected by the recruiter. "Reviews of general knowledge, math and writing were offered to applicants with several optional possibilities in the topics addressed on international relations, philosophy, etc.." informed Professor Jean Poincy, a board member, also Academic Vice-President at the State University of Haiti.
Laurent Lamothe did not hide his satisfaction with the integration of these young graduates, called to serve the different structures of Haitian diplomacy, both locally and in the future, internationally.
"The Martelly-Lamothe government is happy to count on you to strengthen public administration," said Lamothe, visibly happy. It also promises the establishment of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here next August. This institution will serve to reinforce the basic training from a recognized university by the Chancery.
These ten new members of the MAEC have now recruited new goals and new challenges to face the needs and realities of public administration. They will need to demonstrate intelligence and tact to properly apply their theoretical knowledge, said one member of the audience.
A moment of intense joy and satisfaction for Dr. Robert Henri Sterlin, General Secretary of the INAGHEI, following the publication of results that confirm the quality of services provided by the institution he heads. Also participating in this event held at the National Palace of such figures as the brilliant young Dr. Ricardo Augustine, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Social and Political University of Notre Dame (UNDH), Ambassador Denis P. Regis, CEDI and Ambassador Myrtho Bonhomme, the National Academy of Diplomatic and Consular (ANDC).
Furthermore, it is worth noting the mood swings of several deans and present leaders of public and private universities that do not hide their disappointment and felt that they felt that their students were unclear, since the operation was to recruit only students from INAGHEI.
The other institutions that would have served to assert a charm and a promise made in November 2011 by Chancellor Lamothe. The jury would then heed this imperative, thinking to please the minister. Still, it's in a cordial atmosphere of "diplomat" that ended the ceremony.