The President’s Young Professional Program (PYPP) in collaboration with the Civil Service Agency (CSA) has officially launched the recruitment exercise of recent Liberia College Graduates to form class eight of the PYPP program. According to Executive Director Hh K. Zayizay, the exercise will recruit 20 exceptionally talented recent Liberia university graduates with a minimum grade average (GPA) of 3.00.
He made the disclosure yesterday at his Sinkor office during a press conference where he encouraged female to take advantage of the opportunity and at the same time noted that application for the exercise is totally free of charge for applicants. Executive Director, Hh K. Zaiyay during the conference described the PYPP as a respected program that places Liberian college graduates in an important role in government. “The program also help to add value to many college graduates across the country and turns them over the CSA and rather than sending them to non-governmental organizations” he said. The PYPP was established in April 2009 as an initiative to support the government of Liberia's goal to develop a stronger and responsive civil service to enhance better service delivery through public service leadership and training opportunities for talented young Liberian university graduates. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2009 launched, with initial funding provided by the Hess Foundation, the PYPP, which addresses capacity gaps by recruiting, training, and preparing promising and talented Liberian college graduates for a future in public service. In the short term, PYPs provide additional support to government ministries and agencies by performing a variety of critical tasks as needed, helping to rebuild ministerial capacity among others. The Program’s long-term goal is to create the next generation of qualified professionals who are able and committed to working for the Government of Liberia, thereby increasing public sector capacity and contributing to good governance and strong leadership.