About the Journal

Journal of Public Service Competency Development (JPSCD) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal, which publishes volumes on a biennial basis. The journal is issued by Training Consultancy Division (TCD) of Ethiopian Civil Service University. TCD has been actively engaging in offering competency based training to leaders and employees of Ethiopian public sectors and rendering consultancy services to transform the public sector system. The submitted manuscripts should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission. All paper submissions will go under a double-blind review process by at least two reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area.

Objectives of the Journal

The journal is started with the intension of expanding the discussion and sharing insights on competency development in the public sector.  Thus, the main aim of JPSCD is to create a platform for academic contributions to public service competency both conceptually/methodologically and empirically.

 Scope of the Journal

The journal follows a multidisciplinary and an interdisciplinary approach. JPSCD accepts manuscripts including original articles, systemic reviews and short communications or commentaries in identified thematic areas, including: Public Administration and Competency Orientations; New Public Management and HRM; Competency Basics and Quality Service Management; Competency Management (Recruitment & Selection, Training and Development and Appraisal); Public Service Policy and Contemporary Discourses; Leadership Competency; and Competency and Managing Cross-Cutting Issues in the public sector (Gender, Women, Youth and Disability.

JPSCD is first of its kind in that it deals with the issue of competency development in the public sector. As it cuts across multifarious issues, in the future, it can serve as a platform for African public sectors in creating a network that solidifies the unity among the countries in Africa. Besides, it can speed up the global competitiveness of African countries in terms of creating and delivering public services.