What is FRAC
To create a framework that puts government officials at the center of the capacity building process and aligns each individual's growth goals with that of the organisation’s.
To provide government officials with an understanding of the roles, activities and competencies required so as to effectively deliver on the outcomes expected from them in their current and future positions in governments. The move from rule to role based human resource management puts competencies at the core of the capacity building process. Thus, arrangements must be established to test the extent to which every official occupying a position has the competencies they require and consequently the competency gaps, if any, that need to be addressed in order for the ministries, departments and organisations (MDOs) within governments to enhance its execution capabilities.
To build the execution capacity of the state, we have developed a Framework of Roles, Activities and Competencies (FRAC) which will map the roles, activities and competencies, supported by knowledge resources, for each individual position within all government MDOs at the national, state and local level. The FRACing process will enable government MDOs to build an accurate picture of their competency building requirements. Most importantly, it enables officials to understand the competencies they require and how they can acquire them. The Framework is built to identify competency gaps and address them through courses, workshops, learning events, training programs or other services or products, delivered digitally, face-to-face, blended or in any new form that may emerge. FRAC comes with its own set of concepts and language and here you can access all the terms that are most commonly used.
The iGOT Karmayogi platform follows all principles of the 70:20:10 model of learning where 70% of learning comes from experience, experiment and reflection, 20% is derived from working with others, and 10% comes from formal intervention and planned learning solutions.
At C-LOP, we conduct workshops and focused group discussions to:
- Assist learners in understanding the competencies they need for their positions;
- Assist learners in identifying relevant competency building products to address their competency gaps;
- Familiarise learners with the process of drafting competencies and bringing course providers on board; and
- Familiarise learners with the process of ‘FRACing’, including populating the various dictionaries and directories (i.e. of positions, roles, activities, competencies and knowledge resources).
Our aim is to assist with the endeavour to improve the execution capacity of a state through these tools.
FRAC is both a noun and a verb. This act of denominalisation re-emphasises that FRACing is an ever-evolving process. It needs to capture new competency needs as and when they arise, linking it to activities, roles and positions. The verbing of FRAC, FRACing, validates the evolving and dynamic nature of the Framework.
In order to be able to FRAC successfully, a basic understanding of positions, roles, activities, knowledge resources and competencies must be established.