113 women in Saudi diplomatic corps

Manal Radwan, first secretary at Saudi Arabia’s UN mission, addresses a UN session in this file photo.
Updated 12 March 2017

113 women in Saudi diplomatic corps

JEDDAH: The number of female diplomats employed in the Saudi Foreign Ministry — working inside and outside Saudi Arabia — has risen to 113, said Osama Nugali, the ministry’s spokesman.
The foreign minister announces diplomatic positions annually, with applicants hired based on the required qualifications, Nugali told Arab News.
“The work and the transfer of diplomats both inside and outside the Kingdom is being implemented through transfer regulations determined by the nature of diplomatic work,” he said.
According to official statistics from the Ministry of Civil Services in 2015, the number of Saudi female diplomats stood at 87.
Nugali said the number is expected to increase further, in accordance with the requirements of diplomatic work.
Women have started playing a greater role in employment and education over the last decade.
Women make up 51 percent of higher education students, while 35,000 women are studying abroad.
Some women have succeeded in breaking the monopoly of men for leadership positions in major economic institutions such as banks.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan envisages women making up about 30 percent of the workforce.
Women’s capital holdings amount to more than SR100 billion and their investment in real estate exceeds SR120 billion.


Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.

The database connection was secured after the agencies completed the requirements for sending human resources data through the government integration channel according to the classification of groups specified by the ministry.

The ministry, represented by its Digital Transformation Agency, has provided more than 27 electronic services on its website, serving government agencies and public sector employees.

This includes the “Eltizam” (commitment) service to provide human resources data including personnel data, jobs, salaries, qualifications, leave and performance evaluation.

There is also the “My Career Data” platform, which enables civil servants and human resources specialists to review and correct data, providing access to historical career records and administrative transactions.

King Salman recently issued directives to government agencies to complete electronic connectivity with the Ministry of Civil Service, to provide human resources data within 120 days.

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What is Yesser?

It is a program that works as a link among Saudi government agencies in their e-transition journey. Yesser establishes, develops and manages several e-government initiatives and products in Saudi Arabia using the highest technical and security standards.