30% to localize “Operation and Maintenance”… and oblige contractors to announce jobs


The government agencies participating in raising the Emiratisation rates through operation and maintenance contracts indicated that the Emiratisation Guide, which was recently issued, achieves 9 main objectives that will contribute to the sector’s growth, development and expansion in attracting and employing citizens, and contributing to the development of local content in the national economy.

The guide obligates contractors to announce all targeted jobs in the National Labor Portal “Taqat”, to ensure access to the largest segment of individuals, with the start of Emiratisation at 30%.

The guide aims to clarify and standardize the mechanisms for applying the requirements of Emiratisation and its efficiency in all operating and maintenance contracts in public entities, setting the minimum salary, establishing a mechanism for training and developing the capabilities of Saudis, following up the performance and career development of sector employees with the transfer of knowledge to them, as well as transferring employees to alternative contracts in the sector to achieve sustainability. The manual included determining the Emiratization rates for all the different engineering, technical and administrative job categories and levels, and took into account the gradual application at rates ranging between 30% and 100%, including determining a percentage of Emiratisation of no less than 50% for the senior management level and 30% for engineering and specialized jobs, in addition to To 100% for supervisory positions in the disciplines of safety, information technology, general and administrative services and support.

The guide specified the requirements for qualification and professional development of national cadres in those contracts, the necessity of having a job description for these jobs, and the importance of the entity performing its role in following up their performance and career development. The guide also took into account setting the minimum salary for each category and job level, in addition to the mechanism for transferring employees to new contracts. To ensure job security and development, operation and maintenance facilities can view the Emiratisation guide, via the following link: https://hrsd.gov.sa/sites/default/files/83956_0.pdf, and they can also announce sector jobs through the National Labor Portal Taqat, through the link: www.taqat.sa.

It is noteworthy that 6 government agencies participate in the localization of the operation and maintenance sector, namely the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Spending Efficiency and Governmental Projects Authority, the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, and the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority.

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