Based on the far-sighted vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE government has developed the UAE Government Performance Excellence Award under Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program which aspires to enable the UAE public sector to excel in its systems, performance, services and outcomes. The program strives to achieve this vision by applying the intended mission statement, i.e. achieving excellent results in the UAE public sector and human resources performance. So, launching the Performance Excellence System and various on-going development initiatives will enhance the culture of innovation, loyalty and excellence among all public employees. It will become a true symbol of excellence, innovation and development, and achieve the mission of the "government of excellence" to provide an investment friendly environment contributing to sustainable development and prosperity and enhancing the role of the UAE as a regional hub for the world economy, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In 2014, the first edition of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Excellence Award was launched under directives by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. it was the first excellence award to be internally applied in ministries at both federal and regional levels. The award is considered a driving force for developing the institutional and functional performance of MoFAIC. It enables the ministry to provide excellent services to all its customers and beneficiaries.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Excellence Award aims to make a real quantum leap in terms of performance, concepts, practices, and administrative techniques applied in MoFAIC. This will be made by applying the standards of institutional and functional excellence in all categories of the Award, by utilizing them in the ongoing processes of improving MoFAIC work performance. The award winners will constitute the baseline for competition at the UAE Government Performance Excellence Award under Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program.
Objectives of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Excellence Award:
Improving the Institutional and functional performance levels.
Adopting the concepts of institutional excellence and quality standards.
Motivating employees to be creative and innovative in MoFAIC Services and processes.
Acknowledging and honoring MoFAIC organizational units and Human resources by MoFAIC leadership.
Exchanging and disseminating best practices among various MoFAIC departments.
Preparing MoFAIC departments to participate in MBRGEA.
Categories of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Excellence Award:
Institutional Excellence Category :
Category of Excellent Department.
Category of Excellent Super Embassy.
Job Excellence Category:
Excellent Head of Organizational Unit.
Excellent deputy Head of Organizational Unit.
Excellent Head of Section.
Excellent Specialized Employee.
Excellent Administrative Officer.
Excellent Technical Employee.
Excellent new Employee.
Excellent Customer Service Officer.
Excellent local employee.
Category of Excellent Seconded Student.
Category of Missions accredited to the UAE:
Excellent Cooperation Award.