The Emirati Cadres Competitiveness Council announced the launch of the first phase of electronic registration for the initiatives of the federal program “Nafis”, which aims to enhance the participation of Emirati citizens as a workforce in the UAE’s private sector. The council also announced the availability of the ability to apply and inquire about the valuable opportunities and benefits of the program and the jobs available through the digital platform of the website (www.nafis.gov.ae), which was recently launched to serve as a partnership center linking the private sector with citizens looking for work in the various emirates of the country.
The launch of the federal program “Nafis” was announced last September by the Emirati Competitiveness Council, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board, and His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs. and International Cooperation Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The program aims to increase the competitiveness of the Emirati workforce, and lay the foundations to enable citizens to fill 75,000 jobs in the private sector over the next five years, at a rate of 15,000 jobs annually. The five-year program adopts a comprehensive approach to facilitate the employment of Emirati nationals in the private sector through the phased implementation of 11 initiatives covering all aspects of the job seeker’s employment journey.
“With the launch of the first phase of the program’s digital platform, we extend an open invitation to Emiratis and all companies in the private sector in the country to explore the valuable opportunities and benefits of the Nafees program,” said Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of the Emirati Competitiveness Council.
It is worth noting that Emiratis registered in the digital platform can benefit from the initiatives of the first phase of the digital platform “Nafis”, which includes the program to support citizens’ salaries, the temporary support program, the benefits program, and allowances for the children of citizens in the private sector, in addition to the program of training opportunities during work and progress for available job opportunities. The digital platform allows Emiratis to register within minutes, using the digital identity after fulfilling the eligibility criteria and conditions.
It is noteworthy that the digital “Nafis” platform is also available to private sector companies to apply based on eligibility criteria, and the digital platform enables these companies to show their interest in participating in the program by offering vacancies and on-the-job training programs.