CAREER TRAINING

PSC launches training for future civil servants

The applicant must have served in any State Department for a period of between six months and one year.

In Summary
  • Youth PS Charles Sunkuli hailed the move that he says will nurture leaders.

  • This he says will see youths benefit from continuous learning and community service engagement.

ELF Board member Patience Nyange,Vice chairperson Public Commission Charity Kisotu and Epl board member Sharmi Surianarain signing an MOU during the official launch of the public service Emerging Leaders Fellowship Programme at the KICC Nairobi on Tuesday 23, November
ELF Board member Patience Nyange,Vice chairperson Public Commission Charity Kisotu and Epl board member Sharmi Surianarain signing an MOU during the official launch of the public service Emerging Leaders Fellowship Programme at the KICC Nairobi on Tuesday 23, November
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Youths interested in working with the Public Service Commission now have a chance to be nurtured.

This is after the commission launched a fellowship programme in collaboration with Emerging Public Leaders and Emerging Leaders Foundation Africa.

The programme will see 50 future leaders secure opportunities annually.

It will seek to ensure the career development of young entry-level public servants.

Emerging Leaders Foundation executive director Caren Wakoli noted that the programme will be essential in developing future civil servants.

Wakoli spoke during the launch of the Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship on Tuesday.

She noted that the programme will help strengthen the vibrancy of PSC with young leaders.

“It will close the gap between the time young graduates enter the service and the time it takes to begin systematic development and training,” she said.

Youth PS Charles Sunkuli hailed the move that he says will nurture leaders.

This he says will see youths benefit from continuous learning and community service engagement.

“African youths will be accorded effective experience in the country that will create in-depth awareness of national development laws,” Sunkuli said.

Young leaders in the service will be exposed to a clearer understanding of the implementation of national programmes.

Sunkuli noted that the programme will also erase the notion that PSC is  corrupt.

Gender CS Margaret Kobia called for the employment of leaders who are passionate about service to the people.

“You should not just employ anyone, in fact, you should consider people who have a calling for service because PSC is all about service to the people,” Kobia said.

This programme is a part of the government’s ongoing work to build a strong civil service corps.

The three areas of focus will be public leadership development, ethical cultivation, and citizen-centric government delivery.

 It will include responsive training, public sector mentorship, community service engagement and ongoing career development, and Pan-African alumni networking opportunities.

For appointment to the Public Service, the applicant must have served in any State Department for a period of between six months and one year.

In addition, the applicant must be a graduate of a recognized university, having graduated in 2015 or later.

Successful candidates will be recruited through a competitive interview process.

PS State Department for Youth, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Charles Sunkuli, Vice chairperson Public Commission Charity Kisotu and CS Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes, Prof. Margaret Kobia during the official launch of the public service Emerging Leaders Fellowship Programme at the KICC Nairobi on Tuesday 23, November.
PS State Department for Youth, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Charles Sunkuli, Vice chairperson Public Commission Charity Kisotu and CS Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes, Prof. Margaret Kobia during the official launch of the public service Emerging Leaders Fellowship Programme at the KICC Nairobi on Tuesday 23, November.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI