Public Service Commission has officially certified over 300 Public Service Internship Programme (PSIP) mentors and coaches after going through a two-phased 5-day capacity building programme. The exercise that brought together mentors and coaches from all Ministries, State Departments, Corporations and Public Universities was held at Lake Naivasha Resort, in Nakuru County from 18th to 29th September 2023.
While presiding over the certification ceremony, PSC Commissioner Dr. Mary Mwiandi urged the PSIP mentors and coaches to set good precedence and help the Commission shape the future of the public service.
“Don’t be afraid to nurture these interns into better versions of you, the goal is to have a better public service and a country in the coming years,” said Commissioner Mary Mwiandi.
She also assured the mentors and coaches of Commission support in the process of supporting and moulding the interns joining the service.
The PSIP mentors and coaches capacity building programme is part of the Commission's concerted effort to ensure every intern deployed in the public service works under capable and skilled supervision. In total the commission has certified over 800 mentors and coaches since the inauguration of the PSIP Mentors and Coaches Programme in 2021.
The PSIP Mentors and Coaches Programme closing ceremony was also attended by PSC’s Director Performance and Service Delivery Transformation Performance Dr. Sylvester Obong’o, Deputy Director HRMD (PSIP) Mr. Simon Mwangi, Deputy Director HRMD, Mr. Nelson Njue, Deputy Director, Planning Mr. William Migwi and members of the Commission secretariat.