USIU-Africa and Save the Children roll out graduate trainee program

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Ian Vale, Regional Director, Save the Children International exchange MoU documents with Prof. Paul Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, USIU-Africa. PHOTO: Courtesy

By Taigu Muchiri

USIU-Africa has partnered with Save the Children to enhance a graduate trainee program as part of the process to attract and develop top talent in education. While signing the partnership Save the Children Regional Director Ian Vale said the program which focuses on faculty of business graduates, aims at building professional skills in the business and operational support.

Vale said the program which will be a joint venture between the two institutions will provide unique opportunities and equip the students with the right set of skills that prepares them for a competitive job market.

USIU-Africa Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza lauded Save the Children for its gallant effort in improving the children’s lives through better education, health care and economic opportunities. He said USIU-Africa will play its rightful role in enhancing the development of graduates by promoting the discovery and application of knowledge besides the acquisition of skills required for the job market.

The Graduate Program is part of the Save the Children Talent Development strategic objective of being an organization that attracts and develops top talent. It aims to build professional skills in the Business and Operational Support Functions in an INGO setting. The program focuses on attracting fresh faculty of business graduates with a passion for working in non-profit sector, to spend a year in the Save the Children Regional Office supporting the Finance, IT, Supply Chain, Administration and Human Resources Management functions. The graduates learn on the job and benefit from mentorship from our diverse and highly experienced team of professionals.

At the end of the program the trainees will be well equipped with a set of skills that will prepare them to be competitive in the job market. High achieving trainees will get a great opportunity to apply for ongoing roles at Save the Children at the Regional Office, Kenya Country Office or the Somalia

Country Office (based in Nairobi).

Save the Children is one the world’s leading independent and non-profit organization for children with operations in 120 countries globally.

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