The 1st Cohort of Office Administrative Personnel Mentorship Champions drawn from Ministries/Departments have been officially commissioned today at a colourful event held at a Nairobi hotel.
The programme which was introduced in 2019 is geared towards facilitating a relationship in which experienced Office Administrators share knowledge and experiences with Mentees working in respective Ministries/Departments/Counties and Parastatals towards a mutually beneficial professional development.
In his keynote address, Principal Administrative Secretary and Deputy Head of Public Service, Mr. Kennedy Kihara said that the Office Administrative Personnel are very critical officers in Government because they handle very sensitive documents and information therefore strict management of government communication is important.
On her part, State Department for Public Service Principal Secretary, Mrs Mary Kimonye said that the Mentors drawn from the public service will be useful in building competencies in application of existing public service policies, guidelines and procedures, as well as interdepartmental engagement on Office Administrative Services issues.
“It is my hope that you will be able to induct new entrants in the Service by inculcating the professional ethos while enhancing the skills of those in Service and bring back solidity values and principles that define the Office Administrative Personnel cadre,” said Mrs Kimonye.
The Principal Secretary also called upon the mentors to adhere to the values they learned through the programme in order to transform the Service for the current and future generations.
The State Department supports mentoring as a way of enabling officers to become accomplished, productive and successful in their chosen endeavours, and in sustaining their professional vitality, both now and in the future.
Also present was Huduma Kenya CEO Mr. James Buyekane and Directors of Human Resource Management from various Ministries/Departments.