From Trainee to Manager – The Journey of a Humanitarian Trainee Scheme Participant

Project: Talent Development 6th April 2018

Mike graduated from the progrmme in April 2016 and immediately got a job at Save the Children Regional office as Regional Operations Officer. He got multiple deployments to two field offices in South Sudan to cover for different operations positions. In August 2017, position of Field manager fell vacant and he applied, went through the recruitment process and got the job. This current role entails; overseeing a number of projects in the field office, involvement in state level coordination and Line managing 5 staff and overall lead for 30 field office staff. From his experience, all competencies have been helpful and applicable to his work. However, he finds himself more of an asset in operations because of knowledge and skills gained from the scheme on collaborating and working in complex contexts.

“The most important change that has happened for me as a result of this programme is getting a clear understanding on the need to collaborate in the humanitarian sector. It does not only help us to fundraise, it also helps in reducing workload for the organization – and that is the importance of linking with agencies to deliver” says Mike Kosgey from Kenya in this case study.


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