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Kenyan Government Presidential Digitalent Programme 2020 for Kenyan Youth

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Presidential Digitalent Programme 2020 applications are now open by ICT Authority on behalf of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology

Application Deadline: 29th June 2020

About the Award: Digitalent is a strategic intervention by ICT Authority on behalf of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology to develop and sustain high end ICT talent by bridging the gap between industry requirements and the capabilities of the local workforce. This is in line with the National ICT master plan which underscores the need to develop a critical mass of high-end ICT skills and to develop an ICT ready workforce to meet the needs of the industry. The programme has trained over 1200 ICT graduates. The 2020-21 call for applications targets Digitalent Cohort 5 recent ICT graduates.

Type: Training

Eligibility: The internship is offered to Kenyan youth who recently graduated with ICT, Engineering, Education (e-learning & content development), Medicine, Built Environment, Agriculture, Law and Communication (Graphic Design, Public Relations & Corporate Communication) who must have attained a first class or upper second class honours between January 2018 to the date of this advertisement and/or awaiting graduation.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Applicant MUST have graduated and attained First or Upper Second-Class Honors (or the equivalent) from a recognized institution in the last two years from 2018 to the date of this advertisement.
  2. Recent graduates in BSc ICT or Engineering – The graduates must have thorough knowledge in the core areas of specialization; Network & Infrastructure, Engineering, Applications Development, Information Security and Project Management.
  3. Recent graduates in Project Management Agriculture, Medicine, Built Environment, Education (eLearning and content development), Law and Communication (Graphic Design, Public Relations & Corporate Communication) who have a passion in using Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to integrate the above areas.
  4. Applicant must have the requisite skills to carry out research and innovation to enable the government leverage ICT for realization of the big 4 agenda.
  5. Female, persons with disability and graduates from the ASAL regions are encourage to apply.
  6. Be a Kenyan youth between 21 to 35 years of age Unemployed;
  7. Should be willing and ready to be deployed in any government organization (MCDAs) within the 47 counties.
  8. Successful candidates will be required to complete a twelve (12) months’ full-time programme running from 8:00am-5:00pm
  9. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend the interviews. Depending on the core area, the applicants may be required to demonstrate technical competencies on the core of specialization prior to the interview.
  10. The Authority WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the program. However, applicants who successfully complete the program are allowed to competitively apply for any positions the government advertises.
  11. Canvassing directly or indirectly, will result in disqualification.

Eligible Countries: Kenya

To be Taken at (Country): Kenya

Number of Awards: 5

Value of Award:

a) Networking with potential employers
b) Mentorship
c) Platform to develop and incubate Innovations
d) Platform to translate knowledge and skills acquired during university training into the industry job experience
e) Contribute to government efforts in service delivery to the citizens

Duration of Award: 12 months.

How to Apply: Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

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