EXPERTS OPINION ON THE JOB MARKET

Evaline KibuchiEvaline Kibuchi is the current Country Coordinator at Stop TB Partnership Kenya. She is also the Africa TB Caucus Regional Director. She is an expert in Public Health, Advocacy and Health Financing with 20 years of Experience.

 

Evaline is a Sociology Graduate and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi.

She would like to give her views and opinions on what it takes to work in the Public Health and Advocacy space and what employers are looking for.

How does your typical day look like? 
“I am involved in ensuring there are adequate resources for TB control in Kenya and globally”
What do you like most about your job?
“Touching peoples lives. Seeing people who are previously in difficult circumstances regarding their health getting help through accessing health services and seeing their health and smiles back. I also get excited when am able to influence policy that improves health outcomes in Kenya and globally.”
What do you think is the biggest challenge for young people getting into the job market and how can they overcome them? 
“Lack of relevant skills, lack of relevant experience and poor networks. On the job seekers side, listening to stereotypes on lack of jobs, lack of professionalism when looking for jobs. lack of focus on what they want with their lives.”
Evaline’s definition of a successful career is one that involves your passion. She also adds that employers in the current job market are looking for candidates with the following qualities:
  • Relevant experience
  • Focus
  • Diligence
  • Creativity (Thinking outside of the box)
  • Visionary
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