BEATRICE M.

Women Rights Advisor

Master's DegreeUNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

Zimbabwe

Summary

I am a Sociologist and Gender Specialist holding a dynamic and multi-faceted Masters' Degree in Sociology of Development and Globalization from the University College Cork, Ireland; a Masters' Degree in Women and Gender Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences majoringin Political Science and Sociology both from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. I have 20 years of relevant experience in participation and in civil society engagement, advocacy and policy dialogue. I have worked for national and international civil society organizations. I have facilitated and/or participated in strategic thinking sessions, led policy dialogues involving state and non-state actors and provided technical support in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating civil society programmes and project on poverty reduction and social protection, HIV/AIDS, conflict management and peace-building, governance and accountability, women empowerment and gender equity, gender-responsive public service delivery, policy research, analysis and policy engagement. I have deeper understanding of regional social issues on the African continent gained from my seven (7) years working with international non-governmental organisations and thirteen (13) in national non-governmental organizations. I am knowledgeable on practices of bilateral and multilateral agencies such as European Union, DFID, Danida, the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Women and African Development Bank among others. I am actively involved in the civil society sector in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Sudan and Kenya working on a range of social issues affecting different regions of the African continent including but not limited to poverty, chronic poverty and accompanying inequality and vulnerability; social exclusion of population groups (youth, women, elderly, etc) in economic development low agricultural productivity; inadequate, inaccessible, poor quality and gender-unresponsive basic services; under-developed social protection programmes; deficiencies in social accountability and transparency of governance structures; energy deficiencies and the ravaging el-nino drought and floods and other climate change effects. I am also an active member to groups and/or platforms where I actively discuss regional social issues, among these is the online discussion platform coordinated by Africa for Results Community of Practice. I am a Trained Trainer and experienced in participatory learning and analysis skills in designing participatory training programmes, training modules and training assessments as well as delivering training of trainers' workshops and tailor-made training workshops. I have used these competences in developing training modules as elaborated in this CV. Since 2003, I have held senior management positions with experience and aptitude in effective oral and written communication, organization, prioritization, working independently, under pressure and as part of a team. I am skilled in mentoring and couching others, working in diverse multicultural environments as well as focusing on delivering results. I am proficient in using English and Microsoft Office applications of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. I speak basic French and with ability and commitment to enhance my proficiency in using it. Beatrice Mugambe CV MAY 2017

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