Geoffrey K.

Program Director, Food & Nutrition Security

Master's DegreeUniversity of Malawi

Summary

I have 28 years work experience in private sector and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Malawi. I worked in formal rural micro finance industry for 19 years and recently, in an informal micro finance industry in an International Non-Governmental Organization (CARE International - Malawi) for 9 years. I have skills in developing training manuals and training of members of staff who in turn trained communities. I can draft organization policies for presentation and consideration by Board of Directors. I can coordinate projects that affect various stakeholders with different levels of members of staff without problem. I have skills in managing contracts and sub-grant administration and management. I can set-up sub-grants arrangements with implementing partners. I can set up small programs that can grow big within short period. I also have skills in fundraising and have been involved in program designs and development of a number of successful proposals on food and nutrition security, emergency as well as micro finance programs.. I have skills in donor contract management and reporting - meeting set deadlines. I have substantial knowledge of working with development partners (donors). The financial institutions I have worked for received financial assistance from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); the World Bank; the African Development Bank; the Commonwealth Secretariat. I once managed a USD12 million microfinance IFAD funded project in Malawi (1995 to 2000). I can manage large donor portfolio without problems. Currently I am managing portfolio supported by USAID, European Union, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, and other private foundations. I have knowledge of managing various donor resources

Experience

  • agricultural technology
  • agricultural financing
  • development
  • finance
  • administration
  • global affairs canada
  • commonwealth secretariat
  • malawi
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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