Committed and resourceful professional with notable national and international NGO experience in monitoring and evaluation, research, full project cycle management, fundraising, donor and partner relations, grant writing, grants management, capacity building, strategic planning, partnership management and knowledge management. I have applied a combination of both practical and academic experience to a variety of consultancies and programs for state and non-state actors in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
I have been involved in the implementation and the monitoring and evaluation of programmes implemented in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania related to Health and HIV & AIDS; Advocacy, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Governance, accountability and Human rights, Gender, Youth & Women Empowerment and WASH (water sanitation hygiene). I have strengthened the development of program goals and objectives as well as M&E plans, M&E tools and M&E Frameworks and strategies by providing technical guidance to twenty CBOs and NGOs affiliated to USAID and Global Fund.
My passion for Community and Health Systems Strengthening has also led to actual policy and legislative changes to improve the health conditions of Key Populations in East Africa by supporting the development of the Uganda Advocacy Strategy to Increase Access to Quality Health Services for Adolescents and Young People Living with HIV (2015-2017) and Tanzania Key Populations HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Advocacy Strategy (2015-2018)
I have also provided technical assistance to four County governments in Kenya through the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) and developed the following County specific AIDS Strategic Plans: Garissa County AIDS Strategic Plan (2016-2020), Tana River County HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (2016-2020), Wajir County AIDS Strategic Plan (2016-2019) and Mandera County AIDS Strategic Plan (2016-2020)
Progamme Management Experience and Achievements
Built the institutional capacity and sustainability of ten (10) national USAID partner CSOs and NGOs in Kenya to effectively monitor program implementation by providing technical advice on results based M&E planning and management and strategic planning under a three year award (Feb 2015-August 2017) from USAID worth US $ 1,500,000.
Improved the governance, sustainability and influence of four (4) Inadequately Served Populations (ISP) networks in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania by successfully coordinating all donor relations (reporting), grant monitoring, project interventions, and M&E activities of a Two year grant (Feb 2014-Feb 2016) worth US $200,000 from Robert Carr civil society Network Fund implemented a consortium that included Africa Capacity Alliance (Prime Recipient) , Federation of Women Lawyers –Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) and National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE)- (Sub-recipients).
Enhanced sustainable leadership and effective service delivery of Five Global Fund Sub Recipient organizations in Kenya by successfully providing M&E technical and programmatic support and grant monitoring support in a One year grant (April 2014 - Aug 2015) worth €100,000 supported by German Development Corporation (GIZ).
Globally, I have strengthened the evidence base on integrated development approaches by developing Locus Global Research Strategy
Appointments to advisory bodies
Member of the National AIDS Control Council - County AIDS Strategic Plan- Technical Support Team (2015/2016)
Member of National HIV Inter-Agency Coordination Committee (ICC) (2015/2016)
Core Member of Locus Global Integrated Development Initiative (2015/2016)
Member of Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) Transition Management Team (2016)