Development policy analyst
A development policy analyst with years’ experience in development, policy analysis, gender responsive planning, strategic planning, program management and administration. I am currently working as the Programmes Coordinator at Council of Economic Empowerment of Women of Africa (CEEWA-Uganda) and formerly served as Coordinator, Membership and Women in Coffee program at the African Fine Coffees Association.
I hold a Master of Arts Degree in International Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences having majored in Social Administration and Gender studies. I have successfully engaged in implementation of projects; loaded with on and off field experience including design, management, monitoring and evaluation in development, gender, agriculture and related environmental issues that resulted in enhanced access to productive resources leading to improved incomes and livelihoods for women and their families in selected districts in Uganda.
I am incredibly passionate about pro-poor social and environmental issues and have genuine interest in promotion of the right of every women, man and child to enjoy a life of equal opportunity and health. Empowering individuals for example through aiding access to education addresses the persistent constraints and deprivations that prevent many of the world’s deprived from achieving their potential. I am a strong believer in inclusivity for sustainable development.
Post Grad degree at University of Greenwich, London-United Kingdom
MA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Undergraduate degree at Makerere University
BA(HONS) SOCIAL SCIENCES
Program Coordinator at COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN OF AFRICA, Uganda Chapter (CEEWA-U)
Coordinate programs aimed at building capacity of women and men in leadership, entrepreneurship development, and access to productive resources. Conduct training in gender concepts and mainstreaming and support training in financial literacy, savings culture, enterprise development and vocational skills, credit mobilization and empowerment targeting confidence building, leadership and advocacy skills enhancement. I have attained adequate exposure in research and documentation as well as policy advocacy to promote improved livelihoods through the economic empowerment of women, men and youth in the development process.
June 19 - Sept. 30 2016
Research Assistant at fhi360
Research Assistant in a Gender integration in Community Health Services TOT Training Program in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Central Regions of Uganda.
Oct. 2013- Oct.2015
Coordinator, Women/Youth in Coffee Program at AFRICAN FINE COFFEES ASSOCIATION
Supported development of Policy, strategy and action plan on advocacy including gender, women and youth, to be endorsed by senior management, which provided a framework , mandate, rationales and goals for the work of the department using consultants and other resources as necessary across all 11 member countries. Charged with providing advice and support to the other departments and country chapters on how gender perspectives can be incorporated into the organization’s on-going work with support from external resources.
Coordunator,Membership at AFRICAN FINE COFFEES ASSOCIATION
Supported the organization in designing and implementing innovative ways to drive membership recruitment and retention; Developed and executed knowledge management tools and processes to promote learning and awareness; Implemented and coordinated training programs; tracked membership benefits by constantly engaging with members through different platforms; Worked closely with country chapter coordinators in developing and implementing proposals for country specific initiatives and activities in line with Organization’s overall strategic plan.
Oct. 2014- Oct 2015
Business Match-making Coordinator at AFRICAN FINE COFFEES ASSOCIATION
Facilitated business introductions and established new links and relationships between buyers, global coffee industry representatives and farmer group representatives, traders and exporters selected from the AFCA members and ‘Women in Coffee’ project beneficiaries from across the region
Sept. 2012- August 2013
Gender Equity Officer at NATIONAL UNION OF COFFEE AGRIBUSINESS & FARM ENTERPRISES (NUCAFE)
Provided day-to-day operational management of the gender equity project in collaboration with the other staff on other coffee agribusiness activities within NUCAFE and served as the liaison officer close with business managers and animators to provide support to the project and ensure efficiency. Charged with analyzing work plans and reports from field based staff as well as monitoring & evaluating, reporting on results and making recommendations. Responsible for mobilization and sensitization of farmer groups and their communities on best practices in compliance with funding organizations’ strategies and Uganda Coffee Development Authority guidelines.
June 2011- August 2012
Administration Support Ass. at INTRAF(U)LTD
Oversaw the provision of administration services ensuring that the physical office environment supports effective working of the team and accomplishment of company objectives.
- Project Management, Advanced Microsoft packages, Gender & Development, Events Planning ,Business conduct and Awareness, Organisational Initiative & Adaptability, Proposal development ,Team work & Leadership, Interpersonal and communication competence, Business Strategy, Fundraising.
Council for Economic Empowerment for Women of Africa
+256 753 656 730
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National Union Of Coffee Business and Farm Enterprises(NUCAFE)
: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine K Hamya
African Fine Coffees Asssociation(AFCA)
Manager, AFCC & E