program manager - UNICEF Funded Projects
I am a highly articulate, confident and persuasive team-builder able to motivate and communicate so as to achieve exceptional performance aimed at enabling team effort to produce genuine long-term sustainable development in local, urban and international environments. I offer solid experience in Program (Development, Budgeting, Costing, management, co-ordination, Implementation as well as Monitoring and Evaluation). I am an OVC expert having worked with children at different levels and conducted a number of Mappings, Baseline surveys, Child Rights Governance & Child Protection initiatives, Livelihoods and Food security promotion with a vast hands-on experience in management of programs related to Child Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Health (Palliative Care – Cancer & HIV, Orthopedics), Monitoring & Evaluation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Research, Construction & Procurement in Health settings and Policy Advocacy.
I have 9 years’ experience in leadership, management and planning. Currently, I am working as a Program Manager with Save the Children in Uganda where I am charged with overseeing all Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) programs funded by UNICEF. Prior to that, I was Head of Department – Strategic Information and Reporting – CoRSU Hospital; where was charged with coordinating and supporting all hospital related Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities in order for the organization to achieve its strategic objectives. I was also in-charge of overseeing, directing and supervising all functional units and personnel in the areas of Research, Customer Care, Administrative assistants, Grants and Fundraising, Medical records, receptionists as well as Media and Communications.
The above responsibilities were executed along-side working as a Program Manager with the same hospital (Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Hospital (CoRSU Hospital) where I was charged with overseeing, coordinating and managing various projects including a 1.4 Million Euro Septic ward program with direct funding from Christian Blind Mission Italy (CBM Italy) and Foundation Assistance International (FAI). This additionally included procurement and management of supervising consultants and contractors so as to ensure timely construction and handover of a 24 bed capacity septic ward amounting to Euro 635,000 in value which was to aid the handling of nosocomial infections and surgeries for septic cases like osteomyelitis.
Prior to that, I was charged with managing the communications and documentation department at the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction in a bid to create resilience among communities affected by disasters in Uganda. I also spent notable time managing and coordinating a Twelve Million US Dollar grant ($12,000,000) with the African Palliative Care Association funded by PEPFAR – USAID under the Regional HIV & Aids Program (RHAP). This grant enabled me to support Palliative Care development across the Southern and Eastern African region as well as mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS by providing technical assistance and building local capacity within selected African countries in order to promote sustainable palliative care development. These countries included; Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Malawi. The partners I worked with directly under this program include; Island Hospice in Zimbabwe (IHS), Swaziland Hospice at Home (SHAH), Ministry of Health – Swaziland, Mozambique Palliative Care Association (MOPCA), Ministry of Health – Mozambique, Ministry of Public Health – DRC, Hospice Palliative Care Association of Zimbabwe (HOSPAZ), Ministry of Health of Zimbabwe, Livingstone General Hospital – Zambia (LGH), Palliative Care Association of Zambia (PCAZ), Selian Hospice – Tanzania, Tanzania Palliative Care Association (TPCA), Palliative Care Association of Malawi (PACAM) and Ndimoyo Palliative Care Trust – Malawi among others.
I have also been involved with the organizing and coordination of all National Palliative Care Associations in the African continent with the aim of developing a Regional Advocacy Palliative Care Agenda (2015/2025) as well as numerous Project management assignments with ANPPCAN Uganda and ANPPCAN Zambia chapters respectively related to child protection programming, case management and follow up, creating child friendly justice systems and centers, Gender Based Violence, Policy advocacy and research. This includes a one-year tenure with ANPPCAN Zambia as a technical program officer.
I have effectively supported the partners in both within and outside Uganda to ensure timely implementation of projects which has resulted into improved activity implementation as well as tremendous improvement in timely reporting and quality of results reported. I made this possible by putting in place an effective M&E framework and a data base system that tracks performance of projects on a quarterly basis and providing timely feedback to the partners as well as strengthening partner relations through feedback forums.
BA Social Works and Social Administration at Makerere University
BA Social Works and Social Administration
Program Manager at Save the Children
My work involves providing technical leadership to the development and implementation of the child protection in emergencies (CPiE) interventions for South Sudanese and DRC refugee children in Uganda under Save the Children with specific focus on UNICEF funded grants/ awards. Main project areas include; DRC – (Rwamwanja, Kyangwali and Kyaka II) and South Sudan (Kiryandongo and Imvepi – Arua). I also ensure program management, monitoring and delivery of results on CPiE against the programme targets and indicators, including development of programme documents with CSO partners and preparing regular reports on CPiE. This is coupled with providing technical support to government and CSO partners to strengthen the CPiE response and ensuring alignment with national priorities.
- Project Planning and Management
CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital
Head of Strategic Information and Reporting