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Grants Specialist
DAI Global LLC
Since 04.2018
Administering the grants according to criteria and guidelines set forth by USAID and DAI, as stated in the contract between DAI and USAID. Overseeing day-to-daily grants running of 13 sub-granted CSOs in the areas of Health, Agriculture, Education and good governance including monitoring their progress, conducting site visits and reporting the results in accordance with USAID and DAI requirements. Conducting needs assessments for CSOs on LGAP grant facility and facilitating capacity-building initiatives and mentorship in areas of monitoring and evaluation, grants management, sound financial practices, project cycle management through coaching, mentoring and handholding. Coordinating preparation of grants panel review meetings: leading evaluation of grants proposals and budgets, and assuming the focal point person role of grants selection committee. Ensure budgetary controls of grantees and provide technical assistance to recipients, as required by the LGAP programme. Implement policies and procedures around the administration and monitoring of grants, and procedures designed to comply with donor regulations (USAID & DFID).
Integration Coordinator
DAI Global LLC
04.2017 - 03.2018
Enhanced relationships with district government counterparts to build momentum for expanded Government of Malawi-USAID development planning and coordination at the district level. Identified partnerships for integration focusing on coordination, collaboration and co-location including between LGAP and other implementing partners as well as between other implementing partners and local governments. Worked with different stakeholders to improve awareness of the roles for key district development planning stakeholders. Spearheaded the establishment of an online integration platform to serve as a virtual learning lab for sharing evidence, best practice, work plans, M&E data, and other key information across USAID projects. Contributed to the baseline assessment of Malawian local government system through use of tools like Citizens Perception Survey and Local Authority and Performance Assessment (LAPA).
Project Manager
Catholic Health Commision
09.2015 - 03.2017
Spearheaded WASH interventions in the district which promoted availability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages. Provided strategic leadership to a team of 13 field coordinators, 1 Nutrition Officer, 2 M&E officers and 500 community assistants, which ensured effective project implementation, coordination and management. Strengthened documentation of nutrition program experiences and lessons learnt and advocate for scale up of best practices across the district. Worked closely with District Nutrition Coordination Committee in the planning, organization and implementation of health and nutrition interventions. Led regular updating of district nutrition/health stakeholders mapping. Coordinating and organizing capacity-building initiatives in liaison with Nutrition Focal Person for DNCC. Ensured that the project was implemented in a standard manner across the program area following the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) and Nutrition Education and Communication Strategy (NECS) frameworks. Conducted periodic joint supervision with DNCC and district SUN core team to monitor the quality of service delivery.
M&E Officer
Story Time Education
09.2013 - 08.2015
Conducted baseline survey to set a benchmark for comparing success. Developed indicators (Input, Output, Outcome, and Impact) for assessing progress. Carried out monitoring visits to the school. Facilitated review meetings with teachers, students, parents, PTA members for program enhancement. Analyzed different datasets (Baseline data and data collected at different stages of the project cycle) to determine level of change achieved. Keeping monitoring tools up to date-The Logical Framework, Gantt chart. Coordinating all subsequent data collection activities across the impact area. Conducting mid-term evaluation surveys to track the performance of the project against set indicators.
Field Officer
Catholic Development Commision in Malawi
10.2009 - 11.2012
Setting up of irrigation schemes, Establishment of Village Savings and Loans Groups (VS&L) and providing technical expertise through trainings, initiating individual farmer participation into development activities through One to One extension service, Facilitating revolving funds programs (seed, goats and chicken) recovery. Conducting farm demonstrations on new technologies in consultation with farmers and the office in order to improve technology adoption. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS, Gender, Human rights and training for transformation in the Food Security Programme, Establishment of Herbal Gardens to boost the immunity of those affected with HIV/AIDS, facilitating drug revolving funds to communities and Pass on Schemes, Setting small-scale businesses for beneficiaries/communities. Facilitating Disaster Risk Reduction Management, searching profitable markets for famers and linking them to good traders, Beneficiary identification and humanitarian response, working in collaboration with various stakeholders to avoid duplication of activities.
Data Analysis (Quantitative & Qualitative) Program Management & Coordination Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Community Score Cards & Service Charters Budgeting & Financial Management Lobbying and Advocacy Proposal Writing Staff Management Stakeholder Management and Representation Networking & Collaboration
Education . Master
Health Sciences
College of Medicine
Since 12.2017
This is a Master Of science degree focusing on containing indiscriminate use of antibiotics in treating diseases. The research I carried out was focusing on "determinants of use of antibiotics in managing childhood diarrhoea among under five children in Zomba". The major findings of this study were; long distance to the health facility (OR 1.93, 95% CI: 1.03-3.65; P<.04). Unavailability of drugs at the facility (OR 1.12, 95% CI: 0.60-2.10; P<.71,), quality of medical care at the health facility (OR 1.11, 95% CI: 0.57-2.15; P<.75) and previous knowledge of the diarrhea condition (OR 0.90, 95% CI: 0.49-1.66; P<.74).
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science
Bunda College of Agriculture
12.2012 - 08.2015
This training is a combination food and nutrition security as well as food science. It aimed at resolving nutrition related problems like under-nutrition, over-nutrition, wasting and stunting through promotion of safe and innovative ways of effective management of nutrition related issues. On the other front, it was aimed at improving the shelf-life of foods and promoting food security through innovations around post-harvest losses, food service management, food processing and preservation among others. The study that I conducted in partial fulfillment of the award of degree was on "Determinants of relapse of malnutrition after therapy" which among other things resource constrained households were more prone to relapse due to poor feeding practices after hospital stay than their well-to-do conterparts.
Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security
Natural Resources College
08.2007 - 10.2009
This diploma largely focuses on improving the general well-being of resource constrained citizens who are usually food insecure inorder to help them produce relatively higher fram outcomes and helping them through food processing and preservation as well as post-harvest losses for them to preserve their yields in readiness for lean season. It provides for business initiatives inorder to boost the livelihoods of poor citizens through intensification of farming as a business while equipping the rural households to ensure that the nutrition status of their children does not degrade.
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