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Professional experience . More than 10 years
Professional Experience: 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET)
12.2013 - 07.2019
I provided strategic advice to the Board of Trustees as well as technical and intellectual leadership to five Departmental Heads and more than 250 staff members. Some of my achievements included: i) Board Relationship: Provided strategic advice to the Board. Drafted Board agenda. Provided secretariat services to the Board. Ensured that Board decisions are implemented, monitored and the Board is periodically updated; ii) Leadership: Took a lead role in reviewing the organization’s strategic plan as well as restructuring and streamlining the organisation’s structure and manning levels to ensure that it is fit to deliver the organization’s mandate and revised strategic plan. The organization was also able to effectively respond to the industry challenges and opportunities both local and international. Also achieved the organizations targets as well as mandate; iii) Operations Management: Effectively provided operational leadership to both technical and support units. The technical units included: research and technology development; extension and advisory services; training; diversification. The support units included: human resource and administration; finance; procurement and audit. I took a lead role in planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting, including financial management and administration; v) Instituted a robust staff performance appraisal system through which high performing staff were recognized and rewarded;
Executive Director (ED)
Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission
07.2013 - 12.2013
I provided strategic advice to the Board of Director as well as operational leadership to a management team and more than 150 members of staff. BSHDC is the development wing of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Blantyre Synod. BSHDC had programmes including: agribusiness; governance, orphan care, church and society. I am a Christian and congregate with Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). Some of my achievements within the short period I worked there included: i) Almost all the donor agencies that had suspended their support to BSHDC had committed to return and indeed some of them had started disbursing funds to the organization. Mobilized more than US$ 15 million for the various programmes/ projects; ii) Put in place standard operating procedures as well as financial/ procurement/ audit management procedures to ensure full transparency, accountability and that ensure that resources are used for intended purposes; iii) Negotiated with accredited suppliers, contractors and consultants and this led to saving of more than 30% of budget resources; iv) Put in place a robust staff appraisal system to ensure staff performance can be tracked and highly performing staff can be recognized and appropriately incentivized.
Principal Projects Officer
African Development Bank (AfDB)
07.1998 - 03.2010
I provided strategic advice to the Board and senior management as well as operational and intellectual leadership to multi-disciplinary/ multi-cultural project teams as well as in-country project management teams. My main duties and responsibilities included project cycle management, loan/ grant administration. I worked on agribusiness, community development and forestry/ natural Resource/ environmental management,. Some of my achievements included: i) Project cycle Management: provided strategic, operational and intellectual leadership to project teams to work on all aspects of project cycle management including procurements and disbursements; ii) I successfully managed a multinational initiative to integrate renewable energy technologies in a number of AfDB funded projects in agriculture and rural development pm Zambia, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia and many other countries; iii) Leveraged ADB resources and capacity to mobilize more than US$ 50 million co-funding resources from other donor agencies through co-funding or parallel funding agreements, including the World Bank, FAO, IFAD, GEF, Islamic Development Bank, among others; iv) Effectively and efficiently managed complex donor funded projects and achieved objectives on time and within budget and on time in West, East and Southern African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, and Angola among others;
strategic planning, operations management, project cycle management, loan/ grant administration, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, human resource management, change management, mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in project management among others. Additional skills include: team work, time management, critical thinking, verbal and written communication, listening, research and analytics, technical and computer literacy, motivation, and dependability
Education . Master
Lancaster University <Management School, UK
10.2004 - 07.2005
Full time MBA Programme. Some of the subjects included: operations management, business economics, financial management, project management, business strategy, marketing among others
MSc - Forestry Management
University of Aberdeen, UK
10.1986 - 07.1987
MSc degree programme at the University of Aberdeen, UK
BSc - Agriculture
University of Malawi - Bunda College of Agriculture
10.1977 - 07.1982
Studied for the BSc degree in Agriculture at the University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture
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Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern - International
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