1. Combines excellent skills in interpersonal communication with ability to work at all levels for multi- and inter-disciplinary urban and rural oriented development programmes. Project Management and Community Development Specialist. Programme design, planning and implementation/Administration. Liaison, networking and collaboration with international, regional and national GO ministries, NGOs, Universities, CBOs, communities and farmers as programme beneficiaries. A multi-skilled easily adaptable person who is not afraid of hard work and can work under pressure. Self-motivated, gender sensitive, achievement oriented, community development specialist with extensive local and international exposure in participatory training methodologies and approaches.
Has substantial experience with donor funded programs having successfully developed and managed grants from bilateral and multilateral donor agencies. These include:
o Ford Foundation – Youth and Unemployment Program – Door Stepping for Jobs Approach, Disposition for Donor Funds Study – Niaje & FPPS
o Royal Netherlands Embassy, DFID & CIDA – Puppets for Good Governance project - FPPS
o SIDA/SAREC – Multi site Study on Youth & HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Uganda
o Donor Steering Group (DSG) (Swedish International Development Agency, Canadian
International Development Agency & Royal Netherlands Embassy) – Gender and Governance
Program – Niaje through Action AID Kenya
o Finnish Embassy- Anti-Corruption and Good Governance program - FPPS
o German Technical Assistance (GTZ) – Capacity Building for Civil Society (KECOFATUMA)
o Family Health International - FPPs
o Embassy of USA (Ambassadors Fund) – International Puppetry Festival - FPPS
o French Embassy – International Puppetry Festival
o JICA – International Puppetry Festival
o Embassy of Israel – International Puppetry Festival
o Program for Appropriate Technology – PATH – Youth Exchange Network
o Paxi Cristi – Governance Program
o Prince Klaus Foundation – Governance Program among others
2. Consultancy Skills
Organization capacity gaps assessments and Organizational development.
Enterprise Development Corporate governance, leadership, management, capacity building, team building, lobbying and advocacy Participatory project appraisal, planning and design, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.
Qualitative and Quantitative Socio-economic Baseline Survey and Research Studies using structured questionnaires, guided Focus Groups Discussions, Appreciative inquiry, In-depth key Informant Interviews, SWOT Analyses and Indicator tracking techniques among others. Training in Project Formulation, Design and Planning, Appraisal and Management, Participatory Impact Monitoring and PRA/PLA Training. Strategy Development, Planning and Management, and Strategic Development Plans. Transformational development: Concept, principles, practices, indicators and sustainability. Community envisioning using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) techniques for strategic planning and design. Civil society institutional capacity building and development.
Community capacity building (CCB), development of community capacity indicators (CCIs) and measurement techniques. Integrating HIV/AIDS intervention initiatives in community development programming. Consultancy Deliverables Designed small and micro enterprise information management tool kit
3. Consultancy: - Offered strategic advice and direction on the business start up, business skills training for nine youth groups on a joint project of Cornell University, SC Johnson Inc. and Carolina For Kibera and International NGO based in Kibera slums Nairobi Kenya. The program was based on the philosophy of Base of the Pyramid protocol approach which is guided by the vision of an inclusive capitalism, one in which the corporate sector prospers by engaging local communities in the co-creation of business models that simultaneously generate economic, social and environmental value. Designed and implemented an accountability and business management structure for the new enterprise Community Cleaning Service (CCS) Analyzed such problem areas as organizational, personnel, forms design and functions, systems procedures and policies to determine modification or improvements for coalition of young entrepreneurs, a business company made up of nine youth groups present in three urban slums of Nairobi, Needs assessment/ business diagnosis for Maranatha faith assemblies East Africa on a micro finance scheme, Performed a needs assessment to identify training needs and evaluated program implementation process, generation of a Gap analysis report, evaluation report and their presentation, Developed and put in place a Monitoring and evaluation Framework for Niaje initiative and FPPS governance program.
Overseeing donor reporting procedures, auditing and presentation of quarterly reports to both the Niaje Initiative board and donors.