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Josephine Akia-ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
Josephine is a Social scientist by profession and practice with Master of Development Studies and Master of Science degree in Agroecology from Uganda Martyrs University, a degree in Development Studies from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute. She has over 12 years of practical work hands-on experience, seven (7) of which have been at senior management level. She has also attained additional certified trainings in the areas of; gender justice, Human rights programming, strategic planning, advocacy, digital influencing, videography, communications, policy analysis, planning and monitoring, budget advocacy, out impact orientation, result based management, participatory monitoring and evaluation, research and organizational leadership and development.
Joan Anyuru Adong-Research
Joan Anyuru Adong holds a BA, Library and Information Science (Hons) from Makerere University and has over 4 years of experience in socio economic research, information management, workshop and training management plus communication management. She has completed research and management tasks for civil society organisations, universities and private companies. These include but not limited to; Uganda Episcopal Conference, Uganda Martyrs University, Caritas Uganda, PELUM Uganda, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Verizon development Link, Nonner Group Ltd, Communication Research and Innovations, KULIKA Uganda, Parliament of Uganda, National Association of Women Organisation In Uganda (NAWOU), Uganda Prisons Service and Rodell Consults.
She is a self-motivated individual who takes deadlines seriously and able to work with minimal supervision and works comfortably under pressure and always passionate to contribute to the success of a team. Her career objective is; “To contribute positively to the growth of people and society by utilising her skills and resources meaningfully to cause change”
Luyimbazi Tonnie Stieve-Technical Advisor
Luyimbazi Tonnie Stieve is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Agricultural Economist and Agro-ecologist. He holds a Master’s of Science in M&E, Msc in Agro-ecology, Bsc Agricultural Economics and various certified professional trainings.
Tonnie has over 10 years’ experience working with reputable Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including World Vision-Uganda, Caritas Uganda and many others including Community Based Organizations. He has also worked with the Private sector and Government of Uganda under Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development as the M&E Manager for the Youth Livelihood Programme. He has worked with Boards of reputable organizations and partners in Uganda including the Uganda Country Coordinating Mechanism (UCCM) for the Global Fund as the Oversight Officer.
He is also an active member of the Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA), which is a National network of M&E professionals in Uganda.
Tonnie is the managing partner at Verizon Development Link and has led teams as an M&E expert on various assignments including; Strategic Planning, Organizational Capacity Development and trainings, project planning and management, Communication for development using the Participatory Development Communication approaches, project development cycle, Needs Assessments, Baseline surveys, Impact Evaluations especially in the agricultural sector and social development sector in Uganda. He is a certified facilitator in Value Chain Development as an approach to pro-poor development with vast experience in facilitating development of functional value chains and market access for smallholder farmers.
Geofrey is an M&E Specialist with a Masters degree in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Martyrs University and a Bachelors Degree in Education(Economics) from Makerere University with various certified trainings in data management and advanced French language. He has 8 years hand-on experience in M&E work with different reputable organisations in the areas of; developing institutional theory of change, developing and working with different tools and frameworks like log-frames for projects. Further, he demonstrates good capabilities in preparing, planning and conducting baselines, mid-line and impact evaluations for projects and programs as well as policies. He has good experience in field research leading and conducting qualitative and quantitative studies and timely reporting relevant stakeholders. He worked with reputable institutions like Makerere University school of public health, ACALISE, government programs like Polio-Rubella as a researcher and Verizon development link as a Consultant
I have over 10 year’s professional working experience in Monitoring & evaluation, development Research and health research, Environment Impact Assessments, Human rights advocacy for youth and Children, public expenditure and Service delivery tracking, Evidence Informed Policy Making and Local government Capacity Building. I have extensive experience working with Civil Society Organizations with strong expertise in participatory research, project monitoring and evaluation.I have successfully completed assignments with organizations such as UWEZO, Caritas, CASCO Petroleum, Action Aid Uganda, REDD+, FOWODE, the KILIMO TRUST, Save the Children Uganda, Uganda Debt Network, TASU(Technical and Support Unit) – World bank, Uganda National NGO forum, ASARECA, TWAWEZA, La trobe University Australia, Monash University Australia, TASO, Ministry of Health Uganda, JICA, Uganda Bureau Of Statistics, USAID, Food Rights Alliance, University of Maryland, Makerere University, Environment Alert, The Parliament of Uganda Department of Research Services among others .I hold a Post graduate Diploma, Project Planning and management from Ndejje University, Masters of Science in Forestry- Makerere University, Bachelors of Science Wood Science and Technology, Makerere University, Certificate, ArcGIS for Environmental Analysis, SCGIS-ESRI Scholar ,2011 and Certificate: Ethical use of Human subjects in research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. I am a great team player, self motivated and result oriented individual.