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Nelson Juma Otwoma

National Coordinator

Nelson is a holder of a BA in Anthropology (1996) and an MA in Anthropology (2005) from the University of Nairobi. He obtained a certificate under the Management Development for Managers and Leaders of HIV/AIDS Organizations by the Management Development Institute (MDI)/AMREF in 2008 and also has a certificate in Results Based Management (RBM) focused Monitoring and Evaluation by the Regional AIDS Training Network (2012) in addition to his Certificate in Health and HIV/AIDS Budget Tracking, with special focus on National AIDS Spending Assessment (Resource Allocation and Expenditure Tracking) by the Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa (CEGAA) (2007). Nelson has over 15 years experience in management of public health interventions (latest being a Social Scientist, KEMRI/CDC/ITM; Nyanza Youth Interventions Programme (2001 – 2005) and HIV/AIDS (BCC) Programme Manager, Maanisha: a Community Based HIV and AIDS interventions, AMREF (2005 – August 2009). The work at AMREF had a significant component of the Organizational Development and Systems Strengthening (ODSS) for AIDS Service Organizations (ASOS).

Jane Mukami Muthui

Programme Manager

Jane is a holder of Masters Degree (International Relations) with over 10 years experience in HIV and AIDS work, 5 of which working with networks of PLHIV, including at the Kenya Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA) as the Programme Manager. She has experience actively working in the development sector in various programs specifically Health and empowerment of youth, women and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in Kenya through results based and human rights based approach. She also hands on skills in working in collaboration with partners to strengthen public, private and community based responses to development, health and social issues through Advocacy and Communication, program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

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Arnold Oluoch Otieno

Grants & Compliance Officer 

Arnold holds an MBA (Finance), BCom (Accounting) and has professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II) as well as postgraduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management. Arnold has more than 6 years working in community HIV and AIDS, TB and health programmes, especially in enhancing sustainability of youth lead programmes and mobilizing resources by enhancing NEPHAK networks and partnerships. He has also worked in Advocacy & Communication and Resource Mobilization & Partnership. Arnold also has gained valuable experience in Grants Management and Sub-Grants Management as well as ICT support.

Julius Cheptarei

Finance & Administration Officer/Ag. Finance & Administration Manager

Julius is a Certified public Accountant part II and has about three years experience in accounting at NEPHAK. He has also worked in both public and private sectors as an Accountant.

Chris Mwongela Sammy

Finance Officer 

 


Erick Bosire Mokaya

Programme Officer


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Dorcas Khasowa Were

Programme Officer

Dorcas Khasowa has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from University of Nairobi. She has more than 10 years’ experience actively working in HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya with extensive work experience that has seen her handle on a skills set in various programming scopes that include ,System strengthening, organizational development and direct implementation at public, private and community levels in response to HIV/AIDS among other health and social issues. She is currently coordinating adolescent’s advocacy programming within NEPHAK a position she enjoys very much.

 
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Sylvia Wekesa Nekesa

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant 

Sylvia Wekesa has been actively managing projects, designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and conducting project evaluations since 2014. With experience on various Health programs including HIV prevention, Care and Treatment,  Malaria, Maternal, Newborn  and Child health, Systems strengthening and capacity building Programmes she handles Programmes monitoring and evaluation, framework designs, data collection,  research and statistical analysis.
 
She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gender and Development studies from Kenyatta University.

Mercy Tsimbiko Anyango

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant


Olivia Khakasa

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant 


Robert Amakobe Shinali

Programme Assistant


Constant Omondi Kokonya

Data Clerk


Jacqueline Wambui

Programme Assistant


Johnsone Birgen

Sauti Skika Coordinator


Joseph Mboroga Kirimi

Administrative Assistant


Mary Owino

Administrative Assistant – Nakuru


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