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FRATERN J. MASIKA TARIMO

Management Consultant, Managing Partner

An  experienced Management Consultant and Trainer specialized in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) and Organizational Development, among other areas. He holds a masters degree in Public Administration from University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Delaware, USA.

 

Mr. Tarimo has worked in multiple PME, project management, Organizational Development, and M&E assignments in various sectors in the Eastern and South African region. In addition to conventional tools such as Logical Framework, Mr. Tarimo assists organizations to employ non-conventional tools such Theory of Change and Outcome Mapping, to develop plans, systems and frameworks that are results-based. His assistance is provided through facilitation, training, coaching, mentoring, research and advisory processes whereby capacity of people and organizations is built on the desired areas.

 

Mr. Tarimo worked as a Country Director for a local NGO operating in Tanzania, The Foundation for Tomorrow (TFFT). Here, he was able to show leadership by providing day-to-day direction of TFFT‘s growing staff, volunteers and variety of foundation programs. As a director, he facilitated the design of systems and processes that guided programme implementation.

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KENNEDY OULU

Evaluator, Researcher, Learning Facilitator, Strategist, Mentor and Coach

 A development practitioner and Consultant, and Managing Partner at In-Depth Consulting Group Ltd, based in Arusha- Tanzania.

Ken has a Masters in Research, Educational and Social Research (MRes) from University of London (UK), Post Graduate Diploma in Project Cycle Management, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Egerton University-Kenya) and several certificate courses in among others: Bridging research and using evidence based research to influence public policy and practice; Monitoring and Evaluating advocacy and policy influence, Outcome Mapping; Emerging practices in developmental evaluations, Equity-focused and Gender-sensitive (as well as feminist) evaluations; Evaluation capacity development for country-led M&E systems, impact evaluations for youth entrepreneurship, Lean data approaches to measure social impact, Market analysis at the bottom of the pyramid, Data and Programme Quality Assessments.

He has been a development practitioner in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. He worked in agricultural sector in Kenya, as Technical Advisor in Malawi (under the Voluntary Services Overseas(VSO), Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager for Restless Development (Tanzania) - an international youth development organization, and later the Country Director of The Foundation For Tomorrow (TFFT)-an International organization facilitating access to quality education for the most vulnerable children in Tanzania.

He has significant experiences as a consultant, Facilitator and Mentor/Coach in research, evaluations, organizational capacity strengthening and technical assistance for CSOs [NGOs], Private sector and Social enterprises, Government, and Multi-lateral agencies and Foundations in the East and Southern Africa Region. Such Technical Assistance are multi, inter and cross-sectoral and not limited to areas in: Education, Child Rights and Protection, Institutional Strategy and Capacity Strengthening, Youth and Women participation and empowerment, Agriculture, Food Security, Value Chains and Market Systems, HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Governance, Democracy and Social justice.

He finds a lot of satisfaction and motivation in employing his skills, experiences and learnings in influencing individuals, organizations/institutions and firms demonstrate their impact, learn to learn and improve, shift their dreams and in effect transform their attitudes, practices and policies to be responsive to their realities of development.

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EMMANUELA JOSEPH

Business Development Manager

Ms. Joseph has been working in the areas of community and Research since 2014. She is currently working as a Business Development Manager with In-depth Consulting Group Ltd. Her role is to manage and support company’s programs. She has been involved in developing company’s proposals, managing finances, assisting with research and managing logistics for various assignments executed by the company. What is more, Ms. Emmanuela supports training and workshops as a co-facilitator/trainer. Most of these trainings focus on Research, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Ms. Emmanuela is a dedicated member of the team who believes in hardworking, commitment, responsibility and accountability.

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FRANCIS OMONDI

Development Consultant

Francis OMONDI is a Development Consultant. For the past 15 years he has extensively consulted for Governments, International NGOs, local NGOs and Community Based Organisations. His consultancy experience spans across East Africa. More specifically he has consulted on Research, Evaluations, Policy Analysis and Strategy Development. Francis was the Lead Country consultant for the RHRN strategic partnership study that sought to identify networks and organizations working in SRHR to inform the partnership’s advocacy programme. He also conducted a quasi-experimental comparative study that sought to measure the impact of the four (4) step approach used in the dance4life program; Inspire, Educate, Activate and Celebrate against the common Sexual Reproductive Health initiatives for youth such as Comprehensive Sexuality Education in schools. The study was carried out for dance4life in collaboration with Restless Development.

Francis has published research reports and policy briefs. He has co-authored papers on children’s issues including Influencing Policy for Children in Tanzania, and Views of Children 2007. More recently as a Researcher he meaningfully participated in a collaborative study between the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and AcT Tanzania £31 million DFID funded governance and accountability facility. The study sought to broaden the evidence base and increase understanding of how aid can make public services more effective. He authored two case study reports titled Unblocking Results for Hakikazi Catalyst and Norwegian Church Aid.

Besides research Francis has conducted a number of Evaluation Assessments including baseline studies, Knowledge Attitude and Practice assessments, mid and end term project evaluations in Kenya and Tanzania. Areas of work included Governance, Social & Economic Empowerment, Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, Children’s Issues, Environmental Management and Organisational Performance Assessments. The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) has also commissioned Francis to review and update the National HIV and AIDS Advocacy and Communication Strategy; National HIV and AIDS Policy as well as to develop the Communication Strategy for the Zanzibar Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism.

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STEVEN RUSIMBI

Community Development

Community Development expert by Profession who studied Bachelor of Community Development in 2011 and Masters of Project Management and Evaluation at Sokoine University of Agriculture, College of Development Studies and Humanities.

Overview

  • Policy and budget analyst by practice, having worked with several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and independent development firms.

  • Experienced leader and trainer with strong facilitation skills on strategic planning, project planning and management, advocacy strategies and techniques, good governance and accountability, democracy, human rights and economic empowerments.

  • Development activist centered on promoting social accountability capacity and upholding

Democratic values and principles to realize development priorities and targets

  • Competent in leading field assessments and evaluations from which gaps and operational entry points are identified.

  • Successful facilitator of meetings, making presentations and packaging programmatic and financial reports, case studies, policy briefs and result cascades.

  • Strong skills in designing and dissemination of user-friendly materials e.g. books, leaflets.

  • Strong and proven competence in project proposal development and evaluation to meet targeted objectives of CSOs.

Work facts

Currently,  Senior Consultant and Trainer on Project Management and Evaluation, Proposal development, Good governance and accountability, Public expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) and Public Service Delivery Assessment (PSDA); Policies and Budget Analysis, Training and Capacity Development on GBV, rights of children and People with Disabilities, Business and Entrepreneurship.

 

From 2011-2016 worked in NGOS and FBOs including Tanzania Episcopal Conference as Program Manager on governance, economic empowerment, climate change and  GBV/Paralegal, Hakikazi Catalyst as Program Officer in social auditing, European Union as Interpreter and Sokoine University of Agriculture as Research Assistant.

Achievements

2017, –March -Consulted on screening and ranking proposals of CSOs by Foundation for Civil Society

May -Consulted and train ten CSOs dealing with disabilities on processes and how to implement PETS by foundation for Civil Society.

June -Consulted and trained heads of department of Kwimba government officials

July-September consulted and train PETS committees of Chaviwaru, Millennium, and Washehabinya on PWDs and agriculture sector

October- Consulted and trained PETS committees of TCRS- KILWA in education sector.

2016 Consulted on paralegal, child rights and people with disabilities by (TCRS)-Kilwa and Ilula Orphanage program in Iringa.

2014 &2015 Training, coaching, monitoring and evaluation on Resource Governance and Economic Empowerment projects to districts of  Mbozi, Kasulu, Njombe, Ludewa, Temeke, Karatu, Babati,Kilwa, Lindi, Mtwara, and Mafia by TEC.

2013 Consulted to train Public expenditure tracking survey, Good Governance and Accountability and Corruption to districts of ACTION AID, North Unguja, Kibaha, Singida Rural, Singida urban and Handeni; Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) in Kilosa and Chunya; Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania- Mbulu, Hanang, Moshi and BAKWATA in Manyoni.

 

2012 Consulted to train good governance and accountability through PETS to Bishops of

ELCT- Arusha. Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (TCRS)-Kishapu; District councils of

Longido, Arusha municipal, Meru, Karatu, and Monduli; Popularization of PETS guideline into user- friendly materials by Norwegian church AID.

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STEFANIA ROSSETTI

Project Manager and Technical Specialist

Stefania Rossetti is a highly respected project manager and technical specialist with experience in gender, project design and implementation, policy dialogue, strategic planning, budgeting, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. Currently she is carrying out several advisory roles for different NGOS in Tanzania, such as TRIAS, Sujaaz and others.  

Ms. Rossetti has Master’s degree in “African Studies” from the University of Edinburgh with a focus on gender in development, and over 20 years experience working in both Africa and Asia. Working experience has largely been in the community development sector; specializing in gender, gender-based violence, child protection, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and organizational capacity building for NGOs.   

In Botswana she worked in research and response actions for gender-based violence for over 5 years as NGO coordinator and also worked in the private sector, safari business, creating HIV/AIDS control and sexual harassment policies. In Vietnam for nearly 10 years (2006-2015), she served as a consultant for several organizations including IOM, UN-Women, and CARE International. She worked as program manager and country director for the INGO CESVI for 5 years and was a core member of the committee representing INGOS in Vietnam, VUFO.

In Tanzania she has held long-term consultancy contracts with DFID (Cambridge Education), as Gender Advisor for their 130million USD education support program.  This role included leading on the development of program strategies and the design of the monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks. Additionally, she has designed and led many technical trainings for this program which cascade to over 5,000 communities in 9 regions.

As a consultant she has experience and technical expertise in many development sectors including; gender mainstreaming, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, research in gender-based violence, migration, child protection and women empowerment in agriculture.

She has worked in baseline, mid-term and final evaluations in both Asia and Africa for USAID, OIKOS and CARE International both as team leader and key gender expert.