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nelly badaru
Consultant , International non-profit
Kampala, Uganda
Development professional with over 23 years experience in program development & management, governance and capacity building, with Governments, CSOs and UN systems in water & sanitation, gender/women empowerment, children & youth, environment & social safety, population, reproductive health/rights & gender based violence. Seeking for assignments in conflict regions. Can relocate immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
Iā€™m a highly experienced development practitioner with over 24 years of experience working in and with humanitarian and development organizations across 10 countries in Europe and Africa.
My experience is across a variety of development sectors including: gender and gender based violence, population and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, youth development, water and sanitation, relief and food security, governance and organizational assessments and development, capacity building, baseline survey, impact assessment and overall programme/project development implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
I am a trainer for good governance for Institute of Corporate Governance in Uganda and have build capacity of government and CSO institutions over the years. I have worked with national and international NGOs such as WaterAid, SNV, Ockenden International and provided consultancy services for many others.
I have experience in project management. I provided leadership, developed and managed a gender sensitive UN Joint Programme on population which involved 10 UN Agencies (UNFPA, IOM, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, UNAIDS, ILO AND UNHABITAT); 5 Ministries (MoFPED, MoH, MoES, MoLG, MLHUD, Statutory bodies including: Population Secretariat, Uganda Bureau of Statistics and Uganda Registration Bureau Services, Local governments from 15 districts and CSO implementing partners). I provided leadership, coordinated and facilitated the programme development, facilitated all the quarterly and annual planning meetings and reviews involving all the stakeholder. Early I managed UNDP Micro-projects programme as a regional Coordinator in Eastern Uganda and one of the projects funded worn a UN Award for poverty Eradication in 1995.
For UNDP South Sudan, I undertook capacity assessment of Civil society for UNDP pre-qualification. I contacted a Rapid Gender Assessment in Local governance which made me to travel to most of the states. The assessment revealed the ugly face of gender discrimination. I presented the findings on International Women's day in 2008 at the National celebrations in Juba University. Within that assignment I trained Local Government Administrators in how to mainstream gender in Local Government Planning. I also trained Fender Focal Point persons from all the 10 states in gender mainstreaming and advocacy. Based on the assessment results, I developed a Local Government framework for Gender mainstreaming.
I facilitated the development of National Action Plan for Women Entrepreneurship and Development (2015-2019) supported by ILO for Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development. Under IOM leadership, I developed gender sensitive National Action Plan for HVI/AIDS in the Works and Transport sector for mobile/migrant workers which involved UN Joint Support on HIV/AIDS (JUPSA) team. I therefore have a good understanding of the values and functioning of UN systems. For UNWOMEN in Uganda, I just concluded development of Annual
I have masters in International Development Studies and my areas of focus included project planning and management, gender, reproductive health and population development economics,sustainable development and environmental management. I have a Bachelors degree in political science and social administration of Makerere University. I have undertaken short certificate courses in the following:Training in Men Engage in mainstreaming Gender in Development programmes UNFPA Regional Office, Johannesburg, South Africa; Certificate of Oxford University in Forced migration and displacement in Bangkok, Thailand; Certificate in Commonwealth Corporate Governance Training Course, Kampala ā€“ Uganda; NGO sustainability and Policy analysis and advocacy of DFID, Uganda; Financial Management for NGOs, Springs Centre, Durham, UK; NGO Management of Springs Centre U.K; Strategic Thinking and Planning, Resource mobilization MWENGO, in Zimbabwe; Corporate Fund-raising Nairobi Kenya; Organisational/institutional development and NGO strengthening advisory skills of SNV; Participatory Rural Appraisal skills of WaterAid, Uganda and Project Development and Project Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of AMREF.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of rotary Club of Gaba, District 9211
Member of Abali Awamu Support Group

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Swahili
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