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Alex Masibo
Senior Technical Advisor/ Shadow DCOP , Plan International
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior technical advisor at Plan International with 16 years’ experience in humanitarian multi-million donor funded development(PEPFAR/USAID,CDC, DfID, Global Fund, Australian) programs, Organizational & Technical Capacity building; Sub granting; HIV Prevention, Case management to OVC, Education specialist & Trainer. Multi-sectoral & cultural; to relocate immediately with new challenge/opportunity
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
A high-level professional with more than 16 years of work experience in Multi-donor complex PEPFAR/USAID/CDC, Global Fund, DfID; Donor relations; Sponsorship & National Government funded Programs in diverse technical areas; Program Oversight & Implementation; Standards development and Technical Assistance; Strategic leadership; Fundraising; Budget management; Sub-granting & consortium management expert; Capacity building; Systematic Case Management & case plan achievement; contract Management & compliance, Finance management, Resource mobilisation, allocation and Management, performance management and work planning; child care programming, senior managerial roles, technical and designing & executing organisational capacity building interventions. Twelve (12) out of the 16 years were focused on Sub grant/Civil society organisations sub-sub granted to implement USG/PEPFAR programs through both direct delivery/implementation and Sub granting mechanisms - supporting 131 Local Implementing partners in the multi-million; PEPFAR (41 Million USAID funded (32CSOs) funded and 28 Million Global Fund HIV& AIDS Round 7 Funding (54 LIPs) and (5) consortium partners with 26 Million dollar DFID Funding and a 50Million CDC funded with 40 CSOs and LNGOs. Huge experience in organisational and technical capacity building for CSOs and technical areas related to Comprehensive HIV prevention and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming both in community and Institutional settings.
I have vast experience leading program teams (including technical field teams & M&E), sub-granting and managing Local implementing consortium partners across the Programmatic & technical/thematic areas. With outstanding people management skills and right attitude towards work, I’m a results oriented development professional with hands on experience working for multilateral and bi-laterals organizations and for Non-profit-making organizations. I have supported organizational development strategy formulation and implementation with a focus on core OD parameters to underpin institutional growth plans. A seasoned master trainer who has trained and mentored over 500 program staff as TOTs drawn from 32, Service delivery partners for USAID Nilinde, 54 Round Seven Global Fund partners, 5 consortium partners in the UKAID Girl education challenge & 40 partner organizations/sub-recipients of CDC/PEPFAR funding on technical and organizational capacity building areas.

My rich experience include: Strategic planning; stakeholder engagement; Performance Reviews & Recruitment processes includ
Masters of Counselling Psychology, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya, 2006-2009. Thesis on Psychosocial support among OVC caregivers in Suba District. Course work included Psychological assessment in children, counselling fundamentals, Group processes & counselling, Trauma management, Social psychology & adolescent development

Master degree in Organizational Leadership, International Leadership University (ILU) Nairobi Kenya, 2011-2017 (thesis defense and award soon). Focus on courses such as organizational planning & Management, Organizational communication, financial resource management & Leading across cultures.

Bachelors of Education Arts, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, 1998-2002.

Certificate in District Health & HIV/AIDS Management & Care- 6 Months, Modular course by Mild-May International & Kisumu Medical College - Kisumu, 2005.
Conference papers, ICASA Addis Ababa & Dakar, Senegal
Affiliations and Achievements:
Other Key achievements include:
Championing Gender mainstreaming & programming within Health & Social services programs including training of Gender TOTs and conducting Gender Analysis

Development of Standard Operating Procedures & Development of SGBV Training Manual for Jesuit Refugee Camp
National Trainer for TOT trainings for PEPFAR/CDC/USAID & DfID projects
Development of Organizational Development Strategy by UNAIDS funded CAFs/
International Conference Presenter in Easter Africa Region extended to West Africa.

Led effort to mainstream HIV Quality Improvement Management and QIT's formation and functionality including technical assistance on Priority needs identification, prioritisation and change ideas institutionalisation.

Member of the Kenya Association of Professional Association

Taught in four universities on part time basis for five Years (2010 to 2015)and mentored young undergraduates. Courses taught include: Leadership, Psychology, Conflict Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Sociology

As a Senior Technical Advisor and shadow Deputy Chief of Party Nilinde, I provided leadership to a team of 34 staff in providing oversight and support in delivering quality services to 159,000 OVC drawn from 60,740 households in 6 project counties. Supported institutionalization and rollout of 32 Sub grantee organizations enabling high-quality technical programming for households with OVC, through hands-on guidance and support to technical teams – ensuring that program implementation is evidence based and in line with state-of-the-art globally recognized best practices

Program Quality Manager I took active lead in a five year Global Fund project managing a 36 Million dollar project supporting 54 Local implementing partners. I supported the Health sector Senior Manager by spearheading systems strengthening and provided technical oversight to 54 partner organizations/ Sub Recipient organizations implementing different service delivery areas such as HTC, ART, Evidence based Prevention and In school and out of school prevention & livelihood interventions. The organizations were drawn from 6 provinces of Kenya. They included local and international non-profit making organizations such as Merlin, Hope Worldwide, Marie stope and Neighbors in Action among others. Provided day to day technical &administrative support including direct leadership and supervision of a team of 10 program officers specialized in different HIV programming spheres.

As a Program officer at CARE International in charge of capacity building for 54 Sub recipient implementing HTC activities, Youth prevention program was able to counsel and test over 1,000,000 men, women including MARPS. Reporting to the Global fund Manager was able to provide oversight to 54 local partners organisationally and technically guide HIV programming revolving around HTC and OVC.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Kiswahili
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