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Collins Owek
Programme Manager , International non-Profit
Nairobi, Kenya
Solutions-driven manager of value-adding programs fueling global growth and transformative change for diverse health organizations. Conceptualize and execute program vision from start to finish, managing complex milestones while adapting to changes and shifting priorities. Lead cross-functional teams in delivering strategic initiatives proven to improve systems and results
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Area of Expertise:
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
Professional Experience:
Centre for the Study of Adolescence, Nairobi, Kenya
Programme Manager (September 2018 to Present)
Coordinate work execution, supervise teams, report on project status, implement schedules, and ensure programs are on time and within budget. Build strong relations, oversee reporting, develop partnerships, and lead resource mobilization. Program includes Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights of Adolescence and young adults in Kenya with experience in managing USAID, German Foundation, Rutgers Netherlands, CIFF funds among others.

Kenya Red Cross, Global Fund Program Management Unit, Kenya
Programme Quality Manager (May 2017 to July 2018)
Designed and implemented programs for HIV prevention, screening, treatment, and care. Recruited and supported Sub Recipients in HIV/AIDS implementation and monitoring progress. Maintained database to meet grant guidelines, as well as national policies, guidelines, and strategies. Provided technical support, led project management cycle, mitigated programme risks, developed and maintained stakeholder relations, and provided staff assessment, reviews, and initiatives. Knowledge and adherence o Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct

PRIME-K, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Programme Manager (October 2013 to June 2016)
Served as liaison for National and County Government at Ministry of Health and AMREF. Responsible for daily operations and management of planning, budgeting, and tracking of medical education and research on Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child & Adolescence Health (RMNCAH) including HIV/AIDS.

Additional Experience
• Consultant (2013; 2015 to 2016) ? Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Kisumu & Homabay Counties in Maternal and Child Health (Baseline and End-term Evaluations)
• Adjunct Faculty (2012 to 2018) ? Amref International University, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology and Great Lakes University of Kisumu in Community Health Departments
• Program Officer, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project (2010 to 2013) ? Mildmay International, Kenya
• Capacity Building Officer, County Health Department (2010) ? Christian Mission Aid, Juba, Southern Sudan
• District Public Health Nurse and HIV Coordinator (1998 to 2010) ? Ministry of Health, Rarieda, Kisumu, Nyando, Rachuonyo, & Bondo
Master’s Degree in Community Health and Development at Great Lakes University of Kisumu – Kenya
Bachelors of Science (Health Systems Approaches) at The University of Manchester – United Kingdom
Advanced Diploma in Public Health at Kenyatta University – Kenya
Post-graduate diploma in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Affiliations and Achievements:
At Centre for the Study of Adolescence
• Contributed to increase of CSA’s income by 16% in a period of one year through grant writing and stakeholder engagement.
• Successfully led in writing 3 winning grants; Global Financing Facility on Family Planning Advocacy; Kindernothilfe Foundation on OVC Promotion and Protection as well as Self Help Group Approach in one year.
• Led operational research in 5 counties that informed programming on sexuality education
• Experience in managing multiple projects at different stages of implementation

At Kenya Red Cross Society - Global Funds Project
• Led administrative, technical, onsite capacity assessment, and engagement of 30 civil society organizations while managing HIV funding.
• Successfully initiated operational research among sub-grantees supported by KRCS in global funds.
• Developed and implemented programme guidelines for HIV in Civil Society Organizations for adults and young people.

At MEPI-University of Nairobi
• Successfully supported development of an online monitoring system for the programme.
• Increased collaboration between 2 universities, Amref Health Africa and Counties in decentralized training for medical students.
• Participated in writing a winning grant proposal for $1.8M USD for 3 years to allow post-graduate students to research at the college of health sciences on RMNCAH.

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