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Dr. Nompilo Cindy Ndlovu
Academia/Research (University of Cape Town) , Development Practitioner/Consultant (International Non-Profit).
Cape Town, South Africa
A development professional with over 8 years experience within both the non-profit and academic sectors across multiple geographies on the African continent. A highly capable leader who utilises her analytical and research skills in various environments, within the fields of: conflict, peace and security; development; transitional justice and gender. Seeking full-term assignments/opportunities
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Feb, 2019 - Present. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.

Jan, 2014 - Present. Lecturer, in the Department(s) of Historical Studies & Political Studies. University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.
• Lecturer POL5037S (Post Conflict Justice in Africa) [2018].
• Lecturer HST3037S (Memory, Identity and History) [2014 – current].

Jan, 2018 - April 2020. Lecturer, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Cape Town, South Africa.
• Lecturer POLI3007 (Development, Poverty and Human Rights).
• Lecturer CMBL3001 (Community and Partnership: Theory & Engagement).
• Lecturer HIST3101 (From Rhodes to Mandela, from Apartheid to AIDS).

Jan, 2014 - Present. Consultant/Development Practitioner.
Fulfilled consultancies which have resulted in various outputs such as policy briefs, project evaluation reports, research papers and advocacy campaigns. Consultancies include: working as part of an Oxfam evaluation project/team in South Sudan & Nigeria focused on SGBV in line with National Policy Reform (UHAI Consultants) [2017]; and working in Zimbabwe to empower ‘the next generation’ of Africa’s marginalized girls (Lift As You Climb – LAYC) [current].

Oct, 2012 - Dec, 2012. Fellow, the Regional Institute for Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights (RIGDPR). Ahfad University for Women (AUW) in Khartoum, Sudan.

April 2012 - Sept, 2012. Fellow, IGAD-CEWARN (Conflict Early Warning and Response Network). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Engaging with key decision makers from IGAD member countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti. Additionally, worked within IGAD’s larger network, to include the African Union along with other key development institutions.

Aug, 2009 - Sept, 2011. Head of Programmes & Interim Director, WHEAT Women’s Fund.Cape Town, South Africa.
Managed the programmatic section of the organisation which focused on the provision of grants to women for their gender and human rights activism/advocacy; poverty alleviation projects; along with capacity building for these leaders.
Feb, 2019. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) (Department of Historical Studies), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2014 - 2019).
Ph.D. Thesis: “The Gukurahundi ‘Genocide’: Memory and Justice in Independent Zimbabwe”.

Dec, 2012. Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women (Postgraduate Non-degree programme), Kings College London/African Leadership Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. (2011-2012).

April, 2009. Masters in Social Science (Social Development),
University of Cape Town, South Africa (2007-2009).
*M.Soc.Sci. Thesis: “A Case Study of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) responses to food insecurity in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe”
*(Dissertation Awarded Distinction, average mark of 75%).

Dec, 2006. Postgraduate Honours in Social Science (Social Development), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2006).

Dec, 2004. Bachelor of Social Science (Gender and Psychology),University of Cape Town, South Africa (2001-2004).
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Executive Committee Member (Mentorship Cluster), African Leadership Centre Alumni (2016 - 2018)
• Canon Collins Trust Scholarship (2015 – 2017)
• U.C.T Humanities PhD Merit Package (2014 – 2016)
• K.W. Johnstone Research Scholarship (2014 – 2016)
• African Junior Professionals Fellowship Programme, International Peace Institute (2013)
• Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women, African Leadership Centre (2011/2012)
• Women’s Funding Network Bridge Builders Cohort (2010/2011)
• Executive Committee Member, Crossing Bridges Africa (CBA) (2009 – 2017)
• University of Cape Town, M(Soc.Sci) Social Development (Dissertation Awarded Distinction) (2009)

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, IsiZulu, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa
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