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Muna Handulle
Aid Worker , International Non-profit Organization
The Hague, Netherlands
A multilingual, proactive and seasoned Public Health professional with strong communication and networking skills. I have extensive experience in setting-up and administering locally led projects and programmes improving one’s health and rights, with a variety of funding streams and stakeholders. Currently Technical advisor at Mainline Foundation, Dutch NGO, seeks challenging opportunity.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
10+ Years of experience in the humanitarian aid and development sector, of which 2 years field experience in a fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS)

Expertise in SRHR, HIV/AIDS, youth and gender related issues and marginalized communities

Ability to adapt and switch easily between different levels; from local organizations to governments and UN agencies

Experience working within major alliances and consortia such as Bridging the Gaps (BtG) Alliance and IMPACT Alliance (both funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)) and the Global Fund (GF) Steering Committee for Malaria Programmes

Experience working with a variety of (inter)national donors and agencies, including WHO, UNICEF, GF, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), MoFA, Oxfam Novib, Achmea Foundation, Oranje Fonds, 1%club, Butterfly Works and BiD Network Foundation

Master: Management, Policy-Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Science (MPA)
Differentiation: International Public Health (IPH)
Degree obtained.

Bachelor: Biology and medical laboratory research/Biomedical research
Major: Molecular Biology
Degree obtained.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Country Manager at Mainline Foundation: Dec 2017- Jan 2021

Responsible for Mainlines HIV/AIDS and harm reduction programmes in Kenya and South Africa & Mainlines gender portfolio with an annual budget close to E400.000.

- Spearheaded the instalment of alternative sentencing within the criminal justice system in Mombasa, Kenya, for people who use drugs.

- Developed and rolled-out a gender sensitive approach to harm reduction to improve access to services in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. This approach is now acknowledged and adopted by the Kenyan government and other funders, including the Global Fund and PEPFAR.

- Geared several research projects addressing meaningfully involving people who use drugs (peer-involvement) in programmes and projects meant for them and gender-based violence resulting in recommendations for NGO's, CSO's and Donors.

- Co-developed a proposal and have been granted funding by PEPFAR (through CDC) to scale-up the peer-involvement and gender sensitive approach throughout South Africa.

- Ensured continuity of Mainlines harm reduction programmes which I have managed, in Kenya and South Africa through other funders- as Mainlines funding through the Dutch Government – Bridging the Gaps Programme (2011-2020) concluded. I have ensured the Kenyan programme being absorbed through the Global Fund and the South African programme through PEPFAR and Global Fund.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Dutch, Somali, (Arabic and Swahili = basic)
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