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Charles Olenja
International Independent Consultant , Self-employed
Nairobi, Kenya
I am a demographer with over 40 years of working experience in development programs focusing on health and education in terms of situational analysis, program design, monitoring & evaluation; and policy & strategy design. I also undertake development of M&E frameworks, and plans.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I am a demographer. I am an international independent consultant since 2012. I have, in this capacity, worked for European Union, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank supported projects in several sub-Saharan African countries namely: Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Botswana. Prior to consulting work, I worked for African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnership – ACHAP (a public-private partnership supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Merck Inc. Company Foundations) in Botswana and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kenya and Uganda. I was seconded to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for 2 years.

I have over the past 40 years worked in development programs at international, regional, national, district and community levels across a diversity of working environments. My work focus has been and remains on situational analyses, policy and strategy development, programme conceptualization and design/formulation including costing and developing monitoring and evaluation plans, programme implementation monitoring and arranging for external independent evaluations.
1. Certificate in Leadership for strategic health communication, Certificate in Leadership for strategic health communication (2008)
2. Certificate in Finance/Accounting Policies and Procedures, United Nations Population Fund, New York, USA (September 1993 – October 1993)
3. Certificate in Strategic planning and management, East and Southern Africa Management Institute, Arusha, Tanzania (October 2002)
4. Master of Philosophy in Demography, United Nations Cairo Demographic Centre, Egypt (1979)
5. Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Geography, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1976)
6. East African Advanced Certificate of Education, Maseno School, Kenya (1972)
7. East African Certificate of Education, Alliance High School, Kenya (1970)
Affiliations and Achievements:
I am a member of Kenya Institute of Management
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

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