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Vicky Abenakyo
Executive Director , National Non-Government Organization
Kampala, Uganda
Master Public Health with nutrition, Clinical and Project Management
Research & project implementation for health systems strengthening
Health policy, guidelines and Curriculum development
Functional in multinational & multicultural teams
Able to coordinate multiple projects in different locations
Advancing my career in Public Health
Able to start work and relocate at short notice
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Health Systems Strengthening: Over 15 years of supporting health systems through stakeholder engagement and involvement, quality Improvement approaches, mentoring and data use. Over the years I have supported improved health service delivery at national, health facility and community level. Through facility-based mentorships, have contributed to improved health workforce and information systems development leveraging existing capacity such as Result Based Financing and supporting the leaders including district and health facility leaders.
Capacity Building: Over 15 years experience in curriculum development, planning, implementing and evaluating capacity building programs and conducting mentorships contributing to In-service capacity development / Continuous Medical Education. This has seen me providing support around the country for HIV, Malaria, Nutrition, TB and other Infectious Diseases management
Project/ Study Management: Over 10 years experience in managing programs and studies at national level, health facility and community level. This has built my competence in programing for successful implementation on schedule and on budget and writing informative progress and end of project reports.
Team building: Strong team building competence supporting teams achieve more and through improving their systems and addressing any bottlenecks.
Conflict management and communication skills: Handling a team of over 30 staff in multiple locations and managing bigger national teams, I have gained great competence in effective communication and conflict management for sustained productivity.
Organization Leadership and Management: Currently as Executive Director, I have gained experience in Organization leadership and management mastering both upward and downward management.
Project Monitoring and Evaluation: Experience developing project monitoring and evaluation systems
Master of Public Health: Graduated in 2018 with a GPA Score of 4.1 out of 5 for the two-years face-to-face Master’s program at the Uganda Christian university in Kampala, Uganda. The nature of study included lectures, group work, coursework, placements and the subjects covered included: Foundations of Public Health, Health Care Systems, Statistics, Epidemiology. Research methods for Public Health, Health Promotion for Primary Health Care, Ethics in Public Health, Biostatistics, Health, Poverty and Development, Health Services Management, Environmental Health, Nutrition, Health Policy, Planning & Health Economics, Human Resources for Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Thesis. Thesis Tittle: “Exploring Perceptions on causes and Time to Loss to follow up of HIV Positive Children Less than 12 Years old on Antiretroviral Therapy at Kawolo HospitaL”.
Post Graduate Diploma Project Planning & Management: Completed the one-year program in 2014 with a GPA score of 3.83 out of 5 at Uganda’s most famous management training institute the Uganda Management Institute. This was a practical course with practical training in concepts taught and required a working experience to relate the studies to the real-world experiences. The subject areas covered included; Management Skills Improvement, Quantitative Methods in Decision making, Management Information Systems, Research Methods & Techniques, The Project and its Environment, Project Cost Management, Project Risk & Disaster Management, Project Procurement Management, Project Planning & Programing, Project Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Quality Management and Managing NGOs.
Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition & Dietetics: Graduated with a second class Upper with a GPA score of 4.26 out of 5 for a three-year full-time program. The subjects covered include; Principles of Nutrition, Diet Therapy, Chemistry, Backyard farming, General Microbiology & Health Education, Communication Skills & Humanities, Computing, Dietary Interactions, Biostatistics, Dietetic Cookery, Diet Therapy, Food Purchasing, Storage & distribution, Child Care & Development, Clinical Dietetics, Product Development & Sensory Evaluation, Human Biology, Entrepreneurial Skills, Issues in Development, Rural Sociology, Biochemistry, Nutritional assessment, Computer & Nutrition, Advanced Human Nutrition, Food Chemistry & Analysis, Dietetic Practice, Diet Therapy, Human Nutrition & Dietetic Projects, Nutrition through the Life Cycle, Food Processing & Preservation, Dietetic Guidance & Counseling, Theory & Practice of Public Health, Nutrition Education, Dietetic Meal Planning & Service, World Food Security, Research Report, Resource & Institutional Management Dietetic Practice.
Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Public Health: Completed a three-year clinical course at the School of Clinical Officers in Fort-Portal Uganda. The subjects covered included; Health Education, Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health Care, Ophthalmology, Environmental Health, Pharmacology, Dentistry, Microbiology, Psychiatry, Maternal Child Health & Family Planning, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Public Health and Research.
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Registered with the Allied Health professionals' Council of Uganda
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