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Nyasha Simbanegavi
PRETORIA, South Africa
Programme management specialist with a superior understanding of and demonstrated
capacity in programme design and development, programme management, monitoring
and evaluation, knowledge management, and program administration. Currently working as the Regional Programme Manager(Southern Africa) for the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, and seeking a challenging opportunity.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Professional Experience:
I am passionate about human development and growth and I am fortunate that I can use my skills, knowledge and passion to create meaningful socio-economic impact on communities. My specialties include designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects. I establish project teams, provide programme technical and administrative support, build and nurture relationships with stakeholders, and share knowledge and learning across teams.
My areas/themes of focus are democracy and local governance; institutional and individual capacity building; local economic development and women empowerment. I am highly knowledgeable in the Southern Africa region's socio-economic development context and governance systems given that I have directly implemented projects in seven countries in the region.
Reflecting on my work in the development sector, I have learnt that human development and growth can be better achieved through intervening at individual, institutional, policy and legislative levels. Also, given the multidimensional nature of poverty, there is a need to integrate social, economic and environmental aspects of development when designing programmes and projects.
Further, partnerships between stakeholders such as government (local and central), private sector, communities, and civil society are critical in achieving development goals. I have had the rare opportunity to implement programmes and projects targeting individuals, institutions, policies and legislation as well as working with regional bodies such as the Southern Africa Development Community(SADC)
Notable achievements include creating meaningful impact as defined by project beneficiaries, stakeholders and development partners. Policy and legislative changes, institutional strengthening and enhanced skills, knowledge, attitudes and confidence among targeted individuals are some of the results that have been achieved. Above all, I have built and nurtured meaningful relationships ensuring a win-win situation with various stakeholders including senior government officials, development partners, private sector representatives, civil society and communities.
I have social sciences, business management, public administration and international development qualifications. Specifically, I possess a BSC Sociology Honours from the University of Zimbabwe(1999), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Nottingham Trent University(2008) and a Master’s in Public Administration: International Development from York University(2017).
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Shona
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