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Dr Patrick Mphaka
Grant Writer , Project Management
Blantyre, Malawi
Dr Patrick Mphaka, DBA, is an exceptionally successful grant writer with an 80%+ success rate. Skilled in crafting compelling proposals for DANIDA, USAID, UKaid, the EU, and foundations. Experienced project manager overseeing rural development initiatives across multiple countries. Passionate about education and a seasoned trainer in radio and television broadcasting for rural development programs
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Dr. Patrick Mphaka is a seasoned grant writer and project manager. He brings a wealth of expertise to the field. With an 80%+ success rate in grant proposals submitted international donors and foundations. Dr. Patrick Mphaka has consistently secured funding for critical initiatives for many organisations. Highlights of his career include:

Vision4Africa Online (April 2022 - Present)
As the Founding Director, Dr. Patrick Mphaka identifies grant opportunities and crafts compelling proposals. His focus extends beyond securing funding; he also facilitates capacity building within NGOs through project management and communication training.

Unicaf University, Cyprus (January 2021 – February 2022)
As a University Faculty Member, Dr. Patrick Mphaka guided postgraduate students through business research studies. Their curriculum development and academic support enhanced the learning experience.

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Kigali, Rwanda (February 2019 – April 2020)
Dr. Patrick Mphaka served as the Programs Director, overseeing successful program implementation across multiple countries. Their adept management skills ensured teams met program goals efficiently. Timely and accurate reporting to donors and government agencies highlighted achievements and financial utilization.

ADRA Rwanda (January 2010 - June 2018)
As Programme Manager of the Action for Social Change Programme, Dr Mphaka oversaw the every day operation of the Programme in Five districts of Rwanda. Interventions were in Education, Health, and Livelihoods and Food Security.

ADRA Denmark (September 2007 - December 2009)
Dr Patrick Mphaka was the Regional Project Manager of this Gender and Communication regional Project encompassing Rwanda, Burundi, and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Women whose rights were violated during the regional war were mobilised and empowered to use radio to communicate their paid and seek help.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA):
Walden University, Minnesota, USA
Graduation Year: 2017
Dissertation: Link
GPA: 3.64

Master of Business Administration (MBA):
University of Malawi
Graduation Year: 2006

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies:
University of Malawi
Graduation Year: 2005

Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities:
University of Malawi
Graduation Year: 1990
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Working knowledge of French
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