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MARTHE MBENGUE
Country Director INGO , International Non Profit
Bujumbura, Burundi
21 years practical experience providing leadership on triple nexus integrated programing approach within West/East Africa contexts, fluent in English/ French. Specialized in strategy management, programs, operations, design monitoring and evaluation, resource acquisition and management, government engagement, partnerships management, procurement, finances, risk based audit, people management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
Professional Experience:
• World Vision International, Burundi May 2016 – current, Country Director
. World Vision International, Burundi August 2012 – April 2016, Integrated Program and Strategy Director
. World Vision, Senegal November 2007 – July 2012
Ministry Quality Director

World Vision, Senegal November 2004 – October 2007
Design Monitoring Evaluation (DME) officer
World Vision, Senegal October 2000 – October 2003, Area Program Manager




Extensive experience working with international UN agencies (WFP, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR….) in the design, monitoring, evaluation of integrated humanitarian and development projects;
• Practical experience in utilization of monitoring and evaluation findings through documentation/ publication of impact reports, influencing long-term strategic planning, tracking and communication of programmatic impact, fundraising, also in monitoring systems for efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in programing and humanitarian service delivery
• Solid background in responsible negotiation skills with proven results by engaging governments, donors other partners in politically sensitive context to ensure humanitarian access and business continuity
• Valid practice in resource acquisition and management (RAM) with proven skills in developing, writing, maintaining and coordinating innovative multisectoral integrated grant proposals funded by bilateral and multilateral donors.
• Solid leadership competencies in strategy development within INGOs applying confident strategic supervision on all 4 management cycles – development, implementation, monitoring, tracking and reporting of integrated humanitarian and development projects with triple nexus programming approach
• Technical experience in directing technical programs design, implementation overseeing and guiding programming focused on integrated health/wash, integrated nutrition/food security, quality education, protection, gender, advocacy, faith/development and community engagement using both development and humanitarian frameworks/ triple nexus;
• Practical experience and knowledgeable in supervising procurement, risk based internal audit, human resources, finances/administration departments lead;
• Highly proficient in building and maintaining joint partnerships with Governments, Faith Based Organizations, UN agencies, local /international NGOs representing field office both internally and externally;
• Proven experience in engaging with government and maintaining balanced relationships in politically-sensitive context;
• Spiritually balanced and emotionally resilient with field practical experience, ability to lead multicultural, diverse teams in fragile, volatile rapid changing context to ensure staff safety/security and operations and programs.
Education:
Graduate Certificate, Humanitarian Leadership 2021, Deakin University, Australia
Master of Science, International Development Administration 2019, Andrews University, USA
Post Master Diploma of Advanced Studies in Geography, 1997, University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, Senegal
Master of Science in Geography 1996 University Gaston Berger Saint Louis, Senegal
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Provided successfully leadership in UN agencies integrated funded programs emergency/resilience on nutrition, education, livelihood, wash, social protection and managed WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP partnerships
• Successfully prepositioned, led design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of 23.5-million-euro Resilience Program funded by EU under 3 consortia involving 9 local and 4 international NGOs
• Proved experience to lead implementation in politically-sensitive context, multi-sectoral emergency integrated response projects focusing interventions on triple nexus: development/resilience- emergency and peace building/social cohesion funded by funded by UN agencies, Government of Finland, Government of Australia/DFAT, Government of Germany/BMZ, ADH, EU, World Bank, USAID-OFDA/Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA)
• Led and managed Senior Leadership Team composed of Integrated Program and Strategy, Human Resources, Finances/Support Services. procurement, risk based internal audit, Legal, Government Relations, Communications with 8 direct reports
• Successfully guided a robust strategy development, implementation, mid-term reviews, monitoring processes for 2 cycle periods: Fiscal Year (FY) FY13–15, FY16–20,
• Successfully provided strategic leadership in aligning Field Office Strategy 2021-2025 with Global Strategy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the priorities of national and key funding agencies
• Led and coordinate bilateral mechanism, working with 8 funding offices (Germany, Netherlands, Finland, UK, USA, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong) and building relationships with Regional and Global Office teams
• Experienced in Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) meetings with UN agencies, National Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) platform and relevant technical clusters meetings, and led CMT (Crisis Management Team) since 2015 to manage staff safety/security by developing and implementing office security contingency plans
• All the grants’ projects internally and externally audited for World Bank, EU, UNDP and BMZ, Unicef, WFP, ADH, have attained acceptable audit results
• Practical experience in developing diverse, multicultural high-performing teams both national and international staff through effective recruitment, coaching, team-building, talent management processes
• Provided leadership dealing with financial and risk management highlighted through growth from a small office with 6 million to a medium office with a total budget of 33 million USD in 2020.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    Senegal
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