New York City, NY

Position Desired

Management, Nonprofit, Teaching
Anywhere in the U.S.


A social development specialist with extensive experience spanning a variety of socio-economic interventions in South Africa.
My expertise includes Programme development, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Grants management.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS University of the Western Cape
2010-2012: MA Development Studies Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
2010-2011: MA International Development Management
University for Development Studies, Ghana
2004-2008: BA (Hons) Integrated Development


Since July 2019: Acting Programme Manager – Justice, Equality & Rights at the OPEN
I provide strategic and managerial oversight to ensure delivery of key activities in the JER programme which includes managing funding recommendations, engagement with thematic partners (Public Health Programme – New York, Education Support Programme – London), managing local grantees and the JER team.

July 2017 to June 2019: Senior Program Officer for Justice, Equality & Rights at the
The Open Society Foundations fund civil society organisations globally. At OSF-SA I conduct operational research & evaluation to advance the Foundation’s strategy and programmes. My responsibilities include assessing grantees’ progress, preparing funding recommendations and spend plans for submission to the Executive Director and the Board. I also manage key grant relationships with thematic partners and provide the necessary support to grantees across different portfolios including Education, Health, LGBTI & Access to Justice.

April 2016 – June 2017: Grants, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SOUTH AFRICA (HFHSA)
I managed all M&E related activities which included co-creating and implementing a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) framework to document and evaluate the national impact of the programme. I was also responsible for reporting and facilitating strategic planning activities and assisted with funding procurement through developing proposals and managing donor relations.

May 2014 – March 2016: National Monitoring & Evaluation Portfolio Manager at ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS
ACTIVATE! is a national youth development programme that equips youth with innovation and project planning skills; and offers an understanding on how the youth can navigate the socio-political landscape. I was responsible for developing the necessary M&E systems to measure the national impact of the training programme on its beneficiaries; designing a national evaluation framework; conducting operational research; preparing annual reports and data analysis; and building team capacity for M&E and knowledge management platforms.

2014-2017: John & Margaret Overbeek, UCT.
2016: Spirit of 68 Award, UCT.
2010: DAAD Scholarship, RUB Germany.

April 2017 to March 2019: MBA Supervisor at Wits Business School.
University of Cape Town
July 2014-August 2016: Guest lecturer at the Department of Social Development, Masters and Honors Students. Management College of Southern Africa April 2013-Dec 2016: MBA Supervisor.
University of the Western Cape
July-Nov 2011: Teaching Assistant in the
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts.

2018: Expert excel training
2018: Business writing training
2017: Management Accounting &
Sustainability Assessment for NGOs
2017: Grantmaking training – OSF-SA
2016: Enterprise Risk Management Training & Effective Management Practices. 2014: Salesforce for Non-profits.
2013: Global Development Network’s Cross-Country Research Training, Istanbul.
2012: Logical Framework Approach, footsteps International, Durban.

Jan 2012 – Feb 2013: Programme Officer at DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (DDP Durban)
The DDP works closely with communities in eThekwini municipality (Durban) to empower them to hold Local Government accountable through active citizenship. I was responsible for conducting operational research, publishing research papers and Op-Eds; policy analysis; reviewing and developing materials for the training of local government officials; organising forum events, conferences and workshops; developing proposals; annual reports; stakeholder engagement and capacity building; and website management.

Aug-Dec 2010: Programme Intern at Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD)
I assisted the Bonn Esperance Refugee Shelter for Women & Children in Phillipi to develop a procurement and policy manual for the management of the programme. I worked closely with the Programme Manager to plan & implement project activities, draft proposals and evaluation reports. This role exposed me to community-based work and was my entry into the social sector in South Africa.

Oct 2008-Aug 2009: Sales Executive at Stanbic Bank Accra, Ghana
Stanbic is a subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group of South Africa. I was responsible for meeting budgetary and sales targets, and managing accounts support functions. I also interfaced directly with customers and addressed concerns and queries.

Feb 2017: Independent Evaluation Consultant at AMAMA SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Conducted an impact evaluation of AMAMA’s SETA accredited building and construction training programme on beneficiaries in Midvaal. See final evaluation report at
March 2019: Conducted a second impact evaluation of AMAMA’s SETA accredited building and construction training programme with a different cohort in Kromdraai.

May - June 2016: Independent Evaluation Consultant at Activate Change Drivers I evaluated the Activa...

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