The Secretariat Team - AfriChild Center Makerere

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Timothy Opobo

Executive Director
Timothy has championed child well-being regionally & globally for over 18 years. He has been instrumental in shaping the growth and success of numerous child welfare initiatives in Africa. He is one of the founding members of The AfriChild Centre.

Clare Ahabwe Bangirana

Director, Research & Knowledge Development
Clare has over 17 years of experience in development research and evaluation. She helps to bridge the gap between research, policies, and programmes to lead to improvements in the well-being of children and communities in Uganda.

Mathew Amollo

Research Manager
Mathew is a researcher with a keen interest in child health especially equity and health services utilisation among children and young adults. He has vast experience in the evaluation of public health programs in Uganda and internationally.

Sendege Ivan

Head of Finance & Administration
Ivan is a certified accountant with more than 13 years of experience working in finance and administration. He has managed large portfolio grants, developed accounting systems and developed internal process control systems to handle organisational assets and mitigate risk.

Clinton Twena Tumanye

Communications Officer
Twena is a Behavioural Change Communications enthusiast, with experience working with legacy media. His experience is in health communication and communication for impact among marginalised groups and communities.

John Bosco Apota

Research Coordinator
John is a Community development worker with over 10 years of experience in carrying out quantitative and qualitative studies. His expertise is in the study protocol and tools development, training of study teams, data management and analysis.

Kairaba Linda

Research Officer
A seasoned social work researcher, Linda is passionate about applying mixed methods approach for evidence generation. She is enthusiastic about utilizing data to nurture optimal childhood development and foster healthy family environment.

Maria Ndibalekera

Research Coordinator
Maria is a researcher with outstanding research, administration and management skills. She has strong competencies in mixed-methods research and is able to operate cross-functionally in research settings and development organizations.

Ruth Martha Akidi

Procurement & Administrative Officer
Martha is an experienced administrator with competence in interpersonal relations and procurement. She appreciates the value of Child Protection in its entirety.

Eunice Alado Sandra

Finance Officer
Eunice supports the finance role meticulously. She has more than 3 years of experience in accounting and finance for non-governmental organisations. She handles bookkeeping and account management, record keeping and other financial documents.

Nakasujja Shamim

Finance Assistant
Shamim brings on board her enthusiasm for accountability both financially and towards the institutional mandates. She serves a great role of ensuring that projects are well aligned with budget and expenditures.

Jude Omondi

MEAL Officer
Jude is an experienced MEAL Officer with over 5 years of working in the management of large data sets. He helps translate project work, research and reports into numbers for dissemination.

Akuti Emmanuel

I.T Officer
Emma is the go-to person for everything tech at the Centre. He is well-versed in internet protocols, LAN setup and the development of information management systems.

Alex Alinaitwe

Research Coordinator
Alex has 7 years of experience in child-focused research at levels of assistance, supervision, and coordination. He is passionate about community Development, in vulnerable communities.

Odong George Malinga

Research Assistant
George is a passionate researcher that supports the programs department. He is eager to learn and is passionate about social work.

Candia Joshua

Finance & Administration Assistant
Joshua brings is a definition of diversity. He supports The AfriChild Centre Administrative and finance roles as well as the transportation for staff.

Mungufeni Robert

Transport Officer
Robert is an experienced driver in professional and defensive vehicle handling. He executes the role of transportation with zeal and enthusiasm.