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About Me

International Development Expert

My Skills

Coaching : Assisting individuals with career and personal development coaching

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Document Review : Reviewing Cover Letters, CVs, Personal Statements, Essays and dissertations, among others

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Training, Research and Advisory : for individuals and companies

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Hobbies

Reading

Writing

Public Speaking

Mentorship

Charity

Networking

Work Experience

If you think math is hard, try International Development.

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Lead Researcher-Innovation Ecosystem Analysis (Consultant)

Mhub(Lilongwe ,Malawi) January 2021 to Present

• Lead in Literature review, developing the analytical framework and research design
• Conducted a stakeholder’s analysis
• Developed Interview questions and guides for government, SMEs, investors, civil society, and other stakeholders ,
• Conducted data collection and analysis
• Lead in writing Post-Mission Report and Final Report

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Consultant- Development of Spotlight Initiative Branding and IEC Visibility Materials

UN Women (Lilongwe, Malawi) June 2021 to December 2021

• Developed an inception report with a work schedule that will indicate production of visibility and identity elements.
• Developed six creative briefs for Posters, leaflets, stickers, folders, banners, and Placards in English
• Captured high quality digital photographs suitable for production of high-quality print materials including posters, stickers, brochures, and leaflets (adopting ethical standards).
• Wrote and submitted final report of the assignment.

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Commonwealth scholarships/fellowships reintegration workshops Facilitator(Consultant)

British Council (Lilongwe, Malawi) March 2021 to Present

• Conducted a baseline and end line survey to collect the participants knowledge and expectations
• Developed training materials and facilitating the workshop virtually
• Produced a report detailing the day’s activities, observations, findings, and recommendations for future events
• Facilitated a session with over 20 Commonwealth scholars and fellows were equipped with skills in personal branding

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Consultant- Systems Mapping, Youth Economic Opportunity

World University Services of Canada (Lilongwe, Malawi) June 2021 to July 2021

• Developed research questions and background information for the International Seminar
• Conducted a stakeholder’s analysis
• Facilitated virtual meetings with focus on team building, problem solving and systems thinking
• Developed final report on systems mapping analysis with Recommendations for partner actions systems mapping analysis

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Young Professional Communications Analyst

United Nations Development Programme (Lilongwe, Malawi) August 2018-August 2019

• Produce communication materials, publications and tools such as factsheets, Information packs, Project briefs;
• Support development and implementation of communication strategies for UNDP in Malawi;
• Support communication of development results achieved with support of the UN;
• Support planning and implementation of internal communication activities;

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Influencer-Zathu Brand

Girl Effect (Lilongwe,Malawi) Dec 2017 – Present

• Raising awareness of Zathu in his jurisdiction and any other available forums
• Assisting in mobilizing young people in his community to consume the Zathu brand
• Providing regular feedback on the ways that they have promoted Zathu
• Providing updates/information on any relevant issues in their community e.g. passing of relevant bylaws, creating of youth clubs, initiatives to promote youth issues, etc.
• Participating in raising awareness on youth issues in general

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Co-Founder and CEO

Maphunziro265 (Lilongwe,Malawi) Jul 2016 – Present

• Facilitate the development and implementation of fundraising and resource mobilization strategies;
• Projects Management including planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting at high level;
• Management of Maphunziro265 volunteers, coaching, training and mentoring;
• Facilitate the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan of the Maphunziro265;
• Building partnerships, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.

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Facilitator – Career Guidance Sessions with Dzaleka Refugee Camp girls

Jesuit Refugee Service(Lilongwe, Malawi) May 2018-May 2018

• Conducting a baseline and end line survey to collect the participants knowledge and expectations
• Developing training materials and facilitating the workshop
• Producing a report detailing the day’s activities, observations, findings, and recommendations for future events
• 30 refugee girls were equipped with personal discovery knowledge and skills

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Consultant- Review of Gender Study Report

United Purpose (Lilongwe, Malawi) March, 2018 - May 2018

• Analysing the report focusing on predominant gender roles and norms, identified gender-specific constraints or opportunities, and tailor-made strategies addressing the constraints
• Provide technical recommendations on predominant gender roles and norms, identified gender-specific constraints or opportunities, and tailor-made strategies addressing the constraints
• Editing and formatting the report to meet publication standards

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Youth Mapping Consultant

BroadImpact Consulting (Lilongwe, Malawi) Oct 2017 – Feb 2018

• Conducted desk review of Country/regional/continental literature, publications on youth activist movements, youth movement websites and social media postings to identify and understand youth movements based on mapping guidelines;
• Conducted survey of youth movements by administering self-administered questionnaires to youth movement focal persons to collect basic information in line with mapping guidelines;
• Conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with youth movements groups, coalitions, networks to obtain additional information and understand the youth networks relationships;
• Lead in Collation, validation and entry of data into standard template and uploading unto online portal.

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Part-time Lecturer-Research Methods

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Lilongwe, Malawi) Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

• Prepared and delivered lectures, tutorials, workshops, and seminars.
• Developed curricula and course material that can be used across several platforms.
• Setting and grading assignments, tests, and exams.
• Provided support to students and other colleagues.
• 50 students were equipped with research methods skills and knowledge

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Part-time Lecturer- Radio Broadcasting and Human Rights

Malawi Institute of Journalism October 2013 to December 2014

• Preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, workshops, and seminars.
• Developing curricula and course material that can be used across several platforms.
• Setting and grading assignments, tests, and exams.
• Providing support to students and other colleagues.
• 100 students were equipped with skills in Radio broadcasting and Human rights and 4 students were linked organisations where they worked as interns

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Lead Researcher(Consultant)

Mhub (Lilongwe, Malawi) October 2017 to December 2017

• Conducted desk review of publications on internet freedom and development of literature review
• Conducted in-depth interviews with experts and non-experts on the internet freedom in Malawi;
• Lead in the Collation, validation, data entry, data analysis and development of final report.

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Facilitator- Power of social media and Advocacy at Tax Power training

Action Aid Malawi (Lilongwe, Malawi) September 2017 to October 2017

• Conducting a baseline and end line survey to collect the participants knowledge and expectations
• Developing training materials and facilitating the workshop virtually
• Producing a report detailing the day’s activities, observations, findings, and recommendations for future events
• 50 Young leaders were equipped with knowledge and skills in social media and advocacy

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Public Relations Officer

Malawi Human Rights Commission (Lilongwe, Malawi) Apr 2014 – Oct 2017

• Lead in the Development of Access to Information Act Communication Strategy
• Supported in the development of MHRC strategic plan
• Increased the MHRC Facebook followers from 1K to 5K organically in 3 years
• Got Malawi Human Rights Covered in the mainstream media covered 4 times in a month
• Produced a video documentary on status of the Right to Health and Education in Malawi

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Social Media Ambassador

Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office(London, United Kingdom) Aug 2015 – Jul 2016

• Produced blogs for Chevening events that are published at www.chevening.org
• Provided live tweets and Facebook feed for Chevening events
• Recorded and shared videos of Chevening events using Instagram.

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National Coordinator

Youth to Youth Empowerment (Lilongwe, Malawi) Jun 2014 – Aug 2016

• Lead in the development and implementation of fundraising and resource mobilization strategies;
• Developed partnerships and establishing relationships with the Donors, Youth organisations and Youth Networks across Malawi;
• Developed Project inception, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation;
• Managed over 50 Members of Youth to Youth Leadership team and its members in all the four regions in Malawi;
• Represented Youth to Youth Empowerment, at National, Regional and International level.

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Producer and Presenter

Zodiak Broadcasting Station (Lilongwe, Malawi) Oct 2011 – Mar 2014

• Developed Expression of Interests and Technical and financial proposals for donor funding
• Developed Inception, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Radio projects
• Collecting, Scripting, Editing, Casting and Producing of documentaries, special programs, and magazine programs
• Networking with NGO's, CSO's, FBO’s, CBO’s, VDC's, ADC's, Private Sector and Government
• Created and managed a £143, 966 project, ‘Dela Lathu, Chitukuko Chathu’, with Zodiak Broadcasting Station which aimed at empowering citizens to define their development projects.
• Produced over 144 Episodes of Sunrise Malawi, a morning Magazine Programme

My Work

I customise development solutions per challenge and strategy: Not every employee will do that.

consultancy presentations Wealth Creation 2019

academia consultancy facilitation maphunziro-265 presentations volunteer School Leavers Mentorship

academia consultancy facilitation maphunziro-265 presentations volunteer Young Civil Servant Forum on Technology for service delivery and governance

volunteer Leadership Training with Youth Leaders in Malawi

consultancy Speaker and Old Mutual Malawi Family Day 2018

facilitation Proposal Writing Workshop at Mhub, Lilongwe, Malawi from 1-2 September 2018

facilitation volunteer Take Lead 2018, Lilongwe, Malawi

facilitation Day 2 Proposal Writing Training at Zomba Entreprenuers Hub

facilitation Proposal Writing Training at Zomba Entrepreneurs hub, Zomba, Malawi

My Education

My Journey in the Academia

PhD Development and Education Psychology 3 Years

Central China Normal University

September 2019 to Present

MA Development Studies 1 Year

Bachelor of Arts Media for Development 4 Years

University of Malawi, Chancellor College

February 2007-December 2010

Certificate in Research and Report writing 1 Month

Certificate in Proposal Writing 1 Month

Certificate in Sales and Marketing 1 Month

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