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About Me

About Me

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Hello, I am an International Development Expert and my name is Chimwemwe and I want to share my experience with you.

Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo is a Changemaker, writer, and expert in international development, media, communication and public relations. Chimwemwe was granted the 2015/2016 Chevening by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office(FCO) of the United Kingdom to study MA in Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Chimwemwe was recently granted the distinction of Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society for commitment to promoting the values of the Commonwealth and working to improve the lives and prospects of the Commonwealth citizens. Chimwemwe has produced content that has been published by the Institute of Development Studies, Chevening, the Commonwealth, and Allafrica. Chimwemwe is currently the Co-Founder of Maphunziro265, and Zathu Influencer.

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Project Management


Project proposal development and resources mobilization


Development of a communication strategy

Work Experience

If you think math is hard, try International Development.


Young Professional Communications Analyst

UNDP in 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;



Girl Effect 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


Co-Founder and CEO

Maphunziro265 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.



Jesuit Refugee Service(JRS)-Malawi May 2018-May 2018

I was contracted by Jesuit Refugee Service-Malawi to conduct a career guidance and counselling selling with girls (15-20 years old) at Dzaleka camp who are in secondary schools now and secondary school graduates from 2014. The assignment involved the following:
• Preparation of career guidance and counselling workshop materials
• Facilitation using participatory tools of the career guidance and counselling workshop with girls at Dzaleka Refugee Camp
• Development and submission of a workshop report to Jesuit Refugee Service-Malawi



United Purpose March, 2018 - May 2018

Review of the Gender Study Report under PRO-ACT Programme. United Purpose is currently working on a Gender Study to support the gender and power-sensitive classification of Social Cash Transfer (SCT) beneficiaries and to develop a transformative support package to be delivered through the Pro-Resilience (PRO-ACT): Resilience building mechanism for Food and Nutrition Security programme in the project districts of Zomba , Mulanje and Nsanje, Malawi.



BroadImpact Consulting Oct 2017 – Feb 2018

• Conduct 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;
• Conduct survey of youth movements by administering self-administered questionnaires to youth movement focal persons to collect basic information in line with mapping guidelines;
• Conduct in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with youth movements groups, coalitions, networks to obtain additional information and understand the youth networks relationships;
• Collation, validation and entry of data into standard template and uploading unto online portal.



Natural Resources College Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

• Prepare material and facilitating research methods modules
• Conduct continuous assessment of the students in the course of the module through class exercises, group or individual reports, tests and presentations
• Set examination question and administer exams
• Mentorship of students



Mhub October 2017 to December 2017

Mhub(www.mhubmw.com) is Malawians first technology and Innovation hub. Under this project as a consultant my job was to:
• Conduct desk review of publications on internet freedom and development of literature review
• Conduct in-depth interviews with experts and non-experts on the internet freedom in Malawi;
• Collation, validation, data entry, data analysis and development of final report.



Action Aid Malawi Sep 2017 – Sep 2017

I was contracted by Action Aid Malawi to facilitate two sessions on advocacy, and social media management for social change with Activista members in Malawi. The assignment involved the following:
• Research and development of materials used at the training
• Facilitation using participatory tools of advocacy, and social media management for social change
• Development and submission of a workshop report to Action Aid Malawi


Public Relations Officer

Malawi Human Rights Commission Apr 2014 – Oct 2017

• Develop Communication strategies for projects implemented by MHRC directorates;
• Produce Press releases, Speeches, and talking points on various human rights issues;
• Mobilise members of the media to provide coverage for MHRC Activities;
• Develop content for MHRC social media accounts and website;
• Acts as a contact point on all matters pertaining to media and interface with the public through the provision of information on behalf of the Commission;


Social Media Ambassador

Chevening Scholarships 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.


National Coordinator

Youth to Youth Empowerment Jun 2014 – Aug 2016

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


Projects Officer

Zodiak Broadcasting Station Oct 2011 – Mar 2014

• Writing of Expression of Interests and Technical and financial proposals
• Inception, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Radio projects
• Material Collection, Scripting, Editing, Casting and Production 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



Creative Ideas


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