The CO Team
Abbas John, Janitor: Abbas has been with UNFPA since 1996. He manages the office surroundings ensuring offices and premises are clean and tidy. Abbas also helps in delivering messages and circulating documents.
Alois Manamba, Documentalist: Alois has been with UNFPA since February 2011. He manages the country office documents and resource centre, and acts as a link between programme officers and operations team, providing also the implementing partners with information. Alois is the Docushare focal person.
Aisha Majengo, Administration and Finance Associate: Aisha has been with UNFPA since January 1990, "born and raised by the UN." Aisha is the focal person for human resources, procurement, asset management and the global directory. She processes financial programme requests and is currently handling the operations functions in the absence of an operations manager.
Anna Holmstrom, Programme Officer, Gender: Anna joined UNFPA in March 2009. As the gender based violence focal point, her work includes the coordination of various efforts to respond to and prevent sexual and gender based violence. Anna is a member of the UN Human Rights Working Group and the Interagency Gender Group, these two groups ensure that gender and human rights are mainstreamed in all the work of the UN Country Team under the United National Development Assistance Plan.
Asia Hussein, Receptionist: Asia has been working for UNFPA since 2007. She transfers phone calls, receives incoming mail, delivers messages, and attends to visitors arriving at the office. Asia also monitors the office security and surveillance cameras.
Chilanga Asmani, National Programme Officer on HIV & AIDS: Chilanga has been with UNFPA since 2006. He provides policy and technical advice for the UNFPA's support to the National HIV and AIDS response. Chilanga participates in RH and HIV & AIDS policy dialogue and supports national capacity building in the areas of condom programming, RH commodity security and SRH/HIV integration with emphasis on young people and women's concerns. Chilanga is UNFPA representative to the UNFPA/ UNDP/ WFP Staff Council and UNFPA focal point for UN Cares.
Christine Mwanukuzi-Kwayu, National Programme Officer on Gender: Christine joined UNFPA in November 2004. She coordinates the gender programmes in mainland and in Zanzibar with ministries and CSOs and supports gender mainstreaming in other programmes. Christine is the current chair for the UN Inter-Agency Gender Group, and for the DPG on Gender Equality, and a member of UN Human Rights gender group.
Clementina Njau, Personal Assistant to the Representative and Deputy Representative: Clementina joined UNFPA in June 2011 and is the Personal Assistant to the Representative and Deputy Representative. She assists the Representative and Deputy Representative by arranging for meetings and travel, drafting general correspondences. She serves as a link between the staff and the Representative, and between the government, development partners, other UN agencies, partners and the Representative.
Collins Opiyo, Technical Adviser, Census: Collins joined UNFPA in May 2012. He advises UNFPA and the government of Tanzania, through the National Bureau of Statistics, on strategies for successful census implementation - ensuring that international standards and best practices are observed at all stages of census implementation - and has supported the successful implementation of five (5) population and housing censuses in sub-Saharan Africa. Collins also supports the program on other population and development strategies. He is a trained Demographer, and has interest and expertise in statistical data collection and analysis for effective implementation of population and development policies and programs.
Diana Mhela joined UNFPA in October 2012 as a temporary as Programme Assistant, a position she held for two weeks before she was transferred to the Personal Assistant position. She assists the Representative a.i. in arranging meetings and preparation of travel documents, confirm the date and time of the meetings, serves as a link between the staff and the Representative a.i, between the government, development partners, other UN agencies, and partners among other things.
Dorothy Temu-Usiri: UNFPA Assistant Representative Population & Development: Dorothy has recently re-joined UNFPA in April 2012. She provides overall management and leadership support for the implementation of UNFPA supported program particularly in the areas of population and development. Additional responsibilities include representing UNFPA in sectoral policy dialogue, inter-agency UN working groups and donor forums. Dorothy previously worked for UNFPA Tanzania between 1991-2006, where she was responsible for overseeing UNFPA's supported interventions in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive health, Adolescents, HIV and Gender thematic areas. Before coming to Tanzania Dorothy was the International Program Specialist for UNFPA Khartoum Sudan between 2007-2012.
Felister Bwana, National Programme Officer on Reproductive Health: Felister joined UNFPA in December 2008. She supports the implementing partners and is a member of the national working groups of advocacy for maternal, newborn and child health, repositioning family planning, contraceptive security, and the UN Joint Programme for Maternal and Newborn Mortality Reduction.
George Alphonce, ICT Associate (LAN Manager): George joined UNFPA in November 2008. He gives ICT support to the staff. George is responsible for local network management, computer maintenance and information management. He is working towards one UN ICT network in Tanzania
Glory Kirabe, Finance associate: Glory joined UNFPA in July 2011. She is a finance focal person in the 2012 population and Housing Census project. She facilitates financial operations between NEX projects and UNFPA country office. She also supports in budget preparation and process payments in Atlas.
Joke Lannoye, UNV in Youth Development:Joke is a Belgian UNV who recently joined UNFPA Tanzania. She is working on youth issues, the inclusion of the rights and needs of young people into public policies and programmes and youth participation, within the focal areas of UNFPA's work. She is based in the Zanzibar Liaison Office, where she is responsible to ensure that youth issues are mainstreamed in the work of UNFPA under the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP). Furthermore, she assists in implementing the UNFPA responsibilities in Zanzibar under the UNDAP concerning SRH and HIV/AIDS.
Joyce Gondwe, Programme Secretary, Reproductive Health: Joyce joined UNFPA in August 1994. She organizes meetings inside and outside the office, supports staff in transport, travel and accommodation arrangements, in processing payments and requisitions, taking minutes, and responding to incoming letters. Joyce is a member of the UN Cares and a security warden for the office.
Leah Kabale, Finance Associate: Leah joined UNFPA in May 2005. Leah facilitates financial operations between NEX projects and the UNFPA country office, processes payments, advises on budgetary and accounting requirements and ensures that proper books of project accounts and accurate ledgers are maintained by the NEX projects. Leah serves as Atlas focal person.
Omar Mwin Dadi, Senior Driver: Omar joined UNFPA in January 2001. He is the senior driver and provides transport for the Representative, assists her in travel arrangements, makes follow-up on imported office equipment and assists the office in photocopy and collating.
Rutasha Dadi, Assistant Representative: Rutasha joined UNFPA in January 2007. He oversees the design, implementation and monitoring of reproductive health interventions and provides guidance on programme and policy issues. Rutasha coordinates the UN Joint Programme on Maternal and Newborn Mortality Reduction. He is a member of DPG health, DPG HIV & AIDS, SWAP committee and sector wide technical working group for health sector. Rutasha supervises the work of four staff members working on reproductive health.
Salma Yussuf, Secretary, Zanzibar Liaison Office: Salma has been with UNFPA for January 2005. She is in charge of all incoming and out coming calls, faxes, letters, and documents. She takes care of the library, filing, drafting administrative letters and media monitoring in Zanzibar. Salma provides logistic and administrative support and liaises with implementing partners. She is a deputy zonal security warden of the UN and a Change champion for the UN reform.
Rose Nyamuhokya, Programme Assistant, Population and Development: Rose joined UNFPA in January 2013: She organizes meetings, conferences and training courses, coordinates travel and logistics, assists in administrative work and financial management for M&E Unit, taking minutes, drafting general correspondence and maintains contact information and mailing list.
Samweli Msokwa, National Programme Officer on Poverty and Population Analysis: Samweli joined UNFPA in July 2008. He monitors and analyse changes in the programme environment, and advices the office on evidence based strategies. Samweli supports national capacity in poverty and policy analysis and planning. He participates in the UN Joint Programme on Capacity Strengthening for Development management, and in the MKUKUTA working group.
Sawiche Wamunza, Communications Analyst: Sawiche joined UNFPA in July 2010. She plays a leadership role in internal and external communication for the country office, her work includes providing technical advice to programme staff to effectively use communication strategies in their programmes, planning and implementation of public campaigns on UNFPA and joint UN activities, forging strong relationship with the media, government communication officers etc. Sawiche is a member of United Nations Communication Group (UNCG)
Sella Ouma, International Operations Manager: Sella Ouma joined UNFPA Tanzania in April 2009. Before that she worked for UNFPA Kenya Country office as an Operations Manager since August 2004. She provides leadership and advice in all aspects of CO management and operations, finance, administration, procurement and information technology as well as human resources. Her role is to ensure a fully accountable, smooth functioning, well-managed and results-oriented Country Office and to facilitate programme implementation and delivery by providing for the operational needs of programmes and projects.
Shomick Makuvilla, Driver: Mike has been with UNFPA since August 1991. His main duties include providing transport to UNFPA staff to meeting and field trips and delivering dispatches and mail. Mike also takes care of vehicle registering and assists in administrative and finance issues.
Theophilo Mathews Kanza, Finance Associate: Mathew has worked with UNFPA since July 1996. He does budget revisions, enters and processes payments in Atlas, and acts as an Atlas facilitator. Mathew is another security warden for the office, and a UN Cares committee member.
Uduak Bassey-Duke, Youth Focal Person. Joined UNFPA in June 2012 as an Africa Union Youth Volunteer focusing on ASRH and Youth Development. Her work includes promoting youth participation and capacity building through UNFPA programme activities as well as promoting access to sexual and reproductive health services for youth and adolescents. In the areas of broader youth development, Uduak supports UNFPAs engagement with the Ministry responsible for youth development.
Yahya Ramadhani, Driver, Zanzibar Liaison Office: Yahya has been with UNFPA January 2005. He provides transport to the office staff, delivers dispatch, provides assistance in photocopying and cleaning the office, and attends visitors.
Yusuph Mbaga, Driver: Yusuph joined UNFPA in April 2001. Yusuph drives staff and visitors on missions. He does dispatching, customs clearing and follows up with immigration issues of international staff. Yusuph maintains the office vehicles and advises on maintenance.