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Sechwayo Ngosa is a seasoned Health System and governance expert with experience in formulating, implementing, and coordinating health plans. He has experience in program monitoring, budget formulation, and Financial Accounting Management Systems (F.A.M.S) in Public Health Sector. He has worked with many local and international partners in bettering the lives of others through improved health. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Policy Management. He currently resides in the Southern Province of Zambia where he is contributing his expertise to a project that aims to improve reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health and nutrition outcomes.

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Falls visited: Victoria Falls and Chipoma Falls

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Languages spoken: English, Nyanja, Bemba

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Beaches visited: Zanzibar and Kariba

Keith Simbotwe works as Performance Management Advisor in Southern Province in Zambia under USAID-FHN Project. His job specifically deals with making sure that the team performs to expectation by linking RMNCAH&N indicators to performance and identifying gaps among indicators. This is done by involving colleagues in the M&E department and initiating the TA in Pre-planning and other activities that will help closer up the gaps that influence high performance in order to achieve the goal of the project. Keith works with a group of specialized personnel who influence performance such as Health finance & governance Advisor, M & E officers, Community engagement Advisor, Health management information system Advisor, QA/QI advisors, and the Ministry of Health personnel who will be provided with the TA in System strengthening.

Keith has worked with the Ministry of Health for 16 years with vast experience, started as Male Nurse, and at that time was in charge of the health facility. He then studied Development Studies with Public Administration (bachelors of Art) which led him to the position of being District Health Planner for Mongu District Health Office until he joined ThinkWell in January 2022. Under the Ministry of Health, Keith has worked with a number of partners (NGOs) who have interacted with him on several issues in service delivery, particularly on system strengthening (performance management) as they provided TA.  This influenced Keith’s decision to join the corporate world and leave the Government so that he will be able to provide experience and expertise to the Ministry of Health.

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is Keith's favorite number because it is the same number when turned upside down

Royce Phiri is a self-motivated and highly results-driven Monitoring and Evaluation professional with nine years of experience in the field. Royce possesses excellent communication and presentation skills, is able to effectively manage teams and mentor staff in HMIS/DHIS2, and uses data management analysis for the implementation of key MOH performance management systems. Royce is adept at the development of monitoring and evaluation plans, frameworks, and tools, with a proven track record of exceptional research, data management, analysis, and interpretation. Complementing Royce’s academic accolades is a record of accomplishment of efforts directed towards mentorship in data use, analysis, and research attained while working for FHI 360, Akros Global Research, and Options Consultancy Services Ltd. Further, Royce is experienced in working with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen the Zambia Health Management Information System (HMIS) and mentor MoH personnel to generate quality data, which is used in decision making, planning, and resource allocation.

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Zambian languages spoken fluently (Bemba, Nyanja, Kunda, Namwanga/Mambwe)

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Nickname for her daughter, "Offspring"

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Movies watched in a week

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Phobia of caterpillars (Lepidopterophobia)

Before joining Thinkwell, Chibuye worked on the CDC & GRZ CoAg where the CDC supported the Republic of Zambia’s HIV, AIDS, TB & Cervical Cancer prevention and treatment activities. Previously he worked at Abt & Associates where he’s role was Health Systems Strengthening within the Ministry of Health. Prior to this Chibuye worked as Finance Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia and Accountant at Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Program.

Chibuye holds Bachelor’s in Accounting with CA Zambia & ACCA UK. Chibuye’s hometown is Lusaka but he currently resides in Chipata.

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kids

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languages spoken - English and Nyanja

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academic/professional awards

Mulenga Kampamba specializes in Planning and Budgeting of health services. Prior to joining ThinkWell, Kampamba worked mainly for the Ministry of Health since 1999. The experiences he acquired in the Ministry of Health’s department enabled him to build a solid knowledge of universal health coverage, Health Planning and Budgeting, and health information systems and Quality Improvement. At national level, he plays a role as national master trainer of trainer for Adolescent health and Quality improvement for health care workers. At ThinkWell, he is a Performance Management Advisor for the USIAD Family Health and Nutrition project focusing on the Reduction of Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition. He holds a master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Lusaka in Zambia, a Bachelors degree in Development Studies from Zambia Open University and a Diploma in Environmental and Public Health Science from Chainama College of Health Sciences in Zambia.

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children

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countries visited

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languages spoken, including: English, Bemba, Nyanja, and Tonga

Govert Longwe is an Accounting expert with seventeen years of experience working for the Ministry of Health, Accounting for GRZ and Donor Funded Projects. He has worked on Projects supported by UNICEF, Global Funds, G2G, UNFPA etc. Longwe made significant contributions in strengthening accounting systems in the Ministry of Health, through providing capacity building and Mentoring Junior Accountants with help from JSI Safe Team. At Think Well,Govert is a Health Financing & Governance Advisor, working on a Family Health & Nutrition Project. He holds an MBA-Finance from ZCAS University. He is fluent in English and has interest in learning French. Longwe’s home town is Petauke, Eastern Province and he is currently residing from Kabwe, Central Province of Zambia.

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countries visited; United Arab Emirates,Tanzania,

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falls visited: Victoria falls, Kundalila Falls and Chishimba Falls

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beaches visted: Samfya Beach, Zanziba Beach Resort, Lake Kariba Inns

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languages spoken fluently: English, Bemba, Nyanja, Lala and Nsenga

Joy is a Management Accountant with expertise in public financial management in the Health Sector in Zambia. With a career spanning over 20 years working in the government and non-government organizations, she has worked in the health sector’s administration in two (2) districts and one (1) Province promoting systems of accountability, implementing policies aimed at achieving organizational goals, coordinating teams, supporting the strengthening of the Ministry of Health’s systems for annual planning, performance assessment, provincial and district integrated meetings and the improved use of quality data for performance and program management. She has been instrumental in the identification and resolving of risks pertaining to financial and procurement management systems using prescribed assessment tools in the institutions she worked.

Joy has also worked with International Donor Agencies implementing and monitoring supplement activities in the Ministry of Health of Zambia with positive results achieved through her advocacy led initiatives. She now resides in Lusaka, Zambia.

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younger brothers

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romance novels read every week

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languages spoken fluently; English, Lenje, Nsenga, Bemba, and Nyanja

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