Patrick Mpedzisi is an organisational development consultant, trainer and facilitator with over 19 years’ experience in the development sector. Patrick has worked extensively with non-profit organisations, development partners, governmental and intergovernmental bodies in Africa being located at different times in Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. During this time, he managed to open various processes for civil society organisations in to engage regional processes including the African Union, Pan African Parliament, African Peer Review Mechanism, Southern Africa Development Community, etc. Patrick has managed major civil society projects, led regional campaigns and built civil society capacities across the continent towards their goals and objectives. As an OD consultant he focuses on building the capacity of institutions to be more effective in their programmatic and strategic approaches, institutional governance, advocacy interventions and policy engagement, tracking impact and navigating change as well as to develop effective resource mobilization strategies and improve their sustainability.
A Monitoring and Evaluation professional experienced in monitoring human rights and governance projects. Young and Emerging Evaluator mentored by Zimbabwe Evaluation Association who holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies (MSU), BSc. Special Honours Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation (Lupane State University), Executive Certificate in Programme and Project Monitoring and Evaluation (UZ) and a BSc. Media and Society Studies (MSU).
I am an ardent proponent of an inclusive development evaluation landscape in Zimbabwe, and beyond. I believe that age, just like gender, should be given equal consideration as far as voice and opportunities in the evaluation space are concerned. In addition to helping fostering the culture of evaluation in Zimbabwe, I consider my participation in the ZEA board to be critically pivotal in championing the will of the YEEs. Given the necessary resources, mentoring & space, I believe we can harness the vast untapped potential within the YEEs and enable them to fully partake in the evaluation of policies and programs that impact them. My conviction exudes from being a product of the very setup myself. I was mentored and groomed through Evalyouth. I therefore see myself as a perfect link between my fellow YEEs and the experienced evaluators in ZEA.
I possess verifiable robust quantitative and qualitative evaluation skills which can be exploited to the benefit of my peers. Building on my educational training and mentoring exposure, I have acquired significant consultancy experience in research design and evaluation of wildlife, agriculture, livelihoods, environment, education and renewable energy programs for organizations like UNDP, WWF, EA, ZADT, Higherlife etc. I am conversant with a myriad of statistical packages (including SPSS, STATA, R & QGIS) and different field methods including facilitating focus group discussions and key informant interviews, conducting Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) and Case Studies, coordinating longitudinal surveys, facilitating After Action Reviews (AAR) and conducting document reviews. I also design tablet or mobile-based data collection setups (including ODK & CAPI).
A Co-Founder of South Africa based M&E Consulting firm, CRM Consulting, http://crmmer.com/team/roy-mutandwa/, Roy has over 10 years’ experience as a monitoring and evaluation consultant in Southern and East Africa, specifically in Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Uganda, Somaliland, South Africa and Ethiopia. He has over a decade of experience in qualitative and participatory results-based monitoring, evaluation and reporting; evaluation study designs; and business development in many sectors, including WASH, public health, resilience, livelihoods, gender and protection.
Roy has worked for the following donor partners: USAID, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, SIDA and the World Bank. Roy has a BSc in psychology and an MSc in disaster management.
Dr. Tolbert Mucheri
A result driven team player, passionate about international development in areas of Public Health, Migration, Education, Disaster Response and Agriculture. Enjoy using data to innovatively tackle the most pressing humanitarian challenges. 12 years’ experience in designing, leading and implementing initiatives in Public Health, Disaster Response, Education, Agriculture and academia in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nodumo K Ndlovu
A development professional with a strong background in programme management, monitoring & evaluation. She holds a BSc Honors Degree in Psychology and an MSc in Development Studies. Her key role is to coordinate, facilitate, implement and monitor the Strategic Plan for the association in order to achieve set goals. She has 6 years-experience in senior management roles, coordinating and overseeing the implementation of programme interventions, managing teams and working with partner organisations. She has worked in both International and Local NGOs; managing programs in the following sectors: livelihood, nutrition, WASH, HIV/AIDS and human rights programmes.
Tsitsi T Mazhandudze
A passionate administrator with a strong background in programme administration and systems development She holds a BSc in Development Studies and a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Zimbabwe. Tsitsi ensures proper financial and administration management of the association’s internal procedures.