Stephen is an experienced Humanitarian programme worker, with over 10 years of professional experience working for international organizations both in emergencies and develop situations. He is an enthusiastic professional with integrity and a team player. Stephen believes that fostering a culture of continuous improvement within HANDLE is key to success. He is very conversant with programme management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and community development work for international and local donor funded projects including USAID, SIDA, UNHCR, DFID, WFP, and UNICEF. He has worked for many humanitarian programs with the key focus on GBV, Youth Development, Child Protection, and Livelihoods, among others.
As Executive Director of HANDLE, Stephen leads the Senior Leadership Team, providing guidance and expertise on all issues related to programs and projects. He drives the strategic vision of the organization, as well as ensures the proper prioritizing of work and activities to maximize team effectiveness. He also works hands-on to strengthen partnership development and management of HANDLE's portfolio.
Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies, and a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. He is currently completing his Master's in Research and Public Policy.