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LASPNET GETS A BOOST OF 4 NEW PROGRAMME STAFF

LASPNET is pleased to introduce to you four new members of staff who bring with them a wealth of experience to boost our efforts in ensuring access to justice for the most poor and vulnerable. The incoming staff are filling in the positions of Director Programmes, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Networking and Partnership Officer which fell vacant in the course of the year 2019.

We have also recruited a staff for the new position in the organo-gram of Training and Membership Officer who will be responsible for handling Membership capacity building Programming and interventions. The profiles for the new team are as below

Director of Programmes- DOP

 Mr. Ndazima Donny Silus holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the International Health Sciences University Kampala with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics Upper Second-Class Division from Kyambogo University. He holds a Certificate in the Universal Periodic Review Mechanisms from UPR-Info Geneva and a Certificate in

researching violence against women from London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Donny has worked in programme management for a period of six years. He has worked on development projects funded by development partners that include; DFID, USAID, Irish Aid and US Government. He has worked across a divide of projects namely; human rights projects that frame social accountability and legal empowerment, gender justice, nutrition and WASH.

He is passionate about contributing to efforts that promote access to justice especially among the indigent persons. Through this piece of work, he has had the opportunity to represent the health cluster from Uganda in Geneva during the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review pre-sessions between 5-7th October 2016. He presented a report titled the state of sexual reproductive health and rights in Uganda. He also visited different permanent missions in Geneva and tried to influence their recommendations on Uganda.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – M&E
My name is Byaruhanga Rica. I am on a mission to build and grow a better nation in this county. A Trained profession in the field of monitoring and evaluation with a Unique 6-year background in designing and monitoring M+E systems, frameworks, research, Data management, collection and analysis. Rica posses’ elegant skills in communication, Leadership, report writing, team and capacity building. Once upon a time he worked under USAID-RTI Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA), RTI- Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Uganda School health and Reading Program (SHRP) and Centre for social research (CSR) in different capacities under the monitoring and Evaluation department.

As a Monitoring and Evaluation profession, I have always brought abundant energy, creativity, dedication, experience and personal knowledge to my work place. I always assure and deliver by staying on top of all details of my tasks assigned to provide a smooth and easy working environment for my fellow work mates.

 

 

 

Networking, Coordination and Partnership Officer-NCPO

Charles Gabolya Bitaka is a dedicated and enthusiastic public relations, communications and media relations professional with extensive knowledge and skills in communications management, media relations, organizational branding and image management as well as partnership development, networking, coordination and retention. He holds a bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a print major from Uganda Christian University, in-house certificates of participation in project proposal writing and video story telling course for journalists awarded by Uganda Christian University and other training partners. He is currently in the final stages of completing a Master of Journalism and Media studies degree from the same university.

Over a period of time, he has amassed tangible experience, knowledge and skills in employment services in fields of academia, communications and media practice. He has previously worked as a Customer Care Relation and Communications Manager with Sungate Solar solutions in Juba, South Sudan, Customer Relations Officer Plasma Airtech, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Journalism, Media and Communication Studies, Uganda Christian University, and as a Community Mobilization Officer, Nyakabale Rural Development Association-Hoima. He has also interned with the Corporate Communications department of Uganda National Roads Authority as well as Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (FM Buruli).

He is researcher who has co-authored and presented a number of research papers in the field of media, communications and Journalism. Notable publications under his name include: The Relationship between Parental Mediation of Adolescent Media Use and Uganda Adolescents’ Sexuality attitude and Behavior, Uganda Adolescents’ Sources, Interpretation and Evaluation of Sexual Content in Entertainment Media Programming, The Association between Uganda Adolescents’ viewing of specific television genres and sex related normative beliefs and behavior. Other research papers include: Kibaale-Kagadi Community Radio multi approach model to food security communication, Internal Communication and Organizational Employee Engagement and Media and Conflict Resolution among others. He has great interest in issues of social justice, gender and women emancipation as well as equity and access to Justice. Working with LASPNET affords him an opportunity to articulate such issues for the benefit of humanity especially the peripheral communities.

Training and Membership Officer - TMO

Jackie Osuna is an adaptable and dependable person with a passion for helping others, she has always put other people’s interest before her own which characteristic greatly contributed to her exceptional work with vulnerable and marginalised persons. She is an enrolled advocate with a Bachelor’s degree in laws from Makerere University and a post graduate Diploma at Law Development Centre and has further advanced her career in project management through completing a post graduate diploma in project planning and management from Uganda Management Institute where she will graduate with a first-class Honours

Her professional career has been centered on humanitarian law with over six years of experience working as a human rights lawyer focusing on women and children’s rights with 3 years working as a legal officer at MIFUMI handling cases of Gender Based Violence against women and children and the other three years working as a victim’s advocate for victims of trafficking in persons at Samaritan’s Purse International. She has over the years gained strong experience liaising with donors, coordination bodies, and other stakeholders which networks have come in handy in her day today work. She is a personable and flexible team member with the ability to manage high-volume workloads and simultaneous responsibilities. Her personal values include effective time management, results-driven work, respect, responsibility, and openness which she believes will help further advance her career as a Training and Membership Officer at the Legal Aid Service Providers Network.

 

 

 

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