Chairperson - Mr. Victor Kabwe

Victor M. Kabwe has over 15 years’ experience in developing M&E systems, project management and coordination of qualitative and quantitative research. He is an innovative and visionary leader with demonstrable experience in developing, operationalizing and managing Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.

His technical expertise range from designing and operationalizing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems including capacity building, development of data collection tools and data management of both quantitative and qualitative data using software’s such as Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS), STATA, Epidata, Epi- info and Atlas ti. For the past 13 years Victor has mainly worked in health and education related projects such as Jhpiego, Care International, Room to Read, Education Development Center funded by International Organizations such as USAID, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UNICEF, ELMA, and Melinda and Bill Gates Organizations.

Victor holds Master’s Degree in Population Studies from the University of Zambia and is currently the Senior Strategic Information Advisor for the PEPFAR Coordination Office at the US embassy. He brings to the team vision, passion, forward thinking and energy to generate positive results.

Vice Chairperson - Mr. Andrew Tandeo

Andrew Tandeo is specialized in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, and Research. He holds BA in Governance and Development (Distinction), specialized Certificates in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (Merit), and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods of analysis M&E data. His the MEL Officer at SOS Children’s Villages Zambia in Lusaka and has more than 12 years of MEL insights experience working with 6 local and international organizations to solve their most important MEL challenges.

Andrew is the only MEL specialist who have authored a published chapter on the relationship between MEL and Governance. In additional Andrew helped the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, and Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development in designing and using Data dashboards. Andrew was a first ZaMEA Treasurer and contributed greatly in the formulation of the association Constitution and financial guidelines.

Secretary General - Brenda T. Mwanza

Brenda Mwanza is a monitoring and evaluation specialist with over 15 years of experience in implementing, managing, and providing monitoring and evaluation technical assistance for health development programs. Her primary areas of expertise include capacity building in program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and grant management.

Ms. Mwanza has work experience in Zambia and South Africa in Monitoring and Evaluation of health programs, including experience in leading the design of program logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans, data collections tools, and analyzing program data using appropriate analytical tools. She has experience working with USAID, PEPFAR and CDC projects.

Ms. Mwanza is experienced in the implementation of data quality assessments and data quality improvement plans, including developing relevant data quality tracking tools to ensure timely and accurate data for decision making and reporting to donors.

She holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies. I bring a multitude of ideas that could develop ZaMEA and ultimately raise awareness of how important the profession is to the nation, members and corporate partners.

Vice Secretary - Rabecca Shawa

Rabecca Shawa is a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning professional with a career spanning over a decade. Her diverse portfolio and experience includes designing and implementing complex multi-layer Monitoring and Evaluation systems, coordinating research for learning, health, livelihoods, child protection and participation projects.

Currently managing the Monitoring and Evaluation unit for World Bicycle Relief Zambia, her work experience includes Plan International, World Vision and PricewaterHouseCoopers Limited. Rabecca avidly believes organizational effectiveness is key to relevance and strong relationships, and is passionate about mentorship and capacity building for sustainable transitions.

Treasurer - Charity Siame

Charity Siame is a seasoned professional with over 15years’ experience in Program Management and Administration, Monitoring, Evaluation, Collaboration, Learning and Adapting in the International NGO sector. She has worked on programs funded and supported by USAID, the ARK Foundation, Comic Relief, Global Fund, Irish Aid, and European Union. Experience collaborating with Government and other stakeholders at various levels.

Charity has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies. She also has certification in Computer studies, Finance for non-Finance Managers, Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation as well as technology data visualization among others.

Vice Treasurer - Elvis Makukula

Elvis Makukula has over 3 years’ experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, and Research. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Demography with Economics, Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Zambia.

He has Additional certificates in project management, Impact Evaluation of Health Communication Programs, Family Planning Promising Programmatic Approaches for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH), Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS), and Designing and development of data collection tools and data management of both quantitative and qualitative data using STATA and Microsoft Office Suite CSpro, Monkey Surveys and Google forms/doc. Currently, he is working at Copper Rose Zambia as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Committee Member - Gracious Sishekanu

Gracious has 10 years’ experience working in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation of complex projects at both Provincial and National level.

She started out as a tutor in Demography and Research at the University of Zambia – Population Studies Department after which she saved as the Provincial M&E Officer at the Family Health International (FHI360) under Zambia Prevention Care and Treatment (ZPCT) programs which included ART, HIV Testing Services (HTS), TB VMMC and elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTC). She then moved to Society for Family Health (SFH) where she served as the Senior Research, M&E Officer for the VMMC, HIV self-testing and Family Planning (LNG-IUS) programs. Gracious also worked at JHPIEGO as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Advisor for the Voluntary Medical Male Care (VMMC) project and is currently serving as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager at Catholic Relief Services. Gracious has extensive knowledge in the use of DATIM, DHIS2, Power BI, Tableau, SPSS, excel and ATLAS among other qualitative and quantitative data analysis programs.

She is a holder of a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Lusaka and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Demography with Development Studies from the University of Zambia. She also has certificates in SPSS, ATLAS, and DHIS2 for Information use. Gracious brings to the team commitment and passion to support ZaMEA in achieving its strategic goals.

Committee Member - Henry Sichinga

Henry Sichinga has over nine (9) years’ experience in Project Management, Capacity Building, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Knowledge Management and Management of Information Systems. Henry is focused, highly innovative and hard working with demonstrable experience in developing, operationalizing and managing Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.

His technical expertise include designing and operationalizing of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems through capacity building, development of data collection tools and data management using software’s such as Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) and STATA. The past 10 years Henry has worked in Education, Agriculture and Health related projects with Ministry of Health, World Vision, OneSight and Jhpiego funded by International Organizations such as CDC, USAID, AusAID, HRSA and WVI.

Henry holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Copperbelt University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Zambia; he is currently the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Officer for Jhpiego, leading the Zambia Health Workforce for the 21st Century (HW21) Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) portfolio. He brings to the team a lot of enthusiasm, fresh energy and positive mindset to achieve satisfactory results for the ZaMEA association.

Committee Member - Elias J. Simfukwe

Elias Simfukwe is a seasoned M&E practitioner with more than 12 years’ experience in international and bi-lateral institutions. He has worked in various sectors conducting M&E related functions both locally and internationally.

His specialization in M&E ranges from development of systems, data analysis, program and data quality management, survey designs and implementation as well as database management. He possesses skills and expertise in the use of various statistical data analysis packages such as SPSS, STATA and Microsoft Excel. He has worked at senior levels leading developments of M&E systems and conducting capacity building exercises to various sub-partners. He has worked on multi-million-dollar programs both within SADC region and nationally. In his previous role, he provided guidance on M&E developments to several organizations that were funded by PEPFAR at the US Embassy in Zambia. He is currently working for Zambia Centre for Communications Programs, an organization that is implementing various USAID funded programs ranging from HIV prevention, Kay and Priority Populations HIV prevention programs, and Gender- Based Violence prevention and response programs.

Elias holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Zambia. He has training in public health at Masters level and is finalizing a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Management. He holds various certificates in M&E and project management. He brings a wealth of experience to the association that will focus on building capacity for M&E practitioners.

Committee Member - David Mulemena

David Mulemena is a skilled Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professional with 5 years’ practical experience in implementing and managing research, monitoring and evaluation functions spanning Health, Education, Environmental and Mining in Zambia. In addition to his skills and experience,

David holds a Master of Arts in Population Studies (Demography) and a meritorious Bachelor of Arts in Demography from the University of Zambia, professional certificates in Planning for M&E; Data Collection to Data Use; Survey Data Analytics using STATA software as well as Results Based Management. Previously, he has worked and been consulted by prominent local and international Organisation/Projects including CHAZ, CHAI, University of Zambia, ZCCM-Investment Holdings and Pact World-Zambia where he has provided incredible technical support in capacity building and carrying out M&E and Research functions, Data Management and Building Capacity including those funded by World Bank, AfDB, DFID and USAID.

Currently, he is working as Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist under World Bank Project in the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development-Zambia. In terms of contribution to the Association, David hopes to help grow the Association through Capacitating M&E professionals (both those in ZaMEA and not) in Zambia across the sectors to ensure that M&E standards are practiced which may help standardize the profession.