Rebecca Amukhoye is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT). She is an agriculturalist and a business development practitioner with vast experience in the development sector. She has over 20 years work experience successfully directing impact oriented programmes that have empowered smallholder farmers on areas of food security, agriculture and enterprise development in Kenya and other East African countries.
Her background is in Agriculture, Rural Development and Strategic Management. In her career, she has been instrumental in providing leadership, planning, implementing projects and ensuring that the operations of the organization are aligned to its vision and strategic direction.
Prior to joining MESPT, Ms. Rebecca served as a Country director and Regional director in a renowned INGO in Kenya and the Eastern Africa, respectively.
Ms. Rebecca holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, MSc. Agriculture & Rural development from Kenya Methodist University and BSc. Agriculture and Home Economics from Egerton University.
Mr. Nyawade is a financial expert with 15 years’ experience in Grants Accounting, microfinance, and development audit roles. He has previously served MESPT at different capacities for 7 years.
Mr. Nyawade oversee all areas of finance and administration, provides strategic analyses for management and board to determine project implementation and the organizations’ profitability in addition to serving as the focal point for human resources management.
He is currently pursuing an MBA (Finance Option) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and holds a BSC degree from Egerton University. Nyawade is a CPA (K) & CISA holder and a Certified Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Joan Oracha is a seasoned development professional with years of experience in programme development and management, strategy and business development. She has gathered valuable experience working with multinational corporations, development agencies, non-governmental institutions and the private sector within Africa.
Her background is in strategic management, project management and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. In her career, she has been instrumental in providing leadership in the development, support and fundraising of regional programmes within various INGOs.
Prior to joining MESPT, Ms. Oracha was a Senior Program Manager at Plan International where she was responsible for providing leadership to portfolio of programmes. At MESPT her focus will be on providing leadership and strategic direction to the programme portfolio while ensuring quality and timely delivery of projects.
Ms. Oracha is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Nairobi. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, Project Management certification (PMD PRO) from APMG International and a certification in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL DPRO) from the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Joan, is a fellow at Michigan State University (USA) and International Fellow, United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Eliud Wachira is a seasoned finance expert with 7 years’ experience in commercial lending and 9 years in development finance gained from working in commercial banking and microfinance sectors. He is well versed in market research techniques, risk management frameworks, business modeling, product development, Banking and Microfinance operations, Strategy and policy development, financial reporting, project management and Management Information systems.
At MESPT he has been very instrumental in set up and implementation of green financing, development of credit policy, development of credit guarantee mechanism, development of risk-based appraisal tools and enhancement of client and partner relationship for business growth.
Mr. Wachira is currently pursuing Master’s in Business Administration-Finance, holds BCom degree – Finance and has attained CPA up to level II. He is an expert who has been certified in various areas that include, SME financing from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management; General tolls and Concepts in SME Development -Danida Fellowship Centre; Monitoring and Evaluation -Kenya Institute of Management and Commercial lending for SMEs by Omega Performance.
Joyce Munyugi – Waweru is a seasoned HR Practitioner with fifteen years experience in Human Resource & Administration roles. She has previously served MESPT in different capacities for the last 7 years. Prior to joining MESPT, she worked at M.P Shah Hospital.
She is responsible for the Human Resource Operations at MESPT and guides the HR and Administration efforts in the areas of HR Policy Development, Organization Development, Recruitment & Selection, Performance Management, Training and Development, Compensation & Reward, Employee Relations, Succession Planning and HRMIS Database Administration.
Joyce is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree. She has a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management and is a full member of IHRM. She also has an Advanced Certification in Business Administration and Management from Kenya Institute of Management and has professional certification in Human Resource Metrics and Analytics from the Institute of Human Resource Management.
Ben is a results-oriented technology industry leader and engineering principal, pioneering and managing complex IT solution designs including cloud-based applications. He has 12 years of professional experience with expertise to drive business development, revenue growth and retention of customer-focused success.
Mr. Ajowi is competent in strategic planning and management, needs analysis, recommendation proposal delivery, organizational improvisation, business consulting, staff utilization, change management, business analytics using data science, cloud computing integration, integration and optimization enterprise solutions and architectures, machine learning and artificial intelligence, security controls, risk assessments, computer forensic, penetration testing, customer relationship management and disaster recovery solutions among others.
Ben has a Post graduate program in machine learning and artificial intelligence from Texas Comps University (2020) holds MML Master’s in Management and Leadership from Management University of Africa (2019), EMBA Executive Master’s in Business Administration from Management University (2012), Bsc (Hons) Applied Business Computing University of Sunderland. He is certified in Prosci change management, Data science, Six Sigma black belt, total Quality Management, CCIE written Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Security Written, and various Cisco qualifications.
Peter has over 13 years’ stint managing food security and livelihoods changing projects and programs (particularly targeted to the small holder farmer) within the East Africa region. He is currently responsible for overseeing and guiding implementation of MESPT’s green growth, enterprise development and value chain development projects across the Kenyan region.
Previously, he worked with Farm Concern International (FCI) as a Project Manager and Team leader in the implementation of a cross border program among others. He has also worked as a Regional Manager with Jaribu Credit Traders (JCT) in Uganda having worked with the same organization as a Branch Manager in Kenya.
He holds a master’s degree in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi and Business Management degree from Moi University.
Mr. Nyang’ori is a development practitioner with 13 years of experience, having a strong focus on agricultural value chains development for rural communities’ livelihoods and economic empowerment. His experience is largely on capacity building for increased productivity, food safety and sustainable development.
Nyang’ori has worked for different institutions, holding different positions. He is also a passionate researcher actively engaged in fieldwork, especially in rural areas.
He is currently finalizing his PhD in Project Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. He holds MSc degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and Bachelor of Business Management.
Doreen Kinoti has a wealth of experience in the implementation of rural development, agricultural and livelihoods programmes across countries in the sub-Sahara Africa having served communities in conflict and post conflict regions.
Her fifteen years of experience are in smallholder commercialization, rural finance, enterprise incubation, market development programme implementation in both public and private sector development initiatives that have had positive impact in livelihoods and countries.
She draws professional exposure from International Development Agencies including World Vision, Farm Concern International, Vision Fund and various Education Institutions. She served in various capacities of Programme management across diverse value chains, Project management; Capacity development and the design of curriculums and modules, as well as Monitoring and evaluation frameworks for various programmes funded by donors that included the European Union, USAID, Rockefeller Foundation and The Gates Foundation.
Doreen is an Alumni of Egerton University, where she specialized in Agriculture Education and Extension.
Joyce Kamande is a certified Monitoring and Evaluation professional with over 9 years progressive experience in designing and implementing robust M&E systems, result-based M&E frameworks, logic Models and evaluation/ survey instruments for development programmes related to Sustainable Agriculture and livelihoods, Integrated Food security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene initiatives. She has worked in donor projects/ programmes funded by The European Union, Irish Aid, UK-AID, Comic Relief-UK, SIDA Agency, VE-Denmark and Gates Foundation among others.
Previously she has worked with various national and international development agencies where she served on different capacities related to monitoring and Evaluation as well as programme management. Her main roles involved designing and implementing result-based management frameworks for programmes, planning and execution of evaluation/ research studies, capacity building of staff on M&E requirements as well as promoting learning and strengthening use of M&E data/ reports.
At MESPT Joyce will spearhead Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and learning practices across programmes for delivery of quality information needed for strategic planning, adaptive management, accountability and learning purposes.