Tanzania Office Staff
Zaida Mgalla joined Uwezo in February 2012 and is the current Country Coordinator for Tanzania. Zaida is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Uwezo activities in Tanzania in order to contribute to the regional initiative of promoting learning in East Africa. With 10 years of Secondary teaching experience and 15 years experience working with local and international NGOs including TANESA and SNV Tanzania, Zaida has also worked as part time Tutor for Southern Hampshire University, and tutored students undertaking a Master’s degree course in Community Economic Development. Her previous work has included: Senior Program Officer, Research (UWEZO Tanzania), Senior Advisor -Education sector (SNV Tanzania), Social Scientist (TANESA), Regional Coordinator of Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health/HIV/AIDS intervention programs (TANESA), Head English department and Assistant Head Mistress- Miburani Secondary School. Zaida is a writer and has authored of a number of case studies, publications in the local media, international peer-reviewed journals and working papers. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Murdoch University, Australia and believes that “Education is Power”.
Erick joined Uwezo Tanzania in August 2012 as the Program Officer (Research). His responsibilities include planning and organizing the annual assessment, planning and managing partnerships – ensuring Uwezo standards are met and partners are trained in readiness to implement assessments. He develops and manages the databank, monitors the assessment process for quality assurance and conducts occasional research. Erick’s background includes both studying and working for the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning- a research unit at the University Of Helsinki, Finland. Erick was also a trainee at the Service Center for Development Cooperation (KEPA) in Finland and has taught at several primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. Immediately prior to joining Uwezo, Erick was an Assistant Lecturer at St.Johns university of Tanzania in Education Measurement and Evaluation, Education Media and Technology and Research Methods. Erick holds a Bachelor of Arts (Education) Hons. from University of Dar es salaam, a Postgraduate diploma in International Project Management from Rovaniemi Polytechnic (Now known as Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences), Finland and Masters of Arts (education) University of Helsinki-Finland.
Hamis joined Uwezo in February 2013 to manage the Communications Unit for Tanzania Office. He brings into the team reinforcement for planning, coordination and implementation of information dissemination, media engagement and public awareness for Uwezo in Tanzania. Before joining Uwezo, Hamis worked for various non-state, non-profit organisations as well as the Advertising Industry and marketing communications for the ICT sector. Prior to moving to Uwezo Tanzania, he worked for the Dodoma-based Rural Livelihood Development Company (RLDC), a programme funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) working in Central Tanzania. Hamis graduated in Journalism and Communications from the Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication – IJMC (now the School of Journalism and Mass Communication) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the College of Business Education (CBE). He is currently working on his Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree at the St. Augustine University of Tanzania. If Barcelona FC and LA Lakers were both thrashed in their La Liga and NBA league games respectively and you later fail to locate Hamis, chances are you will find him in the nearest hospital ICU! Apart from sports, Hamis loves reading, music and movies (including cartoons!)