Tanzania Office Staff

Zaida Mgalla
Country Coordinator – Uwezo Tanzania

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”.

Gabriel MbulanyaGabriel Mbulanya
Senior Program Officer (Research) – Uwezo Tanzania

Mr. Mbulanya Joined Uwezo Tanzania in January 2014 as a Senior Program Officer Research. Previously Mr. Mbulanya worked with Uwezo as a consultant and national Trainer for Uwezo partners across the regions, the zones and the districts in Mainland Tanzania. Mr. Mbulanya has extensive experience working in education delivery, having worked as a secondary school teacher; a Policy Analyst in Education with Christian Social Services Commission and a Senior Governance Advisor in Education with SNV Tanzania. Before Joining Uwezo Tanzania, Mr. Mbulanya worked as a Headmaster of one secondary school for four years. He holds a Master’s degree in Pure sciences and believes that Practice makes perfect.

Richard TemuRichard Temu
Program Officer (Research) – Uwezo Tanzania

Richard joined Uwezo January 2014 as Program Officer – Research. He studied MSc. in Development and Governance from the Institute Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp in Belgium. Before joining Uwezo, he worked for two local NGOs in Tanzania for 7 years focusing on education, research, rural water supply, governance and accountability. His area of interests includes quality education, research, information popularization and dissemination, mobilization, lobbying and advocacy, community development and capacity building.

Happiness NkweraHappiness Nkwera
Program Assistant – Uwezo Tanzania

Happiness is currently the Program Assistant of Uwezo Tanzania, a post that she has held since July 2013. Happiness is responsible for supporting the implementation of Uwezo programmes as well as undertaking administrative and project management tasks. She coordinates the preparation of plans within the country and acts as a point of contact with the regional office in ensuring timely submission of reports. Happiness has overall oversight of organizational assets and takes charge of logistics as well as keeping proper records of HR issues. Prior to working at Uwezo, Happiness worked with DHL Express in the Sales Department as Sales Executive and a Lead Qualifier. Happiness is a graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Dodoma University in Tanzania.

Moses GasanaMoses Gasana
Program Officer – Communications

Moses joined the Uwezo team in Tanzania in October 2014. His role is to implement the Uwezo Communication Strategy by disseminating information regarding children’s learning outcomes across Tanzania to various education stakeholders, encouraging positive responses, and encouraging citizens and stakeholders alike to take action. Prior to joining Uwezo Tanzania, Moses worked as a freelance consultant for some years producing numerous Public Service Adverts for various NGOs including Twaweza. His past experience also includes producing television and radio programs in Tanzania.  Moses likes to spend his weekends going to dance to the tune of live rhumba music, gym workouts, jogging and reading.