CEO's Office

Dr. Ellen Mkondya Senkoro: Chief Executive Officer
As the first CEO of BMF, she provides stewardship and strategic leadership to the institution. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked with UNFPA managing Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS portfolios. She has led two Municipal Council Health departments. In her work, she has enforced partnership, policy dialogue and effective programming across Government, Donors and NGOs for health service development. She is a medical doctor and a public health specialist, with over 20 years work experience.

Erick Mutabuzi: Internal Auditor.

He is a Certified Public Accountant with Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance from Mzumbe University and a post graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA). He has over 7 years of experience from working with different organizations, Government and private sectors in various positions such as Internal Audit Manager at Tujijenge Microfinance and Finance Board Member at Forum CC Company. Before joining BMF, he worked with National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) as an External Auditor.

Mwajabu Mbaruku: Head of Results Management Unit

She is a lawyer by profession and holds an MSc in Development Policy and Practice for Civil Society from the University of Bradford. Prior to joining BMF, she worked for Deloitte Consulting Limited under both the TUNAJALI II and USAID Boresha Afya Programs, holding positions of Executive Assistant and Results Management Officer respectively. She brings onboard overall 8 years work experience and over 5 years working with International Development Programs. 

Salma  Yusuf: Personal Assistant to Chief Executive Officer.
She is a holder of Advanced Pitman’s Certificates in Secretarial Studies from London. She has attended other trainings related to her professional – Advanced Level in Management Development Programme for Executive Assistants from ESAMI Mombasa–Kenya, as well as other Advanced Courses from the British Council – Dar es Salaam. She has a sound experience of working with international organizations. Before joining the Foundation she was employed by Rift Valley Railways (Kenya/Uganda) Ltd. at its Dar es Salaam Branch.


Directorate of Programme

Rahel Sheiza: Director of Programs.
She holds Master of Science in Human Resources Management. She has 10 years’ experience on human resources issues. Before joining Mkapa Foundation, she worked with Tanzania Meteorological Agency as senior Human Resources officer and participated fully in restructuring process of the organization and preparation of HR policy. She has attended various HR related training and workshops which equip her with more skills on HR issues. She also worked with TechTop Consult Tanzania Ltd.


Dr. Adeline Saguti Nyamwihura: Program Manager – Health Service Delivery

She is a public health specialist particularly in the delivery of quality curative and preventive services in the country within scarce resources. She has twenty-eight years of experience spent in the health sector having worked at the MoHCDGEC as the first head of the Ministerial Delivery Unit (MDU) overseeing new Government Priority of Big Results Now (BRN), Training Coordinator — Allied Health Section — Department of Human Resources Development and ffurther through Global Fund and USAID support was involved in strengthening of HRH systems both at National, Regional and District level.

Dr. Happiness Wilbroad: Program Manager – Community Health & Social Welfare.
She holds a bachelor degree in Medicine with massive experiences in project supervision and management from working with International Organization. Before joining BMF she worked with JHPIEGO as an advisor in integration of RMNCH/HIV services and coordinator in implementation of community m-health services.


Gaddy Chuwa: Program Manager – Health Workforce.
He holds a degree in Public Administration in Health Services Management and a Masters in Health Management, Planning and Policy at Mzumbe and Leeds Universities respectively. Prior Joining BMF, Gaddy has been working as a senior Regional Health Secretary at Lindi Regional Commissioners’ office the post he under took up to December 2015.Been a Health Secretary, he managed to acquire vast experience in the area of Human Resource Management, Governance, Policy analysis and Formulation as well as Health Plan.


Dr. Goodluck Mwakitosha: Program Manager, Afya Endelevu Project

He holds Doctor of Medicine degree and Master in Public Health from Shanghai Medical University and MUHAS respectively.  Before joining BMF, he worked with MOHCDGEC in coordinating Public Private Partnership initiatives and later, Jhpiego Tanzania as a senior RMNCAH Policy advisor where he pioneered the national RMNCAH policy guidelines development, updating and translation into action.  He has 10 years’ experience in public health practice.

Mr. Owen David Mwandumbya - Policy Engagement Manager
He is a holder of a Master’s degree in International Relations from UDOM and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from UDSM - Tanzania. Owen has more than 10 years of work experience in Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Media management and Stakeholders Engagement working closely with Media, Government, Parliament, Donors, International NGO and CSO’s. He is also experienced in managing portfolio in health-related projects including HIV, RMNCAH and Malaria. Also possess extensive engagements skills that aims at maximizing influence and identify alongside organizational theme

Hendry Peter Samky - Head of Health Systems Strengthening
He holds Masters of Science in Public Health, Diploma in Public Social Accountability Monitoring and Bachelor of Arts in Project Planning, Management and Community Development. Hendry has more than eight years of experience in programs implementation from various positions held in different Institutions. Of recent he was working with the President Office, Regional Administrative and Local Government Authority (PO-RALG in the capacity of Program Officer – Health Systems Strengthening, Research and Innovation.

Ponjoli Joram Kabepele – Regional Program Officer (USAID Afya Endelevu Program)
He holds master’s degrees from Germany Kiel and France – Poitiers Universities post Bachelors of Sokoine University of Agriculture. Ponjoli has more than 10 years of work experience in Population, health and natural resources projects. He has worked with the Government of Tanzania, European Union Commission, International NGOs and Private Companies as Consultant

Miyeye Yahya: Program Officer – Compensation and Benefits.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws with experience in legal, human resource management, project management, and community development. Before joining Mkapa Foundation, She worked with National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) as research assistant in the First National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey Project and Kakamba & Partners as Legal Officer.

Dr. Daud Ole Mkopi: Senior Program Officer – Service Delivery.
He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) He has worked as Tutor at Mafinga Clinical Officers training Centre. Of recently was working in the capacity of District AIDS Control Coordinator (DACC) under DED – Mufindi. Besides Dr. Olemkopi has attended various training at large in Management of TB/ HIV Co-infection as well as Comprehensive supportive Supervision and Mentorship

Zawadi Dakika: Senior Program Officer – Health Workforce
She holds a Bachelor Degree of Public Administration in Health Service Management. She has worked as Health secretary for five years. She has recommendable experience in improving retention mechanism of health workers in District and in 2014 was awarded as the best employee of the year among health Department in the District.

Christine Malembeka: Program Officer – Health Workforce.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Advanced Diploma in Health Administration both awarded by Mzumbe University. She has previously worked with Voluntary agency at Dareda Mission Hospital for a year which encompasses her with Public Private Partnership knowledge among other local organizations. She attended many trainings, courses and workshops equipping her with more skills on managing HRH issues.


Remmy Moshi: Field Program Coordinator – Lake Zone.
He holds Master’s degree in Health Systems Management and BPA in Health Services Management from Mzumbe University. His experience on human resources for health issues spans over eight years. Before joining Benjamin  Mkapa Foundation, He worked with Karatu District Council for more than three years and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare – ZHRC Lake Zone for more than four years. Also he attended various HRH related trainings and workshops which broaden his knowledge and skills on HRH issues.

Emmanuel Mashana: Regional Program Officer – Lake Zone

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, Bachelor Degree in Sociology (B.A. Hons) with over 13 years work experience gained from various NGOs of recent was working with AGPAHI as Regional Program Officer Linkage. Also has worked with EGPAF, Pathfinder International, etc.

David M. Magiri: Regional Program Officer – Arusha

He holds a Diploma in Clinical medicine, he has over 15 years of experience working in LGAs, prior joining BMF, he has been working in the capacity of TB and Leprosy Coordinator (DTLC) under Mwanza City Director. David has worked with various NGO including NIMR, PATH Tanzania etc, has also attended various training at large in Management of TB/HIV and Leprosy co-infection

Scolastica Komba: Field Program Assistant – Lake Zone.
She hold a bachelor degree of Arts in Sociology majoring in public health. Before joining Mkapa Foundation she worked with Young Women`s Christianity Association (YWCA) as a program officer to the project of Gender Based on Violence. She has attended various training and workshops. She was awarded certificate in Women`s Create a Safe World at Zurich–Geneva, Also she has attended training on Sexual reproductive and Adolescent Girls behaves change Nairobi-Kenya by Church World Service.

John Mnamba :  Field Program Assistant

He holds Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Diploma in Leadership Management with more than 5 years of experience working with NGOs. Recently he was working with Tanzania Communication Development Center as Regional SBCC Officer – Kigoma before joining BMF. He will be based in Iringa for Southern Highlands.

Florah Kahwa: Program Secretary.
She is holding full secretarial Diploma. She had been previously worked with JB Corporate Management and Tax Consultants. Before she worked with Mission Mikocheni Hospital at Bills Department. She has also worked with Classical integrated Services Limited as Management Secretary.

Klaus Sinesius Fasha: Program Officer – Compensation and Benefits Officer

A Human Resource Practitioner with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration majoring in Human Resource Management from Mzumbe University with over 7 years of practical work experience in areas of recruitment and selection, contract management and management of different human resource information Systems. Prior to joining Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation Klaus worked with a number of local and international profit and non – profit organizations such as World Food Programme (WFP) Tanzania, T-MARC Tanzania and Jhpiego Tanzania

Department of Finance and Grants

Jane L. Malisa: Director of Finance and Grants.
She is a professional accountant registered by NBAA in the category of Associate Certified Public Accountant (ACPA). She holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA-Finance) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) both from the University of Dar es Salaam. Before joining BMF she worked for National Health Insurance Fund and Deloitte Consulting Limited as Chief Internal Auditor/ Finance Manager respectively where she gained solid experience in the fields of Internal Auditing,Financial Management, Grants Management, Procurement & contracting, Risk Management and Capacity building in Financial Management and Project Management.

Moringet Mollel: Finance Manager

Moringet holds MBA (Master of Business Administration in Finance from UDSM, Certified Public Accountant (CPA – T) May 2007 – NBAA and a holder of Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from IAA with other certificates of professional trainings and short courses, with over 16 year work experience gained from various held positions from Assistant Accountant to Head of Finance in his work life. Of recent was working with Jhpiego as Finance Manager and Fertilizer Company Ltd where he worked as Head of Finance for three (3) years.

Erasto Charles – Senior Grants and Compliance Manager

He holds Master’s Degree In Business Administration (Corporate Management), Advanced Diploma In Accountancy (ADA), USAID Financial Management and Compliance Certificate and various related short courses with more than 10 years working experience in grants management sections and overall working experience of 17 years in different reputable organizations. Recently he was working with Deloitte in the capacity of Senior Grants & Finance Officer.

Augustine Kiria: Accountant.

He is a holder of an advanced Diploma in Accountancy from the Institute of Finance and Management (IFM), CPA(T)from National Board of accountant and Auditing and Certificate on Management of Donor fund Project  from  Mbabane Swaziland In his career as an accountant; he has worked with BIOLANDS International Ltd, National Insurance Co-operation, Parastatal Pension Fund, Lima limited and Mavuno Limited. He has a wealth of experience in accounting and finance.

Adam Fihavango: Payroll Accountant

He holds an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy (ADA) with more than 8 years of work experience in Accounting. Of recent he was working with Johns Hopkins University CCP Tanzania Limited as Payroll Accountant.

Mr. Saria Mnana: Payroll Accountant.

He is a holder of an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from the Institute of Accountancy Arusha, and Certificate in Administration for Development Organization from MS-TcDC Arusha in his career as an accountant. He has worked with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, FARM-Africa, and Benjamin Mkapa Foundation-(BMF) by then BMAF. 

Mr. Emmanuel Kateule: Assistant Accountant

He holds a degree of Accountancy from the Institute of Finance Management. He has gained field experience from the National Health Insurance Fund in 2018 and in BMF when worked as an Intern.

Joseph Lyimo – Senior Finance Officer

An Associate Certified Public Accountant ACPA (Tanzania) and hold an MBA in Finance and Banking from University of Mzumbe. He has over 10 years extensive experience in accounting, auditing, finance and project management through his tenure at Deloitte & Touche and Engenderhealth where he worked in supporting different grant projects particularly in the health sector. He brings on board experience in financial monitoring and reporting, internal audits and management of donor funds.

Department of Monitoring Evaluation and Research

Rahma Musoke: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager.

She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health System Management from the Institute of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science in Medical Sociology from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. She has over 6 years of experience working for different research organizations such as Population Service International and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center-Duke University Collaboration as well as Duke HIV/AIDs Foundation.

Mr. Zando M. Mkwazu – M&E Manager

A Monitoring and Evaluation expert with an academic background in Statistics and M&E from the University of Dar-es-salaam and University of Pretoria respectively. He also has over 10 years of practical experience working with different donor funded projects in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation for standard and Advocacy Programs. Prior to working with BMF, Zando worked with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF), CCBRT and Amref Health Africa as an M&E Officer, M&E Manager and ME&R Coordinator respectively. His areas of expert include but not limited to Program/Project M&E Plan designing, performance measurement plan (PMP), logic models (Theory of change and Log frames), M&E System strengthening, indicator designing, developing data collection tools, data quality assessment, results logbooks and outcome harvesting for advocacy work.


Operation Support Services Unit

Obedi Mrita: Head of Operations Support Service Unit

He Holds Masters of Business Administration from Eastern and Southern African Management Institute and Registered by International Facilities Management Association – IFMA (USA). He has vast experience working with International Organizations with more than 10years experience in Human Resources, Operations and Facilities Management. Before joining Foundation, he worked with Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation- Tanzania as Human resources and Administration Manager. 

Joseph Raymond: Information and Communication Technology Manager

He holds MSc IT & Management and Bsc in Computer Sscience both from Institute of Finance Management (IFM). He has been working as IT engineer in different capacities for not less than 10 years. He is joining BMF from MIC Tanzania where he was working as a Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer.

Gedion Christopher: ICT System Analyst

He holds MSc. in Information Technology from Punjab Technical University, India. He has been working as IT System Analyst for not less than nine (9) years. He is joining BMF from SWISS TPH/Health Promotion and System Strengthening (HPSS) Project where he was working as a Senior IT Systems Analyst responsible for managing all in country ICT related interventions. 

Alex Matundali: Procurement Officer

Alex holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UDSM, Advanced Diploma of Materials Management from Mzumbe University and he is a Certified Supplies Professional (CSP) by National Board for Material Management. He is experienced with more than 10 years cumulatively from private Company and NGO Funded by Global Fund CSSC-Global Fund Project-Aids and Malaria

Elliot Mujumba: Human Resource Officer.
He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration – Measuring in Management and Marketing. He has over six years’ experience performing Human Resource management.  Before joining Mkapa Foundation he worked with Commercial Bank of Africa in the capacity of Senior Human Resource Officer overseeing all human Capital operations in HR. He has attended various HR training and related workshops that equip him with constructive skills in Human Resource areas. Previously he worked with International School of Tanganyika for 10 years in different posts that including HR & Admin section dealing with Policy reviews to ensure equal rights in such multicultural work environment that was operating under three different policies.

Hyasinta Stephen: Office Management Assistant.
She holds certificates for Secondary school education, Computer applications. Certificate in secretarial at Momesco Training College, also Certificate for Office Management and Record keeping attained at Magogoni Public Service College. Before joining Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation She worked as a Receptionist / Telephone Operator with, Kilimanjaro International Airport for one year, Kubwa Five Safaris for two years, GTZ three years, also worked with Maasai Camp as Customer Care officer for three years.

Bushiri Mohamed: Logistic Assistant cum Driver.
He is a Form four leaver with driving and mechanical skills at Mtwara driving school. He Worked with Dash-Wood Cooperation and UNIAFRICO Company. Has advanced driver’s course grade II (VIP) from NIT. Before joining the Foundation he has worked with M & P Company in Mtwara as a driver as well.

Abeid Omary Mgoa: Logistic Assistant cum Driver

Mgoa holds a Grade II Driving certificate from National Institute of Transport (NIT) and a certificate in mechanical engineering. He has worked with various companies in capacity of Driver and before joining BMF he was working with the United Republic of Tanzania Presidents Office.