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Esaff Staff Members


NAME: JOEL MZINGA POSITION:
REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Joe is a Masters Degree holder in International Relations from Warsaw University and has 10 years experience working in the Civil Society sector and media in Eastern and Southern Africa. He has always been passionate about Advocacy and Sustainable Development. Before joining ESAFF in 2009, he worked with the Tanzania’s largest grants making organization, The Foundation for Civil Society, from 2005 to 2009. In 2004-5 he was the Campaigns and Advocacy Officer of PELUM Association in Lusaka, Zambia. Between 2002 and 2004, he worked with the Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP). Before joining TGNP he worked with the Tanzania Broadcasting Cooperation (RTD) as an assistant news editor. Email: mzinga@esaff.org


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NAME: IRENE L. NGAO
POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Irene holds a Masters Degree of Science in Human Resources Management from Mzumbe University in Morogoro and a Bachelor Degree (Public administration) obtained at the University of Dodoma. An avid leaner, she has attended several training programmes in various disciplines in and outside Tanzania.As the Administrative Officer she is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the administrative and human resources function. She contributes to the accomplishment of human resources practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
Email: irene@esaff.org


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NAME: RECHARD MAMBEVA
POSITION: CAMPAIGNS, ADVOCACY AND LOBBY OFFICER

Richard holds an MSc in International Relations and BSc (Honours) in Politics and Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. He has previously worked as Livelihoods Programme Officer at the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) from June 2008 to February 2013. He has experience working in the ESA region on issues of empowering small scale farmers to fully participate in agricultural policy. Mr Mambeva also has experience in project proposal development and fundraising, networking and coalition building, report writing, stakeholder engagement and regional trade issues. He received training on leadership for change, rural and community development as well as Programme Management. Mr Mambeva has passion for working with marginalized communities especially rural small scale farmers in improving their livelihoods and uplift themselves out of poverty and hunger. He desire is to see a poverty and hunger free society.
Email:rmambeva@esaff.org


stella[1]NAME: STELLA MARK HENRY
POSITION:  FINANCE MANAGER

Stella holds a Bachelor degree in Finance & Banking from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) in Tanzania. A multi tasker, Stella also works within the Gender and Climate Change thematic area. Her greatest motivation is her tasks completed with accuracy and having what is thought impossible possible. Stella has seen her career flourish since joining ESAFF as an intern.
Email: stella@esaff.org


jan_malemaNAME: JANE MALEMA

POSITION: NATIONAL COORDINATOR, RSA

He holds a bachelor degree in agricultural economics from the Limpopo University in South Africa. Mr. Malema is passionate about smallholder agriculture development and poverty alleviation. He has worked   as researcher and interpreter in agriculture related assignments for community resilience since 2016. He also worked with Centre for Rural Community Empowerment (CRCE) University of Limpopo in South Africa in the Agricultural Extension Training Programme since 2016 to date when he assumed the role of supporting ESAFF South Arica under the project Influence. The project aim to capacitate smallholder farmers to engage on the Malabo Declaration on Agriculture which is translated in African countries through national agriculture investment plans (NAIPS).

Email: Contact: malemamj@outlook.com


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NAME: MANTSO TAUHALI

POSITION:  NATIONAL COORDINATOR, LESOTHO

Mantso Tauhali is currently a National Coordinator for ESAFF Lesotho. She has qualifications in education and a background of over ten years’ experience in teaching and educational management in Lesotho secondary and high schools. She then pursued a career in Project Management after which she was engaged as a Project Coordinator at Send a Cow Lesotho for three years.


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NAME: MS. FUTHI MKHONTA

POSITION:   – ESAFF SWAZILAND COORDINATOR

She is a dynamic young Swazi, holding a Bachelor Degree of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management from the University of Swaziland in October 2016.

She worked for the teaching service commission in the country as a temporal teacher. She cherish experience in data collection from her previous assignment as a training assistant to an agribusiness consultant for FAO; training farmers on “marketing information and good marketing principles”. She strives to be an influence of example.