Ms. Jennifer Nyakinya is an International Development Professional with over 10 years of experience leading and managing delivery of projects in the public and social sector for a regional portfolio of Eastern and Sub Saharan Africa. Her expertise covers leadership and strategy, project management, monitoring and evaluation, fund and contracts management, capacity strengthening, networking and partnerships.
She was formerly a Programme Specialist at PwC Kenya working on secondment to DFID’s East Africa Research Fund (EARF). Here, she was responsible for managing a portfolio of diverse research grants awarded to regional and international organizations across various selected themes. Jennifer developed and implemented systems and policies to govern the inaugural research Fund and, led a regional study contributing to strengthening African research capacity and systems.
Jennifer also served in various roles at CBM International, managing a portfolio of grants for development programs in East Africa committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities. The themes included healthcare, gender, education and disability inclusion.