Spera Atuhairwe has been appointed BRAC Uganda Country Director International operations, according to a statement issued on Monday, January 9, 2023. BRAC, is one of the largest non-governmental development organizations in the world, working with several countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation programs, introduced in 2006 and registered as BRAC Uganda.
“Atuhairwe duty station will be in Uganda, at BRAC’S Uganda’s country office located at Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, Kampala,” partly reads the statement.
Ms. Atuhairwe has over 20 years of experience managing and leading developing programs in non-profit organizations. She is a Public Sector, M&E, and Social Development Specialist with extensive knowledge and experience in strengthening organizational systems, business strategy, programming, research, and training.
Ms. Atuhairwe is competent in strategic planning, program design and management, policy analysis and advocacy, partnership building, and networking. She is a strong advocate for addressing issues of gender and social inclusion in policy and programs.
She has undertaken to scope studies, baseline surveys, policy review, and analysis, organizational assessments, training, organizing, and facilitating policy dialogues. She has hands-on experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research and is strong at analysis and report writing skills.
Before joining BRAC, Atuhairwe served as Country Director for Life water International, where in partnership with local governments, she led the country team to improve health and safe water access to rural communities’ healthcare facilities and schools to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families.
BRAC Uganda implements an integrated development approach combining education, health, agriculture, livestock, adolescent empowerment, and microfinance.
Atuhairwe has a master’s in development studies from Uganda Martyrs University, a Bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration from Makerere University, and post-graduate diplomas in monitoring and evaluation, as well as; human resource management.
The organization implements an integrated development approach combining education, health, agriculture, livestock, adolescent empowerment, and microfinance.