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Gilbert Muyambi

  • Kampala Uganda
  • +256-778320976


I am a self-motivated, result oriented, versatile program manager, with special interest in community level project approaches in complex humanitarian and development programs. I have managed large / development oriented programs in health, Livelihoods, and Food Programming and other development sectors for over 10 years in Government, UN Agencies and International NGOs. I have a diversity of skills in project cycle management, monitoring and program evaluation.

Key job responsibility is to ensure technical and financial accountability to both donors and beneficiaries and promoting sustainability based on community empowerment approaches and system strengthening approaches.

Work History

Jan 2014To-date

Compliance and Reporting Specialist: I Oversee implementation of 66 projects with a value of about USD 100million from a variety of donors (Including governments, UN Agencies, Private individuals and other organizations) across the globe. 

World Vision Uganda

Compliance Role:

  • I follow up Project Managers on issues of compliance highlighted in the detailed implementation plans, budgets, and donor regulations.
  • I facilitate the smooth start-up of new grants
  • I support the end-of-project processes and ensure that they are compliant to specific donor requirements.

Reporting Role

  • I ensure timely reporting, compilation and fine tuning of professional reports
  • I ensure documentation and sharing of best practices and success stories to donors and National Office

Integration Champion Role

  • I facilitate programme integration of grants in the World Vision Uganda Programme Structures and provide guidance and support matrix reporting relationship of grants staff to compliance and reporting team.
  • I lead processes related to roll out of grants management and donor regulations training for Regional Operation Managers, Program Managers, sector and technical specialists.

Donor Relations Role

  • I ensure good communication with and represent WVU to Support Offices, Donors, key NGOs partners and Governmental Departments.
  • I take lead in developing a strategy for cultivating and strengthening existing donors, support offices and other stakeholder relationships.

Program Management Role

  • I also provide day to day project management supervision for Kampala based grants staff (AIM, Innovation Fund-Malaria etc).
  • I supervise and build capacity of staff of the compliance and reporting unit.

Project Manager: Access to Infant and Maternal Health (AIMH) Project

World Vision Uganda
  • Project management and coordination – I had to interpret the MNCH technical approaches and facilitate their integration in the HIV/AIDS and Nutrition programming in the project districts.
  • Project monitoring and evaluation – I built coalition with other actors to support districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including the Malaria and Nutrition programming and ensured World Vision’s institutional learning and experiences in MNCH activities fed into AIM’s program development.
  • Performance management and supervision – I managed, supervised and built capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation
  • Project development – I provided technical guidance and monitored implementation of MNCH activities including: Information Education and Communication/Behaviour Change Communications, Community mobilization and interventions targeting VHT.
  • Network and collaboration – I built strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with other actors to support districts in planning and implementation of MNCH strategies including the Malaria and Nutrition programming, community systems strengthening and Health Advocacy

Consultant: Providing Technical Support to Ministry of Health

UNICEF Uganda Office
  • I coordinated Ministry of Health Departments, Sister Ministries, National and International Partners and Districts in VHT/ICCM Implementation
  • I took lead, developed and Finalized the current CHW/VHT / ICCM Register being used in the country
  • I worked with and coordinated Partners to develop the current CHW/VHT Policy Document (VHT Strategy and Operational Guidelines)
  • I provided Technical Support to an International Consultant to develop the current VHT Training Manuals (Participant Manual and Facilitator’s Guide)
  • I established a Technical Support Team to Assist Districts with VHT Capacity
  • I provided Guidance for the Implementation of VHT/ICCM in Selected districts including Karamoja region, Eastern and Western Uganda
  • I developed VHT support supervision guidelines
  • I also built capacity for the districts to conduct Support Supervision for VHTs
  • I also conducted support supervision to the districts in line with the Support supervision guidelines

National Coordinator; Village Health Team Program in Uganda

Ministry of Health
  • I built Capacity of district staff across the country for VHT/CHW Implementation
  • I coordinated implementation of VHT program as per the guidelines
  • Monitor and evaluate VHT Program
  • Develop and Implement VHT/ICCM Support Supervision Guidelines
  • Develop guidelines for proper VHT implementation
  • Conduct support supervision to districts

Major Achievements: VHT accepted in all the districts targeted for implementation. VHT recognized by government as the best strategy for community empowerment and mobilization for better health service delivery at grass root level.


Information Officer

National Bilharzia and Worm Control Program

Information Officer

  • Serve as spokesperson for the program.
  • Plan and develop IEC materials and ensure proper distribution to the targeted community.
  • Plan and manage advocacy campaigns for prevention and control of bilharzia and intestinal worms in the community.
  • Plan and conduct community sensitization activities on prevention and control of bilharzia and worms

Major Achievements: The program was able to meet its targets in all the implementing districts. These districts later owned the program by incorporating it in their work plans. We achieved further success when the Ministry of Health took over the treatment of Bilharzia and Worms under Child Days Plus.


Health Educationist

Ministry of Health HQ      
  • Develop policies and guidelines for lower level implementation
  • Monitor and supervise implementation of activities at national and district levels.
  • Planning and managing media campaigns to put across a consistent long term message.
  • Develop communication materials for behavioral change.
  • Support districts in community mobilization and sensitization.
  • Conduct Mobilisation and Sensitisation of communities on prevention and control of diseases 

Major Achievements: I have been part of a team for designing information, education and communication strategies and taken part in most of the community level campaigns that have resulted in successes achieved in Immunization campaigns, Emergencies, Epidemics preparedness and Response, Malaria, Reproductive Health and others.



Executive Masters in Business Administration: On-going

Uganda Technology and Management University

The programme aims at equipping corporate level executives and managers with skills necessary to provide leadership, management and policy direction for the growth of their organizations. It gives an understanding to modern management practices and problem-solving approaches to develop analytical tools for decision making in technically competitive corporate world


First Post Graduate Diploma: Project Planning and Management

Uganda Management Institute

This course introduced me to policies and plans for allocating available or foreseen resources to achieve certain objectives. This involves decision-making regarding the best use of available resources. The course improved my knowledge and skills in systematic identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.


Second Post Graduate Diploma: Project Planning and Management

Uganda Technology and Management University

This training provided knowledge and skills necessary for effective planning and management of both public and private projects. It also provided competencies to enable identification of the needs of a given community and then develop projects to address those needs by designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the performance and impact of development projects.


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences

Makerere University

This is a three year course which introduced me to the foundations of management and social services and social work. In my last two years of this course I specialized in Social Administration.


Centers for Disease Control Fellow: Monitoring &Evaluation

Makerere University Kampala School of Public Health

As part of the training, I was able to put in place a Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting system for the AIM Health Project. The same system is currently being used utilized by other Maternal Newborn and Child Health Projects in World Vision.


Certificate in Grants Management

WorldVision USA

This training enabled me to understand the regulatory framework governing acquisition, management and closure of grants especially US Government Grants


Post Graduate Certificate: Research Methods and Writing Skills

Centre for Basic Research

A comprehensive introduction to the range of methods, strategies and debates for application to art and design of research in both qualitative and quantitative methods and skills needed to produce research reports and other reporting requirements


Certificate, International Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control Academy, USA

This course equipped me with the ability to understand and respond to issues of tobacco control related to the health effects of tobacco, the economics in tobacco growing and trade, the tactics employed by the tobacco industry to sustain the tobacco business and the policies around tobacco. 


Uganda Advance Certificate of Education

Caltec Academy Makerere

This is a High School Certificate composed of two years of study


Uganda Certificate of Education

Mbarara High School

This is a lower High School level of education composed of four years of education

Publication and Major Documentation

  • The Last One Heard: The Importance Of An Early-Stage Participatory Evaluation For Programme Implementation: (Publication: Implementation Science Journal)
  • The Contribution of Village Health Teams to Health Care Delivery in Rural Uganda.
  • Motivation and Sustainability of Village Health Teams in Uganda

Additional Work Experience

Global Cancer Ambassador for Uganda - 2011

This is an honorary title by the American Cancer Society in recognition of my leadership role in civil society cancer control in Uganda

Founder and Executive Secretary - 2010 to Present

Uganda National Tobacco Control Association

  • Advocate for tobacco control policies in Uganda and globally
  • Enhance legislation for tobacco control
  • Advocate and Lobby government to domesticate the FCTC
  • Provide information to government and partners on tobacco control
  • Public sensitization on the dangers of tobacco smoke
  • Plan and organize tobacco Control activities

Major achievements: Uganda has introduced new standards for tobacco labeling and packaging, we have drafted a tobacco control bill which was tabled in the national parliament, we have conducted a comprehensive tobacco control situation analysis for Uganda, We have held a national stakeholders’ conference for partners and government to incorporate tobacco control in their programs, we have held trainings for journalists and NGOs on tobacco control.

Tobacco or Health Forum General Secretary - 2001 – 2009

  • Advise the Uganda focal point on the plan of action for tobacco control in Uganda.
  • Implement activities decided upon by the general meetings
  • Organize Tobacco or Health Forum meetings in consultation with the chairperson
  • Overall Coordinator of tobacco control activities in the country

Major Achievements: Uganda signed the FCTC in March 2004, Uganda ratified the FCTC in 2007, Parliament of Uganda passed regulations on control of smoking in public places, Uganda Revenue Authority introduced tax stamps to curb smuggling, and we raised the profile of tobacco control in the country. 

Survey Administrator: Global Youth Tobacco Survey - 2007

Member: Implementation Committee - 2004

Implementation of Regulations on Second Hand Smoke by Uganda National Environment Management Authority. (NEMA)

Member: Technical committee - 2004

Labeling and Packaging Standards for Tobacco Products by Uganda National Bureau of Standards. (UNBS)

Survey Administrator - 2004

Global School Based Students’ Health Survey Uganda

Survey Administrator - 2002

Global Youth Tobacco Survey - Uganda


  • 2003 - Jinja, Uganda: African Region Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Workshop on Tobacco Control and World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 
  • 2005 - Nairobi, Kenya: FCA, East African Tobacco Control Strategy Planning Workshop 
  • 2006 - Washington DC, USA: 13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
  • 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand: 2nd Conference of the Parties to World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • 2008 - Durban, South Africa: 3rd Conference of the Parties to World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • 2009 - Mumbai, India:  World Conference on Tobacco or Health
  • 2009 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Tobacco Control Program / Policy Development Workshop
  • 2011 - Johannesburg, South Africa: Africa Tobacco Situation Analysis Consultative Meeting
  • 2012 - Kigali, Rwanda: East African Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project: Planning workshop
  • 2012 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Access to Infant and Maternal Health Project: Planning workshop
  • 2013 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Access to Infant and Maternal Health Project: Monitoring and Evaluation Planning Workshop.      



Mr. Benjamin Sensasi

National Professional Officer

World Health Organisation – Uganda

Corner Shimoni / Kintu Roads Nakasero

Tel. +256 – 414 – 335505 (Office)

       +256 – 414 – 335500 (Reception)

       +256 – 772 – 507906 (Cell)

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Paul Kagwa PhD

Assistant Commissioner

Ministry of Health Uganda

Tel: +256701507799


Dr. Sheila Ndyanabangi

Principal Medical Officer

Ministry of Health Uganda

Tel : +256785920294

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