Chief of Party – Dr. Josephine Ngozi Ogazi
Josephine Ogazi is a Nigerian development professional with more than 22 years of experience in international development related to Quality Improvement methodologies, HIV/AIDS OVC programming, prevention, capacity building of local NGOs, agricultural development, and volunteer technical assistance programs.
She possesses over 15 years of direct senior management experience overseeing USAID development in Nigeria. She has worked for several USG implementing partners such as University Research Co. LLC (URC) and Winrock International. Other donors she has worked for include DFiD, ECOWAS, and CIDA. Her wealth of expertise and experience extends to the areas of Agriculture, Gender, and Public Private Partnerships.
Josephine possess a Ph.D. Agronomy 2003, M.Sc. Agronomy, 1994 and B.Sc. (Hon.) Chemistry, 1990 all from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Director, Finance & Administration – Mr. Uche Ndukwu
Mr. Uchenna Ndukwu FCA has over 24 years qualitative experience and exposure in designing and implementing an efficient organizational structure for financial operations with extensive knowledge and practical experience in donor budgeting, departmental budgeting and variance monitoring from several donor’s financial policies and regulations. (including USAID, DFID, GLOBAL FUNDS, OXFAM, and GATES FOUNDATION)
Before joining Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation as the Finance and Administration Director, Mr. Uchenna Ndukwu worked as the Chief Finance Officer for Society for Family Health (SFH).
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Abia State University, a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (Marketing Management) and has just concluded a Master’s of Science Degree in Social Work (majoring in community development) both from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. Oyo State, Nigeria
Mr. Ndukwu is a chartered accountant (fellow), a chartered tax practitioner (fellow), a chartered marketer, a chartered manager and a chartered capital market registrar.
Director, Monitoring & Evaluation – Dr. Charles Uzondu
Dr. Charles Uzondu is a Nigerian healthcare scientist and development professional with over 17 years of experience in research, monitoring and evaluation, 10 of these years were spent on projects funded by USAID, DFID, Global Fund, German Embassy in Nigeria.
Dr. Uzondu is a trained Epidemiologist, Operations Research Scientist, and M&E Specialist. Before joining WEWE LOPIN, he was the Operational Research Coordinator in Save the Children/DFID Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria (PRRINNMNCH) Maternal Newborn and Child Health Program. Dr. Uzondu possesses extensive experience in HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, and Reproductive Health.
He has a Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2006, MPH (Health Education & Promotion), University of Ibadan, 1996, and B.Sc. (Hon) Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, 1976.
Quality Improvement Director – Miss Ngozi Orame
Miss Orame has about 12 years of experience in OVC programming and monitoring and evaluation. Previously, Ms. Orame was M&E and Knowledge Management Advisor for University Research Co. on the Applying Science to Strengthening and Improving System (ASSIST) project. Other USAID funded projects she has worked in include the Children of Hope Project implemented by EUCORD and WEWE, SUCCOUR project implemented by the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. Ngozi has extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, institutional capacity building and community mobilization. Ngozi is a member of M&E National Technical Working group.
She holds a Master’s degree in Cooperative Economics and Management from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Imo State University and a Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State.