Dr Chikondi Mpokosa is a social development scientist with over 26 years of experience in international development in progressively more leadership roles. Chikondi conveys a wealth of experience managing programmes across multi-countries and within a large variety of organisations in international development in a variety of programme areas, including gender, education, child rights, human rights, humanitarian, and capacity-building. Originally from Malawi, Chikondi has gained international experience through her work in Vietnam, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Niger, Mozambique, Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Sudan.
She has worked with UNICEF in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and more recently Nigeria managing education programmes. She has also led global programmes for Opportunity International Malala Fund, Leonard Cheshire Disability International, VSO and Oxfam from the UK. She is passionate about setting strategies that better serve the needs of women and girls living in challenging circumstances in the countries. She combines global leadership of programmes with country and portfolio management.
Chikondi spent many years managing country programmes in Nigeria, Malawi, and Tanzania. Throughout her career, Chikondi has served in various consulting, management and program implementation roles that have focused on inclusion of marginalized and excluded children boys and girls including children living with disabilities.
Chikondi holds an Ed. D, MAEGID, B, Ed. (Sci).