Jeanne K. Ndyetabura
Country Advisory Board
Mrs. Jeanne K. Ndyetabura is a retired civil servant, having worked with the Ministry of Health and Social welfare, within the Department of Social Welfare as: The Assistant Commissioner for Social Welfare – Head of Family & Child Welfare/Protection and Early Childhood Development Section. In this capacity, she was, among other things; Responsible for initiating the development of policies, strategies, and guidelines for implementation and quality improvement of services related to family and child welfare/protection and ECD. During the last 21 years of working in social welfare, she has been involved in improving the quality of life of vulnerable groups including vulnerable children; destitute families affected by HIV/AIDS and other social calamities; People with disabilities and the elderly. She is a Social Worker by profession, with a Masters Degree in Social Work from McGill University, School of Social Work in Montreal, CA. She and has worked extensively as counsellor, family therapist; trainer, National level facilitator for psychosocial care and support, caretaking skills, community based identification of MVC and child protection. She has also been involved in National level processes including:
- Development of the National Strategy for Community based Care, Support and Protection of Most Vulnerable Children – MVC
- Development of the National Social Protection Framework – a member of National Social Protection Technical Working Group.
- Mainstreaming psychosocial care and support in support and other services to MVC and
- Development of national guidelines for MVC Psychosocial care and Support
- Caretaking skills training for MVC caregivers in child or elderly headed households
- Development and strengthening the national child protection system in Tz
Among other responsibilities until retirement, she has coordinated the: Community-Based Care Support and protection of most vulnerable children programme which is a nationwide initiative to curb the plight of Most vulnerable children in Tanzania. Currently she’s a freelance consultant in child/family welfare/protection related issues
Happiness Godwell Mmbando
Country Advisory Board
Ms. Happiness Godwell Mmbando has 14 years on Human Resources experience, focused on developing efficient processes. Helping employees align with business objectives, proficient at organizing training & development, and team building initiatives to cement goals and drive competitive growth.
She helps clients, peers, and subordinates recognize their unique capabilities and position themselves as “A” players by addressing career strategy, leadership development, professional positioning, and visibility. She has a contagious enthusiasm and passionate belief in people that inspires them to become prouder, stronger, and more valuable contributors to their organizations. She has also led innovative initiatives to build organization culture to effective performance, counselling and facilitate Quality Management System (QMS) audit.
She has worked with AMREF in 2006 on HIV data collections, joined Social Security Pension Funds (2007-2020) in a capacity as Human Resources Advisor. She is also HR Analyst, Counsellor, QMS Auditor and Peer Educator.