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SHUMILA.M. STEPHEN P O BOX 77 00300, NAIROBI, SKYPE: stephen.

shumila
MOBILE: +254715792444 / 711467539), (+252)617618927
EMAIL: shumilasteve@gmail.com/shumilasteve@yahoo.com

CAREER SUMMARY
Stephen is a skilled livelihoods and humanitarian technical specialist with broad experiences in
project management and compliance, donor liaisons and reporting, design, monitoring and,
evaluation, livelihoods and resilience, food assistance, gender mainstreaming, value chain
development, fundraising, cash based programming, staff recruitment and management,
agricultural production and standards, humanitarian operations and economic empowerment for
communities. In addition to his analytical and leadership skills, Stephen is competent in proposal
development, budget preparation and handling.

KEY STRENGTHS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES


More than 7 years of experience in the nonprofit as a livelihoods and humanitarian technical
specialist.
Worked with refugees, and host communities in Somalia to advance the reintegration, and
resettlement efforts of returnees by promotion of livelihoods, and resilience activities.
Led multi sector teams to document the best practices and reporting for project activities.
Participated in the design of multi sector projects, SOPs, action plans and contingency plans
for Kenya and Somalia.
Provided technical support for the design and implementation of start-up workshops for project
preparedness, capacity building for staff and representation of organisations in the various
sector clusters and working groups.
Led successful projects integration efforts enhancing layering and complimenting of resources
resulting to saving on project budgets.
Held a coordination role with peer organisation, government agencies and stakeholders. .
Up to speed with all the standards and requirements for managing donor funded projects.
Ability to working in diverse environments.
Acquired security training in Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), personal
security and security management.
Extensive experience in planning, executing, monitoring, and leading multi-functional projects
and teams.
Led capacity development for communities in developing enterprises that improve their
livelihoods.
Highly organized, self-motivated person, with excellent interpersonal, communication and
computer skills.
A solid team player, ability to work in tight deadlines and has plenty of initiatives.

EDUCATION
Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals: Inter-American Institute for
Economic & Social Development, April 2016 June 2016
Bachelor of Science: Horticulture: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,
April 2005 December 2009
Powering Agriculture: Sustainable Energy for Food - TH Kln University of Applied Sciences,
February 2016 March 2016.
Introduction to Project Management: The University of Adelaide, February 2016 - March 2016
HEAT Security Training: Humanitarian Peace Support School, 30th Jan 2nd Feb 2017
Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation: IFRC September 2016

WORK EXPERIENCE
DEC 2016 JUNE 2017: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER COMMODITIES/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:
WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL SOMALIA, (FIXED TERM POSIITON).

Program Development Unit focusing primarily on the acquisition and management of food,
non-food (Gift In-Kind) and cash programming grants.
Collate, review, and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to ensure quality,
compliance, and donor satisfaction.
Led the management and strengthening of relationships with food assistance, GIK and cash
donors.
Capacity development of implementing partners to deliver quality/accountable programming.
Focal point for food assistance and cash-based programming initiatives with stakeholders,
ensuring consistent of information provision to internal and external forums; continuous
learning/improvement; and best-practice dissemination.
Triggered and took the lead in the capacity assessment for all potential GIK and food assistance
implementation partners;
Planned and led the start-up processes to ensure comprehensive hand-over of projects to
Project Managers and wider Project Teams;
Management of food assistance teams and ensuring adherence to business processes for food
and cash projects.

JAN 2015 NOV 2016: COUNTRY PROGRAMME MANAGER - LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF. (END OF
CONTRACT)

Assisted the Country Director in identifying partners, project development, preparation of


project concept papers and proposals for approval, partner accompaniment and deriving lessons
learned from development projects in Kenya and South Sudan.
Ensured compliance to contractual obligations and standards of implementation.
Worked with the country team in the development and implementation of country operational
plan.
Overall coordination of partners and projects and developing a customized accompaniment
plan.
Monitored the detailed implementation plan and budget of the projects
Managed the exchange of correspondence between LWR, project partners and potential
partners
Coordination with donors in management of the FLA projects.
Actively participated in the development and periodic review of LWRs strategy for Kenya.
Worked with project partners to ensure progress, financial, audit, and evaluation reports are
submitted to the LWR Kenya office and HQ office in accordance with the LWRs guidelines
and on a timely basis.
OCTOBER 2013 DECEMBER 2014: LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME MANAGER (PROJECT BASED
CONTRACT) INTERSOS ORGANIZZAZIONE UMANITARIA ONLUS SOMALIA/KENYA

Guaranteed the correct overall management of the assigned projects, management of budgets
and personnel, and ensures the realization of the activities of livelihoods programs in Somalia
and Kenya.
Technical lead for the livelihood component to IDP returnees and vulnerable Host Community
in villages of origin in Bay region and providing Cash for Work toHHs(households) supported
during Deyr season 2013 funded by UNHCR.
Managed relations, pertaining to project activities, with competent donors and institutions and
contributed to the formulation of new projects and the definition of UNHCR and INTERSOS
strategies to be adopted in the host country.
Defined the operating processes required to ensure a proper management of projects which
include and not limited to roles, procedures, decision making, operating processes and
working methodologies.
Responsible for accurate project administration and to supervise and monitor the preparation
of accounting documents for interim and final financial reports required by donors.
Ensured accuracy of all narrative reports required by donors and Intersos.
FEB 2012 SEPTEMBER 2013: PROGRAMME OFFICER: LIVELIHOODS AND RESILIENCE.
WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL KENYA (PROJECTS BASED CONTRACT)

Ensured timely design, redesign, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects are
conducted and notified management and donors of any significant changes through regular
communication.
Oversaw and ensured adherence to projects budgets is settled jointly with the financial staff in
the field and at headquarters level.
Participated in the follow up of the humanitarian situation in the region and reported needs to
the Integrated Programs Director.
In close collaboration with the HR and project managers, identified staffing needs and
supported recruitment, training, performance management and appraisals.
Led the development of win rate concepts and proposals to deepen the impact of the projects and
other livelihood initiatives.
Prepared weekly, monthly and quarterly reports according to World Vision, partnership and
donors requirements in collaboration with the project manager and finance unit ensuring
efficiency and timeliness.
AusAID, EU, ECHO, USAID, DFID and other donor requests answered promptly and in a
satisfactory manner, therefore maintaining good relations with donors and partners.
Ensured that logistical, administrative and financial procedures are established for food
security and livelihoods department/projects.

JAN 2010 JANUARY 2012 USAID COMPETE MARKETS AND TRADE PROJECT MANAGER.

Supported implementation of food security, postharvest and marketing strategies through


coaching and facilitating forums and market linkages for coordination team and communities.
Developed and maintained the quality systems within the production farms.
Facilitated in identification of business opportunities with local partners towards further
strengthening and expansion of farmers production activities.
Proactively facilitated the linkages between private sector, government ministries, farming
organizations and other partners.
Identified market linkages and opportunities for farmers and processors at domestic and
international levels related to cleaner and greener production.
Developed terms of reference for engagement between the various stakeholders.
develop, maintain and audit the quality systems within the production farms.
Manage aspect of product safety relating to pest control, farm production areas, post-harvest
handling and marketing and ensure they meet the required standards.
Responsible for handling all activities pertinent to the farm as well as worked towards
upgrading and developing the quality of farm products
Handled the tasks of monitoring and reviewing agricultural processes like irrigation, pest
management and soil preparation
Handled the tasks of checking and approving purchase orders related to agriculture business

Significant Work Experience:


Agronomist intern, East African Seed Company, June Aug 2009
Agronomist intern , Avenue Fresh Produce ltd, Jan- May 2009
Industrial attachment, Primarosa Flowers Ltd, April - August 2007
Achievements
Training of coordination team members, communities and partners organization hence boosting
accountability, motivation and performance of the community organizations and staff.
Integrating learning for gender integration in project and training the importance of equity and
equality. This led to target beneficiaries doing farming as a family business and women
included in management boards and decision making processes.
Development and documentation of best practices and strategies for the projects.
Facilitated formation of service provider enterprises and linked them to an input and
technology players thereby enhancing access to extension services for the communities
Facilitated and boosted market intelligence skills for the project staff and community collection
centres hence strengthening their negotiation skills and market access.
Successful proposal and concepts development hence deepening the impact of the projects.
Facilitated return and reintegration of refugees into the host communities and villages of origin
Successful establishment of voluntary savings and loaning groups (VSLs) and linking them to
formal banking system hence expanding access to finance for agriculture.

Trainings Attended and Conducted:


Contingency planning IFRC June 2017
Project/Program Planning IFRC June 2017
Introduction to Cash transfer programming IFRC July 2017
Introduction to monitoring and evaluation IFRC September 2016
DMEL framework and Gender Training Jaipur, India January 2016
Learning for Gender Integration and GALS model Jaipur, India - January 2016.
CSA Training Jaipur India January 2016
Emergency Training - LWR Uganda, July 2015.
MS Project professional Training Techno Brain, Uganda August 2015
How to plan, develop and manage Income Generating projects -Corat Africa August 2012
SPHERE standards training July 2013
Participatory Integrated Development Approach (PIDA) Corat Africa, August 2012
Monitoring and Evaluation course by Team Consult , August 2012 at Methodist hotel

REFERENCECS:

1. PHILIP NDEKEI
FOOD ASSISTANCE MANAGER
WORLD VISION SOMALIA
P.O BOX 50816 - 00200
TEL: +254721282137
Email: Philip_ndekei@wvi.org

2. REGINA MARETE
SENIOR COMMODITIES MANAGER
WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL
Regina_marete@wvi.org
TEL: +254722805827

3. BRIDGET MURIUNGI
REGIONAL MANAGER
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
TEL: +254700354123
Bridgo.muriungi@gmail.com