Chief of Party, United Republic of Tanzania

Debora worked as Nutrition Lead and Program Manager for RISE RCT at Helen Keller International in Tanzania. In her role, she managed nutrition portfolio and provided technical and managerial support in implementation of RCT project with interventions targeting 1000 days. Before that, Debora worked with Institute for International Program at Johns Hopkins University as Resident Advisor for National Evaluation Platform in Tanzania. In this role, she was seconded to the National Bureau of Statistics and provided leadership in capacity building to government staff in data analysis and use for evidence-based decision making. She has also worked with Aga Khan Foundation as Health and Nutrition Program Officer; managing implementation of Joining Hands MNNCH program under the Canadian Muskoka Initiative. Debora has also worked with World Vision Tanzania as National Nutrition Coordinator for 7 years. She possesses 14 years of experience in program implementation, management, and oversight specifically in areas of Health and Nutrition, Food Security, Food fortification and Large-scale Evaluation of Health and Nutrition Policies and Programs. 

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