Chief of Party, Uganda
Pauline Okello joins the USAID Advancing Nutrition team as the new Chief of Party in Uganda, bringing with her over 15 years of experience working on health sector projects in Uganda. Her areas of expertise are integrated maternal and child health, nutrition and WASH, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and health systems strengthening. Pauline has worked with various International Organizations including HealthPartners, MSH, FHI360, IntraHealth and the Palladium Group. Specifically, Pauline has worked with a number of USAID funded projects, and served as Deputy Chief of Party with USAID/Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA III), Regional Manager with USAID STRIDES for Family Health and as Districts Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Team Lead/Acting Director of Health Systems Strengthening for the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES E) Activity. She is coming to us from the USAID Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) activity, having served as the Team Lead for Community Systems since December 2019.
Pauline holds two Masters of Science degrees, one in Public Health (Health Systems Management and Policy) from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and the other in Population and Reproductive Health from Makerere University. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management and a training on leadership and management in health.