African Development Bank
Zambia Country Office. Country Portfolio Management- International consultancy. Technical input to portfolio management, tracking and turn around strategies. Dialogue with the public sector, liaison with expert teams within the bank across regions on the African continent. Capacity building and training of project implementing units in different line Ministries. Portfolio management of projects in various economic sectors, finance, agriculture, education, industry, energy, transport and water and sanitation. Country portfolio strategy development and implementation for Business Development and origination of private sector pipeline. Assessing private sector financial needs ranging from are Project, Corporate Loans, Equity and Guarantees. Exploration and design of projects for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) model options between government and private sector. Assessment of Special Purpose Vehicles, Technical guidance for development of Project Investment Memoranda, review of Financial Statements, Feasibility studies, Financial and Economic appraisals, preparation of due diligence documentation and investor readiness.
African Development Bank
Zimbabwe Country Office Consultant-Zimbabwe Beef and Leather Value Chain for capacity building, access to finance, markets and infrastructure. Project Management expertise, capacity building of government project implementing unit staff and Ministry of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development. Involved in country portfolio management in conjunction with the CPO for Energy, Water, Agriculture and Skills sectors. Inputs to the ZIMFUND national project in water and sanitation sector. Engagements with government, training PIU staff, participating and inputting in country CPPR. Interfacing with missions for sector projects. Turnaround cancellable sovereign operation. Participate in Business Development Business Model process.
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
Inputs in thematic groups under National Financial Inclusion Strategy. Facilitation of women friendly products sessions with finance institutions.
UN Women Zimbabwe/AYANI
Research conducted, and report titled “Options for increasing women’s access to finance in Zimbabwe”. Conducted a review of women’s financial inclusion and evidence-based recommendations for programming and policy development.
International Labour Organisation
Gender Equality through Collective Bargaining, adaptation of international manual for Zimbabwe, engagement with national employment councils, facilitating stakeholder round-table, trade union interviews, conducting Training of Trainers and manual validation workshops. ILO JPGE project funded by SIDA.
Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme-Rural Finance component. Institutional technical advisory and capacity building of CARE International team. Development of rural finance products, tools, policies, financial literacy, rural market engagement with CBZ Bank and MicroPlan microfinance institution. Lending to Women and Youth.
Rapid Market Assessment of the Care International Village Savings and Loans (VSLs/ISALs) methodology and best practice. Review of project countrywide implementation of different rural communities and facilitators. Lending to Women and Youth.
Conducted countrywide Evaluation for the SME Matching grants, SME capacity building, access to finance component under the Rural Agricultural Revitalisation Programme (RARP).
Adam Smith International
ZIMBISA research (DFID funded): Research conducted countrywide for Women’s Alliance of Business Associations in Zimbabwe (WABAZ), a Business Membership Organisation (BMO). Report and policy brief titled “Constraints to Access to Finance for Business women in Zimbabwe-policy and institutional reforms”. Facilitation of engagement with Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Ministries of Finance, SMEs, Industry and Commerce, Banks, Microfinance Institutions, donors and women’s support organisations.
Institutional technical advisory and capacity building of Women’s Alliance of Business Associations in Zimbabwe (WABAZ), a Business Membership Organisation (BMO). Development of strategy for lobby for national budget allocation for SMEs with Ministry of Finance and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Establishing partnerships with banks and microfinance institutions. Development of MOUs for the partnerships and facilitating engagements.
Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Institutional technical advisory and capacity building of Women’s Alliance of Business Associations in Zimbabwe (WABAZ), a Business Membership Organisation (BMO). Development of corporate governance material, board training, development of manuals and procedures. Structuring and TOR for board committees. Development of SME and Access to Finance Guide. Capacity building of board, management and staff.
Opportunities for youth employment access to finance action research and knowledge development partnership funded by Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). Research was on demand and supply side factors for youth access to finance and entrepreneurship and recommendations for policy and development of youth financing products
Zimbabwe Evaluation Association
(supported by UNICEF Zimbabwe), Desk review on emergency evaluation methodologies and innovation in an African context. Development of Methodology Report including emerging trends for evaluations in context of COVID-19; Development of Evaluation Quality Standards Document and Checklist. Webinar Training ZEA members, evaluation practitioners on Quality Standards.
Welthungerhilfe and Empretec
Assessment of capacity needs of Business Support Organisations (BSOs) to develop appropriate training programs. Assessment included institutional, governance, financial, technical and administrative aimed at producer/collector level BSOs such as SACCOs and Farmer Associations at national, regional and rural district levels.