Deputy Hub Director, Program Development and Quality Assurance, Action Against Hunger
Imelda Awino is the Deputy Hub Director, Program Development and Quality Assurance with Action Against Hunger Horn and Eastern Africa Regional Office. In her role, Imelda supports in the day-to-day regional program management, providing high-quality support services to country offices (Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Haiti and Tanzania), proactively monitors/flags risks in the portfolio, and identifies actions required to remove bottlenecks, to achieve organizational programmatic goals.
She is an enthusiastic and technical professional with over 15 years of experience in the humanitarian and development environments in Asia, Horn, and the Eastern Africa region related to food and nutrition security, community nutrition, inclusion planning, design, implementation, technical oversight, monitoring, and evaluation.
She has strong engagement and extensive knowledge of working with governments, implementing multi-sector evidence-based programming and nutrition information management. Prior to this role, Imelda was Acting Country Director for Action Against Hunger in Tanzania, Regional Nutrition Specialist in the Horn and Eastern Africa Region.
She has also led nutrition and health country portfolios in Kenya and South Sudan; previously worked with Action Against Hunger Canada as the East Africa region SMART coordinator, as well as Nutrition Surveillance Program Manager in Kenya and South Sudan. Imelda holds a BSC in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University and an ongoing MPH/MSC.
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