Patience NdlovuCountry Director Zimbabwe
Patience Ndlovu is Country Director for the Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. in Zimbabwe and the Chief of Party for the USAID/PEPFAR-supported Vana Bantwana program. As Chief of Party, she has strengthened and coordinated the national OVC response through system strengthening and child protection programming. She has also overseen the implementation of the DREAMS and DREAMS Innovation Challenge programs reaching adolescent girls and young women with GBV and HIV services, part-time continuing education, and mentorship support. Ms. Ndlovu has also led the development and scaling up of the National Case Management System under the UNICEF Child Protection Fund, building the capacity of the Department of Social Welfare and the capacity of community caseworkers to roll out the system and strengthening the MIS system to track it. The model has been rolled out nationally to all 65 districts in Zimbabwe and has now become a global best practice being replicated in other African countries.
Prior to this position, she was the Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Children First program with WEI/Bantwana overseeing and leading program planning, implementation and monitoring. Before joining WEI/Bantwana, she worked for various local and international organizations in different capacities including Capernaum Trust Zimbabwe, where she led and managed OVC programs, as well as Special Grants Coordinator for World Vision International.
Ms. Ndlovu has a Master’s degree in Policy Studies from the Southern Africa Regional Institute for Policy Studies and Bachelor’s degree in Rural and Urban Planning from the University of Zimbabwe.