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Tsitsi Chirinda

Country Director Malawi

Tsitsi Chirinda is Country Director for the Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc. in Malawi and Chief of Party for the USAID/PEPFAR-funded Ana Patsogolo Activity (APA). As Chief of Party, she leads a consortium of four non-governmental and faith-based organizations who are working in close collaboration with clinical service providers, communities, and families to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerabilities to HIV among children, adolescents, and families.

Ms. Chirinda has extensive experience developing, managing, and monitoring complex projects for integrated service delivery at scale for both OVC and DREAMS programming across Southern and Eastern Africa. She has spearheaded program pivots in response to emerging needs and priorities, deepened local partner capacity to deliver results, and expanded the quality, reach, and coordination of OVC and AGYW programming. Ms. Chirinda has experience in strengthening National Child Protection Case Management Systems through multi-sector coordination in collaboration with governments. She has worked for the Bantwana Initiative of World Education for more than 14 years, implementing PEPFAR, UNICEF, and other donor projects.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Chirinda served as the OVC Technical Lead for the Ana Patsogolo Activity in Malawi for 2 ½-years, Senior Advisor-Strategic Information and Programs based in Uganda for 2 ½ years, Deputy Chief of Party and SI Director for WEI/Bantwana on the flagship Vana Bantwana Program in Zimbabwe for 5 years and SI Director on the USAID Children First program for more than 4 years. Ms Chirinda has also provided regional SI and Programming assistance to different WEI/Bantwana countries in east and southern Africa. She has also worked in the private sector for over a decade as a training consultant for humanitarian activities, a quality control director, and an analytical chemist. In the private sector, she headed the Corporate Social Responsibility innovations looking after women and children through contract farming and education provision. She holds an MA in Development Studies from Midlands State University, as well as an MSc and BSc in Chemistry from the University of Zimbabwe.