Meet our friendly and professional team.
This dynamic group will ensure your training experience at the Training Centre is the best it can be.Our trainers are dedicated to providing training of the highest quality. With their extensive knowledge and experience,they are able to deliver training to suit your needs.
HERE WE ARE
Faye Ekong' Director
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? As Director of the Training Centre, my main responsibilities are to oversee the strategic direction of learning and development initiatives with ACF-USA and the wider ACF network, represent the organization in different regional capacity building fora and the coordination of learning initiatives with other agencies in East and Central Africa. I work closely with the New York headquarters on issuer surrounding people management and learning on technical nutrition, water and sanitation, food security and livelihoods training initiatives. What do you like the most about your job? There are many elements I enjoy about my work however if I had to pick the top 3 it would have to be 1) the camaraderie of working in the ACF family. I feel that across the network people have a strong commitment to their work and the organization and are willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. 2) Being able to contribute to humanitarian programming and outcomes from a capacity building angle not just within ACF but also through our work we do with other agencies. We are very lucky as an agency to have a training center that is 100% dedicated to capacity building, learning and development. 3) Lastly, with my job I get to visit all of our missions on a regular basis which provides us with a great opportunity to integrate practical examples from across the network into our trainings keeping them up to date and relevant. At the same time, during those visits we are also able to see how people are using their learning from trainings they have attended in the past in their work environments. If you were not doing this job, What would be your alternative career? If I had to choose a career path outside of the humanitarian and development sector, I would probably be working on Corporate Social Responsibility as I believe the private sector can play a vital role in contributing to development objectives be it at national or global level. Describe yourself in one word? Energetic
Susan Luballo Training Coordinator
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? My job as the Training Coordinator is to liaise with the human resource coordinators and other key staff in ACF missions to identify the mission’s training needs. Together with the Training Centre Director carry out analysis of the needs and produce a training curriculum that will address the gaps identified. Facilitate in technical workshops/ conferences and being fully involved in updating and designing of new curriculum. What do you like the most about your job? Working closely with ACF mission across the globe on various team management issues has broaden my understanding on what is important to have functional teams. Preparing of the trainings with the support of the Training Centre co-team has enabled me to actualize my role as Training Coordinator. If you were not doing this job, What would be your alternative career? Manage a home for orphaned children or Day care for infants Describe yourself in one word? Present
Irene Kirimi Deputy Head of Training
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? As the Training Manager, I’m tasked with planning, delivering and evaluating Inductions and other ACF-USA Mission trainings, regional events and workshops. To enable learning and accounting for best practices at the Training Center, I manage the training evaluation process for events and trainings expedited by the RTC for future procedure, process and content improvement. What do you like the most about your job? Induction is critical step for an individual at the start of a job. I like that I am tasked to assist staff settle in their new roles. Harvey Mackay, a famous author once put it ‘When an employee asks why the company does things a certain way, and you can explain the logical reason, then the employee knows what she's doing is valid’. Secondly, I love my job because I get to interact with staff from ACF missions and participants from various agencies learning from them and taking experiences for RTC not forgetting personal learning and growth. If you were not doing this job, What would be your alternative career? I would probably be a psychiatrist because I have a keen ear to listening and helping people. Describe yourself in one word? Organised
Caroline Masava Deputy Head of Logistics
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? As the deputy head of Logistics centre my main responsibility is to deal with international procurement and shipping of goods, works and services to all the ACF USA missions. I liaise with missions on their imports and observe all customs requirements for these missions. I'm also the security focal person for the staff transiting through the training and logistics centre and also involved in the delivery of logistics and gender trainings. What do you like the most about your job? I count myself very lucky to be able to make a living doing work that is in alignment with my values and the things that I believe in, helping humanity. Being a humanitarian aid worker is a lifestyle (a calling, if you wish to call it) – not just a job. There is often no sharp distinction between my work and the rest of my life, between my interests and passions If you were not doing this job, What would be your alternative career? If I wasn't working in the humanitarian field, I would be in the legal field where I can see justice administered to all in equal measures without discrimination and bias. Describe yourself in one word? Caring.
Norine Aketch Logistics & Training Officer
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? I liaise with human resource personnel at the HQ level and missions level on staff on transit for visa processing, airport transfers, accommodation and vaccinations. I also work with the logistics team to manage the training center procurements and give a hand in handling the international procurements from time to time. I also facilitate some logistics training during induction training. What do you like the most about your job? My job involves a lot of interaction with staff from different missions and from all over the world. As such I get to learn about different unique cultures and learn how to handle personalities from diverse backgrounds. I get to learn various skills from handling both logistics and admin tasks. I enjoy the friendly and warm working environment and support that is readily offered by the training and logistics team as the name suggest TLC . If you were not doing this job, What would be your alternative career? I would be an fashion entrepreneur in the fashion and design industry . Describe yourself in one word? Friendly
Martin Wendo Training and Events Management Officer
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? My main function involves being the focal point for the administrative management of training events, international conferences and workshops held in Nairobi. At the same time,I handle the logistical aspects of these events in collaboration with all the relevant people and departments. Lastly, I manage the training centre database where we are able to track almost everything and anything with regards to the training events we have delivered or the events we have supported. What do you like the most about your job? The interaction with ACF staff from far flung missions is something I particularly enjoy. The varied perspectives make my job a consistent platform to engage and learn from people and as well as obtain new soft skills that contribute to the execution of my job. At the Training and larger support centre, we are a close knit group, an aspect that I enjoy considerably for the support it provides me with in my work and social life. If you were not doing this job, What would be your alternative career? Aside from the humanitarian field, an alternative career path would be a portmanteau of technology and finance. Describe yourself in one word? Intense
Charles Kahiro Training and Communications Officer
More about me :)Describe your job in 3 sentences? As the training and communications assistant, I handle the development of content, editing, design and dissemination of Training Centre print materials such as newsletters, flyers brochures etc. I manage the Training Centre website in terms of writing and updating content for the website as well as general site administration. I also provide support to training delivery and follow-up. What do you like the most about your job? I like the creative aspect of writing and graphic design as well as the push to learn and acquire new skills. What would be your alternative career? I’d probably be a research scientist. Describe yourself in one word? Adaptable
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