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Country Teams

Most programme and granting activities are managed by country staff based in the Voice focus countries, employed by either Oxfam Country Offices or Hivos Regional Offices. The decentralised approach means flexible decision-making where local Voice teams define strategic priorities in close collaboration with local stakeholders, rightsholders and grantees.

The country teams consist of a full-time Voice Programme Officer or equivalent title and Finance Officer with additional support from staff in Communications, Linking and Learning and Monitoring and Evaluation.  From April 2021 onward each country team will be strengthened with a full-time Linking, Learning and Amplifier officer. For more information on the structure please click here.

Team Nigeria (oxfam)

  • Ijeoma Okwor

    Project Coordinator, Voice, Oxfam in Nigeria
    Contact: ijeoma.okwor@oxfam.org
    Ijeoma Okwor is a gender expert with ten years experience in the development and human rights sector. She is passionate about the course of the vulnerable and discriminated members in her country. She is also interested in social justice and human security. She has a Masters in Law from the University of Southampton, UK, (2010), a Bachelor in Law from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria (2004), was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006, and has a diploma in Social Works from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, in 1999. Ijeoma is currently working with Oxfam Nigeria as Project Coordinator for Voice and she is among others, driving the gender component of Oxfam Nigeria’s country strategy.

     

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  • Bola Noble

    Finance Officer,Voice, Oxfam in Nigeria

    Contact: bola.noble@oxfam.org

    Bola’s career spans over 19 years and has been focused solely on the financial service, insurance and development sector. She has worked for Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria as a Finance and Administrative Officer for over 10 years. Bola joined Oxfam in 2016 as a finance officer. She has a rich finance and administration background that has enabled her to consistently deliver a high degree of integrity, dedication, and good organisational and interpersonal skills. She has worked in the humanitarian and strategic partner units from 2016 -to 2021 then joined VOICE in 2021.

    Bola holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Accounting (2012) from Imo State University and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance (1999) from Kwarastate Polytechnic. She loves reading and swimming during my spare moments.

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Team Kenya & Tanzania (Hivos)

  • Emmanuel Waisai

    Junior Programme Officer Voice in Tanzania, Hivos East Africa

    Contact: ewaisai@hivos.org

    Emmanuel Waisai holds a Bachelor's Degree in community and development studies with specialisation in project planning and management. Realising the central role of community development projects and, because of his personal and particular interest in them, Emmanuel built skills in project planning, management, advocacy, research, facilitation and outreach and focused his efforts on project management and research of sustainable development issues. He currently works as a Programme Assistant for Voice based at Hivos in Tanzania. Before joining Hivos, he worked for VSO-Tanzania as a project facilitator and research assistant for a prolonged period of time. Emmanuel has more than 3 years of work experience in the area of project management.

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    Abel Shuma

    Finance Officer, Voice in Tanzania, Hivos East Africa

    Contact: ashuma@hivos.org

    Abel is passionate about seeing a society where everyone is valued despite variations in terms of our opinions, gender, ethnicity, sex or race. Abel’s dream is to live in a society where ALL human beings are treated EQUALLY and each one’s contribution to society is valued.  Having experience in serving in multi-cultural societies in different capacities, Abel’s dream and passion are to amplify the unheard voices through implementing various programmes undertaken by Voice, Tanzania and East Africa at large.

    Abel has worked with International Organisations for over nine years and has an MA in International Business Management.

     

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  • Namcheja Maghembe

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Hivos East Africa
    Contact: nmaghembe@hivos.org

    Namcheja wants to work towards a world where everyone feels represented and free to live as their authentic selves, protected from discrimination and fear. She is a passionate communications professional with 8 years of experience in the communications and broadcast sector. Before joining Hivos, she worked as a Communications Officer in a Public Relations & Marketing firm. Namcheja has also worked in public radio and podcasting where she focused on sharing stories about women, exploring how they live bravely outside of societal expectations. Namcheja has a Master’s in Journalism and BA in Politics, Film Studies and Media & Writing.

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Team Cambodia (Oxfam)

  • Boren Nou

    Programme Finance Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Cambodia
    Contact: Boren.Nou@oxfam.org
    Boren has over 13 years’ experience in the field of Administration and Finance. Before joining Oxfam, Boren worked as an accountant and administrator with the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh for seven years and before that Boren was an Administration and Finance Manager as well as in Grant Management with a Non-Governmental Organisation. Boren graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2003 in the field of accounting and currently holds a Master’s degree in Development Management from Norton University. She started working for Oxfam Cambodia as Finance Officer for Programmes since June 2017 and has joined Voice from December 2017.

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  • Sokha Srey

    Grant/Partnership Specialist, Voice Cambodia
    Contact: Sokha.Srey@oxfam.org
    Sokha obtained a Master of Science in Education with specialisation in Community Development from the Asian Social Institute (ASI) in the Philippines. She has more than 6 years of work experience on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS prevention with youth garment factory workers. five years working to promote the rights of people with disabilities and inclusiveness with Handicap International in Cambodia. Before joining Oxfam, she used to work for CARE International in Cambodia as Senior Technical Officer responsible to coordinate and support 25 local NGOs partners both with project implementation and financial management as part of  the Implementation of the Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) project for close to  2 years. In December 2017 she joined Oxfam Cambodia as the  Voice Grant/Partnership Specialist and is looking forward to seeing all the changes made by the Voice Programme.

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  • Saophorn Phoeng

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer Voice, Oxfam in Cambodia

    Contact: saophorn.phoeng@oxfam.org 

    Saophorn holds a Master’s degree in rural development management from Thailand. She has over five years' experiences in social work as program staff, facilitator, researcher and an events’ organiser campaigning for various projects related to the LGBTIQ+ community. She has intertwined her journey with that of the LGBTIQ+ movement in Cambodia since 2015. Additionally, she directed “Sometimes me – a portrait about love” which visually captures the stories of LGBTIQ+ protagonists with the kind support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cambodia.

    In the same year, she led the Rainbow Life Museum project which sought to raise the voices of the LGBTIQ+ community by using visual art and storytelling, all this made possible with the generous support from The Unstraight Museum. Furthermore, she is a core member of CamASEAN, a diversity-youth-led organisation and a Voice Empowerment grantee in Cambodia. Saophorn is deeply passionate about combating all forms of human rights violations and fights for gender equality that addresses LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness. "What interests me to join Voice is that I appreciate its way of working which is to empower the rightsholders from the minority groups and I hope to be an agent of change in supporting them”.

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Team Niger (Oxfam)

  • Aïda Toyé

    Project Coordinator, Voice, Oxfam in Niger 

    Contact: Aida.Toye@oxfam.org

    After studying public administration at the University of Abuja in Nigeria, Aida decided to launch her career in  communications. Over the course of 13 years Aida worked for some of the bigger communication agencies in West Africa, participating in setting up fruitful exchanges with various types of clients as well as successfully organising major events.

    Although Aida is new to the world of sustainable development, she has always wanted to work for an organisation that fights against social inequality, poverty and injustice in the world. At a small scale Aida had also begun collecting and donating to support the most disadvantaged people at an individual level without the element of empowerment or independence and without the bigger picture of influencing policies and social norms to improve their situation.

    After having worked as Voice Linking and Learning Assistant for over two years, Aida got promoted to the role of Voice Project Coordinator as of 1st of April 2021.

     

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  • Abdoulkarim Joseph Douramane

    Finance Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Niger

    Contact: abdoulkarim.josephdouramane@oxfam.org

    Abdoulkarim Joseph is motivated to contribute to creating a more just and brotherly world, in which no one is marginalised.

    He believes that diversity is a richness and that everyone can offer each other a piece of happiness. One of the best ways to achieve this would be to support local communities and organisations to a high level of local leadership. This would enable them to bring about transformational change in communities and the environment to achieve integral human development.

    Karim has been working with international humanitarian organisations for over six years in the areas of finance, partnership and capacity strengthening of partners.

    He holds a Master's Degree in Finance and has completed a number of training courses including Partnership and Capacity Building, Finance for Managers and Anti-Fraud in Humanitarian Settings.

     

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  • Fati Yabilan

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam au Niger

    Contact: fati.housseiniyabilan@oxfam.org

    A graduate of multimedia communication, Fati Yabilan is a young woman with a passion for the charity world. She spent seven years volunteering to promote the rights of women's and girls.

    In order to make the voice of marginalised people heard beyond actions, she has also worked in print and audiovisual media where she has often been called upon to discuss issues related to the status of Nigerien women.

    For Fati, all voices count, and everything is to be taken into consideration. She is ready to take up social challenges because she believes that all those people who suppress their talents and potential in the name of the same society then it will marginalise them.

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Team Mali (Oxfam)

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    Sitan Coulibaly

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Mali

    Contact: scoulibaly1@oxfam.org.uk

    Sitan Coulibaly is a young woman, with a degree in Communication and Journalism while currently pursuing a Masters in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

    She began her work life at the Office Radio and Television in Mali, the public radio and television station, where she was a presenter. Passionate about the humanitarian world, Sitan decided to leave national television to work for an international NGO called Search For Common Ground as a producer.

    Through this work, Sitan has helped more than 80 radio stations in central and northern Mali to pass messages of peace and hope by strengthening the capacity of local journalists working for these radio stations to report on the conflict in a sensitive and hopeful way.

    She is now the latest member of Voice programme in Mali based at the Oxfam Mali office as the Linking, Learning and Communication Officer to give a voice to the voiceless.

    Sitan is passionate about children, later, she would like to devote her life to helping vulnerable children, specifically by working on projects that will enable her to participate to help reduce child begging in Mali.

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  • Korotimi DACKOUO

    Voice Programme Manager, Voice in  Mali

    Contact: KDACKOUO@oxfam.org.uk

    Korotimi DACKOUO is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience in Project and Programme management. She is passionate about community mobilization and empowerment programmes. She is concerned about the conditions of the most vulnerable people in her society. Therefore, she is excited to be part of the Voice Programme and she believes that is an excellent opportunity for all actors to work together to make positive change in the lives of people in her community.

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Team Indonesia & Philippines (Hivos)

  • Lilinsuto Wau

    Finance Officer, Voice in Indonesia, Hivos South East Asia
    Contact: lwau@hivos.org
    Lili is a Finance Officer for Voice covering Indonesia. She has been working for international and local NGOs for over 15 years and she knows intimately the challenges and requirements in these international environments. She also has extensive experience in working with partners.

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  • Siska Dewi Noya

    Project Manager, Voice in Indonesia, Hivos South East Asia

    Contact: snoya@hivos.org

    Siska Dewi Noya (Chika) joined the Hivos Regional Office South East Asia on 1 October 2018 as the Project Manager for Voice. Her focus areas concentrate on Gender, Human Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). She has worked for both national and international / development organisations with 17 years of experience in running programmes to help reduce sexual and gender-based violence. She has been actively involved with Feminist and LGBTI movements in Indonesia for the last fifteen years and has expertise as a facilitator on Gender Transformative Approach including developing modules on child marriage, teenage pregnancy prevention, comprehensive sexuality education and mainstreaming gender and sexual diversity.

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  • Kayla del Mundo Lapiz

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice in the Philippines, Hivos South East Asia 

    Contact: klapiz@hivos.org

    On top of Kayla’s bucket list is to contribute to societal transformation—from one where oppression exists to one that is just, inclusive, and poverty-free. This was added to her list as she became a Development Communication practitioner, initially joining the civil service with a focus on education. The stint sparked in her an interest in the field which turned into a passion. She searched for experience and excitement in the formal teaching arena (and found it!) but later on became more impassioned in vouching for equitable educational opportunities to learners of all ages. She is currently taking her graduate studies in Nonformal Education and continues to advocate for inclusive and collaborative learning as a way to check that item in her bucket list. Kayla is based in Manila at the Hivos office.

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  • Giany Amorita

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice in Indonesia, Hivos South East Asia
    Contact: gprastiwi@hivos.org

    Giany Amorita Prastiwi holds a master's degree in Development Studies with a major in Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspective from the International Institute of Social Studies. She is passionately interested in Gender Equality, Human Rights, Community Development, and working towards rural development. She always believes that small gestures matters, therefore, to create an inclusive world we need to work on kindness, give and create access to the voiceless, and take down all the assumptions.

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  • Daisy Dawn Macahilo

    Project Manager - Voice in the Philippines, Hivos South East Asia 

    Contact: dmacahilo@hivos.org

    Dawn is an intersectional feminist, activist, and development practitioner. Her activism and passion led her to work in leading local and international development organisations.  She has several years of both theoretical and praxis work experience in human rights, focusing on issues of bodily autonomy and gender equality, peace-building, and climate emergencies. Specifically, Dawn served as an adviser and a consultant for SheDecides, a global movement promoting and defending the fundamental rights of every girl and woman. She has supported growing movements to define their local agenda for norm change, policy change, and resource mobilisation in Asia. She is continuously breaking silos and taking actions in a different capacity to amplify and see a world, where SheDecides about her body, her life, and future.

    Last year, she was chosen as one of the United Nations Beijing+25 Fellow at OutRight Action International for championing SRHR and LGBTIQ+ Rights. As part of her fellowship, she has undergone training on UN Mechanisms and attended the virtual conferences on the Commission on the Status of Women, Generation Equality (both in Mexico and France), and the UN General Assembly. She also had an opportunity to work with formal LGBT and Women’s Rights caucuses which helped her in strengthening her global intersectional work.

    Apart from being a champion for human rights and gender equality work, Dawn is an island girl who enjoys the sun with a beer or two and puts on her cycling gear for a ride during her free time. She’s also a foodie and an aesthete who loves cats.

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Team Laos (Oxfam)

  • Nakhornphet Pasomsouk

    Programme Officer, Voice Laos
    Contact: Nakhornphet.Pasomsouk@oxfam.org
    Nakhornphet Pasomsouk is a LGBTI activist and advocate in Laos, and he comes to Voice with a vibrant and enthusiastic personality. Nicknamed Lae, he loves music and likes to dance. Nakhornphet is passionate about Human Rights, LGBTI issues and mobilisation, gender equality and marginalised groups in general. He is convinced that marginalised populations can play a crucial role in development at both national and international level as good as any other group can do. Nakhornphet has been involved in Health – HIV/AIDS – and Sexual and Reproductive Health for target populations including, but not limited, to LGBTI in Laos for over a decade. Additionally, Nakhornphet has experience working for several different INGOs in Laos, for instance, Project Officer (2009-2011) and Research Consultant (2012-2014) at Burnet Institute, HIV and Human Rights Project Manager (2014-2015) at the French Red Cross, Technical Specialist at CARE International (2016-2017), and also at the regional level for the Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific in Bangkok (2015-2016). Moreover, he played a significant role as a representative of Men who have sex with men community in Laos (2013-2015) at the Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism. Furthermore, he served as a Committee Board Member for a group of LGBTI activists and advocates called  “Proud To Be Us Laos” (2012-2016), and the Asia-Pacific Network of Young Key Populations “Youth LEAD (Leadership Education Advocacy Development)”(2011-2015).

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  • Phonethip Thevongsa

    Programme Finance Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Laos

    Contact: Phonethip.Thevongsa@oxfam.org

    Phonethip Thevongsa comes with ten years of experience in accounting and financial management. She has experience in training young non-profit organisations in Laos on Financial Management and QuickBooks (an accounting software). She also has plenty of experience working for local Civil Society Organisations and International Organisations.

    Phonethip has always had a strong passion for contributing to a better society and she does this through supporting financial management elements for organisations working towards change. This is what led her to get a diploma on Accountancy and other several trainings from MANGO Institute, including, grant management, financial management, and on developing financial strategies for non-profit organizations.

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  • Bounyali Souvankham

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Laos
    Contact: bounyali.souvankham@oxfam.org

    Bounyali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Marketing) and has recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from Sydney, Australia. At a tender age, she wanted to work in the commercial industry. While studying, she worked at Priceline Pharmacy Australia as a pharmacy retail assistant. Her areas of responsibility were in health and beauty which was to match with customer’s need. It was always gratifying every time she could find them the right product and put a smile on their faces. Her interpersonal skills, especially active listening skill have been enhanced during the three-year experience.

    Her career path swerved when she returned to her home country after years of living in Australia. She felt the need to participate in shaping a more inclusive society while she is still young. She wants to be engaged with rightsholders especially the youth, women and people with disabilities to take part in voicing their opinions, standing up for their rights. Hence, started her career journey when she joined the UNDP internship program as the Research and Communication intern in their ‘Accelerator Labs’ unit. Accelerator Labs Laos focused on three major areas; youth employment, single-use plastic-free environment and digitalisation. Additionally, she assisted in the development of the System mapping workshop of Youth Unemployment in Laos* as well as the Innovation challenge to promote “Circular Economy” for waste management.

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Team Uganda (Oxfam)

  • Faith Sera

     Finance Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Uganda

    Contact: faith.sera@oxfam.org

    Faith Sera is passionate about learning, reading, growing, and diversifying her knowledge constantly while building capacities of finance and non-finance people in areas of financial and risk management. This is influenced by her diverse work experience and expertise in both development, humanitarian, and multicultural settings for the past ten years.

    Faith has previously worked with Plan International Uganda as a Project Accountant. Prior to this, she worked for Community Development Alliance as Programme Accountant and at Uganda Red Cross Society.

    She also holds a Bachelors's degree in Business Administration from Makerere University, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

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  • Christine Namatovu

    Project Manager, Voice, Oxfam in Uganda

    Contact: Christine.Namatovu@oxfam.org

    Christine Namatovu is the Voice Project Manager for Uganda based at the Oxfam office in Uganda. Christine is a self-motivated individual with practical experience in grant implementation and program development. She has hands-on experience in community engagement, capacity strenghtening, linking and learning, knowledge generation, synthesis, packaging and dissemination. Christine has an interest in building partnerships with various private sector organisations at the national and regional levels.

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  • Milly Tiwangye

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Uganda

    Contact: Milly.Tiwangye@oxfam.org

    Milly Tiwangye has an interest in gender justice, governance and empowerment of women and girls. She has the conviction that people should be involved in processes that shape their lives and should be given an opportunity to exploit their potentials in a manner that respects their dignity and human rights.

    Milly has worked for a number of organisations implementing both rights-based and needs-based programmes that include: UN agencies, International Non-Government Organisations and National Organisations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a Master of Science in Population and Reproductive health from Makerere University; with 12 years’ experience in facilitating development processes nationally and internationally.

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