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BENON KYOME

NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Benon Kyome is a results-oriented professional with 20 years of experience in empowering, developing, and motivating high-performance teams. This includes teams that have actively and consistently designed, implemented, and assessed the performance of projects, institutions, and programs for learning, improvement, and planning for the future.

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi and a Master of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Technology and Management University. He also holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (Social Sciences) from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

He has risen through all the ranks at Share An Opportunity Uganda from a Voluntary microfinance Facilitator in the year 2000, to a Programs Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, M&E Manager, and now National Director.

His strategic and consistent guidance has ensured effective implementation of Board of Director’s resolutions, good stewardship of resources, adequate mobilization of resources, and upholding of the organization’s vision, mission, and core values.

Benon has also spearheaded the development and adoption the Organization’s current Strategic Plan, and Policies.

EMMANUEL MWESIGWA SAKIRA

PROGRAMMES MANAGER

Emmanuel Sakira is a highly experienced Leadership & Management professional with over 15 years in developing, supervising and implementing effective and efficient programs.

He holds Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Management (UCU); Bachelor of Library and Information Science (MUK); Diploma in Ministry (NLABC), and a Certificate in Planning and Management of Community Development Projects (UMI).

Emmanuel joined Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO U) in January 2018 having worked with AIDS Care Education and Training – ACET (Uganda) for 15 years in varying roles and positions including deputizing the Executive Director for 7 years.

He also worked with Compassion International assisted projects as a Project Director.

Emmanuel is a Leadership Provider, Trainer, and Mentor to the young. He is keenly interested in reading, writing, and behavioral research.

In his role as the Programs Manager, Emmanuel seeks to have evidence-based interventions for children and youth in SAO’s different areas of operation and looks forward to working with like-minded partners to see a holistically developed children and youth in the nation.

SARAH TUMWEBAZE

HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Sarah Tumwebaze is a versatile Administrator with over 15 years of working experience, four of these in Human Resource Management, and over 10 in Journalism, Communications, and Public Relations.

She holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Makerere University, a Bachelors of Mass Communication from IUIU, a Diploma in Human Resource Management, and about 10 certificates in related fields.

Sarah is highly knowledgeable in a broad range of human resource strategies and practices, including Performance Management, Policies, Hiring and Employee Relations.

Prior to her promotion to HR Manager, she served SAO U as a Communication and Marketing Officer. She also worked with Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations UNASO, and Monitor Publications.

MERCY ALOK

FINANCE MANAGER

Mercy Alok is a self-driven accountant with over 10 years’ experience in financial planning, compliance and financial reporting for both profit and nonprofit making organizations.

She holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Uganda Christian University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.

She also has ACCA level 2 from the Management and Accountancy Training Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and several certificates in Leadership, Computer Applications, and Peer Education among others.

Prior to this position, she held a number of responsibilities across the Finance Department from an Administrative Assistant, Finance Analyst, and Finance Accountant to Finance Manager for the last 10 years with organizations like Blue Bolt, Give Directly, and Smile Communications.

Her professional satisfaction is derived from achieving zero risk for organizational funds, paying attention to details and turnaround time.

GEORGE OTUNA

MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER

Mr. George Otuna is a dedicated and committed Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with nearly 10 years of working experience. He has a proven track record of developing and implementing robust M&E Systems, Improving Quality and Rate of Output, and Leading Resource Mobilization Drives for both Local and International Organizations.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Uganda Christian University Mukono, and is currently pursuing Masters of Science in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi.

George is driven by the desire to change lives of the most vulnerable persons from poverty to economically dignified livelihood.

Prior to joining Share An Opportunity Uganda in January 2022, he had worked with Korea International Cooperation Agency KOICA, USAID, Pentecostal Assemblies of God, and Management Sciences for Health MSH.

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