The National Steering Committee (NSC) consists of heads of member organizations and the National Programme Coordinator (NPC) who is an ex-official member of the Committee. The NSC in the Alliance is the highest decision making organ with responsibility for all decisions relating to the strategic direction and governance of SRHR Alliance. The NSC provides management, strategic leadership, and financial oversight and sets the policy direction for the alliance.
The SRHR Alliance Secretariat, based at the Center for the study of the Adolescence offices in Nairobi, is responsible for the overall coordination of the Alliance and its programmes. Working closely with partners, the Secretariat oversees the development and facilitation of programmes to ensure that they are meeting objectives and improving the SRH and rights of young people, women and marginalized. The secretariat undertakes the day-to- day administration of the Alliance joint interventions including national level advocacy. It is also responsible for country level reporting, research and monitoring and evaluation.
The Secretariat is headed by National Program Coordinator (NPC) who is responsible for the SRHR programs implementation at country level. The NPC hereto manages the process of collaboration among country alliance partners, facilitates and coordinates program development, annual work plans and budgets, reporting, joint activities, country alliance communication and external relations in a certain country. The NPC is functionally accountable to the NSC. The secretariat currently has 4 full-time staff; Programme Manager, PME Officer and Youth Country Coordinator.
The secretariat also has special committees with representatives drawn from partner organizations in various thematic areas such as Advocacy, Sexual Gender Based Violence Research and Documentation to support its activities.
National Program Coordinator
Mwikali has over 13 years in the Public health sector working in different capacities in program management, Administration and Resource Mobilization. As the NPC and head of the secretariat Mwikali is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the country programmes, manages the process of collaboration among country alliance partners and specializes in leading teams to utilize operational research and evaluation findings for policy, advocacy, strategic planning and decision-making. Prior to joining the SRHR Alliance, Mwikali worked at the County Government of Machakos, as the Hospital Administrator at Kangundo Level IV Hospital, and the Resource Mobilization Manager at the Department of Health & Emergency Services. Mwikali holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Management and Leadership from the University of Sheffield, U.K; where her Master’s dissertation topic was on; Menstrual hygiene and it effects on school abseentism among girls in Kasese, Western Uganda and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behaviour Science; Community Health and Development from the University of Kansas U.S.A. Mwikali’s interests and passion are in reproductive health of women and girls, SRHR of young people, and health policy and health care financing and economics.
Monitoring and Evaluation and PMEL Officer
Wilkister is a Public Health Specialist with 8 years progressive experience in programs Design and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and Research, in the NGO setup. She has worked as a Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at American International Health Alliance overseeing Monitoring and Evaluation Activities for Kenya DREAMS (HIV prevention program) and Biomedical Engineering projects, Uganda, Zambia and Ethiopian Biomedical Engineering Projects. She has previously worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the two AIHA Kenya Programs playing similar roles and as a Monitoring and Evaluation Intern and later Officer for Care International in Kenya Comprehensive HIV program for 3 years in Kisii County Kenya Serving 86 Health Facilities where she successfully designed, directed and managed Monitoring and evaluation Processes and demonstrated management skills in planning, scheduling, organizing, tracking progress, ensuring feasibility of projects and their objectives. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with Information Technology and a certification in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Kenya Institute of Management with a follow up Monitoring and Evaluation training by Humentum and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public health (Epidemiology and population health option).
Youth Country Coordinator (YCC)
Judy is the Youth Country Coordinator of the Kenya SRHR Alliance. Her work is to promote Meaningful Youth Participation (MYP), by effective and efficient youth participation in the alliance. Judy holds a Masters in ………………………………… and a Bachelors of Arts
Degree in Journalism and Media studies from the University of Nairobi, her specialization being Development Communication. Judy has 3 years’ experience working with young people including young people living with HIV and other marginalized groups. Judy has a proven record of understanding the needs of young people, and advocating for their rights. Prior to joining the Alliance, Judy worked with NEPHAK where she was the focal person for adolescents
and young people and was involved in the implementation of programmes focusing on young people between the ages 10-24 especially young women and adolescent girls. Her passion and goal is having a community with empowered and healthy young people.