Chief Executive Officer
Jacqueline is a Ugandan and USA trained lawyer with a record of accomplishments in leadership, management, law and policy formulation, advocacy and training. She possesses extensive experience in policy research and analysis, lobby and advocacy on human rights, governance and democratization and women’s rights, with excellent communication, coordination and networking skills. Her work experience spans from civil society, government and donor agencies. Prior to starting CivSource Africa, Jacqueline worked in various technical and high-level capacities including work at a Uganda European Union civil society capacity building program, an 18 million Euro five-year project that supported civil society through grants and capacity building. Earlier, she worked in various capacities with the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Secretariat in Uganda, Federation of Women Lawyers Uganda (FIDA-U), Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) and Action for Development (ACFODE).
Ashanut is a development practitioner with over 15 years of experience working on human rights, governance, gender and organization development (OD). A trained lawyer (LL.B and LLM) and OD practitioner, Ashanut is responsible for the implementation of all CivSource Africa program interventions, specifically ensuring coordination and regular reporting by the Associates. Previously, Ashanut worked with ACFODE, the Uganda Joint Christian Council and the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa to develop and implement programs on peacebuilding, conflict resolution and human rights. Earlier, in 2002, Ashanut worked with Danida Human Rights and Good Governance Program in Uganda supporting grant making to CSOs. In 2004, Ashanut established Akijul (Enabling Change), a consultancy firm, where she has worked for the last thirteen years on numerous assignments that included program reviews and evaluation, research, policy analysis and development, and various organization development interventions for CSOs, UN Agencies and Government institutions in Uganda and other parts of Africa.
Catherine is CivSource Africa Associate responsible for providing information, advice and other support services to philanthropists/grant makers. Catherine has more than 7 years of experience in grants management on human rights at national (Uganda) and regional (East Africa) levels. Prior to joining CivSource Africa, Catherine was Network Facilitator to district NGO networks under the European Union Capacity Building Program for two years. Before that, she worked with African Wildlife Foundation and the International Gorilla Conservation Programs for over 6 years in various capacities, including, Acting Country Coordinator. She is currently on the Boards of Uganda Youth Network and Motivate Africa Initiative. Catherine holds a BA in Business Administration from Makerere University Business School, and has diverse experience and skills in program design, development and management.
Bobby Geoffrey Olwol
Finance and Administration Manager
Bobby is CivSource Africa Finance and Administration Manager responsible for the administrative and financial operations of the firm. He ensures that systems and procedures that allow efficiency and accountability are in place and operational. Bobby has over 11 years of finance, procurement and grants management experience. Before joining CivSource Africa, Bobby was an advisor on finance, procurement and grants management to Dan Church Aid Great Lakes regional office in Uganda, and a finance and contracts consultant to the EU Election Observation Mission to Uganda. Other positions that bobby has held in the past include Finance, Grants and Administration Manager of a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project, SAFE, and Finance and Administration Manager of the Edukans Foundation Uganda. Bobby is a Certified Public Accountant with a Diploma and Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies and Business Administration. Bobby is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Business Administration.
Associate Support, Communications
Brian is a Communications Consultant and award-winning gender and women’s rights campaigner. He is responsible for all documentation and dissemination work of CivSource Africa, social media and website content. In 2014, Brian established Pen Concepts, a Media and Communications company and has consulted for some of the leading development organisations in Uganda including A Rocha Uganda, Action for Development, Reproductive Health Uganda and Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum. He has provided documentation and advisory services to NGOs in Uganda working on women’s rights and gender responsive programming and advocacy. Brian founded the charity, Education & Development Opportunity – Uganda that runs education and women’s rights advocacy and empowerment projects. Previously, Brian was Features Writer at Daily Monitor and Project Administrator at A Rocha Uganda. He has a Bachelor Degree in Tourism from Makerere University, certificate in Computer Applications, Project Cycle Management, and currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Gender Studies.
Job Kiija Simon
Associate Support, Research and Strategy
Job is Associate Support, Research and Strategy for CivSource Africa responsible for the firm’s strategic focus. He has over ten years’ experience in civil society and development work. He is a social researcher specializing in political governance, democracy, human rights, political and social accountability. He is a civic activist, a social entrepreneur and youth leader. He is a founding Associate Director of Innovations for Democratic Engagement, a young people’s pro-democracy ideas incubation hub that uses innovative technology to facilitate young people’s participation in governance. Job headed the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS); was Uganda National NGO Forum’s Focal Person for the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform, and Program Specialist, Research, Policy and Advocacy at the Community Health Alliance Uganda. He has coordinated several research processes that have led to the generation of governance audit reports in Uganda. Job a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods and Writing Skills, and a Mini IPDET certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Makerere Institute for Social Research.
Associate Support, IT
Ivan manages CivSource Africa’s IT infrastructure. He is an IT infrastructure engineer with over 9 years of experience in design, integration and testing of IT systems on both Windows and Unix platforms. He is a technical director at GoodCitizen company LTD, an IT firm in Kampala. Through his company, Ivan has worked on systems being used by the government of Uganda like; Logistics Management information System - Used in the distribution of mosquito nets, Disaster risk Management system - An early warning system, mTrac - A disease surveillance system that tracks disease breakouts and drug stockouts in Heath facilities in Uganda and FamilyConnect - A system that helps expectant mothers go through antenatal and postnatal processes. Prior to starting this company, Ivan worked with Uganda Telecom and UNICEF Uganda for 3 and 4 years respectively. At Uganda Telecom, he participated in the setup of a Disaster Recovery site and at UNICEF, Ivan worked on Ureport project - A youth engagement system. Ivan has a BSc. in Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo University, currently pursuing an MSc. Information Technology (Majoring in Data Engineering) at ISBAT university.
Associate Support, Executive Office
Samuel provides high-level administrative support to the CEO and other Executives through conducting research, preparing statistical reports and handling information requests. He performs clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging and scheduling meetings for the Executives. He also performs general office duties such as ordering supplies and maintaining records and database systems and makes travel arrangements for the CEO. Previously, Samuel was administrator at Worship Harvest Ministries – Naalya. His duties included leading team in preparing for the Sunday service, making requisitions and accountabilities for expenditures during which period he acquired skills in logistics and procurement. Samuel has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Makerere University majoring in History and Public Administration.
Sandra is responsible for staffing the reception and providing general back-up support within the firm. She receives visitors and operates the firm’s telephone. Sandra also handles petty cash and is responsible for general purchases including office stationery and groceries. She supervises security personnel, janitors and other service providers. She manages the library and assets register, coordinates and books transport for staff and visitors. Prior to joining CivSource Africa, Sandra worked with Africa World Life Foundation and Nature Uganda. Sandra has a certificate in secretarial studies and over 10 years of experience in secretarial and administration practice.
Faith keeps the CivSource office clean, functional and hospitable. She is part of the care team at Civsource Africa
Peace keeps the CivSource office clean, functional and hospitable. She is part of the care team at Civsource Africa