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Juma Mwega | RTI

Juma Mwenga

Deputy Chief of Party


MA, Demography, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BA, Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Juma Mwenga is an experienced international development professional who has provided technical leadership in education, human rights and access to justice, HIV/AIDs, and governance projects. Mr. Juma Mwenga is currently the Deputy Chief of Party for USAID Jifunze Uelewe Activity in Tanzania. In this capacity, he coordinates joint planning and budgeting and monitors project technical implementation in line with contract and strategic priorities. He serves as the primary point of collaboration with project and government counterparts and maintains cooperative relationships with key ministries. He provides leadership and support to technical leads and ensures responsiveness to regional needs and coordinates national policy dialogues and discussions on the Activity's institutionalization.

Previously, in his role as Program Manager of the USAID Tusome Pamoja and Hesabu na Elimu Jumuishi, implemented by RTI, Mr. Mwenga provided technical leadership on adaptive learning. He coordinated with technical leads and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff to ensure key findings from learning and research activities were effectively discussed with relevant district and regional government stakeholders so that they can adapt program activities in response to lessons learned.

As a senior MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) Specialist on USAID funded Tusome Pamoja, he managed the implementation of the School Information System for over 3,000 government primary schools. He has the skills to manage and coordinate teams at central, regional, and field levels to ensure performance monitoring, action research, baseline surveys, and evaluations are consistent with program frameworks and results.

Prior to working with RTI, Mr. Mwenga served as Monitoring and Results Manager for the Basket Fund, co-funded by DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency) and the U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. In this leadership role he contributed to the formulation and implementation of results-oriented components in grant-making and management, including indicators and progress markers and designed and managed grants for 71 grantees and 5,000 paralegals across 158 districts in mainland Tanzania and 11 districts in Zanzibar.