Sharone Lisa Backers

Chief of Party

Sharone Backers


  • MA, Refugee Studies, East London University
  • BA, African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

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Sharone Backers is an international development professional with over 10 years’ experience in global health program implementation in Mozambique and Ethiopia. She has experience managing staff in complex environments, including donor-funded neglected tropical disease health programs and the HIV sector. At RTI, she is currently Chief of Party for the ENVISION and MMDP project in Ethiopia focusing on neglected tropical diseases.

For ENVISION, Ms. Backers supports the Ethiopian MOH at central and regional levels in building and strengthening health systems; ensures internal integration of project activities through the annual work plan and budgeting process; creates and maintains an effective project-management team; and oversees an effective monitoring and evaluation system.