Jestina Japhet Kimbesa

Programme Assistant - UK 's Department for International Development ( DFID)

Program Development

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Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Overview

  • Programme Officer & Executive Assistsnt to Head of Office at UK's Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Digital Ambassador For Project BADILIKO at British Council - Microsoft Partners In Learning
  • Project Coordinator at British Council
  • Assistant Program Officer at Center for Research & Development
  • VP Projects at AIESEC Tanzania

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Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Experience

Programme Officer & Executive Assistsnt to Head of Office

UK's Department for International Development (DFID)

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; International Trade and Development industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Digital Ambassador For Project BADILIKO

British Council - Microsoft Partners In Learning

September 2011January 2013 (1 year 5 months) Dar es salaam

•Worked with Regional Education Officers and Ministry of Education in selection of schools and inspection of schools if they meet the projects criteria.
•Implementation of digital hubs by installing, connecting computers and workstations in a network, network management and data transmission, troubleshooting LAN and hardware / software problems; managing server operating systems in the IT hubs
•Facilitated/conducted in trainings for the school leaders and teachers, providing professional development in order to support them embed ICT into Pedagogy
•Monitored the project work plan and budget and participated in the programme review for schools involved in the programme.
•Supported the School heads and their monitoring staff in entering the activity monitoring targets and progress data into the system, compiling quarterly monitoring reports and carrying out other activities required for successful running of the activity monitoring system in the schools
•Facilitated the sense of ownership and full participation of programme stakeholders at all levels, including British Council and government officials and schools

Project Coordinator

British Council

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

March 2012October 2012 (8 months) Dar es salaam Tanzania

•Planed & Conducted of Sports workshops in 15 schools across selected regions (Dar es salaam, Zanzibar, Ruvuma, Mwanza and Arusha),
•Managed communication with other project stakeholders in Tanzania (Ministry of Education; Sports, Youth & Culture; Women, Gender & Children; schools, curriculum developers and schools,
•Identified 8 women from each of the five international inspirations regions according to set criteria for women’s Leadership programme training and support in organization of the training
•Identified 2 schools in Dodoma and Bagamoyo for New Schools Programme IT Hub, draw up a comprehensive activity plan and IT Hub set up
•Managed activities of 15 engaged schools in Tanzania and their partner schools in the UK,
•Drafted approval letter for schools partnership programme request for grants for the 15 schools involved in the programme.
•Monthly monitoring and evaluation of the planned activities in International Inspirations projects i.e. Schools partnership programme & Women Leadership Programme
•Worked along with project managers in budgeting for the planned activities for every quarter and financial forecasting.
•Managed all project finances ( Payment to suppliers and consultants, process funds to schools, travel requests) for the two programmes of International inspirations ( Schools Partnership programme & women Leadership programme)
•Organized for trainings, workshops and forums for the three projects that I was giving support
•Facilitated visas for teachers and students and arrange hotel and transport bookings.

Assistant Program Officer

Center for Research & Development

August 2010February 2011 (7 months)

Field supervisor – Kaya CCI Project -In collaboration with Africare Tanzania
I worked as a field supervisor in the Implementation of Programs for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the United Republic of Tanzania to Increase Local Capacity and Sustainability by Engaging Local Indigenous Partners under PEPFAR. I was responsible for overseeing the data collection exercise, participated in data analysis and report writing

Research Assistant
I worked with Centre for Research and Development(CRD) in evaluating health program provided by TCRS known as Refugees Relief Operation Project in Nyarugusu and Mtabila Camps in Kigoma.
Also involved in the evaluation of HIV-AIDS Universal Access Targets 2006 of the UNAIDS in Dar es salaam Tanzania.

Data enumerator
I worked as data enumerator in the Energy Resettlement Project of in six regions of Tanzania; Dodoma, Mwanza, Iringa, Mbeya, Tanga and Morogoro the project was run by Centre for research and Development in collaboration with Africare and Millennium Challenge Account-Tanzania (MCA-T).

VP Projects

AIESEC Tanzania

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2009July 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Vice President Projects in AIESEC Tanzania (LC IFM)
My duties were;
Raising, servicing and retaining partners of AIESEC (learning and financial partners),
Responsible for Brand Aligned media appearance and media partnership for the local chapter as a member of the Executive Board,
Providing and facilitating training on sales, marketing, proposal writing, and customization to all local chapter members of AIESEC.
Fundraising for the organization and coordinating national events, conferences as well as selling AIESEC merchandise. Providing mentorship to the project team,
Fundraising for the project, inviting participants, organizing venue,
Implementation of structure and inducting interns from abroad (across AIESEC networks) to run training programs for the project sessions ( microfinance and entrepreneurship)

Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Deputy Chief Coordinator

      Ujamaa Intellectuals Network
      • Economic Empowerment
      July 2010 present (4 years 3 months)

      •Serves as the deputy Chief coordinator of Ujamaa Intellectuals Network, overseen three departments of the Organization (Volunteerism, Social Affairs and Research and Training Department)
      •Responsible for technical leadership and support to UIN programs in Volunteerism, Social Affairs and Research and Training department.
      •Responsible for organization growth, including proposal development, linkages with government and donors, civil society
      •Represented UIN in different policy dialogues, technical forums and led different joint Task Forces.
      •Responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of organization activities Dar es salaam main office and expansion offices in regions, ensuring coherence and linkages across the different department activities, such as training, conducting research, management forums, UIN members’ welfare, building capacity for UIN Intellectual centers and institutional capacity development of the organisations

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Health
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Social Services

Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Certifications

  • The Age of Sustainable Development

    • Coursera
    • April 2014

Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Languages

  • Swahili

Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Projects

  • Microfinance and Entrepreneurship

    • July 2010 to September 2010

    Giving basic entrepreneurship training to Tanzania youth who are in different youth organization based in Dar es Salaam and who did not get opportunity to go to College and link them to financial institutions for loans and credits to start business.
    Then follow up on the businesses!

Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Skills & Expertise

  1. Website Development
  2. Network Administration
  3. Supervisory Skills
  4. Project Planning
  5. Project Implementation
  6. Project Coordination
  7. Presenting Ideas
  8. Time Management
  9. Event Planning
  10. Supply Chain Management
  11. Customer Relations
  12. Customer Retention
  13. Facilitation skills
  14. Events Organizing
  15. Customer Service
  16. Workshop Facilitation
  17. Leadership
  18. Fundraising
  19. Program Management
  20. Event Management
  21. Data Analysis
  22. Facilitators
  23. Team Leadership
  24. Events Organisation
  25. Marketing
  26. Networking
  27. Project Management
  28. Research
  29. Leadership Development
  30. Organizational Development
  31. Report Writing
  32. Team Management
  33. Teamwork
  34. Proposal Writing
  35. Training

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Jestina Japhet Kimbesa's Education

Institute of Finance Management

Advanced Diploma, Information Technology


Activities and Societies: IFM-Students’ organization: Deputy Minister for campus affairs and accommodation (2009-2010) Ensuring college campus has a conducive environment for the students to sleep, study and to feel safe. IFM-Students’ organization: Principal Secretary for Disciplinary committee(2008-2009) Ensuring that all college regulations are followed by students and that student behave in an ethical manner.

St.Mary's Mazinde Juu Girls secondary school


Activities and Societies: Head prefect for self-reliance department; Coordinating all school projects and overseeing activities undertaken by students in relation to school projects

World Bank Institute

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