Our team

Our team

Austin Kayanda – National Director

Austin oversees the administration and operations of the institution to ensure compliance with best practices and standards. He also acts as the liaison between secretariat and the board and is the secretary of the MISA Zambia Board.

Jane Chirwa – Programmes Manager

Jane’s role is to coordinate teams working on various projects. She is responsible for resource mobilisation, planning and governance and for overseeing the successful delivery of all projects undertaken by the organisation including oversight of any risks and issues arising. Her role is crucial as she is creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum.

Brian Chanakila – Finance and Administration Officer

Brian’s role involves providing financial and administrative support to the organisation, its stakeholders and clients. He is also in charge of the financial health of the organisation by administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements.

Thomas Zulu – Programmes Officer

Thomas is the primary person responsible for programme implementation.  He plans activities to achieve the programme objectives, executes activities, monitors and reports progress of the programmes.  He takes the necessary actions to keep projects on target on a day-to-day basis.  He is also responsible for managing the project budgets and ensuring that they achieve their objectives within the funds available and timeline.

Kasuba Mulenga – Assistant Accountant

Kasuba’s duties range from helping to prepare financial statements and accounts, budgeting, managing ledgers, completing bookkeeping and also handles other finance-related matters.  She works hand in hand with the Finance and Administration Officer to keep the financial engine of the organisation ticking over. She also does administrative work for the organisation.

Austine Sitali – Assistant Programmes Officer

Austine’s roles are those of support to the Programmes Officer. He is responsible for performing research, providing technical support, documentation of programmes and processes; arranging materials, equipments, and other resources; communicating programme objectives, supporting programme activities and evaluating programme effectiveness.

Margaret Kabuswe – Assistant Programmes Officer

Margaret’s roles are those of support to the Programmes Officer. She is responsible for performing research, providing technical support, documentation of programmes and processes; arranging materials, management of events, equipments, and other resources; communicating programme objectives, supporting programme activities and evaluating programme effectiveness.

Maureen Bwalya – Assistant Programmes Officer

Maureen’s roles are those of support to the Programmes Officer. She is responsible for performing research, providing technical support, documentation of programmes and processes; arranging materials, management of events, equipments, and other resources; communicating programme objectives, supporting programme activities and evaluating programme effectiveness.

Ryan Chazanga – Driver

He is responsible for delivering packages to clients in a timely manner, driving staff to their activity sites, carrying out vehicle maintenance checks, ensuring that vehicles have sufficient fuel and are always ready for use, among other duties.

Chrispine Bwalya – Office Orderly

Chrispine ensures the cleanliness of offices and diligently performs a variety of support office duties that may be required.   He assists with filing of documents, communications, and give support in supplies and basic office services. Chrispine is also responsible for preparing beverages at the office for meetings to ensure a high standard of hospitality.

Iness Phiri – Security Officer

Iness maintains safe and secure environment for clients and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. She is responsible for permitting entry into the premises of the organisation. She prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities and restraining trespassers. She also assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the office premises.