Caroline is a passionate advocate for gender equality, financial inclusion, and women empowerment with vast experience in project implementation and management of programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), out of school children (OOSC), youth, and women of reproductive age.
As a member of the Geneva Global Uganda Education Team, Caroline provides technical leadership in the development, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of Geneva Global’s Self-Help Group program. She is instrumental in the management and design of GG-Ug’s broader community empowerment and parental support initiatives oriented around supporting children’s learning at school and at home. This entails primarily the delivery of donor and client supported programs and all other activities managed by GG Uganda as well as the development of new initiatives on behalf of GGI.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Caroline worked with Care International in Uganda and managed the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project (GEWEP). There, she worked on a project that promoted and enhanced gender equality through poverty reduction interventions focused on economic empowerment, psychosocial support, and sexual and reproductive health support. Caroline supported the capacity strengthening of two local implementing partners of the GEWEP, guiding the project to positively impact at least 17,723 women and girls of reproductive age belonging to 625 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA). . Experienced working in both conflict and post-conflict environments, Caroline previously supported a School Feeding Program with the UN-WFP Programme that targeted displaced and host students and families impacted by the Insurgency in Northern Uganda. Caroline also implemented a project for war victims of Northern Uganda, which was funded by Trust Fund for Victims. Caroline holds a Master of Art in Public Administration and Management and a bachelor’s degree in Ethics and Development Studies
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WORK AT GENEVA GLOBAL?
I have a passion for children and community work, and so when I saw the job posting I was excited about the opportunity to continue to make huge contributions to improve the lives of the vulnerable families in Northern Uganda who suffered the effects of the LRA Insurgency. My sister was abducted by rebels on her way to school in 1997; implementing a project that promotes the education that my sister Monica was denied by the LRA is very fulfilling.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
Witnessing dedicated and committed mothers of SHGs share testimonies or stories about the positive impact of SHG in their social and economic lives.