Edward Sembidde Mwebaze
Edward is a Humanitarian and Program Management Specialist with over 23 years of experience in planning and management of humanitarian and development projects with several International and National NGOs. Result-oriented and passionate about protection of the most vulnerable persons, Edward is driven by the desire to empower others to realize their rights.
Prior to working at Oxfam, Edward worked as a Senior Field Program Manager for Save the Children UK in South Sudan’s East Equatoria State in Kapoeta. Until then he had served as a Program Coordinator for MERLIN Kenya’s Turkana Emergency portfolio; the Emergency and Rehabilitation Sector Manager for CARE International in Uganda; and Program Coordinator, Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Northern Uganda, Save the Children in Uganda. He had earlier, for six years, served as a Project Development Officer for TASO Uganda, an HIV and AIDS prevention and Care Organisation.
Edward currently manages Oxfam’s Humanitarian Program portfolio in Uganda that involves delivery of WASH, Livelihoods support and Protection assistance to South Sudan Refugees and host communities. He has also led Oxfam’s initiative to empower local and national humanitarian actors, enabling them to develop capacities, gain access to humanitarian space, and have their voices heard by national Government and Global Actors and donors. Outside the NGO employment field, Edward has led and delivered major private consultancy assignments in protection of women and children as well as in design and management of humanitarian and development initiatives.
Edward holds a Master’s Degree in Social Sector Planning and Management from Makerere University; a Post-Graduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands; a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (Upper Second Class) of Makerere University; and various professional certificates.