Ms Munya Mandipaza
Acting Executive Director
Munya Mandipaza is the Deputy Director- Programmes for INERELA+ with a professional background in development studies. Since graduating from the University Of Zimbabwe and earning a degree in Social Sciences and a Masters in Development Studies. Her diverse career spans over 16 years of experience working extensively with alliances, networks and leading Christian International Development NGOs globally, where she held a number of senior management positions. She joined INERELA+ in 2019 and is privileged to draw on her diverse experience and unique skill set to lead the organisation strategically.
Munya is results driven and ensures organisational growth, maximising operational excellence, delivering financial performance and partnerships building. She most recently held a Deputy Director position with Isibani Sethemba “Light of Hope” where she spearheaded the overhaul of various departments increasing growth and productivity. Being a long time champion of youth work and women’s rights she is affiliated with several organizations devoted to education, child protection, gender equality, youth and women’s empowerment. Munya is inspired by the opportunity to tell the story of the interfaith network’s collective impact to the globe and its partners.
Mr Bobo Chazireni
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor
As the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor for INERELA+ Bobo Chazireni 16 years of development work and hands-on experience across different types of organisations. Over the years Bobo Chazireni implemented processes in 24 African countries. The implementation included large data sets, outcomes, results, and activities that required complex analysis, design, and execution of set programmes and global objectives.
He led the Palladium Monitoring Evaluation and Learning portfolio as the Head of MEL who oversaw several projects which included Agriculture, Construction, Environment, Business, Health, and Finance. The role included evaluating grant proposals, training grantees on the Logical Framework so as to measure the success of their projects. He coached grantees on the use of Monitoring and Evaluation as a tool for project management. Bobo was also responsible for evaluating and approving grantees’ midterm and project completion reports. The training involved workshops of 20 M&E Officers being trained on the log frame, how to evaluate, assess performance, and effective report writing of projects. Because of the M&E support, continuous learning, and assessments, the majority of M&E personnel easily achieved evaluated projects in time, attracting further funding.
Bobo Chazireni also worked as M&E Advisor at PEN South Africa, a non-profit organisation focusing on vulnerable children, teens, the elderly, homeless people, sex workers, drug addicts, and every other person through accommodation, food, clothing, self-help projects, rehabilitation, family reunions, and spiritual education to reconnect people with God. His role as Head of Growth overseeing M&E and Marketing was to capacitate M&E personnel, grantees on business development, project management, and the use of M&E as a project management tool. The position also involved carrying out baseline surveys, outcome studies, longitudinal assessments, completion of the MEF, MTR and ETR reports.
As a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager with BYCDI Consultancy he was tasked with overseeing the M&E function for five NGOs that implement projects in the SADC region. This role included advisory support on the M&E strategy, reporting, case study development, project evaluations and assessment, MTR and ETR reporting, training, and coaching Monitoring and Evaluation Officers internally and field projects.
Bobo Chazireni is a holder of a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the Durban University of Science and Technology; Master of Business Administration; BSC Information Systems; Certification in M&E and Project Management; Certification in Humanitarian Community Development and Project management. He brings unique analytical, case study development; research and report writing, workshop facilitation; strategy and policy formulation; training/coaching skills.
Mr Calvin Mashate
Senior Finance and Compliance Officer
Calvin Mashate has an extensive experience spanning over fifteen years in finance, administration, risk control and compliance mainly in the non-profit sector. Calvin Mashate is an astute hands-on, goal and result oriented professional with a passion for excellence. Calvin believes the sky is endless and so is his potential and zeal to do better. He is a good communicator and a team player. Calvin is the Senior Finance & Compliance Officer for INERELA+. He has a good resume proving impressive career achievements. He is a member of the Southern Africa Association of Accountants.
MR Thabo Sibiya
Thabo Sibiya is the Projects Coordinator of INERELA+ since the 16th of February 2022 who was born and raised in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. He is an experienced Project Manager with demonstrated history of working in development sector in the Region. Thabo holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Limpopo (South Africa) and a Masters is Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from the University College Dublin (Ireland).
Over the years he has played a pivotal role as Project Manager for Enterprise Ireland (EI), Trade and Development agency of the government of Ireland where he worked across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa through EI offices in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.It is through Enterprise Ireland that he improved food security and small scale farmers resilience through increase and diversification of the agricultural production. He also supported vulnerable people to overcome emergencies by guaranteeing a life with dignity, opportunities and a better future through agriculture, resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction Projects
He also worked as Operations Manager for one of the few black-owned metering management companies in South Africa. During his stint as an independent Agricultural Consultant Thabo successfully supported and empowered rural cooparatives and smallholder farmers to source and manage funds; forge strong partnerships with buyers, processors,local leadership, government, institutional and private sponsors. He was also responsible for collecting data, analysing results and preparing reports for wide circulation.
Thabo has passion for social justice and rural development and he is capable of winning over the hearts and minds of local communities and underserved populations. He is knowladgeable about climate change and understanding of working and developing projects in rural and disadavantaged communities. Thabo has great interpersonal skills displayed by his calmness, diplomacy, self-control and respect for values. He is sensitive and adaptable to cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age differences.
Ms Madu Setlogelo
Madu joined INERELA+ in March 2021 as an Office Coordinator. With over seven years of administrative experience in professional office coordination, accounting, and a track record of strong performance in fast paced vibrant atmosphere, Madu skilfully coordinates administrative duties for her colleagues at INERELA+. She is responsible for overall coordination of a broad range of services that allow the organization to operate efficiently. Madu is equipped with the exceptional ability to facilitate aspects of internal and external communications, support to the day to day administrative and operational functions by collaborating with staff at different levels of the organisation. As the Office Coordinator delivering outstanding client service is an essential part of a day’s work for her. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organisational skills for the smooth running of operations in a busy work environment. She previously worked as an Administrator for Taal Net Group of Schools where she was responsible for responsible for scheduling meetings, taking minutes, filing, procurement and handling of client enquiries.
Madu completed her matric studies at Luthuli High School and continued her education in the field of Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources Management, and Project Management. She also did a course in HIV/AIDS- Awareness & Prevention. She is an active church volunteer at her church.
Ms Ntokozo Patricia Sibiya
Finance and Administrative Assistant
Ms. Nontokozo Patricia Sibiya joined INERELA+ in 2012 as the office assistant. She has a significant experience around the work of INERELA +. She is dedicated to her work and always goes an extra mile to achieve best results. Ntokozo recently graduated from the University of South Africa, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Intermediate and Senior phase where she majored with Psychology. She now holds the Finance and Admin assistant position at INERELA+.