As Director of Operations at The Girl Generation, Richard Otieno oversees the management of human resources, program finances and contracts in order to ensure efficient and high-quality Programme delivery across the focal countries. He is a program and operations management specialist with 15 years’ experience in managing teams to ensure efficient delivery of high quality integrated programmes including: Child Protection, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), HIV & AIDS, Education, Livelihood, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Governance and Gender.
Richard has extensive experience in program development, resource mobilization, program design, implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning. Richard augments to the team vast experience in international development practice including proposal development and management of major donor funded projects supported by USAID, AUSAID, DFID, European Commission (EC) and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has worked for major international NGOs including the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Plan International, ChildFund Kenya, Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service (Kenya/Sudan Programme) and World Vision Kenya in different capacities including Regional Projects Manager, Area Manager, Strategic Advisor, Programme Manager and M&E Coordinator. He has provided management and technical support to African and European countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Bulgaria, Netherlands and the UK.
A highly motivated result oriented and systems focused international development professional, Richard Otieno is passionate about girl child and women empowerment and transformational development which enables vulnerable populations to realize their full potential in development outcomes. He is currently finalizing his PhD in Planning at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya. His Thesis is in Integrated Ecotourism Resources Management as a Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Project Planning & Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, both from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.