Swaziland

Staff

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Peace Corps Swaziland Staff in 2017

Glenda Green, Country Director (CD)

The Country Director has overall responsibility for the country program, including strategic planning and Swazi government relations at all levels.  The CD is the final authority on all programming, budget, staffing, and policy and procedural issues. The CD provides staff with programming, training and administrative guidance, and visits Volunteer sites and participates in all training events to assess assignments and programs and to support and encourage a strong Peace Corps Swaziland presence.

Executive Assistant/Communications - Vacant

Responsible for the Country Director's calendar by scheduling all appointments, filing, covering the front desk, updating sharepoint on staff absences, monitoring staff's annual leave balances, taking care of Volunteer packages, making sure time sheets are submitted in time among many other office duties.

Martha Stevermer, Director of Management and Operations (DMO)

The DMO is responsible for all operational, financial, and logistical functions of Peace Corps Swaziland, including budgeting, contracts, human resources staff management, property management, allowance payments, reimbursements, and various types of Volunteer support.

Thandi Mkhabela, Volunteer Support Specialist (VSS)

The VSS provides administrative and technical support to Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and partners related to the youth development and health projects of Peace Corps Swaziland.

Musa Malaza, Programming and Training Manager (PTM)

The PTM coordinates all programming activities (projects and work) and training sessions at Peace Corps Swaziland. Additionally, the PTM designs and delivers training in collaboration with the Training Managers and Training Assistants.  The PTM serves as the primary point of contact for Programming and Training issues with Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Pamela Mhlanga, Program Manager Community Health

Amelita Munroe, Program Manager Youth Development

Khombisile Gumedze, Program Manager Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)

The Program Manger is responsible for implementing sound programming and providing direct Volunteer support and supervision to her technical sector. She is in charge of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with the agencies to which Volunteers are assigned. Over the two years of Peace Corps service the Volunteers will have the most contact with their Program Manager. She determines what type of trainees Peace Corps Swaziland should request, researches and selects viable and safe Volunteer sites, and monitors the progress of each Volunteer in his/her sector.

Carol Mshabayiwa, Programming and Training Assistant Health

Makhosazana (Khosi) Malinga, Programming and Training Assistant Youth

The Programming Assistant assists the Program Managers in planning, management and implementation of all programming, project and training activities for Volunteers. This position coordinates health and youth development technical training and PEPFAR activities at Peace Corps Swaziland. This includes leading workshops, advising/counseling Volunteers, training counterparts, Volunteers and staff and coordinating the monitoring and evaluation data for grant funding.

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator - Vacant

Yemi Oshodi, Programming and Volunteer Support Officer (PVSO)

Mfanafuthi Vilakati, Safety and Security Manager (SSM)

The SSM coordinates efforts by the post to provide timely and effective safety and security support to Volunteers.  The SSM is responsible for giving comprehensive safety and security training to Volunteers throughout their service.  The SSM duties also include receiving and reporting crime incidents to the local police and making follow ups thereafter. The SSM also does regular updates of the Peace Corps Swaziland Emergency Action Plan and gives training on it to both Volunteers and Staff. SSM is also directly involved in site selection and visits each site to asses it before a Volunteer is placed there.  They are the main safety and security point of contact for Volunteers. 

Frances Pang, MD, Medical Officer (PCMO)

The Medical Officer ensures that volunteers receive adequate medical care whenever necessary.  The PCMO helps to inspect housing, provides recommendations related to health and sanitation, and leads training sessions regarding personal health and wellness.

Anne Borel, RN, Medical Officer (Part-time)

The Peace Corps Medical Contractors are responsible for establishing and managing the in-country Volunteer Health Support Program, as well as assisting in the provision of a wide range of medical services to Volunteers and Trainees.

Nelsiwe Hlophe, Medical Secretary

Assist with prescriptions refill and other medical tasks/IT back up duties

Bongani Shiba, Training Manager (TM)

The Training Manager is responsible for coordination, management, and implementation of all PC/Swaziland training events including Pre-Service Training and In-Service Training. They ensure that training activities meet the overall goals and needs of Peace Corps Swaziland program. They also oversee all Volunteer language training.

Simphiwe Fakudze, Language and Culture Coordinator (LCC)

The LCC is responsible for providing Post and PCVs with information related to local customs and language in Swaziland. The LCC plays a major role in PST and other PCV training's by planning language and culture lessons, supervising and training language trainers, and assessing PCV language acquisitions during Pre-Service Training (PST). The LCC conducts language site visits to new PCVs, trains PCV language tutors, and assists the Training Manager as needed.

Sidzelile Manyatsi, Cashier

The Cashier serves as assistant to the Director of Management and Operations in a variety of administrative tasks specifically in cashiering operations, serving as the administrative unit liaison person for all payment and advances made by Peace Corps Swaziland to Volunteers, Trainees, staff and vendors. The Cashier also assists with Inventory Management and Volunteer Living Allowance payments.

Phindile Gololo, Financial Assistant (FA)

The Financial Assistant supports the Director of Management and Operations in a variety of administrative, financial, and logistical tasks, including: budget analysis, voucher payments, procurement, Pre-Service and In-Service Training expenditures, readjustment allowance payments, staff travel, Volunteer medevacs, emergency and Close of Service travel. The FA is also a contracting officer for Peace Corps Swaziland.

Lungile Dlamini, Financial Administrative Assistant

Thulisile Bhembe, General Services Manager (GSM)

The GSM manages Peace Corps property and facilities. The GSM also coordinates procurement, contracts, and vendors doing business with Peace Corps Swaziland. In addition, she oversees the work of the General Service Assistant.

Bongani Ndzabandzaba, General Services Assistant (GSA)

The GSA overseas the motor pool unit at Peace Corps Swaziland and assists the GSM with procurement activities. In addition, he coordinates the work of the Driver/Clerk and Drivers.

Elliot Luhlanga, IT Specialist (ITS)

The ITS maintains all Peace Corps Swaziland computer systems and other information technology equipment. The IT Specialist provides training and support to all staff members who use information technology and ensures that these technologies are properly protected and used in accordance with Peace Corps guidelines.

Norman Thwala, Driver

The Driver/Clerk and Drivers ensure that vehicles and Peace Corps properties are well maintained, Volunteer and staff mail is delivered, and daily errands are conducted.

Mazwi Ngcamphalala, Driver

The Driver/Clerk and Drivers ensure that vehicles and Peace Corps properties are well maintained, Volunteer and staff mail is delivered, and daily errands are conducted.

Malungisa Dlamini, Driver

The Driver/Clerk and Drivers ensure that vehicles and Peace Corps properties are well maintained, Volunteer and staff mail is delivered, and daily errands are conducted.

Norman (Banele) Mdziniso, Driver/Clerk

The Driver/Clerk and Drivers ensure that vehicles and Peace Corps properties are well maintained, Volunteer and staff mail is delivered, and daily errands are conducted.

Sipho Sydney Mbhamali, Driver/Clerk/PST Logistics

The Driver/Clerk and Drivers ensure that vehicles and Peace Corps properties are well maintained, Volunteer and staff mail is delivered, and daily errands are conducted as well as supporting with Pre-Service training planning, property and logistics at training facility.