Nzuki Waita
Executive Director

Nzuki has over 20 years of senior management and capacity building experience covering most of sub Saharan Africa, United States and Asia in areas specifically related to  program design and  management; organizational development; institutional and leadership strengthening. He is a subject matter expert in operations management, community mobilization, problem solving and delegation, negotiation, institutional strengthening and, leadership coaching for development.

Prior to joining Human Needs Project, Nzuki was the Kenya Country Coordinator for the Geneva based United Nations agency, International Trade Centre (ITC) managing a 5 year DFID funded initiative called “Supporting India’s Trade & Investment for Africa (SITA)” whose outcome was to improve the competitiveness of select value chains and emerging sectors of five East African countries through the provisions of partnerships from institutions and business from India.

Nzuki has worked for major USAID contractors during his 13 years in the United States including the Academy for Educational Development (AED) and Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), providing technical and management oversight to USAID programs in East & Southern Africa well as post-conflict countries like Iraq, Liberia and Burundi. He also spent 3 years in Mwanza, Tanzania as a McKinsey & Co. Contractor working for Touch Foundation Inc. where he managed a multi-pronged project that sought to strengthen healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa by providing better access to care and improve the quality of local health systems.

As a consultant and trainer, Nzuki has worked with numerous clients representing a diverse array of UN agencies and non-profit development organizations on a national, regional and international level. Nzuki received his Bachelor of Education degree in Economics from Kenyatta University and has an MBA in Management from the Edinburgh Business School in the United Kingdom.