Dr. Mary Consolata Ishepe Nandili (PhD)

I am a Public Health Specialist with a Doctorate Degree in Public health; Master of Public Health and Epidemiology degree; Basic Degree in Project Planning and Management; Diploma in Strategic Management and Diploma in Registered Nurse Midwife. Essentially, acquired a wide range of short courses in Leadership and management; International Consultant; Project designer, Planning and Management; Research; Medical emergency and Reproductive health; TB, HIV and AIDS among other short courses. Ascended progressively through the ranks to the top most position in government; as the Director for Nursing and midwifery services; responsible for overseeing Nursing and midwifery profession and the professionals in public, private and mission health facilities. Currently am serving as part-time faculty Lecturer at AHRO International University that is based in Scotland.

I have over 30 years of experience working in the field of Public health, providing overall strategic leadership and governance as well as technical assistance to public, private and mission facilities in various regions; I support in policy formulation and strategies including overseeing implementation of same policies. Wide experience in monitoring and evaluating of projects; determine and support training needs as well as prepare and develop training materials; also ensuring evidence based information is attained through research and surveys to inform policies and guidelines as subject matter for quality practice. Advocating best practices to promote quality health care services through various forums. Chief adviser, furnishing the government on matters related to Nursing and Midwifery Services in the Country; regularly preparing briefs to inform the Cabinet Secretary of Health on current Nursing Midwifery situation in the Country. I appraise the staff and maintain their data base of the country and ensure regulation is adhered to. Experience in developing annual work plan, Ministerial budgets as well as controlling Ministry and donor funding. Participate jointly in planning Ministry activity milestones and indicators in forums. Conversant with designing, planning and coordinating projects and programmes; lead in the preparation of survey tools, supervise research studies, share presentations, prepare and submit final reports to relevant authorities in forums.

Familiar with the operations of UN bodies, line Ministries, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and other NGOs that address health related matters. Working collaboratively with Global fund, PEPFAR, CDC, WHO among other donor funded projects. Consulted for AMREF, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, World Vision Kenya, Family health international, USAID – CDC funded projects among other organizations. Serving as an independent Local and International Consultant in various organizations.