IGAD-HYCOS Project Management Unit
Mr. Mohamed M. TAWFIK is an Egyptian National with more than forty years of experience in water issues in Africa. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in 1970 from Ain Shams University in Egypt and later obtained a higher Diploma in Hydrology and Water Resources in 1973 from Padova University in Italy.
He has good working experience in water resources and hydrology in the region. During his career, he worked with UN organizations and Regional Institutions under different capcities. He has been working independently with people of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. This offered him a long and thorough experience of working in a multicultural environment and allowed him to be successful in project development and management.
Resource Mobilization was also one of his challenges, to secure funds for water projects in different river/lake basins worldwide with a focus on the WHYCOS projects mainly in Africa. This offered to him the opportunity to deal with high level executives and officials from governments especially in the IGAD region, international organizations, NGOs and other UN bodies. He was selected to head the IGAD-HYCOS as Project Manager in August 2011.
Cell: +254-705-685914 OR +254-736-072980 OR + 41-787197995
Ms. Susan Musandu is a Kenyan national. She is a holder of various national and international qualifications in Secretarial Duties from Adams Arcade Secretarial Academy, Nairobi between 1990 and 1994 and a BA degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Communication Science from University of South Africa in 2006. She recently graduated with an MA in International Policy and Diplomacy from Staffordshire University (UK) in 2011. She has over 20 years experience in Office Administration from both government and corporate sectors in Kenya. She has been the Senior Secretary at the IGAD-HYCOS Project office since November 2011.
Mr BIRUK KEBEDE is an Ethiopian National. He is a professional Hydrologist with M.Sc in Integrated Water resources management. He have a long and diversified experience for over 20 years of professional experience in National and Regional Project-Coordination, Procurement of Consultants as well as Hydrological Instruments, hydrological data collection, Data processing, data analysis, Modelling and Data quality control, instrument installation, inspection and preparation of TOR for water resources projects, and evaluating project documents. In addition he has been actively participating in researches in collaboration with different Universities and institutes. He has been working with different models and hydrological software programs such as HYData, Mike 11, HEC-HMS, Swat, Fewesnet, Arch View GIS, Different statistical tools and Basic Computer. He joined the IGAD-HYCOS project as Hydrologist on 14 October 2013.
Mr. David Kataratambi joined the IGAD-HYCOS Project on 9th September 2013 as Field Hydrologist. He is a Ugandan National and graduated with Ordinary and Higher Diplomas in Civil Engineering from Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo in 1992 and 1996 respectively. He then obtained a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in 2006 from Kyambogo University and later obtained a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering and Management Option) in 2012 from Makerere University.
He has over 14 years of good working experience in hydrological and hydrometric activities with direct use of both modern and traditional equipment. Furthermore, he has experience in construction/civil engineering works and also has the ability to conduct hydrological analyses for various Water Resources Assessments. He was involved in training the staff of NHSs in some IGAD countries in the use and installation of wide range of hydrometric equipment.
Mr Washington Oluoch is a Kenyan National. He joined IGAD - HYCOS Project on 9th September 2013 as an IT/Database Expert. He obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering in 2011 from Kenyatta University, Kenya. Currently he is preparing his M.Sc in data storage, data transmission and Networking (Data Communication) from KCA University. He has over 3 years of good working experience in IT related fields with involvement in database administration and development as well as web page development, management and maintenance. He started working in 2010 with the Institute of Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR). He was responsible for the technical and administration aspects of the institute’s network, database, and website until he joined IGAD-HYCOS Project. He also provided ICT support and training.
He is teaching at many institutions of higher learning like Machakos University College. He was also involved in training participants from IGAD countries in issues related to database and internet. He has good computer skills.
Mr Chris Ngatia Moses is a Kenyan National. He has long experience in driving since 1988. He worked with Kenyan Commercial Bank and on temporary basis with the contractors of the America Embassy on Mombasa road. Additionally, he worked with Zayn Auto garage as operations manager in charge of repairs and service of 4 wheel drive vehicles. He also has experience in driving heavy commercial vehicles. He joined the IGAD-HYCOS Project as a Driver on 1 October 2013.
Cell:+254-722-835663 OR +254-738-909570