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Tony Iha Kazungu


Contacts: P. O Box 389, 80108, Kilifi. Cell: +254-725-547 006 Email: me@tonyiha.com, Skype: tkazungu


LinkedIn: http://ke.linkedin.com/in/tonyiha/


Brief Profile


Tony is a Software Engineer by profession with over 15 years of experience in ICT, and various skills in Systems Design and Development in Desktop, Web Based and Mobile Applications. He has worked with several Relational Database Management System including Oracle, Microsoft SQL server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL. Tony has worked in different sectors including Health, Civil Society and currently in Food Security sector in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda). Most recently he has been setting up M&E systems for food security programs and Digital Data Migra-tion using Mobile devices. Tony has worked and consulted for various international and local organizations among them Strathmore University, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Pact Inc., Act!, Danya International, MSH, GVEP International, TechnoServe, Viwango, KALRO and Research Solutions Africa. He has experience with different funding agencies including USAID, DFID, CIDA, FORD Foundation, Safaricom, Vodacom and Coca-Cola.


Tony holds a Bachelor in Information System from University of Hertfordshire, and currently pursuing his Master’s program in Applied Computing specializing in Health-Informatics from the University of Nairobi.


Some of the other key strength areas include formal training in Monitoring and Evaluation and Organizational Capaci-ty Assessment and have carried out ICT assessment for 10 National Health related NGO’s. Likewise in his duty of work he has either been seconded to work with or support some government agencies/secretariats as below:


·         Ministry of Health (Kilifi County Hospital) – 9 years

·         Kenya National Aids Control Council – 6 months


·         NGOs Co-ordination Board of Kenya – 2 months

·         Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) - 1 month


·         National Steering Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Management Secretariat (Government of Ken-ya – Office of the President) – 6 months


Key competencies include:

  Ability to analyse complex information systems, work with legacy system and upgrading to higher versions

  Good knowledge and experience in mobile application design, implementation of surveys and data analysis

  Excellent knowledge of CSPro, SPSS, STATA and R Programming and advanced data manipulation skills

  Accomplished in training and capacity building

  Health Informatics Software and Clinical Trial Tools – DHIS2, IQCare, OpenMRS, OpenClinica


  Mobile data collection and design using a variety of tools OpenDataKit (ODK, CommCare, ONA, Taroworks, SurveyCTO, SurveyTOGO, Kobo Toolbox, Formyoula, MIT Appinventor


  PHP, Javascript, HTML/HTML5, XML, Building Web Services, Visual Basic, C#


Work Experience


·         Interim Data Processing Manager: Research Solutions Africa, Feb 2017 – to date


Restructuring of their Data Processing functions and setting up an elaborate process for field data collection, analysis to final archival. Integration of the mobile collection platform (SurveyTOGO) to R and linking it to a MySQL database using API


·         Regional Management Information System Advisor (East Africa): TechnoServe, Jul 2013 – Dec 2016 (3 years 6 months)


Providing support to regular EA project and country-level M&E efforts and lead in developing systems for tracking and reporting the progress of attaining the results of Program M&E Frameworks & link these with reporting to MIS. Migration of all country programs from paper data collection to digital data collection using mobile devices.

·         ICT Officer: Danya International, May 2012 – June 2013 (1 year 4 months)


Conduct ICT Civil Society Organization assessment for 10 National NGOs and capacity build on various ICT and data quality areas requiring improvements. Implementation of M&E tools and developed an Information System for data capturing to track CSO activities and technical assistance given.


·         Database Administrator: Act Change Transform!, December 2010 – April 2012 (1 year 5 months)


Developing of a web based Grants Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Capacity Development database for the Kenyan Civil Society Strengthening Program (KCSSP) needs. Conducted user training for KCSSP staff on the use of the M&E system and build the capacity to over 20 Grantees plus their affiliates on data quality.


·         ICT Data Manager: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Aug 2001 – Nov 2010 (9 years 6 months)


Coordinate unit and other funded research studies. Assist in project planning, and ensures that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed.


Plan, implement, and maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol and ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities


·         IT Assistant/Systems Administrator: Imarika SACCO, Dec. 1999 – Jul. 2001 (1 year 8 months)


·         Systems Programmer: Strathmore University, March 1998 – November 1999 (1 year 9 months)

·         Computer Room Supervisor/Course Assistant: Strathmore University, Feb. 1995 – Sep. 1996 (1 year 8 months)




Education Background


·          University of Nairobi: Master’s Degree, Applied Computing (Health Informatics): Apr. 2016 – Dec. 2017 (Product Design and Entrepreneurship · ICT Project Management · Usability and User Experience · Innovation Studies · ICT for Development (ICT4D) · Advanced Problem Solving Skills and Programming)


·          University of Hertfordshire: BSc, Information Systems, 2007 – 2010


·          Strathmore University: Higher Diploma IMIS (Computer Studies), 1997

·          Strathmore University: Diploma IDPM (Computer Studies), 1995


·          Lenana School: O-Level: 1991– 1994

·          St. Augustine's Preparatory School Kenya: 1982 – 1990





·   The R Programming Environment: Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. Feb. 24, 2017,


·   Results-Based Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation: University of the Witwatersrand, Nov 2016


·   Research Based Data Management and Sharing: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & The University of Edinburg on Coursera, Nov 2016


·   The Data Scientist’s Toolbox: John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Coursera, Dec 2014

·   R Programming: John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Coursera, Dec 2014

·   Initiating and Planning Projects: University of California, Irvine on Coursera, Jun 2016

·   Budgeting and Scheduling Projects: University of California, Irvine on Coursera, Jun 2016


·   Managing Projects Risks and Changes: University of California, Irvine on Coursera, Jun 2016

·   Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making, University of California, Irvine on Coursera, Jun 2016

Papers participated in writing


o    Pilot Study to Assess Acceptability and Feasibility of an Audio Computer-Assisted Self–Interview (ACASI) Method to Investigate Sexual Risk Behaviour in Kilifi-District, Coastal Kenya




Kenya Medical Research (KEMRI), Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast


o    The incidence, aetiology and outcome of acute seizures in children admitted to a rural Kenyan district hospital - BMC Pediatrics 2008, 8:5


Link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/8/5




Kenya Medical Research (KEMRI), Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast


o        Phase II trial of isotonic fluid resuscitation in Kenyan children with severe malnutrition and hypovolaemia Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2973932/



Kenya Medical Research (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust

Study Sponsor: Oxford University


Other Training/Workshops Attended


Jul 2016:                     Hack4Farming, African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Oct 2016:                   Hack4Farming, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Feb 2012:                  Organizational Capacity Assessment Facilitation Skills, Pact Kenya

Mar 2012                   Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning (MERL),

Feb 2011:                  Facilitations Skills, Pact Kenya

July 2009:                  M & E Fundamentals, MENTOR

Jan 2002:                   Information Technology (Trainer of Trainees - TOT) in house course | KEMRI


May 2000:                 Information Technology Seminar, KUSCO Co-operative Training and Programmes





1.       Joy Kolin: Deputy Director, Program Management / Project Director Supervisor Management Sciences for Health, Greater Boston Area | International Affairs/span>


2.       Joel Odemu: Regional M&E Administrator: (East Africa) TechnoServe


3.       David Muturi: Data Platform Support Specialist International Rescue Committee