Overview

Who We Are

Legally established in Zimbabwe in 2019, Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a non-profit human development organization, registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). Through the United States Government’s Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) funding, ZHI  implemented the Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) and DREAMS projects in various districts across Zimbabwe through a sub award from FHI360 . ZHI is now implementing two USAID-funded projects namely; The Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe Project (ACCE), formerly the Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment Project (ZHCT); and; the Re-Ignite, Innovate, Sustain and Empower (RISE) Project, formerly the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) project.

Vision

The vision of ZHI is to see the populations we serve live with optimal health, well-being, and self-sufficiency.

Mission

Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high-impact, integrated health interventions to the communities we serve, while working with and strengthening existing institutions.

Core Values

Service
Recognising the human and social capital in the communities we work in.
Teamwork
Across disciplines and geographies, within the organization and with our partners.
Accountability
For our work with measuring and reporting at all levels.
Innovation
To meet the evolving needs of our beneficiaries and partners.
Diversity
Mutual respect for diversity in all aspects.

History

Our History

ZHI was established in 2019 by a group of Zimbabweans with the aim of providing local solutions to the human development challenges in the country through harnessing their various skills and expertise. Having successfully managed development projects at FHI360, this group of young visionaries sought to leverage on that unique experience and their strong capacity to establish a sustainable local entity which would continue implementing programs to complement the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ)’s efforts.  ZHI is legally registered as a local non-governmental organization (NGO).

Where we work

Geographic Scope

ZHI is currently implementing the ACCE project in Buhera, Mutasa, Mutare, Makoni , Chipinge, Gokwe South, Kwekwe, Mberengwa and Gweru districts while the RISE project is being implemented in Gwanda, Matobo, Insiza, Beitbridge, Bulilima and Mangwe, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mazowe districts. The map outlines ZHI’s presence in the various geographic locations in Zimbabwe.

Board Of Trustees

Our Board

Chairperson

Mr. Cleopas Chiketa

Cleopas is the chairperson of the Board. He is an accomplished businessman, HR Leader and Business Executive Coach. He currently is the Deputy Director in charge of Human Resources for Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. He is also the founder and Chairman of Dimensions Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Cleopas is the chairperson of the Board. He is an accomplished Business Man ,HR Leader and Business Executive Coach. He currently is the Deputy Director in charge of Human Resources for Reserve Bank and Founder and Chairman of Dimensions Consultants Pvt Ltd . He is the Vice President of the Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe and chairs its Finance , Audit and ICT Committee , a fellow of the Institute of Coaching (USA) and Member of International Coaches Federation (ICF) USA. Cleopas has served variuos Boards including the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) where he served as Director – Membership & Chapters ,Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM) Board and the Chief Learning Officer Intelligence Board . He is a Board Member of Rubiem Innovations , He also sits in the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee as a Commissioner and serves the Africa Executive Coaching Council (AECC) a Pan African body that is an aggregator in the field of Coaching. Cleopas was recognised under the WHO IS WHO OF PROFESSIONALS 2012 Edition by the WHO HISTORICAL SOCIETY USA. He was crowned among 100 Best Global Coaches by World HRD Congress’s World Coaching Congress 2017 | Mumbai India.
Vice Chairman

Dr. Cleophas Chimbetete

Dr Cleophas Chimbetete is an experienced HIV Clinician, Researcher and Trainer. He has over ten years’ experience working with HIV treatment programs. He has trained hundreds of nurses and doctors from Zimbabwe and the region in comprehensive management of HIV infection.

Dr Cleophas Chimbetete is an experienced HIV Clinician, Researcher and Trainer. He has over ten years’ experience working with HIV treatment programs. He has trained hundreds of nurses and doctors from Zimbabwe and the region in comprehensive management of HIV infection. As a researcher, he has co-authored over forty scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. He has recently completed his PhD studies in Global Health from the University of Geneva, Switzerland & Swiss Society of Public Health. His research focus was on HIV drug resistance.
Treasurer

Mr. Steven Mupfurutsa

Steven is a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer for ZHI. He is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) with over 18 years’ experience across a multiplicity of disciplines which include accounting, consulting, audit and investment advisory.

Steven is a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer for ZHI. He is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) with over 18 years’ experience across a multiplicity of disciplines which include accounting, consulting, audit and investment advisory. Steven has been involved in, and obtained wide-ranging experience from the provision of audit, advisory, corporate finance and consulting services to a diverse portfolio of clients. His experience in the donor funded sector include audit and consulting (strategy, monitoring and evaluation) on various programmes funded by USAID, EU, UN, Global Fund and World Bank obtained during his time at Deloitte.

After graduating with an Accounting degree from University of Zimbabwe in 2002, he completed his articles in 2005 and rose through the ranks to Senior Audit Manager in the Audit and Assurance department of Deloitte. During this time, he was seconded to the United States of America and Namibia

He then moved to the Advisory Services on the re-introduction of the service line at Deloitte and accumulated over 9 years of experience in consulting and transaction services such as due diligence reviews, valuations and corporate finance structuring to a diverse portfolio of clients. During this time, he also provided consulting services in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and Tanzania. He is currently the Corporate Finance Executive at Mangwana Capital, an investment advisory and private equity firm.

Steven also holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from University of South Africa (Honours)

Board Member

Mrs. Precious Chakasikwa

Precious Chakasikwa is a lawyer by training, practicing in partnership with other at Kantor Immerman a Harare Based law firm. She has over twenty (20) years’ experience working with various organizations in the development sector. She has a special interest in Family Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law and Human Rights Law.

Precious Chakasikwa is a lawyer by training, practicing in partnership with other at Kantor Immerman a Harare Based law firm.
She has over twenty (20) years’ experience working with various organizations in the development sector. She has a special interest in Family Law, Employment Law,
Administrative Law and Human Rights Law. She sits on various boards ranging from Commercial to Non-Governmental entities.
Board Member

Musa Sibindi

Musa Sibindi is an accomplished human rights champion with 19 years experience of community development and empowerment for minority groups, where she has been recognised for her excellence stamped with a proffessional approach that was recognised by Mega Fest Awards 2019, as the Best Female Director.

Musa Sibindi is an accomplished human rights champion with 19 years experience of community development and empowerment for minority groups, where she has been recognised for her excellence stamped with a proffessional approach that was recognised by Mega Fest Awards 2019, as the Best Female Director.
In leading the Sexual Rights Centre team, Musa has created an SRC brand that is synonymous with bold innovation, and sustainability contributing towards positive transformation in support of the organisation’s mission and goals.
Prior to being the executive director at the Sexual Rights Centre, Musa held a number of increasingly responsible roles in executive and general management with Oxfam and the Matabeleland Aids Council which all posted recognisable feats in programme implementation and management. As an agile manager, she is known for her strong project management skills and her unwavering commitment to positive development and empowerment of marginalised groups within the community and the nation at large.
As a strategist and accessible leader, Musa is known for driving growth and sustainability with expertise in programme design, grant management, MEL and policy analysis. Her skills have ensured that interventions are tailor made to respond to the most vulnerable in the communities and inline with donor requirements and organisational standards.
Musa understands the strategic importance of good collaboration and community mobilisation in civil society to deliver robust and innovative interventions. She understands that the goal for every individual is the full enjoyment of their rights that ensure development that does not leave anyone behind.
Musa earned her MSc in Development Studies from the National University of Science and Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications at the Zimbabwe Open University.
When Musa is not collaborating with stakeholders and ensuring the sustained wellness of every person, she can be seen enjoying quality time with her children, and enjoying perfomantive arts.
Musa believes in finding and nurturing the best in everyone, and it being a starting point of understanding an individual beyond everything that clouds communities, be it sexual identity, gender identity, ethnicity and language, or political idoelogy. She notes that when we refuse them the opportunity to be citizens, we also refuse our world the opportunity to be changed by them.

Management

Top Management

Executive Director

Dr. Taurayi Tafuma

Dr. Tafuma (MBChB, MPH, PGDip M&E) is the Executive Director for ZHI where he serves as the overall team leader providing strategic leadership and technical direction. He is a Public Health Physician, with a wide experience in implementation science, provision of technical support to large scale projects.

Dr. Tafuma (MBChB, MPH, PGDip M&E) is the Executive Director for ZHI where he serves as the overall team leader providing strategic leadership and technical direction. He is a Public Health Physician, with a wide experience in implementation science, provision of technical support to large scale projects, program management and strengthening of health care delivery through public and private health facilities and the community. His work has been focused on integrated reproductive, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Non-Communicable Diseases including the design, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of program strategies, concepts, policies, and projects. As a researcher, he has co-authored and reviewed several scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Tafuma understands USG funding rules and regulations and has provided technical advice to implementing partners (IP’s) and contractors on efficient management of contracts and cooperative agreements to ensure consistency with USG policies and guidance.
Technical Advisor

Don Harbick

Don has over 40 years of experience successfully designing and implementing a wide range of health projects in over 35 countries around the world.

Don has over 40 years of experience successfully designing and implementing a wide range of health projects in over 35 countries around the world. His most recent work included developing and managing over 100 health partnerships between hospitals, universities, and schools of medicine and nursing in the US with similar organizations in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. He has designed and implemented capacity building projects in Nigeria and in the six countries of Southern Africa. Most recently Don served as the Country Director in Zimbabwe for FHI 360 and was an active participant in the founding of ZHI. He has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California Berkeley. Don and his wife live in the USA.
Head Of Finance And Operations

Andrew Chasakara

Andrew Chasakara is a qualified Chartered Accountant, licensed Public Accountant and Tax Practitioner. He holds MBA (Finance). Andrew is a renowned financial expert with over 15 years’ experience.

Andrew Chasakara is a qualified Chartered Accountant, licensed Public Accountant and Tax Practitioner. He holds MBA (Finance). Andrew is a renowned financial expert with over 15 years’ experience. He brings extensive wealth of knowledge on USAID-funded projects in areas of financial reporting, budgeting, tax, audits, grants management and USAID rules and regulations. As the Head of Finance & Operations, Andrew provides strategic leadership to the organization and support the Executive Director in decision making on both financial and operational matters across all projects under ZHI portfolio. Andrew has both international and regional footprint. Prior to joining ZHI, Andrew was the Finance and Operations Director for FHI360, other positions held; Regional Financial Analyst with FHI360 South Africa supporting Botswana, Rwanda, Kenya & South Africa; Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs for REPSSI responsible for Eastern and Southern African countries; Associate Director- Finance & Operations with NASTAD South Africa and ActionAid in UK.
Head of Compliance, Contracts and Grants (CCG)

Robinson Gezimati

Robinson is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and Development Finance Practitioner with extensive experience in the NGO sector, having managed several multimillion-dollar awards for both local and international organizations.

Robinson is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and Development Finance Practitioner with extensive experience in the NGO sector, having managed several multimillion-dollar awards for both local and international organizations. With a very deep understanding of the USG funding rules and regulations, Robinson has managed both contracts and cooperative agreements for various USG-funded projects in Zimbabwe. He is currently the team leader in the Compliance, Contracts and Grants (CCG) unit for ZHI where he is responsible for providing oversight to award management and ensuring compliance. Robinson is a Chartered Accountant (CA) who holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance, a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and various other professional qualifications in accounting, finance and risk management.
Human Resources Director

Gilbert Chete

Gilbert is a qualified HR practitioner with vast experience in Human Resources Management across various sectors including but not limited to telecommunications, mining, and non-governmental organizations.

Gilbert is a qualified HR practitioner with vast experience in Human Resources Management across various sectors including but not limited to telecommunications, mining, and non-governmental organizations. He is currently responsible for leading the Human Resources (HR) department for Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI). Prior to joining ZHI, Gilbert has worked for several leading local and international organizations. He is a holder of a Master of Commerce Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, a Bsc. Honors Degree in Human Resources Management, a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ) and a Certificate in Safety Health and Environmental Management.

ACCE Project

Chief Of Party - ACCE Project

Dr Tichaona Nyamundaya

Dr Tichaona Nyamundaya is an experienced health professional, with over fifteen years of experience designing, implementing HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment projects and collaborating with varied stakeholders to develop national policies, strategies, guidelines, and tools for ART, MNCH integration, and TB control.

Dr Tichaona Nyamundaya is an experienced health professional, with over fifteen years of experience designing, implementing HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment projects and collaborating with varied stakeholders to develop national policies, strategies, guidelines, and tools for ART, MNCH integration, and TB control.

He has been responsible for pioneering piloting and scaling-up ART in the public sector in Zimbabwe. He has been instrumental in rapidly rolling out of WHO guidelines and ensuring access to lifesaving ART at primary health level through decentralization of HIV care and treatment to lower levels including differentiated service delivery models. He was also responsible for strengthening community linkages through the development and rollout of the tracking and tracing standard operating procedures to ensure retention in care and treatment. Currently, he is supporting the MOHCC to pilot AHD packages of care including decentralization and task shifting of TB LAM, CrAg, and Omega VISITECT CD4 testing at primary level health level by non-laboratory personnel.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree and Masters in Public Health from the University of Zimbabwe and has attended numerous trainings to build his competencies in HIV/AIDS commodities and clinical management, quality improvement, and operations research.

Deputy Chief Of Party (DCOP)/Director - Community Linkages: ACCE Project

Auxilia Muchedzi

Auxilia is a Public health Specialist with more than 13 years of progressive experience in designing,implementing, and managing public health programs in Zimbabwe.

Auxilia is a Public health Specialist with more than 13 years of progressive experience in designing,implementing, and managing public health programs in Zimbabwe. Auxilia has knowledge of the health system and the HIV epidemic in resource limited setting obtained from working for both national and NGO HIV programs. She holds a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. She was the COP for the PEPFAR/USAID supported Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) project where she was providing oversight to the project. In addition, she also has prior experience in
implementing HIV programs that were funded through USAID (12million), UNITAID
(5million), Child Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) (45million) and Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation. Prior to her current position, Auxilia was the DCOP and Senior Technical Advisor
for the same project where she assisted the COP in providing technical leadership in the design
and implementation of the project according to the industry best practices that were tailored to
suit the local context. In addition, she has prior experience in implementing HIV programs that
were funded by USAID when she was employed at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in various senior roles.
Technical Director- ACCE

Tafadzwa Priscilla Sibanda

Tafadzwa Priscilla Sibanda is a public health Specialist with the requisite academic qualifications, and a wealth of experience acquired in more than a decade from working at almost all the different levels of care in the public health sector in Zimbabwe with both the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and the Non-Governmental Organization sector.

Tafadzwa Priscilla Sibanda is a public health Specialist with the requisite academic qualifications, and a wealth of experience acquired in more than a decade from working at almost all the different levels of care in the public health sector in Zimbabwe with both the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and the Non-Governmental Organization sector. She is a visionary and results oriented leader with abilities to organize, build teams, motivate and delegate within multi-disciplinary teams. She has served in managerial roles over the past ten years with the greater part of her work involving management of HIV/ TB / Maternal and Sexual Reproductive Health programs. Tafadzwa is passionate about providing patient centered high quality care to People living with HIV.

In her last assignment she served as the National Medical Director for AHF Zimbabwe and led the team that supported the MOHCC ATP in the establishment of Centers of Excellence for HIV Prevention care and Treatment within the public health sector in Zimbabwe with emphasis placed on providing comprehensive integrated care under one shop. Tafadzwa is very good at networking and has collaborated with Ministry of Health and Child Care representatives as well as other partners including PEPFAR implementing partners working in HIV programming to improve the care of PLHIV through implementation of quality improvement initiatives in areas such as TB Preventive Therapy, scaling up Viral load testing, management of PLHIV failing second line antiretroviral therapy to name just a few. She has also serves in a number of National HIV Care and Treatment Technical working Groups (TWG) including Third Line ART TWG, Advanced HIV Disease TWG and Differentiated Service Delivery TWG.

Tafadzwa is is very passionate about local use of routinely available data for strengthening quality of both clinical care and programme performance and is actively involved in operations research with a number of presentations at national and international conferences as well as publications in peer reviewed journals. She also sits in the Zimbabwe HIV Clinicians Society committee which is an active organization with technical advisory roles to the MOHCC as well as training roles to clinicians across the country.

RISE Project

Chief Of Party-Rise Project

Dominica Dhakwa

Dominica; an exceptional development practitioner with a masters’ degree in development management, BSc Public Administration and PMD Pro; has vast project management experience that spans over 21 years in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Dominica; an exceptional development practitioner with a masters’ degree in development management, BSc Public Administration and PMD Pro; has vast project management experience that spans over 21 years in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe. She brings a wealth of management and technical expertise where she progressively directed and led large complex USG-funded projects. Dominica has led successful teams at national, provincial and district levels; intertwined with excellent organization representation, and outstanding networking and relationship building skills. She was the Project Director of the DREAMS project under FHI360. Dominica will oversee all aspects of the RISE project, including programmatic and/or technical, and finance and administration activities as the COP.
Financial Management And Operations Director-Rise

George Mutseyekwa

George Mutseyekwa is joining ZHI as a for RISE. He is a highly experienced finance and operations professional who has worked in the development and financial sectors for over 15 years.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR-RISE
George Mutseyekwa is joining ZHI as a for RISE. He is a highly experienced finance and operations professional who has worked in the development and financial sectors for over 15 years. Over the years he has acquired in depth knowledge and key skills in leadership, budget management, setting up internal controls, financial policies, and procedures. He has extensive financial management experience, navigating fluid and challenging operating contexts and managing complex projects and donor relations with multiple key donors, including USAID, PEPFAR, BHA, FFP, ECHO, FAO and UN.

George is a qualified accountant who holds a Master of Commerce in Accounting Degree as well as a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. He is also a holder of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSAZ) qualifications.

Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning (MEL) Advisor-Rise

Mr Mafaune Haurovi William

Mr Mafaune Haurovi William is a public health specialist with over 16 years’ experience undertaking implementation research, strategic information evaluation, and behaviour change communication programming to increase coverage and uptake of health services.

Mr Mafaune Haurovi William is a public health specialist with over 16 years’ experience undertaking implementation research, strategic information evaluation, and behaviour change communication programming to increase coverage and uptake of health services. His work has been focused on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, paediatric HIV, malaria prevention and control. Mr Mafaune will be leading the monitoring evaluation and learning activities for the Re-Ignite, Innovate, Sustain Evidence Based Interventions for HIV Prevention (RISE) program. He brings a wealth of experience in designing and implementing systems to ensure appropriate tracking and assessment of project activities. He has vast experience working with communities, adolescent girls and young women, key populations, donors, and government. As a researcher he has several scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Master of Public Health (Field Epidemiology Training Program) degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Mr Mafaune has a good understanding of the United States of America (USG) and Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) funding rules and regulations.