Impact Research & Development Organization

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Prof. Kawango Agot
Director/CEO
Dr. Spala Ohaga
Programs Manager
Public Health and M&E Specialist
Dr. Ohaga Spala Dr. Ohaga is the Deputy Director and Head of Programs Division at IRDO. He is a public health and M&E specialist with about 13 years’ experience in program management, TB, Malaria and HIV programming in the public health sector. Dr. Ohaga joined IRDO in 2008 as the Head of M&E Department, and has held various positions, rising the rank of Deputy Director in 2016. Currently, he oversees the implementation of eight comprehensive HIV, TB and Malaria prevention, care and treatment programs [Tuungane-III, KPIF, GF HIV, GF AYP, GF TCS, Jilinde, GF TB, GF Malaria] spread across 12 counties of Kenya. In addition to program work, Dr. Ohaga has been a Co-Investigator in eight and three [Tumaini T4A, AOB, DiSC, Owete] completed and on-going HIV research studies, respectively. He has published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, as both first author and a co-author. Dr. Ohaga holds PhD and MSc in Medical Entomology and BEd (Science) of Kenyatta University [www.ku.ac.ke], Nairobi Kenya. Before joining IRDO, he was an ARPPIS Scholar at ICIPE [www.icipe.org] Nairobi Kenya.
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Erastus Aroko
Administrator
Dr. Mark Ayallo
Clinical Manager
Erick Oyugi
Finance Manager
BCOM Finance and CPA (K)
Eric is a BCOM (Finance) degree holder, CPA (K) and a registered member of ICPAK, currently undertaking his MA degree at The Nairobi University. He has over 17 years’ experience in financial management, 8 of which have been in senior managerial positions within the NGO sector which include managing funds and reporting to various donors that include CDC and USAID. He is currently head of the Finance department at IRDO with effect from October 2018, with the mission as a department being to add value to the organization through enhanced efficiency in processing financial transactions in compliance with donor guidelines and institutional policies, timely reporting as well as undertaking timely audits both for the organization as well as project specific audits.
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Rael Owira
Human Resource Manager
Risper Bosire
Research Monitor
MA in Project Planning and Management
Risper Bosire is an Internal Research Monitor at Impact-RDO. Her duties includes contributing to the development of and implementation of protocols and informed consents for research studies; monitor research studies to ensure participant safety and compliance with the study protocol, FDA regulations and ICH/GCP Guidelines; develops, reviews, and maintains key study documents to ensure adequate resource and reference documentation among others. She also doubles up as the Regulatory Officer for IRDO research studies where she is tasked with protocol submissions to IRBs, PPD and NACOSTI and maintains the regulatory submission tracker for all research studies. Her interests in research includes bioethics and clinical trial monitoring. Risper holds a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management and Bachelor of Science in Public Health. A registered clinical officer and has a certificate in Clinical Trial Monitoring.
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