Impact Research & Development Organization

Program Technical Advisors

Redempter Odeny
TA - Strategic Information
MSc Public Health
Redempter holds a Masters degree in Public Health and Community Development (Epidemiology) of Maseno University. She is currently the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Impact Research and Development Organization. She holds a BEd. (Science) of Egerton University. She has also undertaken a certificate course in Statistics by University of Reading (UK) - coordinated by Maseno University, and other short courses in M&E.
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Sylviah Rachieng
Technical Advisor - Dreams
MSc Project Planning and Management
Sylviah holds a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management and a Bsc in Drama and Theatre Studies both from Maseno University. She is currently the Technical Advisor of the DREAMS program based in Siaya County. She has served IRDO in many capacities on the confidence of her more than 10 years experience working in the HIV/AIDS field in both Research and Programs. Sylviah has coordinated activities in the capacity of MARPs coordinator, TA Fisher Folks, IEC/BCC coordinator among others . She also coordinated the TASCO study in Homabay County . She has experience in the design, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/programs and an excellent track record working in Adolescent Reproductive Health programs with both I choose Life Kenya and Tuungane Youth Project under IRDO. She successfully coordinated outreach activities targeting in- school youth involved in the design of age appropriate messages, through IEC materials, stage plays, and essay writing competitions. Sylviah has also served successfully as a project coordinator where she coordinated and ensured a smooth running of program activities in Rongo, Uriri and Awendo districts.
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Caleb Owino
Senior Technical Advisor - KPIF
MSc Health Systems Management
Caleb is the Senior Technical Advisor for the Key Population Implementation Fund (KPIF) Project. He is a clinical, social and community health development specialist with more than seven years of experience in management of health programs, community organization, and coordination of service delivery as well as technical support in prevention, care and treatment and youth programs implementation. Caleb joined IRDO in 2019 in his current capacity which is to coordinate the implementation of, and provide oversight, technical leadership and technical assistance to ensure KPIF meets its core objectives to sixteen (16) KP implementing partners who are sub awardees of the KPIF grant that is funded by The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through center for disease control (CDC) in 15 counties of Kenya. Caleb is a Master of Science student in Health Systems Management at Mt Kenya University (mku.ac.ke), holds a BA in Sociology from Maseno University (maseno.ac.ke), a Diploma in Clinical Medicine( kmtc.ac.ke) and various certificates leading to expertise in HIV prevention, care and treatment, clinical and social related projects.
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Florence Fanny
Technical Advisor - Fisher Folks/GBV
BA Psychology
Florence joined IRDO in 2005 as a Community Health Educator during PEPFAR 1 and has held various positions in different projects rising the rank of a Technical Advisor DREAMS in 2018, currently TA Fisher folk and EBIs. Florence is a Nurse and holds a Diploma in Project Planning and Development of Premese Africa. In addition, she has undergone numerous professional trainings in GBV, TOT in EBIs, TOT Primary Health Care, Trauma counselling from LVCT &a certificate Psychological counseling from Kenya institute of Professional counselors & UoN currently undertaking BA in Psychology (Kenyatta University (www.ku.ac.ke). Before joining IRDO, she had worked with KEMRI/University of Pittsburgh ,Severe Malaria Project as a Study Nurse, Agha khan Hospital Kisumu as a Nurse and represented QA/QC nursing services in Paediatric, CARE Kenya as Field officer Early Child hood Development Program.
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Rose Oyoo
Technical Advisor - HTS
BA in Psychology
Ms. Oyoo holds Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Egerton University. She is currently HTC Coordinator for Community-Based HTC at IRDO and a member of QA/QC for PITC and Linkages in VMMC. Rose also holds Higher National Diploma in Psychological Counseling of Kenya Association of Professional Counseling (KAPC) & Diploma in Community Health and Development of Premese Africa. In addition, she has undergone numerous professional trainings in HTC, TOT in HIV related courses, Supervision and Respect-K. Rose has worked with IRDO from 2004 during the onset of PEPFAR 1 to-date, before joining IRDO, she had worked with KEMRI/CDC as an HTC Counselor in charge of mobile VCT for a period of two years.
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Gordon Okelo
Technical Advisor - Care and Treatment
BA Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Gordon Okello holds a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Kenya Medical Training College. He is ongoing with his Bachelor degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery in Kisii University School of Health Sciences. Gordon is currently the Coordinator of Key Populations and Care and Treatment services. Before his ascent to the position, he was the Site Coordinator for GF HIV Key Population Project implemented by IRDO where he worked from July 2013 to January 2018. He transitioned to T3 Key Population/Care and Treatment coordination role from February 2018 to date. In addition, he has undertaken numerous professional trainings including obstetric ultrasound, Voluntary male medical circumcision, HIV Program Quality Improvement by IPHDC in collaboration with KRCS, TOT in Key Population and GBV. He has also secured e-learning courses in Gender & Sexual Reproductive Health, PMTCT, HIV stigma & Discrimination by Global Health eLearning Centre.
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Stephene J. Ojowi
Technical Advisor - Key Populations
Dip Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Stephen Ojowi takes lead of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) & Key Populations (KP) Departments at Impact Research and Development Organization. Stephen has hands-on experience on Key populations programming for over 5 years and quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) for 7 years. Stephen is a ToT on Quality Assurance and Quality Control by World Health Organization. Stephen is also A ToT in provision of key populations friendly service for health care workers as well as Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC). He holds a Diploma in clinical medicine and surgery with trainings and experience on leadership and Management and MAT provision to People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs). He is a member of National KP TWG Subcommittee on advocacy and Harm reduction under NASCOP.
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