Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Local Capacity Strengthening
Wawira Munyi is a Senior Principal Technical Advisor in Local Capacity Strengthening at MSH, with 15 years of experience in health system strengthening and capacity strengthening (CS) of health teams in leadership, management, and governance in Africa. Most recently, she was the Kenya Country Project Director for MSH’s USAID-funded Health Systems for TB (HS4TB) project. Previously, she led MSH’s USAID-funded Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Kenya and was instrumental in strengthening the capacity of local institutions, such as the Kenya Medical Training College, and institutionalizing MSH’s CS tools and approaches. As a Senior Regional Program Manager, she led the implementation of MSH’s CDC-funded Building Capacity for National Public Health Institutes (CDC NPHI) project in the East African region, during which a permanent Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) was established in Rwanda. She has also provided managerial oversight and facilitation of the Leading and Managing for Results in Pandemics Program (LMRP), strengthening public health emergency teams’ capacities to manage and respond to public health emergencies in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. Munyi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Management, with a specialization in Non-Profit Organization Management, from Strathmore University in Kenya; a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa; and a Diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.