Welcome Mercy Owuor: Head of Research, Development & Policy November 16, 2017 by Krista Park Berry
We are excited to welcome Mercy Owuor as the new Head of Research, Development and Policy for CFK. Mercy joined our Kenya team in early November 2017.
“Mercy brings a wealth of programmatic and community health research experience to CFK. We are so pleased for her to join our team, and look forward to the ways in which she will guide the organization in policy and development, and increase our engagement with public health research,” shared Hillary Omala, executive director at CFK.
A Heroine of Health 2017 Awardee from GE and Women in Global Health, Mercy comes to CFK with over 10 years of program management and research experience. She will lead our efforts in growth and strategy development, capacity development, advocacy and partnerships. In addition, she will be responsible for and provide oversight of monitoring, evaluation and learning for all initiatives, fundraising, and proposal development.
“I have a passion for developing and implementing quality programming that seeks to improve the socioeconomic well-being for women and their families in low resource settings through research, program development and management. I am eager to build on my strengths and experience to help Carolina for Kibera achieve best results through research and program design methodologies,” she shared.
Previously, Mercy worked with Lwala Community Alliance as the director of community programs leading design and development, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting for all the community programs including public health outreach, education, and economic empowerment. She also spent time working at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences as a Field Study Coordinator. Learn more about Mercy and her work:
Heroines of Health: Her Personal Mission is for Every Child to see his or her Fifth Birthday
HuffPost News Contributor: How Community-Led Models Can Lead to Scalable Solutions
Mercy holds a Master’s Degree in community health and development from Great Lakes University and a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Moi University.