Tafadzwa Chikumbu - Executive Director
Tafadzwa Chikumbu is the Executive Director. He has over 14 years experience in Public Finance Management, Public Debt, Extractive Industries, Transparency and Accountability and Anti-corruption. He has contributed to policy research lobby and advocacy at national, regional and international levels. Tafadzwa holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management from the University of Zambia and a BSc Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe.
Nqobani Liberty Tshabangu
Head of Programmes
Nqobani Liberty Tshabangu – Head of Programmes
Nqobani Liberty Tshabangu is the Head of Programmes. He has 8 years experience in international development, research and project management. He holds a Masters of Arts in Peace, conflict and Development with the University of Bradford (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts Hons in Economic History with the University of Zimbabwe.
Evaluation and Learning Officer
Tendai Mushonga – Evaluation and Learning Officer
Tendai Mushonga is the Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning Officer. She holds a Bachelors degree in Administration from Nelson Mandela University and an Executive Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from University of Zimbabwe. Tendai is a dynamic and vibrant development practitioner who is passionate about results measurement and positively impacting lives one community at a time.
Senior Research Officer
Dakarayi Matanga – Senior Research Officer
Dakarayi Matanga is the Senior Research Officer for Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI Z) leading the organisation’s Research & Information Unit (RIU). He has at least 18 years work experience gleaned from the development and private sectors in policy research, policy advocacy and strategic communications. His work in the development sector focused on leading advocacy efforts and civic education on public debt, global trade, and aid from a human rights perspective. He has also led NGO coalitions and social movements advocating on these issues at national and sub regional levels. In the private sector, he served as an advocacy officer for a local Business Membership Organisation (BMO), a technical advisor coaching local BMOs to succeed in public private dialogue (PPD), and company spokesperson for a leading telecommunications company listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE). He also served a stint in academia teaching International Relations and Global Economic Governance Institutions (GEGIs).He holds a Mass Communication Degree with Leicester University; as well as an MSc. International Relations and BSc. (Hons.) Politics and Administration Degrees, both earned from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).
Communications and Policy Officer
Chrystobel Thompson-Chizengeni – Communications and Policy Officer
Chrystobel is the Communications and Policy Officer. She has 8 years experience working with various non-governmental organisations in diverse media relayed roles. Chrystobel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies from Witwatersrand University,South Africa and completed a digital marketing course with Yale School of Management,USA.
Legal and Policy officer
Fadzai Jekemu – Legal and Policy officer
Fadzai Jekemu is our Legal and Policy officer. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Nelson Mandela University and a Masters in Human rights, Peace and Development. Fadzai is passionate about human rights and in 2016 she was awarded the Manicaland Human Rights Defender award by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association.
Samuel Jack Matikiti
Research and Advocacy Officer
Samuel Jack Matikiti – Research and Advocacy Officer
Samuel Jack Matikiti is our Research and Advocacy Officer based in our Mutare office. He joined TI Z in 2018. His professional interest lies in anti-corruption research, electoral integrity, gendered corruption and policy advocacy. Samuel holds a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Political Science and a Master of Science Degree in International Relations (MIR). Currently he is studying towards attaining a Doctorate (Ph.D.).
Community Mobilisation Officer
Benevelence Taguta – Community Mobilisation Officer
Benevelence Taguta A human rights, governance and development practitioner with excellent appreciation of Political Economy, Electoral integrity and Women’s Rights. Registered legal practioner with over a decade of practical experience in human rights and international humanitarian law program design and implementation. She holds a master’s degree in international Affairs. She has experience in working for the Ngo sector, Government, and National constitutional independent bodies
Research and Policy Officer
Thubelihle Ncube – Research and Policy Officer
Thubelihle Ncube is the Research and Policy Officer based in the Bulawayo Regional Office. She holds a Law Degree from the University of South Africa and a Higher Certificate in Law from the same University. An avid and committed female legal practitioner, Thubelihle is dedicated in women empowerment and realization of women’s rights.
Research and Advocacy Officer
Pretty Nxumalo – Research and Advocacy Officer
Pretty Nxumalo is a Research and Advocacy Officer.She studied BA Honours Degree in Language and Communication Studies at Lupane State University, currently studying towards MSc Journalism and Media Studies at National University of Science and Technology. She has a passion for research and communication for development.
Programme Assistant - Legal & Advocacy
Tracy Mutowekuziva – Programme Assistant - Legal & Advocacy
Tracy Mutowekuziva is our Programme Assistant - Legal & Advocacy. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Hons Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is a registered legal practitioner with the Law Society of Zimbabwe. She has a keen interest in human rights, development and governance law particularly women’s rights and access to justice for women.
Victor Mafuta – Finance Assistant
Victor Mafuta joined from the private sector and brings in vast knowledge outside the NGO sector which will be blended by what he is gaining at TIZ. A Holder HACC degree from UZ, a member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators Zimbabwe, Currently studying MBA finance UZ.
Programmes Assistant - Research and Communications
Stephen Chidhau – Programmes Assistant - Research and Communications
Stephen Chidhau is the Programmes Assistant - Research and Communications. He has experience in research, communications, advocacy, public governance and administration. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, a Special Honors degree in Politics and Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, all from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently studying towards attaining a Doctorate (PhD).
Programmes Assistant ALAC & PLIM
Ruvimbo Muskwe – Programmes Assistant ALAC & PLIM
Ruvimbo Muskwe is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Archaeology, a diploma in Mass communication,a writer and a graphic designer. Ruvimbo was part of and Investigative journalism mentorship program with Newshawks. She is passionate about human rights, women rights and anti corruption advocacy.
Sharon Magumbo – Programmes Assistant
Sharon Magumbo is the Programmes Assistant- Legal and Advocacy in the Bulawayo regional office. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is a registered legal practitioner with the Law Society of Zimbabwe. Her interests lie in human rights, democracy, administrative law, electoral law and women's participation, gender equity, public sector reform as well as the strengthening of independent democratic institutions.