South Sudan Team Bios: Joseph Ogolla Ogani- Nutrition Program Manager

Meet Joseph Ogani, our Nutrition Program Manager in South Sudan.

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Joseph Ogolla Ogani, B.Sc. (FOND), MPH

Nutrition Program Manager

Areas of Expertise: Nutrition, Public Health

Joseph, a Kenyan by birth, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics (B.Sc. FOND) from Egerton University in 2007. After his first degree, he worked for Nakumatt Holdings Ltd in Nairobi from 2007 to 2009 as a Marketing Representative and later as Internal Auditor. He received his first job in the humanitarian sector with Food for the Hungry International (FHI) Kenya as Nutrition Officer from 2009 to 2010 then moved to work in South Sudan as a Nutrition Coordinator at Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN).  He has over 5 years of experience in implementing Emergency Nutrition (EN) programs in challenging resource-stricken environments. Through his outstanding interpersonal skills, he has demonstrated adaptability and expertise in working with people from different cultural backgrounds.

In 2012, Joseph proceeded for post graduate studies in Public Health at the James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University in Bangladesh after which he joined Kissito Healthcare International (KHI) South Sudan program as Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer then currently as Nutrition Program Manager.

Joseph is affiliated to the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) and the Public Health workforce, Worldwide. He speaks English and Swahili and is learning Arabic. During his free time, he enjoys reading motivational books and swimming.