Global Programme Manager
South African Medical Research Council
Dr. Tirhani Manganyi is a South African national with over 15 years of experience in international development, research and grants acquisition and management (GAM). She has vast experience in the development as well as the management community-based programs, gender and development (GAD); monitoring and evaluation (M&E), program and project management, including proposal development. Dr Manganyi brings to her new role over 5 years of experience at senior management level and worked with multiple countries in Southern Africa. For 4 years, she has worked and supported 9 countries with proposal development as well as the management of programs funded by private, bilateral and multilateral donors. In her role as Regional Grants Quality Assurance Advisor in World Vision International, Dr Manganyi managed a portfolio of at least $400mil across the 9 countries from various donors that had diverse compliance modalities and requirements. Dr. Manganyi possess proven capacity development, technical and management skills as well as strong networking and liaising capabilities to engage various donors; host governments, universities, and community-based stakeholders throughout the life of the project cycle to build capacity and ensure local ownership as well as sustainability of projects. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Education and Communication as well as a certificate in Gender and Development from the University of Florida, USA. She is also certified in Project Management, training and she recently completed the Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT).