Mr Joshua Maina has more than ten years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and research spanning the development, humanitarian and conservation sectors. He has worked with some leading global actors in those sectors. Prior to joining EAC as a Data Analyst, Mr Maina worked with the World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya as a Design and Impact Manager, pioneering the establishment of an M&E Unit, as well as a results-based management community of practice for their Africa region. He has also previously worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council as the Regional M&E Officer for the Horn of Africa and Yemen, in which he oversaw the roll out of a digital data-collection and reporting system. In addition, Mr Maina has served in various M&E capacities with Save the Children International and Oxfam. Some of Mr Maina’s key accomplishments have been the design and implementation of robust M&E systems that leveraged ICT and mobile technology to gather and manage data for multi-country and multi-sector programmes.
He is a member of the Africa franchise of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet), Evaluation Society of Kenya, as well as a number of M&E-related professional networks and communities of practice, including the Africa Evaluation Group, Active Learning Network on Accountability and Partnership, Outcome Mapping Community of Practice and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Quality and Accountability (IAWG-Q&A) for Eastern and Central Africa. Mr Maina has lived and/or worked in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Yemen. He speaks fluent Dholuo, English and Swahili, and earned a BSc in Statistics from Moi University in Kenya.