Our Program Team
Mr. Simon Mburu
Finance and Administration Manager
He serves as the Internal Medicine Finance and Administration Manager. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, BSc in Finance and he is a member Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). Simon has over 15years of experience in Accounting, Human Resources, Grants, Administration, Logistics and Facility management. He has previously worked at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the entomology laboratory before joining the finance department. While, in finance, he was seconded to the Ministry of Agriculture under a DFID sponsored Market-Oriented Smallholder Dairy Program which was conducting research to guide policies on raw milk production, distribution, consumption and sale in Kenya as the Programme Accountant. Subsequently, he joined collaborative studies sponsored through University of Washington and hosted locally by Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and University of Nairobi, under partners in prevention clinical trials study based at Thika field trials site as the Finance and Administration Officer. Upon, completion of the clinical trials, the group was incorporated into a large Phase III multi-site clinical trials on HIV intervention under partners PrEP Study where, he was appointed the Finance and Administration Manager. Later, the partners group with several active grants collaborated with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and he continued to serve as the group Finance and Administration Manager. His social interests include farming and playing golf.
Norah M. Matheka
Personal/ Program Assistant
Norah's background includes Business Administration and Management, Business Communication, Community Development, Management of Information Systems, Health and Safety, Basic First Aid and Nutrition.
She currently serves as the personal/program assistant in the Department of Medicine (DOM) and TREE program (Research) in Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. Her duties include overseeing administrative assistants and the program driver.
Norah possesses great leadership skills with over 20 years experience in the field of administration, business management and accounting. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Daystar University with a cumulative GPA of 3.38/4.00. Norah received a higher diploma in Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) from Strathmore College/University. She is technically proficient in Quickbooks, Ms Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and Internet. Familiar with windows operating system, online database such as dropbox, online communication tool such as slack as well as daily task planning tool known as Trello. A patient and great team player with interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity.
Some of Norah's achievements as an administrator/assistant are:
On the social front Norah is fluent in spoken and written English as well as knowledge in Kiswahili. She has been involved and even led a team in church setting that organised activities (health and fitness programs) for 3,000 church members over a span of 5 years. She has been involved in various church committees which include young adults, as well as budget and finance. Norah has also been a vice chair in the SACCO (Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization) she is a member of. Some of her favourite hobbies are meeting new people, running marathons, aerobics, cooking, baking, reading, and knitting.
Internal Medicine Administrative Assistant
Janet Mutiso currently serves as the Internal Medicine Administrative Assistant. She holds a degree in Mass Media Communication with a Major in Public Relations from Mount Kenya University and a High Diploma in Journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
Her additional training includes, Information Technology, Credit administration practices, Personal development- life orientations, Biomedical & Social/ Behavioral and a certificate in Interpersonal skills from the Tumaini Counselling centre.
Janet has over 14 years work experience in Administration, Communication, Public relations and Charity work. She has gained proficiency in executive support of local and expatriate staff and coordination of governmental stakeholder meetings. She has designed publication materials like newsletters, research brochures and book marks for individuals and organizations.
Prior to joining Aga Khan University Hospital, she worked as an Office Administrator at the Partners in Health Research and Development organization, Centre for Clinical Research project – Kenya Medical Research Institute and as an Administrative Assistant at the Africa Inland Mission International, Eastern Region office. For the last 7 years, she has been serving as a Board member for MAFAIM Sacco with a membership of over 300 members.
Her social interests include organizing events, helping the needy, volunteering and aerobics.