Working for International Humanitarian bodies requires high level of Competence, Commitment and Versatility, something she is very mindful of. Remarked for having an Amazing team spirit and high leadership skills, is the Compassionate Wanja Kaaria who means business in seeing that objectives be achieved. Serving in the UN in the World Food Programme, her Super diverse abilities has given her an upper hand in accurately carrying out major responsibilities beyond international frontiers. Her 25 year journey at the United Nations is nothing short of the expected reason why in 2020 she was entrusted to the position of Representative & Country Director – WFP for both Cameroon/Sao Tomè & Principe. Keying into the vision of service to Humanity despite the odds, she has always waved off challenges that pose as threat. In acknowledgement to her 25 years of Saving & Changing Lives, she received the WFP Gold pin, very deserving. Congratulations to a Warrior warring to Save Lives.
A journey she embarked on in the most unstable socio-economic era in South Sudan, has seen her make great contributions to other countries, recording a huge Success. From 1997 to 2002, she served as Head of Office and Assessment Officer For Tanzania and South Sudan. From 2002 to 2008, she was the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, Johannesburg – South Africa. From 2008 to 2011, she was Head Food Security Monitoring for Rome, Italy. From 2011 to 2014, She was Deputy Country Director in Senegal. From 2014 to 2018, she was Deputy Director – Africa Office. From 2018 to 2020, she was commissioned to Gambia as representative & Country Director.
Her Presence on board has not only enhanced productivity of Employees, but innovation as well with a great impact in the lives of beneficiaries. Testimonials from her team and colleagues endorses her as one with a great impact in the area of Food Security, Building Capacity, International development amongst others. She is not just an inspiration to the female gender, but an epitome of a Full package. She was recently featured as Personality Of The Week on the Guardian Post for her immense contribution to humanitarian Works, Scoring her as an exact image of a selfless personality with a Character of Excellence and Compassion.
She holds an MSC in Development Planning and Management from the University of Dortmund, Germany. She is an Alumnae of University of Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana.
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