Name: Nixon Otieno
Title: Measurement & Evaluation Officer
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Employed Since: August, 2016
What were you doing before working with World Bicycle Relief?
Before this, I was working as a Research Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at The Centre for the Study of Adolescence which focused on educating people about sexual reproductive health and rights.
What drew you to World Bicycle Relief?
I have passion for empowering marginalized girls and women. Distance is a great challenge to education and livelihood, and WBR is bridging this gap.
What is a typical day of work like for you?
My typical day involves working with our partners to collect information and document progress of WBR’s Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program (BEEP).
What is the best part of your job?
Generating evidence, documentation and accountability to support implementation, ownership, integration, sustainability and improvement of programs. I see my role as managing knowledge, which I love.
What is the most difficult part of your job?
Data collection can be a challenge. Sometimes, respondents are reluctant to provide feedback, because they have provided feedback to other organizations in the past, and not seen a change in results.
What is your dream for the organization?
My dream for WBR is to empower communities through our education programs and increase livelihoods by ensuring mobility is never a challenge.
What is one random fact about you that no one on staff knows?
Patience is not my greatest virtue 🙂
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