Charlotte (Charlie) Kamugisha has over 14 years of programme management experience, which she uses to oversee the effective and efficient implementation of Montrose’s global programmes, coordinating design, start-up, implementation, client relationship management, consultant and personnel management, project closure and quality control.
Since joining Montrose, Charlie has managed both large and small programmes in sectors such as health, education, livelihoods, research, MEL and environment. She is proud to be working with her very dynamic, professional and enthusiastic team, whose ‘can do’ attitude has led to clients commenting how Montrose can always ‘get it done’, even in the hardest operating environments.
Prior to joining Montrose, Charlie worked for a variety of INGOs, both as a full-time employee and as a consultant, in many countries across Africa and Asia including Nigeria, Burundi, Kenya, Afghanistan, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sierra Leone. She lived and worked in Sierra Leone for five years. As a consultant, she externally evaluated health projects for Ebola Contact Tracing in Sierra Leone and conducted research on the role of religious leaders in supply and demand-driven family planning interventions in Kenya, Burundi and Nigeria. In November 2014 Charlie returned to Sierra Leone for seven months, at the height of the Ebola epidemic, as Director of the DFID Ebola Emergency Response Fund (DEERF), sucessfully coordinating DFID-funding through local implementing partners to address gaps in the Ebola response.
Charlie has an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc with Joint Honours in Medical Microbiology and Zoology from the University of Leeds. She has also been presented with three awards for her work including the Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa. Charlotte is a native English speaker, is fluent in Sierra Leonean Krio and has a working knowledge of French.