Dyson Likomwa is Montrose’s Research and Learning Lead for the DFID-funded GESS 2 programme in South Sudan. He is responsible for the strategic implementation of all planned research studies for the programme.
Dyson is a biostatistician with over 12 years’ working experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning (MEAL) and research in emergency and developmental contexts. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the development of research protocols, data collection tools, logical frameworks, project proposal, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
He has expertise in project evaluation and operation research ranges from study designing, implementation, analysis, report writing and peer-review publication.
He has analytical skills in using GIS, SPSS, STATA, CSpro, Epi Info, DHIS2, DATIM and ENA for SMART packages. He has practical knowledge and skills in developing surveys using PDAs, ODK, KOBO Collect, SurveyCTO, and mobile applications.
Prior to joining Montrose, Dyson worked for a variety of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), as a full-time employee in Malawi and South Sudan. In Malawi, he worked with USAID/Malawi Mission as PEPFAR Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Save the Children as Senior MEAL Manager, PSI as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and Partners in Health as Data Manager.
Dyson has an MSc in Biostatistics from Chancellor College-University of Malawi and a BSc in Mathematical Sciences Education majoring Mathematics and Statics from the Malawi Polytechnic, University of Malawi. He has also attended a number of professional courses including MEAL in emergency in Uganda, advanced GIS and geospatial analysis in Rwanda, operation research protocol development in Tunisia, DHIS2 advanced level training in Rwanda, participatory programme monitoring and evaluation in Zambia, and design and analysis of clinical trials with long-term follow-up in Malawi. Dyson is fluent in English and Chewa.