Oxfam Malawi appoints Linga Mihowa as new country director

Lingalireni Mihowa, a grass-roots activist, education campaigner and highly-motivated development practitioner, has been appointed as the Country Director for Oxfam in Malawi.

Linga Mihowa: New country director for Oxfam Malawu

The international charity daid Mihowa  has been hired after  a rigorous and thorough recruitment process.

“Oxfam congratulates Ms. Mihowa for assuming this challenging but exciting position and is confident that she will use her qualifications and cultivated experience to contribute towards Oxfam’s vision of a just world free from poverty and injustice,” the charity said in a statement.

Ms Mihowa has over 15 years of experience in development work with a focus in governance, gender equality and women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian work, livelihoods security and youth development.

She  has worked for Oxfam for over 10 years and prior to the appointment she served as Deputy Country Director for Oxfam in Malawi since 2015 and as interim Country Director of Oxfam in Papua New Guinea in 2016.

Other positions she has held within Oxfam include Gender and HIV Advisor, Program Coordinator for NGO partners and Program Policy Manager.

Mihowa has also served as a Senior Technical Advisor to UNFPA/Ministry of Gender and she has worked for the Malawi government for 5 years serving in senior advisory positions in the Office of the President.

She has also served in various other leadership positions including serving as Commissioner for Special Law Commission on development of Malawi’s Gender Equality Act, Member of Civil Society Advisory Member for UN Women in Malawi Office, UNICEF Champion for Keeping Girls in School and Co-Founder of Young Women Leaders Network in Malawi.

Mihowa has served as a board member for various organisations including Civil Society Network on Nutrition, National Youth Council of Malawi, Natural Resources College, MANICA, TEVETA, Airport Development Limited, PELUM, Disabled Women in Development (DIWODE).

In 2010, Mihowa was specially recognized by the Government for spearheading the development of youth work in Malawi, and in 2018, she was recognized by the NGO Gender Network for her outstanding contribution to the gender sector in Malawi.

Mihowa holds a Masters Degree in Leadership and Change Management with a focus on project management and Bachelor of Social Sciences degree as well as a Diploma in NGO Management.

She has attended several senior leadership programs including the Duke of Edinburg Leadership Program, US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program and the British Council Leadership Programs.

Mihowa takes over from Mr. John Makina who has retired.

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katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
3 years ago

MAI YU MUSAMUYIPISIRE MBIRI…CHILUNGAMO CHAKE MAI YU NDIONEKA BWINO

Oxfam guys
Oxfam guys
3 years ago

Linga ndiye utitalikilatu. Tidzakukwelera ku private konko!! Bola mmusi muno timathana!!

Mayi a chipo
Mayi a chipo
3 years ago

Linga Mihowa usiye kuyenda ndi azimuna ayini. Adzakuswera mu office sopano. Nzimayi wotani iweee? Osakula? Subalanso uona yemweyo unatolayo. Wachulukitsa!!

Capital hill
Capital hill
3 years ago

No wonder Oxfam is busy bankrolling MCP!! Still serving Joyce Banda! Linga…

katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
3 years ago
Reply to  Capital hill

bodza ikupangira kampeni DPP

Capital hill
Capital hill
3 years ago

What about her role as Joyce Banda’s personal aide and cashgate specialist. Now you can start using our money you hid in USA under cashgate. Mbava !!

Cattlefam
Cattlefam
3 years ago

Congratulations Mayi Koma uhule musiye. Khalani pansi

Mirella K
Mirella K
3 years ago
Reply to  Cattlefam

How can I go about her. Inenso ndimulaweko abale

Kaphwisani
Kaphwisani
3 years ago
Reply to  Cattlefam

mau mau mau, aliyense kulowamo abale eish hule lenileni

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
3 years ago

Well done Lingalireni

Kavoteni pa 21 May
Kavoteni pa 21 May
3 years ago

Blessed family of Country Directors. You and Pansi. Congratulations!

Kapuma
Kapuma
3 years ago

Congratulations achimwene. Koma musiye makani kkkkkk

Mike
3 years ago

Congrats

CHIPYELERO
CHIPYELERO
3 years ago

Congrax Linga!

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