Grace Mayanja

Ms. Grace Aheebwe Mayanja has more than 25 years of leadership of HIV/AIDS, OVC and child protection programs in multiple countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently the Chief of Party (COP) for FHI 360’s $49 million PEPFAR/USAID-funded Caring for Vulnerable Children Activity in Ethiopia, where she is providing programmatic and technical oversight for the implementation of HIV prevention and comprehensive HIV services for vulnerable children and their families. With her leadership, the same program has spearheaded methodologies that have contributed to improved HIV outcomes for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV. The program has this year expanded OVC emergency programming into Tigray, Ethiopia, a region suffering armed conflict.

As COP on the PEPFAR/USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s National Response for Implementation of Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (SUNRISE-OVC) project, Grace collaborated with the Government and strengthened social service systems that deliver improved HIV services for OVC. 

She has 19 years of experience leading and supporting national institutional systems strengthening and capacity development of local implementing organizations implementing HIV services for children, adolescents, and youth.

She has OVC programs experience of PEPFAR and USAID, FHI 360, Care International, World Bank, Unicef, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Cotton-on-Foundation and World Vision International.

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