Ngoni Marimo holds an MA in Poverty and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. He has over 15 years of experience as a development consultant. His areas of expertise include monitoring and evaluation, strategy development, research and capacity development. He has worked in numerous thematic sectors including: Gender, HIV and AIDS, RMNCH, SRHR, Family Planning, Social Protection, Education, Child Protection, Energy, and Agriculture and Food Security.
He has led country based and complex multi-country assignments for bilateral agencies (DFID, SDC, SIDA, EC, ADA and DANIDA), UN agencies (UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, and
ILO), the World Bank and several local and international NGOs. Some of his work has been recognised globally. For example, he led an evaluation of the UN joint programme for gender equality and women's empowerment in Uganda which was rated top three best evaluations undertaken by UN Women country offices globally in 2015. The approach of the evaluation was cited as good practice in the United Nations Evaluation Guidelines on gender responsive evaluations. An impact evaluation of HORIZONT3000's Technical Assistance Programme in East Africa, led to Ngoni facilitating discussions on impact assessment approaches for small grant projects in response to increase demand from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) for NGOs to demonstrate more impact of ADA's funding. Ngoni's countries of experience are: Angola, Austria, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe.
Ngoni oversees the Senior Consultants department responsible for leading teams and quality assuring projects.