Phillip Nyasha Fungurai

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Phillip Nyasha Fungurai


Phillip is an award-winning Project Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Reporting, and Learning (PMMERRL) Specialist with advanced experience in monitoring, evaluation, research and reporting of development, democracy and human rights interventions in Zimbabwe and Africa. At ZimRights, Phillip serves as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist.

Prior to joining ZimRights, Phillip served as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist for the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum; MEAL Officer for GOAL Zimbabwe; Location MEAL Officer for SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe (SOSCVZ); MEAL Officer for the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) and Research Assistant at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin. Owing to this vast experience and MEAL acumen, Phillip was awarded the 2020 World Evaluation Case Competition African champion.  Phillip also served as a convenor of the Public Leadership Development working group of the Mutare Development Think under the mentorship of Reverend Shirley DeWolf.

Phillip holds a Master in Development Management with a major in Monitoring and Evaluation (Ruhr University, Germany) under the supervision of Dr Raffael Beier; Master in Public Administration (University of Western Cape, South Africa); Postgraduate Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation (Catholic University Zimbabwe); and Bsc Honours in Peace and Governance (Bindura University, Zimbabwe). He also has extensive on-job professional certificates and trainings in conflict transformation; conflict mediation; data management; qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation, and result based management (RBM).

Phillip is a well published inter-disciplinary researcher on issues of civic participation, participatory and representative democracy, Governance, human rights, and refugees’ protection in internationally accredited journals. Phillip subscribes to the doctrine of the “common good”, “social transformation” and values of “stewardship” and “ubuntu”.