Our governance structure has three layers: The Board of Governors (BOG); the Board of Trustees (BOT), and the Management Committee (MC).
Members of BOG and BOT include representatives of Tanzania Ministry of Health, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), and Chief Executive Director (CED) of IHI, who is the secretary to both the BOG and the BOT. Members of the MC, which is chaired by the CED, are the Director of Science (DOS), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and heads of research departments.
Board of Governors (BOG)
The Board of Governors mainly comprises the Founder Members of the Institute. The main duties of the BOG are to appoint the Members of the BOT, to approve the strategy of the Institute, to appoint auditors, and to oversee the BOT.
Prof. Said AboudChairperson
Dr. Honorati MasanjaSecretary to the Board
Dr. Omary UbuguyuMember
Dr. Bugwesa KataleMember
Prof. Jürg UtzingerMember
Board of Trustees (BOT)
The main duties of the Board of Trustees are to appoint the Director; approve the annual budgets, operational plans, and annual reports of activities; approve the financing strategy of the Institute; and to adopt and approve audited accounts. In addition, the BOT ensures the MC formulate regulations for efficient and effective management of the funds as well as to direct the MC. The BOT has three sub committees: Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (ARCC), Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) as well as Finance and Operations/Admin Committee (FOAC).
Prof. Charles MgoneChairperson
Dr. Honorati MasanjaSecretary to the Board
Ms. Viviane HasselmannMember
Dr. Paul KazyobaMember
Dr. Amos M. NunguMember
Ms. Victoria ChaleMember
Ms. Fortunata TemuMember
Dr. Ahmed MakuwaniMember
Prof. Abraham MnzavaMember
Prof. Christian LengelerMember
Mr. Godfrey KilengaMember
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) provides strategic leadership in view of Ifakara scientific strategies and advise the BOT on the most appropriate pathways. The committee will provide guidance on strategic scientific programs, areas of investments, and core focus areas.
Current SAC members and their roles:
Prof. Abraham MnzavaChairperson
Dr. Fredros OkumuSecretary
Prof. Julie MakaniMember
Prof. Don De SavignyMember
Ms. Lucy FulgenceMember
Prof. Kaushik RamaiyaMember
Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (ARCC)
The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee will assist the BOT in discharging its duties relating to the safeguarding of assets and to ensure that financial risks are managed; Prepare and recommend decisions to be taken by the BOT on all matters relating to finance, Audit and Risk Management; Review audited financial statements and make recommendations to the BOT; Monitor management’s progress towards internal and external audit recommendations; Ensure the independence , efficacy and effectiveness of internal and external audit functions; Ensure effective interactions between internal auditors, external auditors, the board, the management, funding partners and stakeholders; Review compliance with applicable legal, regulatory and accounting standards in the organization’s audited financial reports; Contribute to the climate of financial discipline, continuous improvements and controls.
Current ARCC members and their roles:
Mr. Godfrey KilengaChairperson
Mr. Benjamin ChimoriSecretary
Mr. Gabriel MweroMember
Ms. Leticia MashimbaMember
Ms. Rose AikoMember
Ms. Agnes KitwangaMember
Finance and Operations Committee (FOAC)
The Finance and Operations Committee (FOAC) will assist the BOT in discharging its duties relating to financial management and organizational operations. This includes preparing and recommending decisions to be taken by the BOT on all matters relating to financial management and organizational operations. Review annual operational plans and budgets, review operational structure and organizational functioning, review financial and operational reports.
Management Committee (MC)
The Management Committee manages day-to-day affairs of the Institute and the appointment and discharge of its staff. The MC reports to the BOT by submitting quarterly progress reports and annual plan of operation and financial statements including audited accounts. The management team is led by the Chief Executive Director who reports to the BOT.
Dr. Honorati MasanjaChief Executive Director
Dr. Ally OlotuActing Director of Science
Dr. Sally MtengaHead, Health Systems, Impact Evaluation & Policy Department
Dr. Jerry HellaActing Head, Interventions & Clinical Trials
Dr. Emmanuel KaindoaHead, Environmental Health & Ecologial Sciences Department
Mr. Raphael LaizerChief Operating Officer