Curriculum Vitae Nyamadzawo Sibanda

Academic Qualifications

2017-2018: Master of Science in Development Evaluation and Management. With Distinction Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Focus: Politics of Development; Decentralization and Local Governance. Economic and Institutional Development; Political Economy Analysis; Monitoring and Evaluation; Regression Analysis; Poverty and Inequality Analysis; Land and Security of Tenure; International Migration and Development.
  • Dissertation: The effect of international migration policies on transnational activities of Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa

2013: Master of Social Science: Policy and Development Studies (2.1) at University of
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

  • Focus: Managing Public Policy; Democratic Consolidation in the Global South; Local Governance; Civil Society and Public Policy; Policy Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Dissertation: The Evolution of Decentralization Policy in Developing Countries: A Policy Analysis of Devolution in Zimbabwe.

2012: BSc Policy and Development Studies Honors Degree (2.1). University of KwaZulu Natal,
South Africa.

  • Focus: Public Policy Analysis; Research Design and Statistics; Governance in South Africa; Rural Studies, Gender & Development.

2009-2011: BA in Philosophy (magna cum laude). St Joseph’s Theological Institute, South Africa.

  • Focus: History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Postmodernism, African Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology.
  • Research Project: A critical analysis of Hillary Putnam’ Machine State Functionalism: Towards a credible theory of mind.

Strengths and Skills

Academic Research: Qualitative Social Scientific Research; Public Policy Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Have functional competency SPSS, Excel, NVivo

Work Experience

Dec 2022 – present: Prae Doc in Development Sociology

  • Focusing of return migration and integration in Africa

Oct 2021 – present: UpLearn Head of Academics, at Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Cape Town.
South Africa.

  • Implementing the Global Education Movement
    • Assisting refugees’ access to higher education through facilitating a collaboration
  • between Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town and Southern New Hampshire University (USA).
  • Supervising a team of facilitators and tutors in supporting refugee students
  • Linking refugee graduates with potential employment opportunities

Jan 2019 – Dec 2020: Academic Development Support at Durban University of Technology, Indumiso Campus.

  • Academic development consultations with undergraduate students in the Nursing Department
  • Supervision: Undergraduate Projects, Masters Dissertations
  • Supervision of students’ research projects
  • Tutoring Undergraduate students in Academic writing and academic literacy
  • Tutoring academic English and Computer-aided research analysis
  • Mentoring exit-level students in Research Methods and Project writing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Academic Progress of undergraduate nursing students

Oct 2018 – Dec 2020: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant at Nemai Consulting,

  • Drafting and responding to requests for proposals (RFP)
  • Compile monitoring and evaluation research proposals
  • Develop the overall frameworks outlining the monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Identify, recruit, and guide monitoring and evaluation programme subcontractors to aid in special surveys and studies required as part of the evaluation programmes;
  • Conduct the review of programme log frames including
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports.

June 2016 – Aug 2017: Lecturer: Durban University of Technology

  • Coordinating the Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP)
  • Implementing the Writing Process through student consultations
  • Teaching Academic literacy and Essentials of Professional Practice
  • Teaching Research methodology
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the effects of the ECP on student’s performance

Aug – Dec 2016: Teaching Assistant: University of KwaZulu Natal.

  • Teaching Assistant in:
    • Democracy Promotion
    • Local Governance and Decentralization
    • Local economic development

Aug 2014 – May 2016: Writing Centre Tutor, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.

  • Guiding undergraduate students in academic and creative writing.
  • Assisting final year UG students and postgraduate students with their research conceptualization and write-up.