Sophie Kange is a collaboration and learning specialist helping "purpose-full" organizations in diverse sectors, local to global, with a strong belief that Internal & external collaboration is the key to success. With now 20 years of experience both domestically & internationally, she helps purpose-based organizations in a range of sectors be more strategic, collaborative, efficient and impactful. Key skills include meeting and workshop design, facilitation and learning, Transformative Coaching, stakeholder and public engagement, strategy and implementation. Creative and highly participatory internal-facing formats for visioning, strategic planning, and adaptive management are a speciality. Another unique focus of my excellent services is capacity-building and training for Business / organisational Development, and digital collaboration, both internally and externally for TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT.
My specialization is in capacity-building programmes, Organizational development and management, Transformative Coaching, Gender programming, project planning and management and training. I have strong competencies in civil society strengthening including designing and implementing capacity development programmes including training over 500 for multi stakeholders including CSO staff and local governments. I have trained CSO staff in Accountability mechanisms- QuAM, resource mobilization and women empowerment in leadership, programme design, implementation and monitoring including special projects like the quality education campaign under UWEZO, the Learning agenda platform, transforming social protection thinking in Uganda and strengthening child rights advocacy. This included lobbying different government agencies to influence legislation and practice. Change management and strategic leadership including policy development and support to organizational and leadership growth for the 35 district networks and over 80 organizations across the country through coaching and mentoring at local, national and international levels. I have offered strategic leadership to the Affinity Group for National Associations within CIVICUS and led the process to develop a new strategic plan 2018- 2025 and new membership policy and I also Co-chair the LTA working group. I have also worked with CSOs in lobbying for an enabling environment and respect for civic rights. I have managed research projects within NGO Forum and also managed the organizational project results for the past 5 years. Networking and partnerships: I have been involved in many partnerships with government agencies in areas of advocacy and lobbying for critical service delivery for ordinary citizens, women and children.
I am well experienced in organization representation and management of relationships with diverse stakeholders( donors, International agencies, community and government bodies), networking partnership building and coordination of multiple stakeholders – at national, regional and international levels including representing Africa and chairing the AGNA steering committee, member of the capacity development task team at FORUS International and I sit as the vice chairperson of the Uganda Commission for UNESCO- UNATCOM Board.
I have excellent experience in guiding, supervising, and coordinating highly professional multidisciplinary teams and spearheading staff training and development and strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills with senior government officials, donors’ international organizations, NGOs, corporate bodies and communities.
I have gained experience in strengthening systems of internal control, financial management and compliance with donor requirements and strong budget management competencies, having managed several multiyear project budgets from DGF, UNICEF, ICCO, UNDP, and Ford Foundation. I am computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and data analysis.
I am available for remote short-term contracts.