Dr. Audrey Mwansa is the Colleges of Education (COE) Partnership & Monitoring and Evaluation Lead on the USAID Transforming Teacher Education Activity in Zambia. She is responsible for maintaining relationships with the COEs as well as leading the monitoring and evaluation of the activity.
Mwansa has more than 15 of experience providing leadership and support to local and international education projects and programs. She brings a thorough understanding of development and development education. She has held a number of senior management positions including as the national advisor on institutional leadership and management on the DFID ZESSTA facility, deputy chief of party on the USAID Read To Succeed project, senior manager for the SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Program, education adviser in the Embassy of Ireland, and OVC advisor on the USAID CHANGES2 program. Mwansa has experience working in education as a teacher, school administrator, and university lecturer. She has also developed systems for monitoring and tracking scholarship support and facilitated in-service teacher education, school improvement planning, performance management, and results-based management. She has trained staff and stakeholders with support from a range of development organizations including DFID, USAID, UNESCO, WFP, and UNICEF as well as government departments and community groups.
Mwansa has a doctoral degree in international education and development. She also has a master’s degree in educational management, an advanced diploma in education, a bachelor’s in geography and sociology, and a primary teachers certificate.