Our Team

Our team comprises of skilled individuals who are passionate about community development, experienced in the (inter)national NGO and/or social business sector and all carry their own specific and valuable skill set. Our team is a mix of experienced and passionate seniors and enthusiastic and energetic young professionals, who all share a common vision.

Besides the staff, TAI relies on her network (currently around 51 people) of Community Health Workers and Peer Champions; TAIs Community Volunteers, who actively support TAIs activities. They are coming from, and are living in, the rural villages and form the direct connection between TAI and her beneficiaries. The Community Volunteers support TAI in activities such as: converging beneficiary groups, message delivery, carrrying out household visits, using Social Behavior Change Communication approaches to influence their peers and address ‘stigmatized issues’ such as child marriages, teen pregnancies, HIV/AIDS and menstruation and hygiene management.

Jonathan Kifunda

Founder and Executive Director

Jonathan Kifunda is the Founder and Executive Director of TAI and holds a Master in Project Management and a Bachelor degree in Education and started his career as a teacher. Coming from a rural village in Tanzania, Jonathan worked his way up through dedication and commitment. Jonathan has extensive experience in leading a team of professionals, develop and manage sustainable projects and managing large (inter)national grant and investment trajectories both in the NGO as Social Business sector.


Hamis Gumbo

Hamis Gumbo

Finance Manager

Hamis is in charge of the accounts, budgets and control. He also oversees the office administration and HR within TAI. Hamis holds a Master of Science in Finance and Investment and a Bachelor degree in Accounts. Hamis has extensive experience working with Public, Projects, (International) NGOs and Private Business Companies.


Paschalia Mbugani

Program Manager

Paschalia uses her field experience in the NGO and Social Business sector in her role as Program Manager, coordinating all of TAIs projects. Paschalia holds a bachelor degree in Theatre Arts and Theatre for Development, so she also plays an active part in the SBBC project implementation and is an active member of the field team.


Ramadhani Rajabu

Project Officer

With a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, as well as 5+ years work experience in the social business and (I)NGO sector as a field coordinator, Ramadhani is a great addition to the team in his role as Project Officer.


Rehema Katabi

M&E Officer

Rehema holds a diploma in Accountancy and has more than 10 years of experience in M&E work. Within TAI she enthousiastically and with precision is in charge of the monitoring and evalutation of TAIs projects.



Leopold Hamza

Project Officer

Leopold holds a diploma in Social Administration and has experience of working with different NGOs. Before joining TAI as a Project Officer, Leopold was working as a Caregiver and a Social Welfare Officer.

Emmanuel Marunda

Project Officer

Emanuel Marunda is one of TAI‘s Project Officer with a special focus on Social Behaviour Change Communication methods. He holds bachelor’s degree of Science in Statistics from the University of Dodoma. During his practical studies, Emmanuel gained experience in data collection, analysis and validation via multiple intern positions. Emanuel dicovered while working with TAI that he has a passion for field work and directly working with the community members.