Lydiah Mutimbanyoka, Interim Executive Leader | Executive Search Case Study

      Lydiah Mutimbanyoka

      Interim Executive Leader | Mission-Based Organizations


      I have extensive operational experience working in different regions and various roles from country level, regional, HQ and global roles. My work experience includes working in development, humanitarian and emergency response in fragile and conflict affected states, emergency preparedness and DRR, inspirational leadership, program strategic leadership, strategy development and implementation, representation, networking and fostering strong relationships and partnerships, stewardship of resources, program operations support, (legal, logistics/ supply chain, finance, awards, compliance, human resources/ people and culture, safety and security and risk management.

      Now based in the United Kingdom but originally from Zimbabwe, she has a distinguished career as a humanitarian and development professional in fragile, conflict-affected regions, working for organizations including the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council, World Vision, CARE International UK, Concern Worldwide, and Save the Children.

      Academic Qualifications:
      University of York, York, United Kingdom,
      Master of Science in International Humanitarian Affairs
      Dissertation: What is the effectiveness of humanitarian response in a complex protracted crisis? A review of humanitarian effectiveness in Syria through a policy lens.


      University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe ALMA (Academy of Leadership and Management in Africa)
      Masters in Leadership and Management


      Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe
      Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Hons), Psychology


      Montrose Girls High School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe School Diploma
      GCE Advanced level and Ordinary level

      Languages:
      English – fluent, Ndebele/ Zulu – fluent (mother tongue), Shona – fluent (mother tongue),
      French – intermediate, Swahili – intermediate, Arabic – basic, Urdu – basic

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