Biesshop Consulting is led by an Executive Director with the support of a team of technical experts with education background and relevant experience in environmental assessments, livelihoods assessment, market assessment and gap analysis, business development, governance & tax, policy & extractives and gender mainstreaming & development among others. The firm also has a team of similarly seasoned and professional freelance consultants who are engaged on a need-is-basis where and when client projects requires. Jointly, the technical and professional richness provides for much needed value addition and quality in the programs that are run at the consultancy looking broadly at Programming, Implementation and other forms of programmatic engagements on different levels. 

Founder & Executive Director

Founder and Practice Lead; Social Accountability, Monitoring and OD

Ger F. Odock, is a Program, Organisation Development & Capacity Building Specialist. He has a vast professional experience on Social Movements, Social Accountability and Monitoring, Training and Capacity Development, M&E, Organisation Capacity Assessment (OCA) / Organisation Development (OD) and Program Development across the East African and SADC regions. He is an enthusiast of open governance and development programming with over 10 years of practical working experience ranging from Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe with a chief focus on empowerment on access to information, informed decision making, participatory governance and elective processes aimed at influencing processes, systems & policies.

He works best at community settings where issues of rights awareness, access, practice and enjoyment is the anchor point of most, if not all the challenges the people face. However, he equally works well at Organisational and Corporate spaces whereby the focus is on establishing working systems, building team synergies and developing foundation documents targeted at guiding process aspects targeted at achieving pre-set / structural goals and objectives.

Beside this broad focus, his practical actions have been on; formulation of Social Accountability tool kits, training manuals on Social Accountability, designing Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks and data collection tools, developing Resource Mobilization Strategies, supporting formulation of Organizational Strategic Plans; formulating donor mapping framework; and establishing a structure for documenting project success stories as a component of resource mobilization among other achievements.

Beyond program conceptualization, implementation and management, Ger has practical skills and experience in rights based training and capacity building focusing on; Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), Social Accountability & Monitoring (SAM), County Government Operations, Tax Justice, National Budget Analysis and Reviews, Civic Education, Gender Responsive Social Service Delivery, Social Movements, Community Organizing, Organizational Development, Documentation (storytelling, case studies, rights based project reporting), Strategic Planning, Income Generating Activities (IGAs), Reflection Action Methodology and Resource Mobilization (fundraising – proposal/concept writing skills).

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Degree in Sociology (majoring in Education Development), Post Graduate Diploma in Community Development, Diploma in Organization Development, Diploma in Project Management, Certificate in Community Organizing, Cerfiticate in Information Systems.

Ger F. Odock is a seasoned expert in Humanitarian Projects, Governance, Human Rights Research (Gender, Child rights etc.), Public Policy, Social Accountability & Monitoring, Movement Building and organizational development. He has worked on projects in various Counties in Kenya, and has vast experience in East Africa and Southern Africa. Some of the organizations he has worked for include SOS Somalia, CARE International (Hargeisa), Concern World Wide (Kenya), Konrad Adenauer Foundations (Kenya) among others. He is a seasoned expert in Governance Projects, Human Rights Programming (Gender, Rights, Planning & Budgeting etc.), Public Policy and organizational assessments & development. For the last 7 years, Ger has been directly or indirectly involved in projects and programs of inclusive Governance in East Africa as well as the SADC Region. Ger possess professional experience in M&E and projects implementation in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. He has also trained in, and perfected through working experience; gender mainstreaming, gender responsive service delivery, advocacy and campaigns, program design and proposal writing, results-based report writing. He understand East African development context and institutional donors. He has (most recently) for; ActionAid Uganda as Documentation, Results Based Reporting and Monitoring and Evaluation Program Adviser, ActionAid Uganda as Social Movements – Training and Support Adviser, ActionAid Zimbabwe as Social Accountability and Monitoring Lead.

Our consulting work; which is timely, client-oriented, cost effective has provided us with the opportunity to work with some notable organisations on some special tasks. Some of the key and instrumental projects that have been successfully conducted include;

1. Developed 2 project proposals for Cameroon Human Rights Fellowship (CHRF) based in Cameroon

2. Developed an Organisation Strategic Plan for Organisation of African Youth (OAY) –  Cameroon

3. Developed Social Accountability Training Guide for Youth Agenda Trust based in Harare, Zimbabwe

4. Developed a Strategic Plan for Youth Agenda Trust based in Harare, Zimbabwe

5. Conducted Internal Audit process for NYARWEK based in Kisumu County, Kenya

6. Conducted a Strategic Plan, Financial Manual, HR Policy, Staff Contracts analysis & review for NYARWEK based based in Kisumu County, Kenya

7. Facilitated the Internal Audit Meeting for NYARWEK Junior & Senior Staff, and Board Members in Mombasa Kenya

8. Conducted Organisational Development Training for Q-Initiative based in Uasin-Gishu County, Kenya

9. Formulated a Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for Q-Initiative based in Uasin-Gishu County, Kenya

10. Trained the Health Practitioners workshop on SRHR convened by Q-Initiative in Uasin-Gishu County, Kenya

11. Conducted Organisational Capacity Assessment for NYARWEK based in Kisumu County, Kenya

12. Conducted Data Cleaning and Management for CARE International based in Somalia

13. Conducted Social Accountability Training and Mentorship sessions for Groups and Organisations in Uganda.

14. Conducted Social Movements Training, Mentorship and Coaching sessions for Groups and Organisations in Uganda.

15. Conducted a Labour Market Assessment for SOS Childrens’ Villages – Somalia. Focus was on TVETs and EBTVETs

ElizabethPractice Lead – Gender and Development

Mpho is the Founder and Board Chair of Voice of Africa. The Voice of Africa Trust provides youth consulting services to African youths to afford them a dignified, purpose filled life through integrative and participatory programs. We want to create a future generation that forgives, rehabilitates, and strives to uplift lives by ensuring the education system is inclusive of the girl child and promoting provision of clean water and sanitation to all. Their overarching aim is to promote, fulfill, and advance human rights for all.

She provides leadership for the technical team in both Botswana and Zimbabwe working within the values and mission of the organisation. l also coordinate the strategy and innovation for the organisation with the focus of empowering women and girls in rural communities. She builds partnerships with organisations and government institutions as well as represent the organisation in various platforms

Degree in Criminal Justice studies from university of Botswana, Diploma in Development Studies (Gender Development Programming), Certificate in Rethinking Partnerships, Certificate in Facilitation and Training Approaches for Community Change

Tafadzwa ChikumbuPractice Lead; Policy and Economic Development Review and Analysis

Tafadzwa Chikumbu is a Development Economist with considerable experience in development work with a bias towards, Trade and Industrial Policy, Domestic Resource Mobilisation, Mineral Revenue Management, Debt Management, Human Rights Based Approach, Gender Equality and Participatory Development approaches. He has dedicated his life to policy research, lobby and advocacy on public finance management, tax justice, mineral revenue management, illicit financial flows and domestic resource mobilisation at national, regional and international levels. He has further experience in building and nurturing networks and coalitions having done significant work in Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management from the University of Zambia and Honors Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He has several certificates in Democracy, Governance, Natural Resource Governance, Gender Mainstreaming and Programming and Mineral Revenue Management