Norah’s background spans from Business Administration and Management, to Business Communication, Community Development, Management of Information Systems, Health and Safety, Basic First Aid as well as Nutrition.
She currently serves as the program assistant in the Department of Medicine (DOM) and TREE program (Research) in Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. Norah possesses great leadership skills with over 20 years’ experience in the field of administration, business management and accounting. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Daystar University with a cumulative GPA of 3.38/4.00. Norah received a higher diploma in Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) from Strathmore College/University. She is technically proficient in Quickbooks, Ms Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and Internet. Familiar with windows operating system, online database such as drop box, online communication tool such as slack as well as daily task planning tool known as Trello. A patient and great team player with interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity.
Her first experience in the area of clinical research was with University of Washington – TREE program in 2012 when she was employed as the program administrator. This position catapulted her to various facets of research administration from adhering to sponsors requirements regarding expenses, observation of study protocol by assisting study monitors when they visit the study as well as exposure to grant proposal submission.
Norah volunteered with an organization known as CAREFORCE in the United Kingdom specifically in London with a church, All Souls Church where she assisted with the various programs of the church. Her first professional working experience was with Sisilo Chidcare Centre where she worked as a marketing officer, she then moved to African Inland Mission (AIM). At AIM she worked as payables officer, moved to the position of cashier and subsequently to Accounts Assistant. Thereafter she joined Light of Africa (LoA) as a bookkeeper/ administrator, a position that introduced her to the area of human resources.
On the social front Norah is fluent in spoken and written English as well as knowledge in Kiswahili. She has been involved and even led a team in church setting that organised activities (health and fitness programs) for 3,000 church members over a span of 5 years. She has been involved in various church committees which included young adults, as well as budget and finance. Norah has also been a vice chair in a SACCO (Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization) she is a member of. Some of her favourite hobbies are meeting new people, running marathons, aerobics, cooking, baking, reading, and knitting.