Ms Rose Mushi has more than fifteen years of experience as a development consultant development practitioner and development manager in Tanzania. She has delivered various consultancy assignments related to public policy research and analysis and public sector programming for several Bilateral and Multilateral organizations. These consultancy assignments to mention a few include, the Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of the ILO Support for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania for the International Labour Organization 2002. She conducted a Gender Assessment of the USAID Tanzanian Mission’s Country Portfolio in May 2003 and a Regional Policy Review on Gender Poverty and Employment Situation in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda for the InternationalLabour Organization in Oct 2003. For the last five years as an Associate with Diligent Consulting she has contributed to several consulting assignments on agricultural marketing and agricultural finance for both the Corporate and Public Sector.

 In her various capacities as a development practitioner, Ms Rose Mushi has also provided advisory services to the Government of Tanzania and other donor agencies on matters relating to policy development. Some of her advisory services include advisory support to Canadian International Development Agency on matters related to Public Policy Analysis and Sector planning for Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Tanzania. She participated as a member of the multi donor Public Expenditure Review Committee during her period with Canadian International Development Agency.

Ms Rose Mushi has strategic management and leadership experience in development gained through her five years work experience In Tanzania with a UK founded International Non-Governmental Development Organisation – Action Aid International Tanzania as the Country Director. This experince includes her twenty years of experience as a Senior Project Officer with a Rural Development Financial Institution –the Cooperative and Rural Development Bank CRDB that was in 1994 restructured into a Commercial Bank.

Her core areas of competence include but not limited to Leadership and Management of Development Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation of development programs Gender Research, Gender Analysis and Programming for Gender Integration, Public Policy Research & Analysis, Public Policy Development and Sector Planning; and Rural Financial Services and Rural Livelihood Development.

Rose holdsMaster’s Degree in Economics from University of New England –Australia (1990), a postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture Economics obtained from the same University (1988) and a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture with a major in Agricultural Economics from the University of Dar-es-salaam Tanzania (1980).