gui²de Staff

DC Staff

Ali Hamza

Senior Data and Research Manager

Ali Hamza is a Senior Data and Research Manager at gui2de’s DC office. He has worked on over a dozen projects in East-Africa and South-Asia, focusing on education, health, sanitation, cash transfers, crop insurance, road safety, and financial inclusion. He has extensive experience designing and programming surveys, A/B testing, data collection and cleaning, training workshops, web-scrapping, fuzzy matching, and geospatial analysis. Before joining gui2de, Ali worked at the World Bank, IGC, and Punjab government. While working for the Punjab government, he implemented projects to improve service delivery and monitoring in the health and education sector using cheap smartphones.

Ali is also passionate about human rights, hiking, cooking, Urdu poetry, and gravel biking.

Béatrice Leydier

Data and Research Manager

Béatrice started with gui²de in 2016 when she was an MPP student at the McCourt School, first as a summer intern in Uganda and then as a research assistant for several Economics and Public Policy faculty. Following graduation, Béatrice joined gui²de full time as a Data and Research Associate, and currently serves as a Data and Research Manager. She has played a key analytical role in multiple projects across gui²de‘s Digital Financial Inclusion, Road Safety, and Education portfolios.  Currently, she is managing Andrew Zeitlin’s cash benchmarking study with the International Rescue Committee in Kenya, and supporting Jishnu Das on the Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjabi Schools (LEAPS) study.  Before McCourt, Béatrice obtained a Master Degree in Management at HEC Paris and worked for a year in the private sector. When not crunching numbers for gui²de, Béatrice is most likely spotted in the DC improv comedy scene or discussing French politics.

Kenya Staff

Josiah Muyesu

Project Manager, Digital Financial Inclusion

Josiah Muyesu joined gui²de in 2016, and is currently a Project Manager supporting the Zusha! road safety program and the evaluation of a stock financing product for small retailers under gui²de’s Digital Financial Inclusion portfolio. Josiah has a twelve-year career in designing, implementing, and managing development programs focused on improving primary school outcomes in Kenya and East Africa, having provided technical support to initiatives such as the SWASH + project through CARE, the Discovery project with Social Impact, and the DERP project through RTI. Josiah is a graduate of Makerere University in Uganda where he pursued a degree in Development Studies (Governance), and he holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi.

Josphine Okello

Administrative Assistant

Josphine joined gui²de -East Africa as an Administrative Assistant in 2016. She manages general office operations and also provides administrative and field support for gui²de’s projects. Josphine has worked for the Kenya Bureau of Standards, the Postal Cooperation of Kenya, and Bodar Limited as a Customer Care agent. She holds a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and a Diploma in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS).

Enoch Ondera

Finance and Administrative Officer

Enoch joined gui²de-East Africa as its first employee in 2016 and was integral in setting up the newly-opened Nairobi office.  He serves as the Finance and Administration Officer and is responsible for managing gui²de-East Africa’s financial operations.  Enoch has over 10 years of experience in finance and administration in areas such as accounting, auditing, taxation, and consulting, and has worked with international organizations such as PwC. 

Alex Wendo

Project Manager, Digital Financial Inclusion

Alex Wendo is a Project Manager under gui²de’s Digital Financial Inclusion portfolio. He first started working with gui²de in 2012 through their implementing partner Digital Divide Data.

Alex has worked on the implementation of several gui²de projects in Kenya, including the School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Plus (SWASH+) community action project which tested innovative ways of improving governance and Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) in Kenyan primary schools, and the High Hopes project, which evaluated the use of mobile money platforms to incentivize saving for secondary education in Kenya. Alex has most recently managed the RCT of a weather-based index insurance product aimed at protecting smallholder farmers against weather hazards and is currently the Project Manager for a cash benchmarking evaluation of a refugee job training program run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Alex has a diploma in statistics and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Moi University in Kenya.