Joan Muasa

Published February 13th, 2018

Joan Muasa is a Senior Director, responsible for strategic planning, institutional donor management, and coordination of the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s (CHAI) Program Leadership Team and program reviews. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Muasa served as Director of Budgeting and Reporting. During her tenure in that role, she collaborated to form new finance and accounting departments; established financial policies, tools, processes, and practices that aided the development of CHAI’s revenue recognition and allocation, multi-year and annual financial planning, and management reporting processes; improved donor compliance; and restructured the program cost allocation process.

Prior to joining CHAI, Ms. Muasa spent 12 years at Oxfam (Oxfam UK and Oxfam America, Inc.) as a senior finance and operations director. While at Oxfam UK, she was instrumental in the design and implementation of the international division’s five-year strategic planning, annual programming, and business planning processes in 80 countries and also led the streamlining of restricted fund management and the decentralization of the international division’s 80 percent donor management (about 400 grants) from HQ into regional and country offices. She also served in a variety of other capacities at Oxfam. Her accomplishments include work in financial and operational management, organizational strategic and annual planning, risk management, process and systems improvements, change management, partner relations, and program evaluations.

Ms. Muasa has managed programs and lived in East and West Africa, Southeast Asia, the UK and the US. She currently serves on the boards of two charitable organizations that focus on secondary school education and vocational training of marginalized children and youth in East Africa. Ms. Muasa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and is a Kenyan certified accountant. She is also an alumna of Said Business School, Oxford, UK on Strategy, Risk Management, and Organizational Change.