Work Experience

Korondo Foundation Limited (Link Printers), Gulu, Uganda, (Jan. 2013-present)

Owner and Manager

•       Perform general business management for printing and car-washing businesses

•       Hire and oversee a team of 7+ staff

•       Design and host websites for clients (e.g. www.avhauganda.com)

•       Conduct filming and audio production for special events

•       Design and produce high quality printed materials, including receipt and voucher books and payment slips

•       Manage transactions for large-scale printing and book-making

Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program (GSSAP),Gulu, Uganda, (July 2011-present)

Advisor

•       Deliver an annual lecture on music, memory and peacebuilding to students and professors from the University of Tennessee, USA

Music for Peace (MfP),Gulu, Uganda, (Mar. 2010-present)

Co-founder, Chairperson and Artiste

•       Develop, oversee and coordinate peacebuilding project activities with artistes and music/video producers

•       Compose, produce and perform peace and social justice music

•       Manage the organisation’s music recording studio

•       Marketed and organized five concerts for a month-long peace music competition to fundraise to send northern Ugandan artistes to Sierra Leone for a cultural exchange and conference

Care International, Gulu, Uganda, (Nov.-Dec. 2013)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Participated in numerous community performances commemorating the 16 days of activism against violence against women campaign around northern Uganda

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song on gender-based violence for the 16 days of activism

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Gulu, Uganda, (2012)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Facilitated a community performance in Anaka, Uganda, with northern Ugandan and Japanese artistes

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song on post-conflict challenges with northern Ugandan and Japanese artistes for the event

Gulu University Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies,Gulu, Uganda, (Feb. 2011- Jan. 2013)

Communications Officer

•       Designed, updated and maintained the Institute’s website (www.ipss1.gu.ac.ug) and mailing list

•       Designed publications, such as brochures, working papers, etc. (www.jpss.ug)

•       Performed routine computer maintenance and IT support

•       Organised open dialogues and participated in community land conflict resolution through dialogue

Standard Chartered Bank Limited, Gulu, Uganda, (Nov. 2009-April 2010)

Direct Sales Representative

•       Introduced the bank’s new products and promotions into the market

•       Marketed loans to salary earners at the corporate level

•       Advised customers on bank products

Pincer Group International Limited,Gulu, Uganda, (Jun. 2009)

Team Leader

•       Conducted an evaluation with rural communities in Pader district on the progress of the Revitalizing Education Participation and Learning in Conflict Areas (REPLICA) programme

Pincer Group International Limited,Gulu, Uganda, (Jan. 2009-Mar. 2009)

Field Assistant

•       Implemented a USAID-funded hands-on support, supervision and school level development project in Teso, Acholi and Lango sub-regions

Save the Children, Gulu, Uganda, (2009)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song against child sacrifice (“Wan Obalo Ngo? [What Have We Done Wrong?]”)

Leads Insurance Limited,Gulu, Uganda, (Feb. 2008-Aug. 2008)

Sales Assistant

•       Marketed insurance packages like third party insurance to clients in northern Uganda

•       Reported weekly sales progress to the Gulu branch main office

St. Mary's Hospital Lacor,Gulu, Uganda, (Aug. 2007-Nov. 2007)

IT Intern

•       Received hands-on training on network infrastructure, repair and maintenance and IT support under the supervision of the director of the hospital’s Information Technology Department

Northern Uganda Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis Program (NUMAT), Gulu, Uganda, (2007)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song on malaria prevention under an USAID funded program (“Malaria”)

Concerned Parents Association (CPA), Gulu, Uganda, (2007)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Participated in community performances in internally displaced person’s camps of Awach, Coo Pe and Alero within northern Uganda

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song on post-conflict challenges in northern Uganda

Save the Children, Gulu, Uganda, (2006)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song on children’s rights (“Otam Pi Lutino [Think about the Children]”) to publicize the children’s manifesto for 2006 presidential, parliamentary and local council elections in Uganda

Save the Children, Gulu, Uganda, (2005)

Consultant: Music Composer and Performing Artiste

•       Composed, recorded and performed a song on children’s rights (“Wan Lutino [We Are the Children]”) with a group of children

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

The Organization of Northern Uganda Music Artistes (TONUMA),Gulu, Uganda, (2012-present)

Founding Member and General Secretary

TRAININGS

Gulu University Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Gulu, Uganda, (Oct. 2011)

•       Attended a three-day training on Alternatives to Violence (AVP)

INTERESTS

Art and graphic design, music (song-writing and composition of music), jogging and motor biking.