Paul Gitonga

Paul is a public policy adviser operating at the most senior levels, and a Certified Public Accountant with more than ten years’ professional experience in the private, voluntary and public sectors. He is leading the implementation of the national capitation grants and cash transfers programmes supported by Girls’ Education South Sudan, and has played a key role in bringing together GRSS and partners towards getting M-Money operational in South Sudan. Through his efforts, in coordination with Key Government personnel, the profile of Capitation grants has been raised to the highest levels, and therefore is officially considered a Government priority, as evidenced by the Government’s commitment to meeting all the obligations, despite the crisis and a tight resource envelope.

Paul has worked with us since 2013. Prior to that, Paul worked for Deloitte LLP as a Treasury Adviser in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) in South Sudan for 5 years, setting Policy objectives for the Ministry, and enforcing the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Paul has been working in South Sudan since 2007, but has also worked in Kenya, for USAID, EU and DFID funded organizations in the area of Financial Management.

He is also keen on Business Development and was the Chairman of the Diaspora Investment Club Ltd, working closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, identifying and coordinating Business opportunities and information for the Kenyan Diaspora.

Paul is currently working towards an MBA with specialism in Strategic Management from the Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Management) from Kenyatta University, and a Certification in Public Accounting from Strathmore University, Kenya.