NATIONAL SECRETARIAT


The YWCA National Secretariat oversees all administrative functions of the YWCA Headquarters, and implements the strategies and policies of the YWCA National Board.

Executive Team

National General Secretary/ Executive Director: Dr. Grace Soko
Dr. Soko holds BA Sociology, MA Sociology and PhD in Social Anthropology. She is the National General Secretary and Executive Director of the YWCA of Tanzania. Dr. Soko has been working and actively volunteered with the organization in various capacities for many years since early 1990’s.

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Deputy National General Secretary/Deputy Executive Director: Ms. Vanessa Anyoti
Ms. Vanessa Anyoti holds a MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a BSc in Biology, with a minor in Political Science. She is the Deputy National General Secretary/Deputy Executive Director of the YWCA of Tanzania. Vanessa has been working and actively volunteered with the YWCA of Tanzania since 2013. Previously Vanessa coordinated a Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)  and HIV/AIDS program along with a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) program. 

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National Programs Manager: Ms. Edda Duncan
Ms. Edda Duncan recently returned to work at the YWCA as the National Programs Manager after graduating from a Masters in Development Policy program at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. She started working with the YWCA in 2013 as a National Project Coordinator responsible for coordinating a key Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/ AIDS program in Loibosiret, Mwanza, Dar es Salaam and Arusha. She has actively advocated youth issues at national and international levels through inter-generational dialogues and discussions concerning youth reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Africa. 

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Human Resources & Operations Manager: Ms. Beatrice Mtobesya
Ms. BeatriceMtobesya has a BA in Management & Social Development and MSC in Human Resource Management. She held various positions in the Human Resources field for Kibaha Municipal Council. The HROM deals with all administrative issues, as well as the operations of all YWCA’s income generating activities.

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