Jean Bosco Ndayishimiye
As PMC’s Country Director for Burundi, Jean Bosco builds and manages relationships with donors, governments, international and local NGOs, and broadcast partners. He develops annual work plans and budgets and planning program activities, directing the work of staff, financial management, and contributing to PMC’s organizational learning by sharing reports on key activities, processes, and systems. He makes sure that projects are technically sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of Burundi, its people, and project donors. Jean Bosco helps ensure PMC-Burundi’s sustainability by fundraising and monitoring sources of funds, grant and partnership opportunities, and corporate sources.
Previously, Jean Bosco was a volunteer with the United Nations Development Programme, a lecturer at the University of Burundi, National Coordinator of the Oxfam Quebec Program, Humanitarian Capacity Building Officer for Oxfam Novib, National Communication Expert for the World Bank in Burundi, and managed various consultancy contracts with international organizations such as the United Nations.
HIS FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PMC
Jean Bosco’s favorite part of working at PMC is helping people change behavior for their well-being and promoting healthy practices for a sustainable world. He enjoys interacting with his colleagues to boost PMC’s global mission.
- Université Catholique de Louvain à Louvain-la Neuve Belgique, master’s degree
- University of Burundi, bachelor’s degree in Clinical and Social Psychology
OUT OF THE OFFICE
Jean Bosco enjoys playing soccer, karate, scouting, reading books, and listening to music.
FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE, PODCAST, TV SHOW
Jean Bosco’s favorites include the PMC-Burundi radio serial drama Agashi (“Hey! Look Again!”), Les racines de la vie (The Origin of Life) by Martin Gray, and writings on nonviolent communication by Martin Luther King Jr. and Marshall Rosenberg
ONE MORE THING
“When I joined the global PMC family in May 2013, I was excited to bring my experience, principles, and values with the determination to build a winning team. I’ve developed a winning team over the years while working within the challenging context of Burundi. Now I’m so proud of PMC-Burundi’s achievements, the positive image that the Burundian public and donors have of PMC’s capabilities in the SCBB-field, and the respect and visibility PMC has.”