Ms. Nqobile Tsabedze-Msibi
Ms. Nqobile Tsabedze-Msibi, is the Project Director for the BLOSSOM (Building Local Organizations and Structures to Overcome HIV/TB/GBV and Maintain Epidemic Control) Project implemented by the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact in Eswatini. This is a 5-year PEPFAR/ CDC award aimed at supporting the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini in maintaining HIV epidemic control in Manzini and Lubombo regions through the implementation of a comprehensive community-based HIV/TB & GBV program amongst most at-risk populations. She has 14 years of progressive experience in program and project management of HIV/TB programs in Eswatini including sexual reproductive health for adolescents and young people, gender-based violence prevention, OVC care, women empowerment, and access to education for girls. With funding from The Global Fund, Nqobile oversaw 2 cycles (2015-2020) of Eswatini’s civil society work to support HIV Prevention Interventions targeting adolescent girls and young women in 20 Constituencies and 10 Tertiary Institutions across the country as well as Key Populations and People living with HIV (PLHIV) in the 4 regions of the country. Through this award, she managed 6 sub-grantees ensuring overall oversight of program funds, provided programmatic and technical leadership for implementation and assistance towards capacity-building support for local organizations in the areas of finance, technical service delivery, organizational development and monitoring of projects through the Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO). She then joined PSI Eswatini where she led the operationalization and roll-out of PSI’s adolescent and youth project funded by CDC, providing support to project implementation teams, and strengthening collaborations with Government Ministries, national partners, and communities to promote partnerships and sustainability of activities. Nqobile has worked with other organizations in Eswatini such as Pact where she was a Program Officer providing technical support to local organizations implementing clinical HIV programs with funding from USAID and World Vision Eswatini where she served as HIV/AIDS Project Facilitator supporting the community HIV response at grassroots level. Before joining CGHPI, she was working on a health system strengthening project for the Ministry of Health funded by The World Bank. Through these various roles, Nqobile has developed strong skill sets in project design, grants and partnership management, performance monitoring as well as a broad public health understanding. Nqobile holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Health Service Management), obtained from Flinders University in Australia, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (majoring in Community Health and Community Mental Health) obtained from the University of Eswatini. She is currently pursuing an online MSc in Sexual & Reproductive Health Policy and Programming with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine scheduled to be completed in September 2024.