Mathew Ndote, Peter
Liberia Country Director – World Hope International
Location: Monrovia – Liberia
Mr. Ndote is a humanitarian development expert. He possesses a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit combined with an acumen of partnerships for collective impact and a deep passion to serve the world’s poor with innovative business acumen. His ample background, growing up in the semi-arid countryside of Kenya, curiosity, and fascination about what is important for poor people have shaped his commitment to serve humanity. Throughout his professional career, he has designed and implemented high-performing projects that influenced systemic change and made a mark in the lives of communities across Kenya, South Sudan, North Sudan, and Liberia.
Prior to joining World Hope International in Liberia as Country Director led the design and implementation of Habitat for Humanity International’s branded urban development program – the ‘Increasing access to affordable Housing through Inclusive Markets approach’ and the ‘Decent Place to Live-Slum Upgrading Project in Greater’. These projects impacted the lives of 36,000 slum dwellers in Monrovia, one of the world’s urban cities marred by an array of complex political, socio-economic, environmental challenges and devastating poverty. During this time, he contributed enormously in the development of policy guidelines and frameworks including the slum upgrading and affordable housing framework, the relocation guidelines, City Development strategy, and the National Urban Policy among other works piloting innovative housing solutions with the public, private sector, and communities.
Mathew’s tenacity and drive for program success are anchored in his ability to create strong partnerships and alliances, systems integration, and effective coordination as the key to influence a ‘better world to live in’. Before Habitat, he served at ACDI VOCA bringing to a smooth close one of the fast-moving and challenging USAID/OFDA-funded post-Ebola Economic Recovery and Cash Transfer program assisting over 30,000 households to rebuild their livelihoods and safety nets. He was the Program Manager at Mercy Corps for eight years where he successfully coordinated the largest Ebola Community Action Platform countrywide implemented through consortia of 76 local and international partners, reaching 2 million people with life-saving messages and emergency assistance. His passion to serve vulnerable communities, youth, and women empowerment are demonstrated from his tact in coordination and formation of youth alliances, bringing a GDA match of up to US$10 million to USAID/Advancing Youth Program and impacting on livelihoods of 12,000 ‘out-of-school’ youth through enabling access to alternative education, livelihood, and employment opportunities. He designed project guidelines and the ‘Grow Your Business’ curriculum. As Director of Programs at Mercy Corp’s (MC Scotland) in North Sudan, he led a consortium of 5 International Organizations on USAID/BRIDGE, a governance and livelihoods recovery program implemented in a complex conflict context. He initiated several emergency and livelihoods recovery projects including the ‘Sudan Recovery Fund Program’ funded by the EU for Action Africa Help International in South Sudan during a critical post-conflict emergency phase and supported the formation of the Government of South Sudan’s technology sectors. He is known for his contribution to the development of policy frameworks for the agriculture and health sectors. His career has deep roots in the microfinance sector and micro-enterprise development. He is a founding Director of Aim Global agribusiness company and Aim Global fitness Centers in Kenya and South Sudan.
Mathew is a graduate of Egerton University. He ties together 20-years of international development experience and a wide scope of skills ranging from humanitarian program portfolio management, Coordination, planning, budgetary control, donor compliance, project tracking systems and team building.