The NCHE Secretariat
Mocks Shikalepo Shivute
Executive Director
Employment History:
•  Executive Director, NCHE Secretariat, since May 2010 to date
•  Permanent Secretary, National Planning Commission Secretariat, 2005-2010
•  Permanent Secretary then Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 1998-2005 •  Founding Editor in-Chief, Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) 1990-1998. Highest Qualification:
•  Master of Arts in Journalism, Belarusian State University,1978-1984
•  Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies, University Of Ghana, 1984-1985
mshivute@nche.org.na
Sylvia Amanda Demas
Deputy Executive Director
Employment History:
  • Senior Researcher, NIPAM, 2012 – 2014
  • Director Development Planning, NPC, 1996 – 2012
Highest Qualification:
  • Master of Arts (Demography), Australian National University, 1996
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Monitoring & Evaluation), Stellenbosch University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Namibia, 1993
  • Senior Management Development Program, NIPAM, 2013
sdemas@nche.org.na
Ms. Abia Ndeshipanda Mbulu
Deputy Director: Finance and Administration
Employment History:
• Deputy Director - Finance&Administration: NCHE, 01 Feb 2014 to date
• Chief Accountant: Ministry of Health & Social Services, 01 February 2008 � 31 January 2014
• Senior Accountant: Ministry of Finance, 01 April 2004 � 31 January 2008
• Accountant: Ministry of Health & Social Services, 01 August 2001 � 31 March 2004
• Assistant Accountant: Ministry of Defence, 01 Nov 1996 � 31 July 2001
Highest Qualifications:
• Postgraduate Diploma in Internal Auditing
Bertha Njembo
Deputy Director: Funding Framework
Employment History:
  • National Development Advisor, National Planning Commission April 2013 –Sept 2014
  • Chief Economist, National Planning Commission March 2000- March 2013
  • Co-operative Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry March 1997-February 2000
Highest Qualification:
  • Masters in International Business, Oct 2015, Polytechnic of Namibia
  • Bachelor in Economics – University of Namibia
bnjembo@nche.org.na
Sem Shikongo
Deputy Director: HEMIS
Employment History:
  • Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Mar 2013- Dec 2014
  • Senior Education Officer (Statistician), Ministry of Education, July 2006- Feb 2013
  • Secondary School Math & Science Teacher, Ministry of Education, Jan 2000- June 2006
Highest Qualification:
  • Master of Education (Thesis), UNAM, 2014-2015
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Namibia, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Namibia, 1996-1999
  • Certificate in Projections and Simulation Models, UNESCO IIEP, Paris, Apr-June 2012
sshikongo@nche.org.na
Vejanda Kauaria
Acting Deputy Director: Quality Assurance & Higher Education Coordination
Qualifications:
•  TED (Teachers Education Diploma
•  BA (Social Sciences)
•  BEd (Management)
•  MEd (Educational Leadership & Management
•  GCQA (Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance
vkauaria@nche.org.na
Dr. Edward Hategekimana
Senior Higher Education Officer
Employment History:
  • Lecturer: Learning and Curriculum Studies, Philosophy of Education, etc, University of Namibia
Highest Qualification:
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Comparative Education, UNAM
  • Master of Education: Curriculum Studies and Sciences of Teaching, National University of Rwanda
ehategekimana@nche.org.na
Lucia Oarum
Senior Higher Education Officer
Employment History:
  • Area Coordinator, NAMCOL, August 2008-November 2014
  • Learner Support Officer, NAMCOL, January 1999-July 2008
  • Teacher, Ministry of Education, January 1997- November 1999
Highest Qualification:
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons), UNAM
  • Higher Education Diploma (HED), UNAM
  • Certificate for Distance Education Practitioners,UNISA
  • Currently studying, Certificate in Quality Assurance –Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
loarum@nche.org.na
Henry Kapalu
Senior Higher Education Officer
Employment History:
  • Senior Higher Education Officer, NCHE Secretariat, Since January 2016 to date
  • Training Officer, National Youth Service, 2012 to 2015
  • Lecturer, Colleges of Education & UNAM Faculty of Education, October 2000 to 2012
  • Teacher, Leevi Hakusembe Secondary School, 1999 to 2000
Highest Qualification:
  • Masters of Education, Rhodes University, 2005 to 2007
  • Bachelor of Laws, Rhodes University, 2008 to 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts with Education, University of Zambia, 1992 to 1996
hkapalu@nche.org.na
Mr. Nathaniel Musenge
Control Administrative Officer
Employment History:
  • Chief Control Officer, NCHE, November 2013 to date
  • Customer Service Agent, Nampost LTD, 2011 � 2013
  • Billing Clerk, Nampost LTD, 2009 � 2011
  • Assistant Accountant, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, 2009
Highest Qualification:
  • B-Tech Degree Public Management, Polytechnic of Namibia, 2011
nmusenge@nche.org.na
Tarence Rieth
Senior Analyst Programmer
Previous Positions Held:
• System Support Engineer (Enterprise Resources Planning Systems) At MTC 2002-2005;
• Entrepreneur: 2006-2008; Computer Technician at Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources 2009
Highest Qualification: • National Diploma Business Computing (Polytechnic of Namibia) 1998-2001
trieth@nche.org.na
Mr. Salomon Ilovu
Human Resource Practitioner
Employment History:
•  SWAPO Party Head Office Administrative Officer from (2002-2011) •  Chairperson of the Human Resource Committee of the National Youth Council of Namibia (2005-2010) •  National Executive Member of the National Youth Council of Namibia (2004-2010) Education:
•  Diploma in Public Governance and Participatory Democracy, Swedish Institute for Public Administration (2009)
•  National Diploma Human Resource Management Polytechnic of Namibia
•  B-Tech Human Resource Management Polytechnic of Namibia (Final Year)
silovu@nche.org.na
Indileni Nevonga
Private Secretary
Administrative Assistant: Executive Director
• National Diploma-Information Administration � Polytechnic of Namibia
inevonga@nche.org.na
Ms. Meriam Karumendu
Finance Clerk
Employment History:
•  Clerical Assistant NCHE Secretariat, May 2012 till to date
•  Secretary Gospel Outreach (CLS) 2008- 2010
Education:
•  Diploma in Applied Statistics final year student
mkarumendu@nche.org.na
Wilfred Sam
Driver
Employment History:
  • Driver, NCHE Secretariat, June 2013 to date
  • Driver, Polytechnic of Namibia 2011 � May 2013
  • Driver, NCHE 2009 � 2011
  • Driver, Valley-Omar car sales 2004-2009
  • Driver, DHL 2000 � 2004
Highest Qualification:
  • Grade 12
  • First-year part-time student, B-Tech degree in Public Management, Polytechnic of Namibia
  • Short course: Basic Computer Literacy, Brilliant College
wsam@nche.org.na
Ms. Rosina Herman
Receptionist
Employment History:
  • Receptionist, NCHE Secretariat, September 2015 to date
  • Administrator/ Personal Assistant, Specialised Investigation Consultant Services (SICS), 2013-2015
Highest Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Business Administration, International University of Management (IUM), 2014
rherman@nche.org.na
Ernesta Zaombo
Cleaner
Employment History:
  • Cleaner, NCHE Secretariat, since May 2013 to date
  • Cleaner, Namib Building, December 2010 � 30 April 2013
  • Cleaner, Rimota Group cc, July 2009 � November 2010
  • Cleaner, Elite & Allied Cleaning Services, April 2004 � June 2009
Highest Qualification:
  • JSE Grade 10
  • Short courses: Environmental Education, Life Skills and Outdoor Leadership workshop, June 1996
mzaombo@nche.org.na
Victoria Hangula
Cleaner
Employment History:
  • Cleaner and Tea Lady, Octagon Offices, 2010-2011
  • Cleaner, Namib Building, December 2010 - 30 April 2013
Highest Qualification:
  • JSE Grade 10
vhangula@nche.org.na