Deputy Chief of Party, Operations, Country and Regional Programs

Polet Juma leads the financial and operational functions in IAVI’s Kenya country office and the regional programs in Africa.

Juma has over 15 years experience working as a finance and operations professional; building systems and teams that perform the accounting, procurement, logistics, compliance, and human resources functions. Prior to joining IAVI, Juma led finance and administration teams at Palladium, where she successfully managed and closed out a USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening program. Prior to that, Juma worked at the National Democratic Institute Kenya offices where, working with multiple funders, she oversaw the establishment of the finance and administration team, putting into place the internal systems responsible for finance, sub-awards management, and operations in-country and provided similar remote assistance to Somalia and Sudan projects.

Juma is a certified public accountant, and she holds an executive MBA from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Moi University.