Ms. Rahiya M. Shariff, Senior Human Resource Officer at the Ifakara Health Institute. She is a dedicated HR professional with over ten years of experience in managing a full spectrum of human resources programs, services, and functions in the not for profit setting. Skilled in a range of Human Resources specialties’ including planning, evaluation of plans and resources, training, compensation, motivation, negotiation and counseling. She also has experience in recruiting, performance management, career development, employee relations, benefits, payroll, safety, compliance issues, community engagement, communication and house hold surveys. She has undergone several professional trainings abroad and locally including Advanced Human resources Management in Israel, Human Resources Planning and Development in India, employment standards under new labour laws in Tanzania, effective dispute prevention and resolution at work place and performance management. Ms. Rahiya earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public administration from the University of Dar es salaam and a Masters in Business administration majoring in Corporate Management from Mzumbe University. She also earned a certificate in Professional Human resource officers from President’s office Public service College.