Ms. Prudence Masako holds a Bachelor of Home Economics and Human Nutrition from the University of Sokoine, Tanzania; a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health in Developing Countries (MPH) from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and a Master of Science, Public Health in Developing Countries from the University College of London. She has over 17 years of experience in leadership and projects management.
She is the Country Director of CARE International Tanzania since 7th March 2022 to date. She has been the Country Representative of EngenderHealth Tanzania since August 2018 – 28th February 2022, after serving as a Deputy Country Representative and Head of Programs. Before EngenderHealth, Prudence worked with Population Services International (PSI) for over four years in different capacities as, Director of Reproductive Health, Project Director UKAid Scaling Up Family Planning Programme, and Deputy Director Programs – Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) and Malaria.
She possesses strong managerial, business development, and experience in leading large, diverse teams on the complex, multi-million dollar and multi-partner funded programs such as FCDO-UKAid, USAID, KfW, EKN, Global Fund, STBF, Packard Foundation, BMGF, Ministry of Health Tanzania, UNFPA, UNICEF, CIFF, FINIDA, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Foundation H&B Agerup, and Maverick Collective. Before PSI, Prudence worked with Measure evaluation-(Palladium), UNFPA, COUNSENUTH (USAID Mwanzo Bora Project), VSO, PharmAccess, and World vision. She has led high-performing teams throughout her career and has played a critical role in strengthening Public-Private partnerships in Health service delivery and systems strengthening in Tanzania.
Prudence is a recipient of two Women leadership awards from the World Women Leadership Congress: A Pioneering Woman Leader Award and East Africa Woman Leader Award. She is also a recipient of 50 Top Women in management in Tanzania from Women in Management, Africa.
She is married and a mother of two lovely adolescent boys.
Care International Tanzania
CARE International is a 75-year-old global confederation working to fight poverty and social injustice in the world, with a specific focus on the empowerment of women and girls. We work side-by-side with communities to understand the root causes of poverty and find innovative, locally-led solutions. CARE seeks to demonstrate the results and methodologies used in our projects to ensure transparency and accountability and advance the quality of our work.