Meet the team: Diana Ware, Country Manager South Sudan
About Me: My name is Diana Ware and I am the Country Manager for our South Sudan office. I am permanently based in Juba where I manage Integrity’s client relations, oversee all projects in the country and coordinate staff and consultant activities.
Specific projects/ duties: Business development, consultant management, human resources and financial management.
Why Integrity? Integrity has a diverse, dedicated and hard-working team who look to make a difference in all the countries the company operates in. Information is the key to peace and development and at Integrity, our aim is to inform and educate to have a significant and positive impact.
Qualifications: I hold a BCS Hons in Quantity Surveying and a BSC in Construction Economics from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa.
Expertise/ professional background: I was the General Manager of South Sudan’s pioneer agricultural seed company and a Human Resources Manager in South Sudan’s largest auto company. My expertise includes managerial skills such as but not limited to business management, financial management, human resource management, office management, risk management and project management. My work experience ranges from countries such as South Africa, Uganda and South Sudan where I held positions in core management teams of several companies.
My technical experience stems from my previous position as Quantity Surveying Technician in Uganda, South Africa and South Sudan. As a Ugandan citizen of South Sudanese origin, I have an extensive understanding of South Sudanese culture (speaking fluent English, Swahili, Arabic and Bari) merging this with my international business experience and technical mind to brew a winning managerial formula.
Recent projects: On 20 March 2015, Integrity conducted a workshop in Juba, this workshop which was one of three held in locations around the world, and aimed to determine the barriers and enabling factors for utilising local research capacity in fragile and conflict affected environments. The workshop was successful in providing a platform for local and international actors to interact and discuss the issues raised. To read more about this series of workshops, click here.