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Name: Christopher Ngacho

Address: P. O. Box 161 – 50404 Bumala.

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Nationality: Kenyan

Sex: Male

Marital status: Married

Religion: Christian

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

December 2010 – March 2014: University of Delhi. PhD in Management Science

Research Dissertation: “An Assessment of the Performance of Public Sector Projects; an Empirical Study of Projects Funded under Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Western Province, Kenya.”

1997 – 1999 University of Nairobi Masters in Business Administration (MBA); Management Science (Operations Management and Management Information Systems)

Project: “Application of Operations Research/Management Science in Manufacturing Organizations in Kenya”.

1991 – 1996: University of Nairobi Bachelor of Commerce Degree (2nd class Honours, Upper Division), Management Science Option.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER AWARDS

2010-2014: University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies: Full Commonwealth Scholarship (Indian Council of Cultural Studies-ICCR) for a PhD in Management Studies.

1997 – 1999: University of Nairobi, School of Business: Full Scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) - Management Science (Operations Research/Operations Management/Management Information Systems).

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2001-todate: Kisii University:  Teaching of Management Mathematics, Business Statistics, Operations Research Quantitative Techniques, Materials management, Research Methodology, Operations/Production Management and Project Management.

August 2001-May 2006: Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus College:  Teaching of Management Mathematics, Business Statistics, Operations Research Quantitative Techniques, Materials management, Research Methodology, Operations/Production Management and Project Management.

August 2001- September, 2009: Kabarak University, part-time Lecturer (Business Studies, Business statistics Business Mathematics & Quantitative Techniques).

Aug. 2000-Nov.2004: St.Paul’s United Theological College, part-time Lecturer (Business Studies, Business statistics Business Mathematics & Quantitative Techniques).

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMETS

  • Introduced a student-centred type of teaching in Business Mathematics that has led to most students appreciating the importance of quantitative techniques in Business and Economics.
  • Through guidance and counselling, I’ve guided students to develop and facilitate individual development which is aimed at enabling them to become top flight executives in both government and private sector on their graduation.
  • As a contributor to curriculum development, I’ve introduced a practical and cognitive type of teaching, which directly involves learners.
  • Further, as a lecturer in Business Mathematics, I’ve introduced students to new thinking in Business, Economics and Management mainly as a tool for decision making and prepared them for further courses in quantitative methods and related areas like Operations Research, Business Statistics and Econometrics.

Dec.2000-Nov. 2001: Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)-Lecturer, Quantitative Techniques and Research Methods.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Training students in Quantitative Techniques and Business Research Methods as guidance to Quantitative decision-making and conduction of researches in various fields to enable Business Organizations to remain competitive in their respective industries. These students include those taking Diploma courses in Business Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Management of NGOs.

Jan.2000-July 2000: Kenya College of Accountancy-Lecturer, Quantitative Techniques, Systems Theory and MIS and Business Statistics.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • As a Lecturer, I prepared students for examination in the above course as examined by Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB). In June, 1999 examination, all the 9 students in my class passed Systems Theory and Management Information Systems paper.
  • I also guided and counselled students to develop and facilitate individual development to enable them become Business executives in their organization.
  • Through teaching of Systems Theory and MIS, I equipped the candidates with an understanding of the nature of systems, their design and application in modern organization with emphasis on Information Technology.
  • As a statistics and Quantitative Techniques Lecturer, I guided students towards understanding how to collect, summarize and present statistical data, how to analyze and interpret business data and how to apply mathematical knowledge in analyzing management and economic models. Further, I guided students towards understanding the use and limitations of statistical methods in decision-making process.
  • As an examiner at the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB), I do mark Business Statistics and Quantitative Techniques papers and give suggestions on how improvements in the above papers and in KASNEB as a whole can be attained. This, especially in the areas of curriculum development and candidate’s development.

Aug. 1996-Sept. 1997: Geoscard Enterprises-Assistant Operations Manager (Supplies Division)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • As an Assistant Operations Manager, I coordinated all customer queries and complaints, maintaining problem logs and monitoring the expeditious handling and clearing of problems.
  • As a head of supplies department, I tendered on behalf of the organization for supply of specified items, participated in opening of the tenders by the tender boards and ensured that all tenders won are serviced in respect to all specifications.
  • Monitor customer credit performance and check on violation and debt collection by ensuring their credit line and update them on expiry of their bank guarantees.
  • Conducted stock evaluation to ascertain stock levels.
  • Direct supervision of 10 employees in supply department and overall management of the organization.

1993:Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Nairobi-Research Assistant (Eastlands Area of Nairobi) for the new 200ml Coca-Cola package-vocational job in March-August.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Analyzing the impact of the newly launched Coca-Cola 200 ml package. The responsibilities include: collection, summarization and presentation of data, analysis and provision of technical support as well as implementation of projects assigned to me by the researcher.

1996, 1997, 2000: Electoral Commission of Kenya - Deputy Presiding Officer / Registration Officer -a vocational job. Responsibilities include registration and guidance of voters during the voting period.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

January 2014-Todate: Kisii University, Dean, Faculty of Commerce.

May 2007-June 2009: Kisii University, Head, Department of Business and Management

March 2006-April 2007: Coordinator, Self Sponsored Programmes (SSP)I have held January, 2004-Feb 2006: Coordinator, Examinations and Timetabling.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Ngacho, C., & Das, D., (2013a). A performance evaluation framework of public construction projects: An Empirical study of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Projects in Kenya, International Journal of Project Management (Under final revision for publication).

Ngacho, C., & Das, D., (2013b). A performance evaluation framework of construction projects: insights from literature. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, Vol. X, No. Y, xxxx (Accepted for publication).         

Ngacho, C., & Das, D., (2013c).Critical Success Factors influencing the performance of Constituency Development Fund Construction Projects in Kenya: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, Vol. X, No. Y, xxxx (Accepted for publication).                                             

Ngacho, C., & Das, D., (2012).Development of a Performance Measurement Framework for Evaluating Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Projects in Kenya using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. XVI Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM) on Advances in Operations and Supply chain Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, December 21-23, 2012.

Ngacho, C., & Das, D., (2011).Development of a Theoretical Framework for Performance Evaluation of Construction Projects in Developing countries. XV Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM) on Sustainable Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India, December 16-18, 2011.

Ngacho, C., Das, D., & Makori, J., (2012). Evaluation framework for construction projects performance in Developing countries-Development from Literature Review. African International Business and Management (AIBUMA 2012) Conference, University of Nairobi, School of Business, July 12-13, 2012.

RESEARCH SUPERVISION (MASTERS)

I have supervised several MBA students at Kisii University College,  Egerton’s Njoro and Nakuru Town Campuses as well as Diploma and undergraduate projects at  University of Nairobi, Kenya College of Accountancy and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Travelling, hiking, photography, reading & theatrical works: Deeply interested in investment and banking: Research activities and ICT development.

LANGUAGES

Proficient / Fluent in English, Swahili, and Kisii - (spoken and written): Basic knowledge of other local (Kenyan) languages.

MEMBERSHIP

I have been a member of various bodies in the University, including;

  • University College Council
  • University Senate
  • Board of Undergraduate Studies
  • Academic Board
  • Tendering & Procurement Committee. 

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Attended several workshops within and outside the University including;

  • Corporate Governance Workshop
  • ORSEA conference
  • Information Literacy Workshop

REFEREES

1. The Dean,                  2. Mr.Charles N.Kariuki,       3.  Mr. Thomas Okioma,

Faculty of Commerce,       Lecturer, Fac.of Commerce,   Chief Officer,

University of Nairobi,       University of Nairobi.             County Results and Special Program

P.O.Box 30197,                 P.O.Box 30197,                       Nyamira County,

Tel.732160-6,                    Tel.732160-6,                            P.O Box  408, Kisii

Nairobi.                             Nairobi.                                  Tel 0720986496/00786914203.

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