Allan Chintedza joined Tilitonse Fund as the Programme Manager in November 2011. In this capacity, Allan provides organizational leadership and management, supports the overall goals of Tilitonse as a grant making facility for civil society organisations in Malawi, and sets its direction by leading and implementing decisions and resolutions adopted by the Tilitonse Board as they relate to Tilitonse.
Prior to joining Tilitonse, Allan was Chief Director of an 11.6 Million Euro capacity building Programme, under the Official Development Assistance Programme with the Ministry of Finance in South Africa (2006 – 2011). He brings more than 18 years of work experience mostly in development, managing and coordinating large scale poverty eradication Programmes both in Malawi and abroad. He began his career in development as a Programme Officer for the United Nations Development Programme in Malawi, and later as the Assistant Resident Representative for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (1986 – 2000). He has served in various other capacities dealing specifically with microfinance issues including inter alia as Deputy Executive Secretary for PRIDE Africa in Nairobi Kenya (2000 -2002) and was instrumental in the establishment of ten village Banks for FINCA Malawi in collaboration with First Merchant Bank under the DFID Financial Deepening Challenge Fund.
In between fixed appointments, Allan has also consulted for donor agencies as team leader for the pre-feasibility study on multi-Annual Indicative Programme (MIP)-EU/South African Government (Treasury), EU/ Swaziland Government on Provision and management of social services and DFID Social Protection Policy in Malawi.
Allan holds a Masters of Arts in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Malawi (Chancellor College).