Dr. Othieno Nyanjom holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies from the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex; a MSc. in International Development Studies from University of Bradford, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from University of Nairobi. He has attended several professional workshops both locally and overseas in leadership, financial analysis, program management, supervision, procurement, and training of trainers.
Dr Othieno has over 20 years’ experience in leading and developing successful teams in government-related institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. He has worked as a consultant with Salaries and Remuneration Commission, Africa Centre for Open Governance, Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis, National AIDS Control Council, Africa Centre for Open Governance, Health Network/AMREF, Strathmore Governance Centre, Global Integrity (US), Society for International Development/Ministry of Planning and National Development, Institute of Economic Affairs, Futures Group International and other governmental and non-governmental organisations. He has also worked and attended workshops at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Strathmore Governance Centre, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies and the University of Sussex.
In 2016, Dr. Othieno published a chapter for the Kenya National Human Development Report 2015 and others. He has also published over 15 papers, reports and outputs, over 27 journal articles, Monographs, 2 Book reviews and Book Chapters over the years. His area professional interests are; Governance issues, including democratisation, corruption and human rights, Political economy analysis, Health sector reforms with a poverty reduction focus. Long term interest in resolving the personnel distribution issue towards an effective preventive and promotive health care system, Public expenditure on basic social services for poverty reduction, The Millennium Development Goals, Regional cooperation for poverty reduction, Devolution and decentralised funds and Media development.