Faith Mairah is a Gender and Health Specialist based in Kampala, Uganda, where she works on a range of research projects, evaluations, and gender integration partnerships. For six years, Mairah has worked in the public health sector, especially on the components of adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health and rights, gender transformative approach, and meaningful youth participation – with extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative operational research methods, including stratified and purposive sampling techniques, systematic reviews, and impact evaluation of projects and different public health interventions.
Her current work at ICRW includes addressing and promoting interventions on a range of issues pertaining to sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as adolescent health and rights and development. She leads and provides strategic support in research, monitoring and evaluation, business development, project management, technical advisory services, and represents ICRW in various avenues of strategic importance to the organization. She has worked throughout East Africa and with partners in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
Prior to joining ICRW, Mairah worked at the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Alliance Uganda as the Youth Country Coordinator, where she led teams on capacity-strengthening, humanitarian, operations research, and advocacy projects throughout their life cycle and delivered high-value advocacy and partnership projects in matrixed organizations and across different geographies in consortiums. Mairah has contributed to the development and review of policies, strategies, and guidelines at the sub-national, national, and regional levels. Mairah started her career in public health with Restless Development as a peer educator.