Meet the Management


Our team comprises 148 passionate ‘Zvandirians’ with a shared vision for young people living with HIV and the role which Zvandiri plays in supporting Government. This teams works in 63 districts in Zimbabwe and supports 12 other countries in Africa. 15% of this team are former Zvandiri beneficiaries supported through an internship programme and in to employed positions. We are led by our leadership team below:


Executive Director

Nicola is the Executive Director of Zvandiri. She has spent 20 years living in Africa, initially in Ghana and South Africa, then Zimbabwe since 2004 when she established Zvandiri together with young people living with HIV and a group of volunteers in Harare.

Matthew Mapfurira


Finance & Admin Director

Matthew is a financial specialist with more than fifteen years’ experience in financial management, project planning, and systems administration for both commercial and NGO entities.

Vivian Chitiyo


Knowledge & Evidence Technical Advisor

Vivian is a public health professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the design, implementation and dissemination of operational and implementation science research, strategic information, and evaluation in the field of HIV and associated health conditions.

Mather Mawodzeke


Head of Programmes – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Mather Mawodzeke is a public health practitioner, with more than 15 years’ experience working in HIV, particularly working in programming for effective child and adolescent HIV interventions.

Dr Billiart Tapesana

Dr Billiart

Head of Programmes - USAID & ZHI-ACCE

Billiart is a medical doctor with 10 years’ experience in the medical field, transitioning from being a clinical practitioner to a public health professional. He is the Head of Programmes for the USAID and ZHI-ACCE grants.

Antonetta Mapfumo

aNToNETTA Mapfumo

Grant reporting and budgeting manager

Antonetta has 15 years’ work experience in Humanitarian work providing support on Donor fund management, financial management and reporting as well as Donor and Statutory compliance.

Tanyaradzwa Napei


Head of Strategic Information & Evaluation

Tanyaradzwa is an experienced Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist with more than 10 years of experience in implementing client-centered programs.