Precious Chinanga has more than nine years of experience working with students, youth and young women in Zimbabwe and helps them address their evolving financial and socio-economic needs. She is a transformational leader and social change agent who believes in turning her vision into reality through strategic alliances and coordinated action. Precious earned a master’s degree in business leadership from Bindura University of Science Education and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Finance from the National University of Science & Technology. As the Finance & Administration Officer for eight years and Acting National Coordinator at the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe, she has helped to mentor more than 3 000 high school and tertiary students over the years with the majority of them taking up leadership positions at tertiary institutions and in society at large. Precious has also worked closely with local authorities, students and youths in communities and tertiary institutions to promote inclusivity and helps strengthen the transparency and openness of public budgets, thereby helping promote social accountability and restore the public’s confidence in public service. Through her work both within and outside her formal organization, she has honed invaluable skills in financial and grant management, leadership growth and development, capacity building and youth development.
Host Organization: Atlas Corps
Role at Host Organization: Precious will be a key member of the Atlas Corps finance team. She will have the opportunity to learn about and have an impact all the major accounting and finance functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger, and reporting.