Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Mr James Morrice Maghori - Tutorial Assistant

Area of Expertise

Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Budget Analysis, Risk Management, Regional Planning, Rural-Urban Linkage Specialist, Rural Transformation Specialist

Work Experience

James Morrice Maghori holds a Master's Degree in Rural and Urban Planning and currently works as a Tutorial Assistant at the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) under the department of Rural Planning and Regional Development. He has over 7 years of experience in the field, with a focus on teaching, research, and consultancy.

Professional Skills

  • Proficient in budget development, analysis, and execution, ensuring financial resources are allocated and utilized effectively.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing strategic plans that align with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills to interpret financial data, identify trends, and inform decision-making.
  • Adept at identifying and evaluating potential risks, developing mitigation strategies, and ensuring project success.
  • Experienced in formulating and implementing regional development plans that promote balanced and sustainable growth.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of the interdependencies between rural and urban areas and designs strategies for mutually beneficial development.
  • Equipped with expertise to facilitate positive changes in rural communities through economic development, infrastructure improvement, and capacity building.
  • Designing online mobile data collection platforms using most current technologies, i.e. Survey Solutions and OpenDataKit (ODK).
  • Experienced in the use and applications of statistical packages such as SPSS, Statistica and R-Statistical Software for data mining and perform complex statistical analysis, such as Principal Component Analysis, Hierarchical Cluster Analysis and Multinomial Linear Regressions.

Research and academic Interests

  • Budgeting and strategic planning
  • Risk management Framework
  • Sustainable rural development practices
  • Rural-urban integration and complementariness
  • Social and economic development of rural areas
  • Regional development and regional growth
  • Rural markets and food security
  • Sustainable rural development practices
  • Agriculture value chain addition
  • Rural transformation technologies
  • Sustainable and smart villages
  • Spatial and social-economic development of urban and rural areas
  • Social and cultural development