Perpetua Gaciuki

Name: Perpetua Gaciuki

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Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2015 to datePhd in Sociology (Community Development) on going
University of Nairobi, Kenya 2006 to 2010Master of Arts in Rural Sociology and Community Development
University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1990 to 1995Bachelor of Arts ( Anthropology)

Field of Specialization

  • Sociology- Community Development

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Institute of Social Work

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
September 2015 to dateKibabii University, Bungoma KenyaDeputy Vice Chancellor( ASA)
through Dean FESS
Chair of Department
( Social Work and Criminology)
  • The Chief examiner of the Department
  • Managing the academic programs in the Department to ensure acceptable standards of teaching and research are maintained
  • Supervise academic and other staff of the department
  • Make recommendations with respect to discipline, probation, advancement and promotion of academic staff within the department
  • Articulate and implement the mission and objectives of the department
  • Convene and chair Departmental Board meetings
  • Represent the Department in Faculty, Senate and other bodies of the university
  • Planning and budgeting for the Department
  • Prepare Departmental reports
  • Taking lead in the development of new academic programs and revision of old programs
January 2016 to dateKibabii University, Bungoma KenyaDean FESSLecturer
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Extension
September 2013 to January 2016Kibabii University, Bungoma KenyaChairman of DepartmentAssistant Lecturer
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Extension
  • Coordinator Social work and Criminology section.( Field attachment, Examinations Course allocations)
April 2011 to September 2013Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.Chairman of DepartmentPart time Lecturer
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Participating in Program development and Review
March 2009 to September 2013Society for Women
and AIDS in Kenya (SWAK), Nairobi, Kenya.
Chairman of the BoardNational Coordinator
  • Overall Program leadership
  • Strategy development
  • Resource development and fundraising, Programs Management
  • Development and revision of various organizational, policies, procedures manual and regulations manual.
  • Stewardship of organization resources
  • Human Resources Management and Administration
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
August 2003 to February 2009Society for Women and AIDS in Kenya (SWAK), Nairobi, KenyaNational CoordinatorProgram Officer
  • Training communities for capacity enhancement and organisational development
  • Program Management
  • Project development and fundraising
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Partnerships and Networks development
March 2003 to July 2003Kenya Network of Women with AIDS, Nairobi , KenyaExecutive DirectorProgram Officer- Volunteer
  • Preparing work plans
  • Writing proposals/fundraising
  • Representing KENWA in forums, meetings or workshops when called upon to do so
  • Preparing management and financial reports to the donors and partners
  • Supervising disbursements and accountability of funds for planned activities in conjunction with the Accountant and the management committee
  • Conducting field visits and coordinating field workers to ensure the implementation of planned activities
  • Organize meetings for KENWA staff
  • Day to day management of KENWA programs, preparing and revising work plans and budgets in conjunction with the director and the accountant
  • Preparing program proposals for funding and submitting them through the Executive Director
January 2001 to February 2003Research International East Africa LTD( The now TNS-RMS)Senior Research ExecutiveResearch Executive
  • Participating in negotiations/ discussions with client’s research needs
  • Developing the research project proposals and budgets and monitoring its utilization in liaison with the company accounts section
  • Monitoring field activities in consultation with the operations Controller and keeping the company Managing
  • Director and client updated on regular basis regarding project progress
  • Making presentations of the findings to the client
June 1998 to December 2000Research International East Africa LTD( The now TNS-RMS)Research ExecutiveResearch Assistant
  • Liaising with clients
  • designing of study tools
  • preparing progress reports
  • Training the field interviewers
  • Data analysis and interpretation of findings compiling reports on survey findings and preparing presentations for the clients
July 1997 to May 1998Research International East Africa LTD( The now TNS-RMS)Field ManagerResearch Assistant
  • Selecting Sampling points
  • breaking quotas
  • supervision of the team assigned to me to ensure quality fieldwork and data collection
  • Appraisals for my team members and preparation of progress reports
February 1996 to June 1997Research International East Africa LTD ( The now TNS-RMS)Team LeaderField Interviewer
  • Mainly carried out telephone interviews
  • Key informant interviews
  • Moderating focus group discussion, in- depth interview in both rural and urban environments in all regions of Kenya

Professional Research Interest

  • Community development

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
2012Program CoordinatorLiason
Overall coordination of training
Action Planning
Quality control
Malaria Case Management Training in Northern Rift Valley11,000,000
2010Program CoordinatorReporting
Action Planning
Quality control
HIV and Aids Care and Support program20,000,000
2011Program CoordinatorAction Planning
Quality control
Community Mobilization for Post Abortion Care9,000,000
2009Program CoordinatorAction Planning
Quality control
Malaria Case Management Training in Northern Rift Valley10,000,000


YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters


Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Perpetua Gaciuki (2016) Child Headed Households, The Emerging Phenomenon in Urban Informal Settlements in Kenya. Jounal of Developing Country Studies Vol. 6 No 11, ISSN 2224-607X( Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 ( Online)
  2. Perpetua Gaciuki ( 2016) Child Headed Households and Educational Problems in Urban Informal Settlements in Kenya. International Journal of African and Asian Studies ISSN 2409-6938, Vol 27
  3. Dr, Beneah M. Mutsotso Perpetua Gaciuki and Sella Okola (2015). The Samburu Pastoralists of North Central Kenya and their Adherence to Female Circumcision Online Journal of Social Sciences Research. Issn 2277-0844; Volume 4 Issue 2, Pages23-27.
  4. Mutsotso, B. M., Kimaiyo D and Gaciuki, P (2014) The Politics of Livestock Marketing among Pastoralists Communities in Kenya. A Case Study of the East Pokot Pastoralists and the Kimalel Culture Fair and Goat Auction in Marigat, Baringo. Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology Vol 2 No 2 pp 175- 188. ISSN
  5. Mutsotso, B.M. and David M. Kimaiyo and Perpetua Gaciuki (2014), Socio-Political Contests in a Kenyan Administration Outpost: The Case of Kapedo Centre in Baringo County of North Western Kenya. Online Journal of African Affairs Vo. x, Issue x, PP.xx-xx; May 2014. ISSN: 2346-7479
  6. Mutsotso, B.M. and David M. Kimaiyo and Perpetua Gaciuki (2014). The Centrality of Cattle in the Social Organization of the East Pokot Pastoralists of North Western Kenya European Scientific Journal Vol. 10, No. 8. ISSN 1857-7881 (Print) e- ISSN 1857-7431