DR. Christopher Samuel Mayanja

Surname Mayanja
Other name: Christopher Samuel
Gender Male
Nationality Ugandan
Date of Birth 30th April 1978
Marital status Married
Profession expertise Economist
Current  Job Position Director Strategy and Planning
Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority, P.O Box 3925, Kampala, Uganda
Personal Email chrismayanja@gmail.com/ cmayanja@ppda.go.ug
Telephone Home  +256 772465428 / +256 702465428
Languages spoken English (Official)
Short Profile:

Dr Christopher Samuel Mayanja Dr. Christopher Samuel MAYANJA, is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Quality Management Standards Lead Auditor for the ISO 9001:2015. He holds a PhD in Education Leadership, Management and Policy from the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; a Master’s degree in Management Studies (Project Planning and Management) of Uganda Management Institute; He also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Demography from Cairo Demographic Center, Egypt. He also holds a ‘Highly Competent’ Certificate in Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision (and now a Facilitator on the course) from the DAAD project DIGI-FACE at Kehl University of Applied Sciences.


Dr Mayanja is currently the Director Strategy and Planning at the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) since June 2022 to date and thus, a member of the PPDA Executive Committee (EXCO). Prior to the current position, he was the Head of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation department at Uganda Management Institute (UMI), a post he held from 2016 to June 2022. Before that he was Senior Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at UMI in the period 2013-2016. Dr Mayanja is an Associate Consultant under the School of Management Science at Uganda Management Institute. He was a member of the UMI Top Management Team, where he steered implementation of the Institute strategic Plan and the Monitoring and Evaluation System. At UMI, he was a member on the Staff Training and Development Committee; and the Chairperson UMI Contracts Committee since 2017. He chaired the ISO Steering Committee of Uganda Management Institute which successfully delivered the Institute’s ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standards Certificate. He was a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association Executive Committee.  He is also part of the UMI Gender and Equity Budgeting resource pool, a project coordinated by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and funded by the World Bank. He was a member of the Gender Focal Group at UMI, and he also qualified as a Resource Person on the global Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI), which aims at ensuring that economic policies are gendered unlike being gender-blind. He has vast experience in strategic planning and management, project planning and management, as well as monitoring and evaluation, where he has supported several organizations while developing their strategic plans as well as reviewing them.