SSPP team

Currently SSPP has 16 trained psychosocial counsellors and 6 support staff with longstanding experience in providing psychosocial support to refugees, internally displaced people (IDP), hosting communities and returnees. SSPP senior management staff received training at the Uganda Management Institute [UMI] and other institutions in areas such as human resource management, financial management, project cycle management and strategic planning.


Board of governors

H.E. Henry Kala Sabuni – Chairman SSPP Board of Governors
Mr. Sabuni is the Commissioner of Kajo Keji County in Central Equatorial state, South Sudan. He has served as the chairman of the SSPP Board of Governors since 2007. He is a qualified grade three teacher (Uganda) with 10 years of experience in this profession. He also worked as a psychosocial counsellor with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) in Uganda, then with SSPP in South Sudan between 2001 and 2007. He joined politics in 2007, contributing as a secretary of political mobilisation for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) until his appointment as commissioner of Kajo-Keji County in 2013.

Henry Kala Sabuni

+211 955035663

Kenneth Godi Elia – SSPP Director, Secretary SSPP Board of Governors
Since 2005, Kenneth has served as the Director of the South Sudan Psychosocial Program (SSPP). Prior to this role, he worked as a field coordinator with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) for 10 years in both northwestern Uganda and South Sudan. He also has vast experience in refugee programs having worked as a sanitation supervisor with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Uganda from 1991 to 1993 and Deputy Project Manager in the UNHCR Sudan settlement office between 1983 and 1990. He holds a diploma in rural and community development as well as a certificate in psychosocial counselling and has received further training in mental health, psychosocial training of trainers (ToT), human rights protection, HIV/AIDS, peace building and conflict resolution among others.

Jokudu Lillian Sharon – SSPP Psychosocial Counsellor, Member SSPP Board of Governors
Lillian is a psychosocial counsellor with additional training in management. She joined SSPP in 2002 as a training coordinator and member of the Board of Governors. Since 2012, she has also been involved in the ‘Women on the Move’ project as a project coordinator.

Kenyi Isaias – SSPP Psychosocial Counsellor, Member SSPP Board of Governors
Isaias is a psychosocial counsellor by training and previously worked with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) in Uganda, from 1999 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been working with the SSPP as a master trainer, focusing on psychosocial and mental health, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), human rights, HIV/AIDS, alcohol abuse and prevention of alcoholism.

Kenyi Isaias

+211 955700474 / +211 913467180

Abel Kofura – Member SSPP Board of Governors
Abel Kofura acts as the SSPP programme coordinator for Magwi County. From 1999 to 2006, he worked as a counsellor, field supervisor and trainer with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) in Uganda. With over 15 years of experience working as a project manager and counsellor, Abel has developed solid project management skills with a keen focus on designing and implementing community sensitisation programmes on psychosocial and mental health issues, programmes addressing sexual and gender-based violence, suicide prevention initiatives, HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes and interventions to address alcoholism and child abuse.

Abel Kofura

+211 955861069 / +211 0925759598

Michael Ladu Kimbo – Member SSPP Board of Governors
Michael is currently a programme associate at UNHCR FO Yei, who he has worked with since 2005 in other capacities. He has vast experience in the humanitarian sector, having also worked with TPO Uganda as a counsellor and MSF-Switzerland as a HIV/AIDS educator, along with other positions. He is a certified grade 3 teacher (Uganda) and holds a diploma in community leadership and development from the Uganda Christian University. He has also received professional training from organisations including the UNHCR in programme management, HIV/AIDS, conflict management and others.

+211 956955053 / +211 927139654

Hon. Joyce Kiden Eluazai – Treasurer SSPP Board of Governors
Joyce is currently a Member of Parliament in the state Legislative Assembly of Central Equatorial State, who has previously served as the assembly’s chairperson of peace/human rights as well as of gender, child, social welfare and religious affairs. She worked as a counsellor with SSPP until 2010. She is a certified nurse with training in leadership, management and counselling focusing on HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and human rights.

Hon. Joyce Kiden Eluazai

+211 955283977

Daniel Jok Ayuen – Member SSPP Board of Governors
Daniel’s vast professional engagements began in military service with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) followed by 20 years in the humanitarian sector working with both national and international organisations in various roles, including teacher, social worker and security personnel. Prior to his appointment to the Board, he worked as a field officer and counsellor with SSPP between 2007 and 2010.
He holds a diploma in gender and development from Nsamizi School of Training and Social Development, Uganda. In addition, he has attended various professional training sessions with humanitarian organisations, in management, education, psychosocial support and safety/security.

Daniel Jok Ayuen

+211 955559261

Yunda Andrew Duku – Member SSPP Board of Governors
Yunda works as a press secretary at the Commissioner’s office in Kajo-Keji County and has served as a member of the SSPP Board of Governors since 2012. He holds an advanced diploma in theology from the Global Theological Seminary in Jinja, Uganda.
Yunda shows an exceptional commitment to serving most marginalised people in South Sudan. Aside from his role in SSPP, he acts as a member of the of the Kajo-Keji Ecumenical Training Project and Country Director of the South Sudan Prison Ministry. Additionally, he is a journalist at the ‘Voice of Kajo-Keji’ radio station. From 2002-2013 Yunda was the chairman of a local groups of artists conducting awareness raising activities on behalf of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) in Adjumani, Uganda.

+211 955559261

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