Anna is a Communication Specialist, with ten years’ experience working for NGOs and the Tanzanian Government. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media Practice for International Development from the University of Sussex in the UK and a B.A Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Dar es Salaam-Tanzania. She is a Tanzanian Lady, born on 4th March 1984, a devoted wife to Sebastian Marondo, a Mother to Nancy Marondo (2012) and Ethan Marondo (2015).
Anna has participated in several training's (as a trainee and a trainer) in and outside Africa on Media Use, Information Access, Civic tech tools, Child and Human Rights Programming, Gender issues, social Accountability tools, Managing Financial and Technical Challenges in Projects etc. She recently worked with The President's Delivery Bureau as a Communication Strategy and Monitoring Manager. She has also worked with several other institutions as an employee and as a consultant and served different leadership positions during her schooling and during her working life and has participated in several training (as a trainee and a trainer) in and outside Africa on Media Use, Information Access, Civic tech tools, Child and Human Rights Programming, Gender issues, social Accountability tools, Managing Financial and Technical Challenges in Projects etc., also trained Journalists on investigative journalism and Data Journalism. I have more over trained youth on rights and responsibilities, School Committee and village leaders on school management, VICOBA women groups on how to run successful initiatives in a BRN way
Anna has a working experience with A Journalist Trainee, UPENDO RADIO FM, Dar es Salaam Tanzania (June 2005 to September 2005), Intern in the Public Information Unit, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dar es Salaam Tanzania (June 2006 to September 2006), Mass Communication & Field Officer, Envirocare, Dar es Salaam Tanzania (July 2007 to September 2008), Lucky! Magazine Managing Editor, Media Development and Research Limited, Dar es Salaam Tanzania (July 2008 to Dec 2010), Temporary Manager Media Unit, HakiElimu (One year contract during Manager's study leave) (October 2008 to October 2009), Senior Program Officer, HakiElimu, Dar es Salaam Tanzania (November 2009 to November 2013), Manager Media and Advocacy Unit, HakiElimu Dar es Salaam (December 2013 to April 2014), Manager Communication Strategy and Monitoring, President’s Delivery Bureau (PDB), Dar es Salaam (April 2014 to April 2016), and is currently working as a Advocacy and Engagement Manager at Twaweza (August 2016 – December 2018).