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Dr Magutu Peterson

Senior lecturer, Department of Management Science
School of Business, University of Nairobi

Peterson is a management scholar and researcher in operations, procurement and supply chain management in practice with both classroom and industry experience, currently Magutu lectures at the leading business school in Kenya. In addition Obara has consulted in the areas of organizational strategy, performance management, procurement & supply chain management, project and programme management in both advisory and training capacities at local and international levels.

He is a Certified expert in Public Performance Management by the Republic of Kenya in: development performance guidelines; Performance Measurement (Performance Contracts and Balanced Score Card including cascading them to departments); Performance Appraisal Systems (Monitoring and Evaluation; quarterly reports including cascading and tools up to departmental level); and Performance Reporting (Terminal Evaluation Reports and rewards systems). As a World Bank Senior Procurement Expert, in collaboration with Somalia National University and Puntland State University he has conducted Short-Term and Mid-Term training in procurement management including training needs analysis, development of training modules, delivery, post training assessment, development of the learning plan and impact assessment for civil servants from key MDAs and Training of Trainers.

Peterson’s research interests lie in developing and testing basic models used in SCM and operations management. He has contributed to the field of operations management, supply chain management and information systems through the publication of many journal articles in business and academic journals. Organizing Secretary & Editorial coordinator of AIBUMA and ORSEA(k). He is also an external examiner for a number of public and private universities in the region.

He has a chapter in an international book “Chapter One: Operationalising Municipal Solid Waste Management: in Book Title: Integrated Waste Management, Vol II. Intech Publishing, ISBN 978-953-307-447-4. “and His own book on “An Introduction to Project Management, Lelax Global Publishing, ISBN. 789-078-013-001 “

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