Prof. Dr. Melha Rout Biel
Acting Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Melha Rout Biel, is the Acting Executive Director,  a member of CSPS Board of Directors, has been Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology since March 2014. Previously, he served as Director General for Administration and Finance in the Government of South Sudan. Biel has lectured in several Universities in South Sudan and Germany, including the University of Erfurt and the University of Applied Sciences of Erfurt, Germany, where he taught International Relations, Social Work and Social Education.

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Both Khor Nyuon
Program Officer

Both Khor Nyuon is a Program Officer at CSPS. He graduated with Bachelor Degree in Social work (with Distinction) from Addis Ababa University in 2017. From 2019 to 2021 he worked as a Depth Field coordinator (DFC) for UNOCHA in Akobo County Jonglei state and as a Field office Coordinator for Akobo NRC’s Field office, overseeing operation, managing programs and projects, organizing and directing the activities implementation in the area.


From 2018 to 2019, Both had served as a protection and monitoring officer for INTERSOS in Akobo Base managing and coordinating humanitarian operations. Also, he worked as an Assistant M&E officer for Save the Children International (SCI), in Jewi Refugee camp, Gambella, Ethiopia in 2015 where he engaged in data collection, data interpretation and analysis tasks to help in informing the project decision makers on what to do.



John Gabriel Gok
Finance officer

John Gabriel Gok is the finance officer for CSPS. he graduated with Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Al Neelain, Sudan in 2011. Moreover, John had worked with Kenya Commercial Bank [KCB] as Teller, Customer care, and Back office from 2013-2018.  Also, he had worked for Vocational Skills Development Organisation [VOSDO] as Admin and Finance for three years, starting from 2018 – 2020. Additionally, he worked with Sawa Pioneer Investment Group as Operation manager.  John had also worked for Peace Friend's Community Development Organisation as Operation Manager for Quick Impact project from 2022 – 2023.

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Mujahied Abiyat Majok Machar
Senior Logistics &transport officer

Mujahied is the current Senior Logistics & transport officer at the CSPS. He graduated with a Diploma in Economics and Banking at the university of Juba in 2014. He holds a Sudan Secondary Certificate from Mohthamar high school in Khartoum in 2010. He was an intern at the Bank of South Sudan (BOSS) in 2015. Mujahied worked as a supervisor at Tacforce international security in Juba for a period from 2014 to 2016. He joined the Center for strategic and Policy Studies in 2016. He heads the logistics unit of CSPS.

Georgeta Edward Batista
Executive Assistant

Georgeta Edward Batista holds Bachelor degree in Psychology from University of Juba. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic. She has teaching experience at the University of Juba.

Research Assistant

Mr. Ricardo is a researcher and has experience in research consultancy in various areas, including monitoring and evaluation tools, accountability and Learning MEAL, Data Collection, Baseline surveys, End line, SMART and KAP surveys. Ricardo possesses skills in design, Sampling techniques, Capacity Building, Methodologies for monitoring, project management, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, cultural and diversity communication skills, and report writing Mr. Ricardo Holds postgraduate diploma in MEAL at Humanitarian Global Institute, Bachelor’s degree in Public Health at St. Lawrence University in Uganda, and currently Pursuing Master’s degree of Public Health. MPH at Cavendish university Uganda.  Mr. Ricardo can be reached through:

Wal Nyak Dol
Research Assistant

Wal is a Nutrition specialist and a Researcher. He has interest in translation and writing children’s storybooks. Mr. Wal holds a Bachelor of Science degree of Food Science and Nutrition and a Diploma in Clinical Nursing in Jijiga University, Ethiopia. Moreover, He is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights in University of Juba.  Also, Mr. Wal has Worked with Nuer Literacy Initiative project as an author and translator/Illustrator/Interpreter/Quality Assurance expert. He also worked as Nutrition Project Manager with Community Development Aid, Nutrition Nurse (Inpatient Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition) with International Medical Corps and Nutrition Coordinator with Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF).

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Joggo Betty
Research Assistant

Betty is a research Assistant at the CSPS. She has graduated with diploma in business Administration and management from Ndejje University, in Uganda. In the past, Betty had worked with standard liaison force (SALF) as a data entry officer, and as an admin and finance in different times. Further, she had also worked with International Development and fertilizers central (IFAC), as an administrative support assistant.

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