Juliet Mureriwa is a grants officer on the Reserves Fund team. She supports cross-programmatic learning at Ford in the US and regional offices, ensuring that learning informs strategy. Her primary responsibilities include the curation of periodic learning reflections, communities of practice, and other learning-related activities. She collaborates with program teams to identify opportunities for learning, both internally within the foundation and externally with the social justice and philanthropy sectors.
Before relocating to New York in 2017, Juliet worked in Ford’s Southern Africa office, where her primary responsibility was managing regional strategy implementation, including initiating, developing, and managing strategic and tactical activities to optimize strategic opportunities for the office. She also supported both internal cross-programmatic learning and external learning both with grantees and in the broader field of philanthropy. In addition, she worked closely with the regional director to facilitate donor liaison with key donor partners and donor networks in the region, and to facilitate government and private sector engagements.
Previously, Juliet had worked for over a decade in philanthropy as a grant maker. She was a senior program officer for Freedom House with strategic oversight for the Southern Africa Regional Rule of Law program. Prior to that she was at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa leading law and policy related assignments.
Juliet holds a bachelor of laws and a master’s in public international law from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She is also an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa.