Mr Batalingaya has had an extensive career with World Vision, working at all levels of the organisation. Prior to his appointment as the World Vision Kenya, National Director, Mr Batalingaya served as a Senior Director of Global Humanitarian Operations for World Vision International providing leadership for the preparedness and response elements of World Vision International’s Global Disaster Management Strategy, with particular emphasis on operational response capacity and capabilities.
Batalingaya has served as a National Director for World Vision Somalia office between May 2012 and August 2015, where he led the response to the famine of 2011–2012. During his tenure, he oversaw the expansion of the humanitarian and integrated recovery operation with resilience as core to all programming in health and nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), shelter, food aid, child protection and education.
A seasoned frontline humanitarian and development worker, Batalingaya began his career in his native country of Rwanda as a public health volunteer with the Belgian section of Doctors without Borders (MSF) in the early 1990s, just after completing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Tulane University in New Orleans. He later worked for Goal Ireland in South Western Uganda in 1994–1995 before joining World Vision in January 1996.
Married to Epiphanie, the couple is blessed with three children. The family worships with the Nairobi-based French-speaking community at Loreto.