Lenka has 25 years of professional experience. She has ten years of Sub-Saharan Africa public health experience and several years of experience in post-Soviet countries. She has worked with the Swiss bilateral aid agency, as a senior manager for risk management services of a Big4 in Switzerland and as well as for UNDP, where she oversaw the implementation of Global Fund grants. She worked as well for other UN agencies, international consulting firms and NGOs. Lenka is highly experienced with Global Fund programs. Since 2003, she has been involved in concept notes and grant documentation development for countries such as Mauritania, Angola, São Tomé, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti and Morocco. She has also carried out works such as costing and quantification, accountability control, as well as conducting organizational and implementation reviews of Global Fund grants.
She holds a Master in Business Management and a postgraduate degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and is a Certified Internal Auditor. She is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and English.