Twembi Theopista is the Regional Human Rights Officer of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Mbarara Regional Office; a post she has held since November 2011 todate. As head of the regional office, she is charged with the responsibility to oversee all the operations of the office by efficiently managing the human, material and financial resources attached to the office. She supervises and ensures that Mbarara Regional Office effectively carries out the mandate of the Uganda Human Rights Commission of promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms of all citizens in the 14 Districts of Mbarara, Isingiro, Kiruhura, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Sheema, Mitooma, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro that are served by this office.
Ms Twembi who joined the Uganda Human Rights Commission in 2003 as a Volunteer at Fort portal Regional Office has risen through the ranks to the managerial level of a regional office head. She also worked as a Human Rights Officer in charge of Complaints and Investigations at Fort portal Regional Office from 2004 to 2007 and as a Senior Human Rights Officer in charge of Complaints and Investigations at Mbarara Regional Office from 2007 to 2011. Her experience as human rights officer is grounded in her earlier work with the United nations Project in Uganda-Western Uganda as as a Field Officer; as Community Mobilization Officer with Community management and Property Elimination Programme Uganda (COMP-PEPU) and as researcher in various organisations including the Center for Basic Research.
Ms. Twembi Theopista is a graduate of B.A Social Sciences from Makerere University, Kampala and has attended several management development courses.