Deborah started her career at Uganda Red Cross where she offered on-ground field support in several community sensitizations, HIV/AIDS prevention and safe living programmes. She went on to work with CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.
She later joined Danish Refugee Council (DRC) where she worked in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) on livelihood, protection and conflict management projects. Some of the projects on which she worked include EUTF SPRS-NU (European Union Trust Fund, Support Program for Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda), an EU funded project implemented by a consortium that included ZOA, Save the Children, CEFORD and Danish Refugee Council. Another notable project is a UNHCR funded project that aimed to restore livelihoods of refugees through agricultural support, provision of protection, WASH and infrastructural development.
Deborah holds a BSc degree in Quantitative Economics (Hons) from Makerere University. She is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute (UMI).