Executive Summary

Executive Profile

To occupy a position where I can support ameliorating the yearning development sufferings of millions of Africans in dire need of support to overcome poverty and squalor, mitigate needless morbidity and mortality, and contribute to the socio-economic development of the African nations


Professional Summary

  • Five (5) University degrees Public Health, Nutrition and Management; and a Certificate in Health Economics from the World Bank Institute.
  • Performance driver with a winning mentality and competitive drive offering nearly 30 years of rich national/international experience in developing, leading, monitoring and evaluating the assigned health and nutrition project(s)
  • Commendable experience in Health and Nutrition projects that combines multiple sectors: Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Agriculture and Food Security, Social Protection; such integrated projects include bi-annual Maternal, New-born & Child Health Weeks (MNCHW), Diarrhoea and Cholera Management, Management of severe acute malnutrition, Stunting reduction, IMCI, etc.
  • Steered Advocacy, Social Marketing & SBCC campaigns, targeted at policy makers, manufacturers & marketers to promote/implement Health programs
  • Seasoned Executive with outstanding success with NGOs focusing on implementation, coordination, capacity building, fund raising, training, planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects in development and emergency programs
  • Highly productive in supporting the conduct and publication of 39 researches and studies, 21 policies, guidelines & reports, presented 107+ technical papers, and instituted 15 monthly/quarterly/annual fora for Health/Nutrition networking and partnership in Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania, Libya and Syria
  • Successfully been focal person in needs assessment and capacity building of local partners in Africa, facilitating nutrition and health training through workshops, on-the-job trainings; point person for organizational representation in partner meetings
  • Experienced in people management, mentoring large teams & developing them for higher roles

Emergency Response

  1. WHO Health Emergency Team Lead, WHO Damascus, Syria (May 2019 – 2021)
  2. Partner coordination and resource mobilization officer, Cholera outbreak response, WHO Tanzania (2013-2017).
  3. Emergency Focal Officer, WHO Tanzania (2013-2017) – in response to Burundians and Congolese refugees in the Kigoma region, Tanzania.
  4. El-Nino focal officer, WHO Tanzania (2013-2017)
  5. Emergency Cluster Coordinator in UNICEF Liberia (Apr-Sep 2011).
  6. Emergency Focal Officer, Health and Nutrition program, UNICEF Nigeria, 2008 to 2013.
  7. Emergency Nutrition Coordinator, Sahel Crisis (2011-2013).
  8. UNICEF (Nigeria) Nutrition section focal officer on EPRP, IACP, Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation (IMEP) and Real Time Independent Assessment of UNICEF response to humanitarian situations.