Azeez O.

Chief of Party/Program Director/Head of Programs

Master's DegreeUniversity of Liverpool

Freetown, Sierra Leone


Dr Azeez Oseni is a foremost humanitarian and development expert with over twelve years of post-qualification work experience in both technical and management capacities. He has a track record of delivering programs to vulnerable populations and communities in Nigeria, South Sudan, and Sierra Leone. He has strong experience in project development and implementation, research, working with rural communities, and partnering with government, private sector and development players. He has a proven track record of developing robust partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders grounded in strong management experience and collaborative leadership skills. He has worked on several projects and programs supported by donors which include USAID, DFID, ECHO, EU, Sweden, Canada, Dangote Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and PEPFAR. Country experience in Nigeria, South Sudan and Sierra Leone His main areas of competence include: Nutrition: community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM); infant and young child feeding (IYCF); micronutrients strengthening; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); advocacy for nutrition; and social and behavior change communication for nutrition and hygiene. Food Security and Livelihoods: income generation, social safety nets, cash transfers, livelihoods planning, working with community agricultural and livelihoods groups, 'enterprise your household' curriculum, beneficiary targeting and selection, livelihood assessments, women and youth empowerment, governance. Health Systems Strengthening: government and partner coordination and management, pharmaceutical and supply chain management, human resources for health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria management, documentation and process management, healthcare financing, and primary healthcare systems. Early Recovery and Resilience: disaster risk reduction, early warning systems, financial inclusion, infrastructure rehabilitation, social cohesion, peacebuilding, governance, social safety nets, humanitarian-development nexus, intervention transitioning, coordination and working groups Emergency Response: emergency preparedness and response planning, conflict contexts (Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan), SPHERE humanitarian standards, conflict sensitivity, gender issues in conflicts, disease surveillance and outbreak management, peace building, 'do no harm', and camp setup and management. Crosscutting Competencies: project management, capacity building and curriculum development, gender integration and gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation, child safeguarding and protection, monitoring and evaluation (MEAL), evidence-based project design and budget development, education mainstreaming, research methodologies, and partnership development.

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