Information Technology professional with over 16years of full time and consulting work in software application development, IT Strategy and Advisory, Project Management and Health Informatics Worked for 5years in providing ICT4D and Emergency management solutions in Ebola affected countries in West Africa providing data collection and analytical tools to strengthen health care systems and emergency response.
Currently working as Information Communication Technology Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with portfolio including Digital Inclusion, Financial Service Inclusion, Cyber Security and Telecoms regulatory in Liberia
Exceptional communicator, focused on building strong client relationships at C, Executive and Ministerial level.
Information Communication Technology Advisor
---Spearheading and providing technical advice on the google partnership with USAID and the Government of Liberia in building a 200km fiber infrastructure in Monrovia
---Spearheading the Digital Financial Service portfolio in Liberia on the DFS Strategy, Agent banking, Liquidity Management and Mobile Money ---Advising the GoL on policies and regulations to bridge Digital and Financial divide in Liberia while leveraging on existing infrastructure
---Leading project/partnership development, coordination, oversight and technical support with the Liberia Mission team, Global Development Lab, and respective partners
--- Engaging on technical and policy issues with the government’s telecommunications-related Ministry and agencies, the private sector, donors, and implementing partners and provide strategic planning, policy development, and oversight of ICT integration into Mission programming and activities
--- Programming and Implementation of Lab-supported Ebola response and recovery activities in Liberia
--- Supporting the Lab’s technical teams in the areas of Digital Financial Services, Health Information Systems and mHealth activities, as well as the Mission portfolio priorities such as e-government, Feed the Future, etc., helping to build stronger linkages between Mission and partners in the region and the USAID Global Development Lab team in Washington. ---Working closely with the Lab’s DC-based Ebola Response Digital Payments Advisor and Ebola Development Informatics team, focusing on Health Information Systems, to manage both country and regional portfolios as related to ongoing Lab programming in the region.
Health Informatics Advisor
--- Co-lead team on the implementation of eIDSR using DHIS2 Platform that feeds near real-time data from the local level to the National level ---Provided several data collection tools on different health informatics project in Sierra Leone
--- Designed the technical solution and implemented IT and Data Systems Infrastructure in multiple health centers to help strengthen health capacity such as real time data feed from district level to the central level in Sierra Leone.
--- Project Managed eHA Contact Tracing tool “SENSE” used in tracking Ebola cases in Sierra Leone
Business Process Improvement, Strategy, and Management
--- Successfully implemented IT Strategy and Governance framework in multiple projects
---Ability to fully initiate and manage solutions on different platforms using PMI methodology
--- Experienced Program Manager with the ability to initiate and implement projects within budget and on schedule.
---Successfully implemented supply chain and organizational process improvement across multiple industries
---Successfully implemented a number of Enterprise Resource Systems such as SAGE, Dynamics and Oracle plus customized ERP
---9 years of leading teams and motivating individuals to maximize levels of productivity, while forming cohesive team environments.
--- Liaised with high level government officials and partners executives in getting approval for projects and aligning our in country operations to country strategy
Emergency Response and Preparedness (Ebola Outbreak Response)
--- Project Managed the Construction, development and launch of the Emergency Operations Center in Sierra Leone funded by the CDC foundation at the cost of $4.8million and provided Strategic guidance and policy on Emergency Management Preparedness program for Ebola Response and Post EVD Strategies in Sierra Leone .
--- Highly proficient Emergency Management Program Manager- Lead Ebola Emergency Response team in Sierra Leone and helped establish the eHA Sierra Leone Office .
--- Set up and managed the National Ebola Call Centre (117 Hotline) in Sierra Leone, consisting of 152 call operators in the national call center and 26 dispatch operators in district Emergency Operations Centers