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WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL, Baidoa, Somalia, Oct 1993- Feb 1994
· Implemented the Child Survival Program for 40,000 families in the area.
· Participated with mobile health clinics, immunizations, control of tuberculosis
· Developed and delivered a total of 50 trainings for community health workers and midwives.
· Provided technical training to counterparts in the areas of nutrition, vaccination, tropical disease control, maternal care, child growth monitoring, and water sanitation, HIV/AIDS.
· Assessed local conditions using qualitative and participative research techniques
· Conducted rapid rural assessments and documented the health and nutrition situation in areas previously inaccessible to the international community in Baidoa area.
CARE International, Bara, SUDAN, Jan 1993- Oct 1993
Provincial Team Leader
· Director of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (Bara, Tayba, Um Keredium,
Genejish and Um Dam). Total target was 50,493 women (20%) from a total population of
· Developed and implemented training and support for a total of 1,500 health workers in water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, women’s development, environmental protection, and local economic development projects.
· Monitored and gave technical assistance to five project managers and 80 employees in the areas of relief, community wells and sanitation.
· Liaison with local non-governmental and governmental organizations: local ministry of agriculture, Agriculture Bank of Sudan, Forest National Corporation, Ministry of Health, National Rural Water Corporation and Ministry of Health.
· Managed a program budget over $850,000 per year.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS, Menongue, ANGOLA, July 1991- Sept 1992
Health and Nutrition Team Leader
· Trained of 250 community health workers in basic nutrition, proper feeding practices to maintain child health, and maternal education.
· Conducted community needs assessments to reduce malnutrition, morbidity rates of children under five years of age and child bearing women.
· Established two therapeutic and supplemental feeding centers in the refugee camp of Likuwa and attended more than 500 children (ages 0-5 years old) with several degrees of malnutrition.
UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS- U.N.D.P, Malabo, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, July 1989- July 1990
· Monitoring and evaluation of UN Volunteers’ executed projects in health, agriculture, administration, women development, mechanics and computers. The most important UNV executed projects were EQG/88/003 “Support to WFP School Feeding Program” with a total budget of $450,000 and EQG/88/004 “Technical assistance for agricultural development in the Acurenam district” with a total cost of $172,000.
· Oversee grant management, and grant related requests from donors including USAID, UNDP and Foundations, and budgeting of the U.N. AIDS Task Force.
UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS- World Food Program, San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS July 1987- July 1989
Assistant Program Officer
· Managed the Honduras 2523 project “Feeding of vulnerable groups and promotion of productive activities at family level” with a total cover of 12,000 families (60,000 persons) and Primary Health Care Volunteers, local midwives and Nutrition Field Workers. Distribution of 7,000 Mt of food and goods with a total cost of $5M.
· Management of 38 people employed by the project in the area.
· Prepare project budgets, periodic monitoring reports and evaluations with government institutions (Ministry of Forestry, Public Health, Public Works, Education, Welfare, etc)
· Strengthened capacity of local institutions (Ministry of Forestry, Public Health, Public Works, Education, Welfare, etc) to implement community health programs by training and working closely with health workers, teachers, and community leaders.
UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS- High Commissioner for Refugees, HONDURAS
Jan 1985- May 1987
Assistant Field Officer
· Implementation and Evaluation of program activities for 35,000 refugees in four camps in Honduras.
· Liaison with other agencies like Medicines San Frontiers, Catholic Relief Services, Caritas, Mennonite Church, etc.
· Monitoring and evaluating program activities for the Salvadorian and Guatemalan refugees: by area, by sector, by agency and by camp (4 camps in Western Honduras with a total of 21,000 refugees and 5 non-governmental agencies)
INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE BIENESTAR FAMILIAR, COLOMBIA, 1979-1984
Rural Community Nutritionist- Public Health
· Traveled to conduct nutritional screenings, workshops, advocacy, to reduce malnutrition of children under five years old and pregnant and nursing women.
· Provided on-going technical assistance to local “campesino- peasant” groups to implement community health programs by training and working closely with health workers, agriculture agents, teachers, women and community leaders, including workshops, health and agriculture fairs and other local events.
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