Dr. Ebun Jaiyesimi is a consultant community health physician and Fellow of the West African College of Physicians. She holds master’s degrees in Reproductive Health and Public Health. She brings 21 Years’ experience in public health, the development sector, academia and research to the team, which includes strong experiences in multi-sectoral care and support for OVCs and persons living with HIV/AIDS. She has held several field-based managerial positions, providing oversight for community-based projects and developmental initiatives involving multiple stakeholder groups including communities, caregivers, HIV infected persons and their families, government, corporate bodies, non-governmental and international organizations in Nigeria. She has worked with several international organizations and has a sound understanding of the contractual frameworks and processes required for successful partnership with this group. Dr Jaiyesimi brings strong skills in resource mobilization, capacity building, results-based program management (RBM) public presentation, advocacy, community mobilization and team building, multi-stakeholder management, partnership, Health Research Management and alliance building.
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Dr. Victoria Agbarahas over 20 years of experience in healthcare provision, public health promotion and program management, organizational capacity development and health system strengthening. She worked as a clinician for eight years before moving into the field of public health. She has worked on public health projects in Nigeria, at a senior management level for close to twelve years. She has proven expertise in successfully leading and managing complex USG public health projects at the national and subnational level; and has an excellent understanding of bilateral and multilateral donor funding and compliance requirements. Her experience in program design, implementation and management spans a broad range of areas including HIV programming-prevention, care and support, PMTCT and OVC programming incorporating nutritional support among others. She has significant experience in implementing programs that focus on organizational capacity development and health systems strengthening. She is a highly motivated professional, who has an excellent work ethic. She is capable of working independently or with a team and possesses excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to proactively anticipate problems and come up with innovative solutions to address implementation challenges as they arise. She holds a medical degree in addition to a master’s degree in public health. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills and is fluent in English, Russian and Ibo.
Mrs. Eva Kyaagba is the lead Education Consultant. She holds a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction and has over 15 years of foreign language teaching experience. 10+years teaching reading and literacy using self-developed materials, Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, and British “Read Write Inc.” package developed by Ruth Miskin. She successfully trained over 40 teachers in UNICEF-GCA collaborative reading project in Nigeria and co-ordinated a team of 4 Nigerian, 2 British trainers and 5 Nigerian volunteers in ToT of 80+primary and secondary school teachers on reading and literacy. She brings strong research and materials development skills, applied in my Ph.D thesis on learning –to –read a foreign language and as materials development consultant, TDP in DFID. Developed training materials, carried out benchmarking of both pupils and teachers and conducted trainings for both UNICEF and GCA M&E team in GCA UK, as lead resource person. She has a passion for developing reading and literacy skills among young people. She is a multi-linguist, with written and oral proficiency in five languages, 2 International & 3 Nigerian languages: English, French, Ibo, Hausa & Tiv
Mrs Shekoni Omolarais a lead Finance & Accounting Consultant. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and also a member of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She has decades of professional work experience in the development sector and has set up financial, accounting and HR systems for international and national non-profit organizations. She is proficient in ensuring financial compliance with appropriate stakeholder (donor, host govt, HQ office) regulations and seasoned in providing skills building on financial management for a variety of audiences- grantees/award recipients, implementers, CBOs. She has provided technical support to a range of organizations towards successful recruitment, onboarding and performance management of finance & accounting teams.