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Victor Ogbodo | Project Director, A&T Nigeria

Victor O_nigeria bwVictor has over 24 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) programs in Nigeria.Prior to joining A&T, Victor worked with FHI 360 as the Senior Communication Advisor for the Liberia Teacher Training program, and as Chief of Party for C-Change Nigeria. At C-Change, Victor led the process of institutionalizing SBCC at the post graduate level in three Nigerian universities. Victor also led the design and implementation of the SBCC component of the Niger Delta AIDS Response (NiDAR Plus) project. Before joining FHI 360, Victor helped facilitate the  design and implementation of an Igbo drama series for an Award winning World Bank assisted pilot project in Enugu and Ebonyi States, Nigeria.

Toyin nigeria bwToyin Adewale-Gabriel | Policy and Advocacy Advisor

Toyin has over 15 years of experience working on advocacy, communications, public outreach, and citizen participation in the Health and Democratic Governance sectors. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English and Literary studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Prior to joining A&T, Toyin worked at the Ford Foundation in West Africa, the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), the EU-PRIME Project, and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). She recently served as the media expert for the UNDP Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project, a large multi-donor project where she led capacity development initiatives and advocacy for peaceful elections with Nigerian government institutions, media unions as well as civil society. Toyin is also an award winning creative writer with work in German, French, Arabic and other translations.

Banji nigeria bwIpadeola Oladipupo Banji | Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Ipadeola has over 10 years of experience conducting research, monitoring and evaluation of donor funded interventions and engaging with diverse stakeholders in Nigeria. He brings skills in health management information systems, design and implementation of research studies and in the establishment and management of monitoring and evaluation systems. In the field of health management information systems, Ipadeola supported the Federal Ministry of Health in harmonizing and deploying routine health facility data capture tools, developing severe malaria treatment registers and malaria parasite surveillance site documentation tools. Ipadeola has also supported several national and program specific household and health facility surveys in Nigeria and managed evaluations for indigenous and international organizations. Ipadeola holds a Master’s degree in Statistics, as well as a Master’s of Public Health.

 Nigeria_Onoriode bwOnoriode Iyeke | Finance and Operations Manager

Onoriode is a professional accountant with over 15 years of experience in finance and administrative management. He has experience in grants and project management, management of nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and coalition building. Onoriode has previously worked with the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All where he managed a coalition of over 500 member organizations and several projects funded by international agencies, and was most recently at the Johns Hopkins University with the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative project. Onoriode holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Imo state University, Owerri, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, and a Higher National Diploma from The Federal Polytechnic Bida. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on Nigeria (ICAN).

Sylvester b.wSylvester Igbedioh | IYCF/Nutrition Advisor

Sylvester has nearly two decades of experience working on nutrition programming in Nigeria. Before joining the A&T team,  he worked with UNICEF in Nigeria for 18 years as a Nutrition Specialist. He was also the consultant on Vitamin A food fortification and food and nutrition at various times. In addition, Sylvester has taught at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the University of Agriculture in Makurdi. He holds a doctoral and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, all from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Auwalu nigeria bwAuwal Kawu | Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Advisor

Auwal joined FHI 360 in 2009 as the senior SBCC advisor for the USAID-funded Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN) project, and most recently served as the Senior Technical Officer, Prevention, for FHI 360’s Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project. Prior to joining FHI 360, Auwal implemented behavior change communications programs for several development partners including John Hopkins University – Center for Communication programs (JHU/CCP), John Snow Inc. (JSI/MMIS), World Health Organization, COMPASS Project, and Conseil Santé. Auwal has also taught sociology and development studies in Nigeria.

Patience KwadaPatience Kwada | Procurement and Contract Manager

Patience has over 12 years of experience working on grant management, finance, procurement, administration and programming. Prior to joining Alive & Thrive, she worked as the Grants, Contracts, and Compliance Manger with Search for Common ground, and as the Acting Director of a local NGO, the League for Human Rights. Patience has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and an MBA from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management UK.

 

 

Christopher Musa bwChristopher Musa | Associate Director/State Team Lead – Kaduna State

Christopher is a public health practitioner with over 16 years of management experience in the public health sector. Christopher has extensive experience working with a range of multilateral and bilateral donors, federal, state and local governments, national implementing institutions, local authorities, and NGOs. Christopher has worked with the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), European Union Partnership to Reinforce Immunization Efficiency (EU-PRIME), and Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP). Christopher’s areas of specialty include healthcare program management and coordination, behavior change communication and community engagement, and health commodity management and logistics. Christopher holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Staffordshire University.

 

Uche bwUche Ralph-Opara | Associate Director/ State Team Lead – Lagos State

Uche is a public health physician with over 12 years of diversified medical expertise, from clinical practice to health services management under a health insurance platform. Uche has experience in both technical and programmatic management in the areas of comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services in both public and private health sectors. She has coordinated and implemented high quality HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) programs under various USAID and Global Fund projects including FHI360’s GHAIN and SIDHAS projects, and Pathfinder’s E2A private sector project. In previous roles, Uche has worked directly with and supported the Federal, State and Local governments to effectively scale up prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and antiretroviral therapy services in high burden communities in Nigeria. Uche holds an MSc degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.