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Salah Eldin Abdulmalik Ahmed Daak

Name:Salah Eldin Abdulmalik Ahmed Daak
Phone:+962 796668922

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STATEMENT OF MOTIVATION

 

 

Over the years, working in the field of community and public health, I have matured with an understanding of health policies and issues affecting people living in rural and remote areas. I have witnessed first-hand how people strive to live with dignity while still faced with daunting challenges of poverty and other harsh conditions. Although health is not always considered priority for external sustainable intervention, public health interventions are basic services which people of all cultural and social backgrounds should be offered.

 

In pursuant of this goal, of reaching the under-served, have remained motivated to further my career in the field of community & public medicine, while improving my skills in the service to humanity. It will give me great satisfaction to work alongside vulnerable communities in their efforts and drive to improve their lives. I am convinced that most communities hold key to their own problems and it is possible to learn from, seek and adapt local solutions for better service delivery.

 

I worked for Save the Children US for the Darfur Emergency Program in West Darfur, Geneina for three years as deputy team leader Health. I managed a staff of almost three hundred and fifty and a program worth almost four and a half million dollars. The health program caters for IDPs in fifteen camps through nineteen primary health care clinics and four emergency obstetric care units. The program also includes a large community based component. After which, I joined Save the Children Health program in Nuba Mountains as Health program specialist.

 

Recently, I joined Islamic Relifef – UK for the Iraq programme operation in Baghdad and Erbil; I am the -program manger of the whole operation composed of nine projects with budget around 15 million Dollars; working with different donors; ECHO; UNHCR; WFP; We provided Health services and provided food for more than 400;000 beneficiaries;

 

I work now in position of International Program Director for Human Relief, responsible of eight country offices , the main operation is in Jordan , supporting more than 200,000 Syrian Refugees, providing Health services, Food and Water and sanitation in the camps in collaboration with International Donors, WHO, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP and The European Union.

 

I am a medical doctor by profession with Medical Doctorate in Community Medicine and Child and Mother Care, and Master Degree in Public Health from the Royal tropical Institute (KIT) in Netherlands. My 15 years work experience includes working for ministry of health, Sudan, CARE International, Sudan and as a practitioner in various hospitals. I have the experience of working short periods of time in Kenya and Ethiopia,

 

I would like to enrich my experience through learning and working in different countries. I have a strong belief in sharing experiences, working with team spirit in order to fulfill my commitment to welfare of humanity. My graduate studies in health and development together with other self-directed studies and my field work over the years have equipped me requisite tools to meet these challenges.

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

Extensive experience in coordination and Program Management covering Public Health, International Health,            & Development in Africa, Middle EAST& Asia, including Health Systems Planning, Emergency Preparedness, Reproductive Health, Mother and Child Health, Epidemiological Studies, Recovery and Gender mainstreaming Project coordination

 

  • Physician with extensive Public health (Community Health, Preventive & Social Medicine, Applied Epidemiology) experience, including Communicable diseases & Surveillance, Immunization, HIV/AIDS, Child Health, Nutrition (CTC), Maternal & Reproductive Health

 

  • Humanitarian assistance in emergencies in post-conflict & transitional areas; including refugee health, civil re- construction, early recovery & community development and conflict resolution

 

  • Team leadership, capacity building and organizational development & management in non-profit, non- governmental sector and within United Nations system

 

  • Familiar with minority & disadvantaged groups; rights issues; cultural sensitivity; and conducting needs assessments and developing and implementing targeted programs and solutions

 

  • In-depth knowledge of donor regulations and accounting principles, including USAID, DFID, European Commission, U.N. agencies, as well as bi-lateral, multilateral and private donations

 

·          Native Arabic speaker and fluent in English

EDUCATION

06/2012

09/2007:

04/2006:

Medical Doctorate in Community Medicine and Mother and Child Health, Sudan Institute for Medical Specialized Studies, Khartoum, Sudan

 

Masters, Public Health and Epidemiology, The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT); The Vrije University Amsterdam; The Netherlands. The Study was sponsored by the Word Bank in Washington, .

 

International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance, the Center for International Health & Cooperation, Geneva, Switzerland. The international Diploma is affiliated with the Fordham University, New York, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and University of Geneva, Switzerland

 

 

06/2000: Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Degree; Faculty of Medicine, Kordofan University, Sudan

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Employer/Organization:          UNITED Muslim Relief /USA Functional titleInternational Program Director, Based in Jordan

Location: Jordan; Frequent visit to the field offices        Period of work: October 2015 up to October 2016

Primary Purpose

 

  • Responsible for overall management of UMR Programs in the Region, and for coordination with other related partners ,

 

  • Develop new proposals and seek funding support from relevant donors and follow-up on proposals as required. Direct fundraising activities under supervision of UMR HQ

 

  • Represent UMR with donors, Jordan Authority , international and national organizations. Liaise and promote cooperation with other agencies and governmental entities. Participate in inter-agency and governmental meetings as required.

 

  • Oversee all aspects of the programs, which include: addressing current needs of the Beneficiaries, refugee and returnee populations; assessing future requirements and opportunities which would help beneficiaries,.

 

  • Developing plans for current and potential programs, assuring effective coordination of all parties involved. Make program modifications and/or additions as appropriate for the Region,

 

  • Ensure proper monitoring and evaluation of program activities. Coordinate all aspects of programming with the authorities,

 

  • Liaison with headquarters and ensure headquarters policies and plans are carried out. Maintain frequent communications with headquarters for the Region,

 

  • Monitor the security situation and dictate security protocols and procedures. Communicate and oversee the establishment and implementation of program objectives, activities, evaluations, and assessments for Jordan and the Region,.

 

  • Ensure proper maintenance of procurement and inventory systems consistent with donor and UMR policies and guidelines. Monitor and ensure that all administrative procedures are observed .

 

  • Select, orient and supervise staff. ensure staff are properly trained on duties and expectations are clear; personnel files are current; policies are current; review, approve and submit all staff timesheets prior to monthly payroll; conduct performance assessments and provide coaching and feedback timely and appropriately.
  • Monitor all financial expenditures including accounts payable, petty cash, wire transfers, etc. Ensure all fiscal controls and funder-required policy controls are carried out. Prepare and forecast budgets and funding needs for upcoming year. Oversee cash management and recordkeeping in accordance with donor regulations. Ensure financial reports are submitted in a timely manner

 

  • Prepare and submit activity reports to donors as well as monthly updates to headquarters

 

 

  • Building a strong UMR team in the region, guiding and planning its development, hiring personnel in consultation with and approval from the President, avoiding overspend and hiring unnecessary numbers of personnel who are surplus to requirements, efficient allocation of personnel, guaranteeing that expenses and salaries are covered by existing funding or are Building effective and lasting working relationships with relevant decision makers in key international organisations who are involved in work for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the region

 

  • Keeping detailed records/accounts of all funds received (wherever from) and how allocated, distributed and any payments made (such records to include names, dates, amounts etc) and providing monthly updates to the President, unless an alternative frequency is agreed upon.

 

Employer/Organization: Human Relief...

Location: Jordan; Frequent visit to the field offices                                     Period of work: October 2010 – September 2015

 

Scope:

 

The Director is expected to work closely with the country office teams. He is also expected to have regular direct contact with senior managers across all departments of HRF and with relevant regional and global programme leaders of Partner organisations.

 

The Director Has         to develop and maintain personal links with external relevant senior regional representatives in donors, UN bodies, regional intergovernmental bodies, and other international NGOs where necessary and only in arrangement with relevant country managers. He is expected to meet regularly with relevant ministers in host governments. He is expected to represent the organisation on relevant issues in international and UK media as required.

Primary Purpose

 

The Director is to lead the strategic development, delivery and expansion of HRF’s International Programmes.

 

Key accountabilities

 

  1. Programme Development and Delivery:

 

The Director is to strategically develop and manage HRFs portfolio of programme activities globally, to maximise HRF’s impact upon the poor. This includes:

a. Preparing for and securing rapid and effective responses to major global emergencies;

 

  1. Reviewing and evolving country programmes to maximise impact in achieving long term objectives in the respective region;
  2. Promote learning from country programmes activities in relation to relevant best practices both internally and externally, securing and monitoring implementation of relevant programme approaches and standards and assessing performance regularly against agreed programme objectives and key performance indicators; and
  3. Ensuring that we are appropriately accountable to host governments in the countries in which we operate and that we comply with all relevant laws.

 

  1. Capacity Building:

 

To lead and develop a cross-functional international team (including personnel with relevant expertise) to build the capacity of HRF‘s Country Offices and to achieve HRF’s full potential. This will include:

  1. Building a strong HRF team in the region, guiding and planning its development, hiring personnel in consultation with and approval from the President, avoiding overspend and hiring unnecessary numbers of personnel who are surplus to requirements, efficient allocation of personnel, guaranteeing that expenses and salaries are covered by existing funding or are within assigned budgets, setting objectives and monitoring performance (including attendance) of personnel and taking prompt action to address issues of underperformance;
  2. Guiding country programme managers in building effective country office management teams, ensuring new members of the team receive appropriate training in our approaches and standards, and their performance is managed effectively;
  3. Ensuring HRF working methods in country programmes are as safe as practicable, securing and monitoring implementation of HRF’s staff security policies and processes;
  4. Promoting opportunities for senior staff in country programmes (especially national staff) to develop their skills, widen their international perspectives and progress into international positions with HRF.

 

  1. External Profile:

 

To expand and make prominent the external profile of HRF and its influence in the region. This will include:

  1. Building effective and lasting working relationships with relevant decision makers in key international organisations who are involved in work for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the region
  2. Planning and personally leading activities to deliver outcomes on top priority advocacy issues for the region, including media profile where appropriate
  3. Developing close links with key donors with shared interests in the region, to understand their changing interests and priorities, develop appropriate strategic proposals, and successfully generate income from them.

 

  1. Raising and Managing Funds:

 

To mobilize resources to support HRF’s planned work, and to make the best use of resource available to maximize the impact in improving the condition of the needy. This will comprise:

 

  1. Allocating resources within the region to maximise long term impact and maintain tight control of country and regional core costs.
  1. Ensuring the efficient and proper use of funds and assets, securing and monitoring implementation of HRF policies and processes for financial control and reporting, and taking prompt action to tackle variances and control gaps.
  2. Day to day fund handling including allocation, distribution, initiating payment arrangements necessary for project delivery and to ensure that available funds cover payment of all salaries.
  3. Opening and day to day handling of necessary bank accounts for use of all allocated funds. e. Keeping detailed records/accounts of all funds received (wherever from) and how allocated,

distributed and any payments made (such records to include names, dates, amounts etc) and providing monthly updates to the President, unless an alternative frequency is agreed upon.

 

  1. Contribution to Global Strategic Objectives:

 

To contribute to organization wide learning and to facilitate the achievement of the wider objectives of the organization. This will include:

  1. Promoting the sharing of best practice across HRF and Partner organizations,
  2. Securing a steady and effective flow of detailed information about our work in the region to contribute to raising our public profile in the UK and internationally
  3. Playing an active role as a member of the Managers Team

Key Achievements

 

Developed and raised the profile of the international program unit by building the internal systems including, Proper reporting from the country offices to the HQ and to the donors, finance, logistics and programs to meet the international donor regulations and standards; and successfully raised funds from the UN apparatus and other international bilateral and governmental donors to respond to crisis in Sudan, Iraq Jordan, Egypt and Libya.

 

Established and ran a Health Program in West Darfur providing Health services for the IDPS four years. The project composed of                               four Health Clinics       serves more than 100,000 IDPs, The project in coordination with WHO, UNICEF , UNFPA and the Sate Ministry of Health in West Darfur/ Sudan,

 

Managed Water and Sanitation Program in Iraq , funded by UNDP. The project developed and established the water and sanitation units in fifteen schools in Mousil/Iraq, the project directly more than 7000 students and helped in improving the sanitation condition in the schools and improved the health situation in the schools.

 

I led the consortium of organizations in coordination with the Arab League to respond to the Humanitarian Crises and Health problems and increasing number of Casualties in Libya during the Conflicts with Ghdadafi Regime. I was responsible of coordination of efforts of all INGOs in Egypt with OCHA and other UN Agencies.

 

I participated in Somalia Appeal headed by the Islamic Charity forum and helped in international campaign to raise fund for Somalia crises, and the conferences in Mogadishu and Nairobi. The Campaigned raised more than 200,000,000$ . The campaigns were joined between the Islamic and Arab organizations and the International and UN organization.

 

Improved and responded effectively to the crises in Somalia, the floods in Sudan and the crises in Darfur, and participated effectively to the crises due to the Arab spring in Libya, Egypt, Syria and Yemen, providing food and health services according to the needs.

Established and Managed the project serving around 150,000 refugees with direct cash assistants (vouchers) with about $1500,000 every months and a total annual budget $18,000,000 with an initial staff of three regular staff to now 45 regular staff and 30 volunteers. Also managed to sign agreement with the European union in Jordan to implement a conflict transformation project with total budget around $500,000 in a politically charged environment working with the communities and the authorities.

 

Managed the health Program in Jordan , provided clean Delivery and caesarian section for the complicated and difficult cases among the syrian refugees pregnant ladies. The project also provided reproductive health services to More than 100,000 of the Syrian Refugees. The project also provided Child Care for the newborn , with incubators and Pediatrics services. The project was in collaboration with Agla Hospital and the Ministry of Health in Jordan/ Amman

Employer/Organization: Islamic Relief- UK...

Location: Jordan; Amman (Frequent visits to Iraq)                                   Period of work: Jun 2008 to June 2010

 

Description of Major Activities

  • Manage, develop and spearhead the different humanitarian program and maintain effective program implementation and to ensure quality financial and narrative reporting and that Islamic Relief guidelines are complied with.
  • Develop and present proposals regarding various areas of intervention in Iraq. § Initiate projects once IRW has given approval.
  • Responsible for providing direction and management to project co-ordinator and related field staff, including the development of job descriptions and work plans.
  • Supervise and prepare daily, weekly and monthly progress reports on project specific activities. § Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation assigned projects.
  • Co-ordinate with local and international NGOs and other official agencies.
  • Co-ordinate the efforts for fundraising from local and international donors and other funding institutions working on Iraq.
  • Provide appropriate training activities to programme and project staff in collaboration with the HoM
  • Responsible for ensuring project staff grievances and disciplinary matters are fairly dealt with in accordance with IRW policy and code of conduct.
  • Outline the resource requirement of projects and periodically assess their appropriateness to meeting short and long-term needs.
  • Represent Islamic Relief to the authorities, partner agencies, international agencies, NGOs and other bodies including the media and public.
  • Work to ensure that Institutional Learning takes place, which will include:
  • Putting in place and promote for the mechanism of information exchange and learning from experience within the NGO.
  • Creating and maintaining a database of other NGOs, agencies and government departments working in the same field.

 

  • Maintaining regular visits to other organisations to exchange information and maintain lively contacts and relations.
  • Uphold the fundamental principles of Islamic Relief.

The Responsibilities in Jordan

 

  • Responsible for overall management of Islamic Relief Program in Jordan and for coordination with other JRC (Jordan Read Crescent in the region) programs in the region. This position is based in Aman.
  • Develop new proposals and seek funding support from relevant donors and follow-up on proposals as required. Direct fundraising activities under supervision of IRW/HQ.
  • Represent IRW with donors, the Iraq and Jordan Authority , international and national organizations. Liaise and promote cooperation with other agencies and governmental entities. Participate in inter-agency and governmental meetings as required.
  • Oversee all aspects of the programs, which include: addressing current needs of the Beneficiaries, refugee and returnee populations; assessing future requirements and opportunities which would help beneficiaries, Iraqi and Palestinian refugees and displaced populations return home; Iraq and Jordan.
  • Developing plans for current and potential programs, assuring effective coordination of all parties involved. Make program modifications and/or additions as appropriate for Irarq and Jordan
  • Ensure proper monitoring and evaluation of program activities. Coordinate all aspects of programming with other JRC programs and initiatives as appropriate; Iraq and Jordan.
  • Liaison with headquarters in Birmingham and ensure headquarters policies and plans are carried out. Maintain frequent communications with headquarters for Iraq and Jordan.
  • Monitor the security situation and dictate security protocols and procedures. Communicate and oversee the establishment and implementation of program objectives, activities, evaluations, and assessments for Iraq and Jordan.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of procurement and inventory systems consistent with donor and IRW policies and guidelines. Monitor and ensure that all administrative procedures are observed for Iraq and Jordan.
  • Select, orient and supervise staff. ensure staff are properly trained on duties and expectations are clear; personnel files are current; policies are current; review, approve and submit all staff timesheets prior to monthly payroll; conduct performance assessments and provide coaching and feedback timely and appropriately for Iraq and Jordan.
  • Monitor all financial expenditures including accounts payable, petty cash, wire transfers, etc. Ensure all fiscal controls and funder-required policy controls are carried out. Prepare and forecast budgets and funding needs for upcoming year. Oversee cash management and recordkeeping in accordance with donor regulations. Ensure financial reports are submitted in a timely manner for Iraq and Jordan
  • Prepare and submit activity reports to donors as well as monthly updates to headquarters
  • Undertake any other task that IRW Iraq Desk consider necessary for the successful implementation of the humanitarian aid mission.

Key Achievements

Served as Country Director for Jordan at the same time as the country Program Manager for the Iraq operation, Based in Jordan with frequent visits to Erbil. Raised the funding status of the program from $400,000 to $25,000,000, expanding the operations and impact of the program in Iraq, serving as the lead agency in the relief efforts.

 

I Established and managed Elwaleed camp in the No man’s area between Syria and Iraq. The project provided Health service package , PHC and Secondary care to 5000 refugees trapped in the middle of nowhere. The project lasted for three years . The project also provided food, NFIs, education and Water. The project funded mainly by UNHCR and in coordination with UNICEF. I signed $8.5 million in three years for the operation and logistics of the project.

 

Established and rehabilitated more than 3700 shelter units in Bagdada, Ramadi, Anbar, and other places in Iraq. The project funded by Iraq , the project budget was around $12 million budget.

 

In the North of Iraq , Dahouk and Mousil, we served more the 400,000 families with food rations , Blanket distribution , which helped in reducing the mal-nutrition                                           rate and improving the health situation of the Iraqi IDPs who were displaced from Baghdad and the middle of Iraq. the project lasted for three years, it was funded by WFP, Iraq office in Jordan. I managed to sign $2.5 million agreement for the operation cost of the project in three years.

Employer/Organization: Save the Children, USA...

Location: Kadugli, South Kordofan                                                        Period of work: Oct 2007 May 2008

 

Description of Major Activities

 

  • Provide Technical advice and assistance on health issues

 

  • Ensure health components for various grants follow work plans and timely implementation

 

  • Maintain and follow up for adherence to all national and international protocols for health within program implementation
  • Plan and implement measures of quality for care within existing health programming in South Kordofan
  • Provide formal and informal capacity building for Save the Children health personnel § Coordinate, enable and follow up all Hakima nursing institute activities
  • Coordinate and attend all inter-agency Health forums

 

  • Liaise with State Ministry of Health and other international and national health partners for health issues
  • Take parts and assist in implementing the health strategy and development of new proposals § Take part in all health related studies and surveys
  • Set up a technical Health working group and enable regular meetings § To perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

 

Key Achievements

Successfully managed a network of 45 health facilities, helped them to meet the standards in terms of work condition and building and also epidemiologic reporting , drug management and coordination with the ministry of health and donors. And also and invested in the development of the various health cadres and maintaining standardized healthcare delivery to the beneficiaries.

Also helped in the opening of the School of Nursing in the non-government controlled areas (Kauda) by mediating between the factions and the governmental authorities as well as the catchment communities to maintain student enrollment

 

Employer/Organization: Save the Children, USA...

Location: Kadogly, South Kordofan                                                  Period of work: May 2006 to Sep 2006 Number of Personnel directly supervised: 7

 

Description of Major Activities

  • Development of program action plan, action calendar, and monitoring and implementation plan.
  • Responsible for quality control of services, medical equipment and facilities, and material purchase. § Manage health project staff.
  • Giving technical advice to the director of the program , and the field staff. § Monitor and manage health budgets.
  • Formulation of proposals and guidelines for the health project
  • Facilitate and safeguard competency development to enhance the ability of the permanent staff to carry out their responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ensure that clinic based staff is provided regular feed back on reports and recommendations forwarded to the regional health unit.
  • Conduct need assessment for staff training
  • Development of health quality assessment checklist and guidelines
  • Organize workshop and training for capacity building and Up-grading skills of health workers, as appropriate
  • Manage and monitor Save the children resources, such as medical supplies, e.g. drug kits, as relevant during the execution of the role
  • Liaising with local partners, NGOs and officials and co-coordinating with SMOH and other UN agencies.
  • Liaise and confer with the Ministry of Health (or established health system) and partners in respect of operations, planning, co-ordination, information sharing for this intervention.
  • Organize and lead internal health coordination meeting
  • Involved in all policy and regulatory decisions of Save the Children.

Employer/Organization: Save the Children, USA...

Location: Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan                                                            Period of work: Mar 2005 to Apr 2006

Number of Personnel directly supervised: 25 Description of Major Activities

  • Development of program action plan, action calendar, and monitoring and implementation plan.
  • Responsible for quality control of services, medical equipment and facilities, and material purchase.
  • Manage health project staff. The total staff under the health program are 370 of which 25 are directly managed by me.
  • Giving technical advice to medical staff including 15 medical doctors and numerous medical assistants, nurses and other health cadre.
  • Monitor and manage health budgets. This includes the management of grants from OFDA, ECHO, MISP and CIDA. The overall budget amounts to about 6 million US dollars.
  • Formulation of proposals and guidelines for the health project

 

  • Facilitate and safeguard competency development to enhance the ability of the permanent staff to carry out their responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ensure that clinic based staff is provided regular feed back on reports and recommendations forwarded to the regional health unit.
  • Improve the delivery of community based health care for the affected population. § Implement and manage emergency health interventions.
  • Conduct need assessment for staff training
  • Development of health quality assessment checklist and guidelines
  • Organize workshop and training for capacity building and Up-grading skills of health workers, as appropriate
  • Strengthen emergency health referral and communication systems. Ensure co-ordination between the relevant ministries/authorities and other agencies for information sharing and planning purposes.
  • Help identify appropriate health staff, recruiting local personnel
  • Manage and monitor Save the children resources, such as medical supplies, e.g. drug kits, as relevant during the execution of the role
  • Liaising with local partners, NGOs and officials and co-coordinating with SMOH and other UN agencies.
  • Liaise and confer with the Ministry of Health (or established health system) and partners in respect of operations, planning, co-ordination, information sharing for this intervention.
  • Organize and lead internal health coordination meeting
  • Involved in all policy and regulatory decisions of Save the Children in West Darfur

 

Employer/Organization: Save the Children, USA...

Location: Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan                                                            Period of work: Jun 2004 to Mar 2005

Number of Personnel directly supervised: 12

 

Description of Major Activities

  • For the last Four months stepped in the position of Acting Health Manager and managed the entire operation of 245 staff and 10 project site locations. Number of staff directly supervised increased.
  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of all reproductive health interventions at all locations and camps.
  • Liaising with local partners, NGOs and officials and co-coordinating with SMOH and other UN agencies.
  • Backstopping staffs that are implementing the interventions and providing technical support and overseeing the quality of work and data being collected.
  • Manage and maintain all drugs and equipment storage and delivery and supply to the clinics § Hire new staff and position out staff to different locations
  • Perform regular supervision for all sites
  • Manage the budget and finances of the Health program. (three grants for RH and one for other health interventions)
  • Contribute to all interagency technical task force meetings, e.g. RH task force and Health Coordination Meeting.
  • Organizing continues training sessions and workshop and program reviews
  • Integration of health program with Nutrition, Protection, Food, and Water and Sanitation programs
  • Development of quality assessment checklist and guideline and conducting continues quality assessment of the program
  • Organize and conduct baseline survey and need assessment
  • Development of Health Management Toolkit for program quality improvement
  • Development of operation and management field guide for RH /EOC together with Emergency and Protection unit in Washington DC

Achievements

 

Establishment of 14 PHC clinics and 13 Reproductive Health Centre and 4 EOCs. Established a Community base health program with training of community based health workers including CHWs, TBAs, Community Health Promotion Supervisors and Community Volunteers.

 

Helped in the establishment and rehabilitation of the Midwifery school in West Darfur ,( Elgenena ), The school has been equipped with very sophisticated furnishers and teaching materials . The school provided basic training for the Midwifes , it graduate 100 midwifes a year in West Darfur to work in their home villages and remote areas. This has been done on the time of insecurity and war in Darfur and the only means of transport was the Air transport.

 

Helped in Establishment and rehabilitation of the Obstetric UNIT in Elgenena hospital , improved the standards, changed the equipments and furniture , established the operation rooms and theatre , equiped with modern and updated equipments.

 

Employer/Organization: Federal Ministry of...

Location: State Ministry of Health, North Kordofan, Sudan                      Period of work: Dec 2003 to May 2004

Number of Personnel directly supervised: 2

Description of Major Activities

  • Facilitated coordination between all international organizations and others working in the state
  • Maintained and liaised to identify gaps and facilitate in the roles of all organizations to fill those gaps § Maintained regular reporting on the coordination and state health activities
  • Performed regular follow up and monitoring of the all organization activities and state level
  • Provided regular update to agencies on the mandate, protocols and guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Sudan.
  • Consecutively with shifts worked as medical officer for El Obeid Hospital at the Internal Medicine Department

 

Helped in facilitation of series of workshops in Elobied to help the health Cadre work in conflict areas in Darfur. Health workshops, Nutrition , Vaccination etc. At that time was not possible to gather health workers from all over Sudan in Darfur due to the security reasons , North Kpordofan , Elobied was an alternative and logistically cost effective.

Employer/Organization: Care International,...

Location: El Obeid, North Kordofan, Sudan                                                        Period of work: Feb 2001 to Dec 2003

 

Number of Personnel directly supervised: 6

 

Description of Major Activities

  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of RH study in the intervention areas and producing periodic progress reports.
  • Liaised with local partners, NGOs and officials and co-coordinated with locally contracted research agency.
  • Overall Coordination of Reproductive health study including planning, implementation and data quality assessments
  • Handled the position of Acting Manager for RH Project.
  • Managed all components of the project including supervision of all staff § Monitored and supervised all interventions for RH at the field level
  • Managed the Budget and finances for the RH project.

Key Achievements

Served as coordinator for the FGM and Reproductive Health project, responsible for the research study in North Kordofan (around 90 villages) in a study that continued for two years; and co-authored a book on Harmful Traditional Practices distributed to more than 7000 students. Instrumental in convincing prominent religious leaders to support the FGM eradication and to speak publicly. Two villages were announced free of Pheroanic Circumcision. Also raised the level of community participation in a religiously charged environment to bridge the distrust between the local community and the international NGOs.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND ACTIVITIES

 

May 2014:      Assistant Professor :Part Time Lecturer, University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan Medical Collage , Public Health and International Health,

May 2013:

June 2012:

2006-2007:

President of the Sudanese community in Jordan, 2013-2015,

 

Member of the Arab Thought Forum in Jordan, Headed by Prince Alhassan Bin Talal,

Representative for the Master Students in the Royal Tropical Institute ,Amsterdam,The Netherlands,

2003 – 2004: Aids Consultancy Clinic Coordinator, Sudan Family Planning Association in El-Obied

May 2003:

Nov 2002:

Sep 2002:

Apr 2001:

Health Mapping Co-coordinator, Ministry of Health Kordofan State

Participatory learning assessment on Definition of rights with the communities in Bara Province in Sudan, For CARE International in Sudan

Co-author of a book of Harmful Traditional Practices, published by CARE international in Sudan and distributed to the school children in the region

Participatory Learning Assessment in Reproductive Health in Bara province in Sudan for CARE International in Sudan

2000 – 2004:Television presenter of program on health Education and promotion in the local TV station

1997 – 2004:Radio presenter of program on Health Education in the local broadcast

Awards and Medals

 

Award from Save The Children USA, Sudan , West Darfur State, 2004,

Award for the best Reproductive Health Project             for the year 2004 in all Save The Children offices around the world the project Funded by ECHO and CIDA. The project provided Reproductive Health Services to four IDPs camps and established four Emergency Obstetric Care Units and establishing Referral Systems to the Main Hospital in Elgenana town , the capital of the state the number of staff were 500 Medical Cadre . Because of that success I have been promoted from National Staff to International Staff in my own country.

 

World Bank , Washington, D.C, USA, September 2006.

 

Awarded Scholarship from the Joint Japan/World Bank, Graduate Scholarship Program, ( JJ/WBGSP), For study the Master Degree in Health and Development, From The Royal Tropical Institute,

Award from the Arab League, Egypt, Cairo, 2011,

From the Social Affairs Sector in the Arab League, The Award in Recognition of the successful intervention in Libya during the unrest in Libya, The cooperation with the Arab League to provide Medical and food Support to the Libyan people during the crises. The assistance were provided in collaboration with the Humanitarian Department in the Arab League and other organizations.

Award from : The Association of Working Women in The Humanitarian Aid Cooperation in Sudan, Khartoum 2014: in Recognition for the cooperation and support that has been provided to the association.

Professional Training and Courses

 

10/2014: Amman,

02/2010: Khartoum

10/2009: Erbil

07/2009:

02/2009:

08/2006:

PMP, 42 hours in Project Management professional training), LEAD Academy , Jordan,

Surveillance and Immediate Notification of Diseases, Federal Ministry of Health , Sudan,

Quality and accountability Standards in Programming Training , Organized by IRW, Iraq/

Accountability Coordinator Course, Organized by Islamic Relief Yemen, Sana’a- Yemen.

Camp Management training , Iraq , Erbil

Computer Skills Course, Sudan Medical Specialization Board, SMSB,

01/2006: Foundation of staff safety and Security (Training Course Organized by RedR-IHE at Khartoum

06/2005:

05/2005:

Camp management project training, on the camp management tool kit to use the international standards and guidelines. (Diploma organized by Norwegian Refugee Council, West Darfur)

Public Health in Complex Emergencies ( PHCE) (Course organized by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in partnership with Mailman School of Public Health                                                                  of Colombia University, Bangkok, Thailand)

03/2004:       Fundamentals of Electrocardiogram/ SEBAI Institute , Sudia Rabia, Riyadh

09/2004: Policy Analysis and Presentation Skills Training organized by Cairo Technical Office of Partners,

03/2003:      Time management and Change management; Project management; Report Writing and correspondence (Training organized by the British Council in Sudan)

 

 

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

 

12/2016         Establishing Sudan Alliance For Social Accountability of Medical Schools/ Organized by the Faculty of Medicine in Elgezira and The Association of Medical Education in Eastern Mediterranean Region ( AMEEMR)and The Network –Towards Unity for Health EMRO Chapter in Collaboration with the Sudanese association for Medical Education / Sudan Association of Schools of Medicine and Science . Wad Madani- Sudan.

05/2015         The 4th International Medical Tourism Conference IMTC ( Future of Medical Tourism ) Amman- Jordan

03/2015:

04/2012:

The 2nd International Family Medicine Conference and Exhibition, Dubai

Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition, Dubai

05l2007:      Participated on the 5th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09/2005: On traumatic gynaecological Fistula in conflict setting. (Conference organized by Engender health/ ACQUIRE project, Addis Ababa)

08/2004:

06/2004:

 

05/2004:

08/2002:

 

08/2002:

01/2002:

05/2001:

11/1999:

10/1998:

11/1997:

Management of Reproductive health during emergency and gender base violence. (Workshop organized by UNFPA and SMOH in West Darfur

Therapeutic treatment of HIV/AIDS (Workshop organized by Sudan National AIDS Program),

Management of severe malnutrition. (Workshop organized by the Nutrition Department, Ministry of health in co-ordination with the UNICEF)

Reproductive Health and Study Survey Methodology, Nairobi. (Workshop Organized by the regional office of CARE International in Nairobi)

Data handling, processing analysis and report writing. (Workshop organized by the program Unit CARE SUDAN)

Workshop on Advocacy and IEC, Ethiopia (Workshop Organized by the regional office of CARE International in Nairobi)

Workshop on Operational Research in Ethiopia (Workshop Organized by the Regional Office of CARE International in Nairobi)

Narrative research validation workshop, Khartoum, Sudan (Workshops organized by the family planning associations)

Narrative research workshop, Khartoum, Sudan (Workshops organized by the family planning associations)

Reproductive Health Workshops for Youths, El-Obied, Sudan (Workshops organized by the family planning associations).

 

 

References

 

 

Sarah Ashraf: Save The Children Health Specialist, srhashraf@gmail.com

 

Dr Ghassan Elkahlout: Islamic Relief Worldwide, Middle East Regional Director , gek100@yahoo.co.uk

 

Ousama Mouzwi: United Muslim Relief , Vice-president for Program , omezoui@umrelief.org

 

Ahmed Jally: Save The Children Regional Director South Kordofan , amjalle@yahoo.com

 

Adam Koons: Relief International , International Programm Director , adamkoons@hotmail.com

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