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Expert in Policy Development and Capacity Building

Expert ID: 729334 Colorado, USA

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Expert is an International Development and Administrator Expert (Ph. D. in Organizational Development - Leadership and Management, MA Organizational Management, BA, Political Science and History) with more than 17 cumulative years of experience in development sector management; back office administration; and rich theoretical understanding of policy research and development; has consulted extensively in Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Liberia and the United States. Career highlights include: administrat for microfinance development mission in Sierra Leone; strategy and policy advice at institutional and civil society level; capacity building (training workshops, seminars); peer review experience on integrity (corruption perception) indicator scorecards; impact analyses on environment, social, economic and energy issues); strong knowledge of European Commission technical assistance procedures, planning and implementation; well-developed knowledge and understanding of organizational development, decentralization and microfinance issues; business facilitation/registration and licensing.

Leading expert in public policy advocacy issues for the Sierra Leone Policy Watch (SLPW). SLPW is a public policy think-tank and a civic engagement group devoid of any bias on the basis of ethnicity, region, religion and partisan affiliation; that seeks to promote transparency, accountability, responsible and responsive Government through missions of investigative reporting, litigation and public policy advocacy, empowering the people through Civic education; to eliminate corruption, waste, fraud, inefficiency, abuse of authority, mismanagement and miscarriage of justice; and to harness and redirect the energy of regular citizens in a relentless pressure campaign that demands of public officials and private citizens a government and society of which we can be proud.Leading expert in managing health care staffing processes to increase hire quality and reduce costs, leading to enterprise productivity improvements in the home health care industry. Manages a pool of health care paraprofessionals (RNs, LPNs, CNAs, HHAs, and physical therapists) in every aspect of the home health care staffing supply chain, from placement management, sourcing, resume management, searching and pre-screening to retention. CodbraStaffing.Com is the professional HR division of the Center for Development & Business Research (CODBRA), Inc.Worked in collaboration with 8 other scholars/professors and contributed to a book on the topic of "Online Collaborative Learning for Non-Governmental Organizations in Developing Countries: Issues and Challenges." Global Integrity Fund. Global Integrity Index Report, 2009 Project. Analyzing data and providing comments on the GI Country Report for Sierra Leone, Reporter’s Notebook(s) and the Integrity Indicators Scorecards for Sierra Leone using a Web-based data entry tool. Consulting services connected to the Tseai Energy Unlimited (TEU) project, an integrated energy producer and local food processing project that will develop appropriate energy sources for rural communities and introduce modern technology for local industry development in Sierra Leone. A project funded by the University of Maryland through the University’s business unit, Hillman Entrepreneurs. Pre-feasibility study conducted at Mange, Kalangba, Mataity, and Kontha, analyzed the viability of the TEU model in Sierra Leone. Includes a complete market and technical report.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Pueblo, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organizational Development - Leadership & Management (Applied Management & Decision Sciences) Institution: Walden University
Year: 2004 Degree: MAOM Subject: Organizational Management Institution: University of Phoenix - Colorado Campus
Year: 1986 Degree: BA Subject: Political Science and History Institution: University of Sierra Leone

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Consultant in Development Policy Analysis Department: International Development Responsibilities: Consultant owned agency. Develop programs and provide leadership and
organizational assistance. Consulting and business facilitation assignments to Africa. Fellowship and research applications for social change ongoing activity of publishing researched essays on social, economic and political issues.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Sierra Leone Policy Watch (SLPW) Title: PPAC Coordinator Department: Public Policy Advocacy Committee Responsibilities: Leading expert in public policy advocacy issues for the Sierra Leone Policy Watch (SLPW). SLPW is a public policy think-tank and a civic engagement group devoid of any bias on the basis of ethnicity, region, religion and partisan affiliation; that seeks to promote transparency, accountability, responsible and responsive Government through missions of investigative reporting, litigation and public policy advocacy, empowering the people through Civic education; to eliminate corruption, waste, fraud, inefficiency, abuse of authority, mismanagement and miscarriage of justice; and to harness and redirect the energy of regular citizens in a relentless pressure campaign that demands of public officials and private citizens a government and society of which we can be proud.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Global Integrity Title: Research Consultant Department: GI Index Report Research Division Responsibilities: Global Integrity Fund. Global Integrity Index Report, 2009 Project. Analyzing data and providing comments on the GI Country Report for Sierra Leone, Reporter’s Notebook(s) and the Integrity Indicators Scorecards for Sierra Leone using a Web-based data entry tool.
Years: 2009 to 2009 Employer: University of Maryland Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consulting services connected to the Tseai Energy Unlimited (TEU) project, an integrated energy producer and local food processing project that will develop appropriate energy sources for rural communities and introduce modern technology for local industry development in Sierra Leone. A project funded by the University of Maryland through the University’s business unit, Hillman Entrepreneurs. Pre-feasibility study conducted at Mange, Kalangba, Mataity, and Kontha, analyzed the viability of the TEU model in Sierra Leone. Includes a complete market and technical report.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Copper Canyon Utah Mining, Inc./Concourse Trading and Investment Company (CTIC): Nevada based Corp. Title: Strategy Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Organizational support. Providing timely, confidence-building context, guidance and solutions on the full range of investment concerns on Sierra Leone - from registration and licenses, human resources, and knowledge management.
Years: 2008 to 2008 Employer: Government of Sierra Leone Title: Policy Research Consultant Department: Presidential Task Force Responsibilities: Draft Proposal - Building Partnership for a Multi-Sectoral Strategy against Corruption through Strengthening of Institutional Capacity Necessary for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth - for the Government of Sierra Leone’s interest in meeting requirements for the Threshold Program of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), managed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), (a US-government corporation).
Years: 2008 to 2008 Employer: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sierra Leone Title: Consultant Department: Organizational Development Responsibilities: Feasibility study and preparation of proposal for National Identity Card System. Provided consultation and testimony in this particular regard to relevant Sierra Leone Government agencies concerned with these matters including, feasibility, and efficacy and implementation strategies. Feasibility and preparation of proposal for HIV project – Project Save the Youth – national advocacy program and organizing a microfinance revolving fund scheme for youths in the Northern region of Sierra Leone.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: VVMZ spol. s.r.o. Group, Slovakia/ EUROPEAID (BizClim) Title: Administrator Expert Department: Microfinance Development Responsibilities: Field Survey on the Micro-Finance Demand – a project of the European Union implemented in collaboration with NaCSA and Statistics Sierra Leone: Survey design in line with World Bank best practice guidelines, coordination of survey implementation and analysis of results as an input into the development of a medium-term strategy for developing the micro-finance sector.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2008 to 2008 Agency: Presidential Task Force Role: Policy Research Consultant Description: Building Partnership for a Multi-Sectoral Strategy against Corruption through Strengthening of Institutional Capacity Necessary for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth - for the Government of Sierra Leone’s interest in meeting requirements for the Threshold Program of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), managed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), (a US-government corporation).
Years: 2007 to 2008 Agency: NaCSA/Statistics Sierra Leone Role: Administrator Expert Description: Field Survey on the Micro-Finance Demand – a project of the European Union implemented in collaboration with NaCSA and Statistics Sierra Leone: Survey design in line with World Bank best practice guidelines, coordination of survey implementation and analysis of results as an input into the development of a medium-term strategy for developing the micro-finance sector.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Agency: National Authorizing Office Role: Small Business Development Consultant Description: FAO (United Nations Fund), Aid to Artisans, Canada. Kellog Foundation, USA. Coordinated the Emergency Earth Rescue Administration (EERA) Fund of WCPA. Developing and promoting the CADS agenda for national development through expanding role of civil society in governance and development, and a strong need for research-based knowledge on the crucial challenges facing the Sierra Leone civil society and local government authorities, especially rural communities. Also coordinated global ratification programs of WCPA in Sierra Leone and Guinea including coordination in collaboration with other international aid agencies water and sanitation programs. Research and Development Consultant for the Small and Medium Scale Businesses Association on an ACP/EU funded project (1994/1995) through the Government of Sierra Leone National Authorizing Office on capacity building for 75 SMEs based on EU best practices. SMSBA program also supported by the United Nations Export Promotion Fund and the World Bank.
Years: 1992 to 1993 Agency: Maritime Protection Services Sierra Leone Role: PR Consultant Description: Maritime Protection Services Sierra Leone (MPSSL)/Government of Sierra Leone. Fisheries protection management project. A project coordinated under Maritime Protection Services Sierra Leone (MPSSL) program, a joint venture between the Government of Sierra Leone and a group of British investors (MacAlister Elliott Resources). Preparation of project performance audit reports.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1992 to 2008 Country / Region: Sierra Leone Summary: Director/Administrat, Head of administration for the Centre for Alternative Development Strategies (CADS) Sierra Leone. Organizing for new global finance and credit system/micro-lending programs. Consultant (Administrat) for EU-funded microfinance demand survey project. Business facilitation/registration/licenses consultant.
Years: 2003 to 2010 Country / Region: United States of America Summary: The Center for Development and Business Research
(CODBRA), Inc.) – Consultant owned agency. Contract teaching/private lessons. Develop programs and provide leadership and organizational assistance. Undertake consulting assignments from various international development agencies. Fellowship and research applications for social change – ongoing activity of publishing researched essays on social, economic and political issues (including microfinance and export sector issues).
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: The Gambia Summary: Coordinat, Organizing for new global finance and credit system/micro-lending programs in The Gambia. Business facilitation/registration/licenses consultant.
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Liberia Summary: Coordinat, Organizing campaign for global peace and environmental issues in Liberia
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: Salzburg, Austria Summary: Fellow, Sustainable Rural Community Development (Salzburg Seminar). Was among 60 professionals from across the globe to develop strategies for greater rural communities’ participation in nations’ development.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Registered with the CANADEM (Canadian Agency) Civilian Reserve; Roster of Consultants – Ref. CANADEM #: 9743.
Member, ACP Business Climate – Ref. #: 112.
Member, Microfinance Gateway.
Member, Development Crossing.
Member, Project Management Institute (PMI).
Member, International Who’s Who of Professionals.
Professional Appointments
Managing Editor, Policy Watch Journal (Sierra Leone Policy Watch)
Coordinat, Organizing for new global finance and credit system/micro-lending programs in The Gambia. Business facilitation/registration/licenses consultant.
Fellow, Sustainable Rural Community Development (Salzburg Seminar). Was among 60 professionals from across the globe to develop strategies for greater rural communities’ participation in nations’ development.
National Coordinator/Consultant, Planning Sessions for a New Global Finance and Credit System organized by the Emergency Earth Rescue Administration (EERA). Sessions held at the Heathrow Park Hotel, London, United Kingdom. Focus group discussions and presentations. Concept paper for a global integrative economic policy under a new world order.
National Coordinator/Consultant, Fourth Session of the Provisional World Parliament at Barcelona, Spain. Coordinated the participation of over 300 delegates from across the globe. Drafted plan for a New Global Finance and Credit System.
Awards / Recognition
2004 University of Graduate Student of the Year (Delivered commencement address when receiving award at the Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, June 12, 2004. Tribute by Colorado Congressional Representative Tom Tancredo at the Congress Floor in Washington, DC.
Publications and Patents Summary
Sierra Leone Policy Papers: Perspectives on Social Innovation and Change in Sierra Leone. Arising from an interest in pursuing research and scholarship in policy development, Sierra Leone Policy Papers is an anthology of researched essays of forecasts, trends, and ideas about government in Sierra Leone. It combines analysis, theory, and political trends to explore the influences on leadership and institutional performance in Sierra Leone and attempts to push the boundaries of development policy.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
FAO (United Nations Fund), Aid to Artisans, Canada. Kellog Foundation, USA. Coordinated the Emergency Earth Rescue Administration (EERA) Fund of WCPA. Developing and promoting the CADS agenda for national development through expanding role of civil society in governance and development, and a strong need for research-based knowledge on the crucial challenges facing the Sierra Leone civil society and local government authorities, especially rural communities. Also coordinated global ratification programs of WCPA in Sierra Leone and Guinea including coordination in collaboration with other international aid agencies water and sanitation programs. Research and Development Consultant for the Small and Medium Scale Businesses Association on an ACP/EU funded project (1994/1995) through the Government of Sierra Leone National Authorizing Office on capacity building for 75 SMEs based on EU best practices. SMSBA program also supported by the United Nations Export Promotion Fund and the World Bank.
Training / Seminars
Training Manual: Training manual to facilitate decentralized local government planning activities to empower communities in the context of public sector reform – concept and methods of decentralized local government planning processes.
Vendor Selection
Sierra Leone Policy Papers: Perspectives on Social Innovation and Change in Sierra Leone. Arising from an interest in pursuing research and scholarship in policy development, Sierra Leone Policy Papers is an anthology of researched essays of forecasts, trends, and ideas about government in Sierra Leone. It combines analysis, theory, and political trends to explore the influences on leadership and institutional performance in Sierra Leone and attempts to push the boundaries of development policy.
Marketing Experience
Professional Training Certification (Fellow): Sustainable Rural Community Development (Salzburg Global Seminar). (Salzburg, Austria, 1998). Drawing on examples from Latin America, Africa, the United States, and Central and Eastern Europe, the fellowship on Sustainable Rural Community Development offered opportunity to understand how vibrant and sustainable rural communities in these regions have learned to encourage and value greater participation by their citizens, including women and youth, while at the same time respecting different social, cultural, and economic perspectives, values, traditions, and aspirations.
Other Relevant Experience
Doctoral Thesis: Presidential leadership and its effectiveness in addressing sluggish economic development and corruption in Sierra Leone - The study explored the leadership style of the current president of Sierra Leone and determined whether leadership style was contributing to the problems of corruption and sluggish economic development in the country.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Expert is very proficient in English language skills. He is an accomplished author.

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