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Expert in Policy Development and Capacity Building


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Colorado (CO)
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: administrator expert 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.
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community development

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corporate strategic planning

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development management

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development process

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employee training

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human resource development

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international development

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leadership development

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organizational development

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research and development

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research and development collaboration

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research and development management

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research and development organization

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research and development planning

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research and development productivity

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rural development


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Localities:
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;  and Longmont, Colorado.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

International Development

 

Research Consultant in Development Policy Analysis

 

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.

2009 to 2010

 

Sierra Leone Policy Watch (SLPW)

 

Public Policy Advocacy Committee

 

PPAC Coordinator

 

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.

2009 to 2010

 

Global Integrity

 

GI Index Report Research Division

 

Research Consultant

 

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.

2009 to 2009

 

University of Maryland

 


 

Consultant

 

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.

2008 to 2009

 

Copper Canyon Utah Mining, Inc./Concourse Trading and Investment Company (CTIC): Nevada based Corp.

 


 

Strategy Consultant

 

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.

2008 to 2008

 

Government of Sierra Leone

 

Presidential Task Force

 

Policy Research Consultant

 

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).

2008 to 2008

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sierra Leone

 

Organizational Development

 

Consultant

 

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.

2007 to 2008

 

VVMZ spol. s.r.o. Group, Slovakia/ EUROPEAID (BizClim)

 

Microfinance Development

 

Administrator Expert

 

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.


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) Coordinator Expert, 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:
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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - iUniverse  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2008   Presidential Task Force   Policy Research Consultant   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).
2007 to 2008   NaCSA/Statistics Sierra Leone   Administrator Expert   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.
1993 to 1995   National Authorizing Office   Small Business Development Consultant   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.
1992 to 1993   Maritime Protection Services Sierra Leone   PR Consultant   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.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 Expert's Firm
  • 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.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1992 to 2008   Sierra Leone   Director/Administrator Expert, 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 (Administrator Expert) for EU-funded microfinance demand survey project. Business facilitation/registration/licenses consultant.
2003 to 2010   United States of America   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).
2000 to 2001   The Gambia   Coordinator Expert, Organizing for new global finance and credit system/micro-lending programs in The Gambia. Business facilitation/registration/licenses consultant.
1999 to 1999   Liberia   Coordinator Expert, Organizing campaign for global peace and environmental issues in Liberia
1998 to 1998   Salzburg, Austria   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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Expert is very proficient in English language skills. He is an accomplished author.

Market Research:
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.

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Additional Skills and Services:
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.

Supplier and Vendor Location and 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.

Other Skills and Services

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.


 

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