I have a total of 12 years progressive professional experience. In all these periods, I managed the various organizations’ image with coordination of the development and production of IEC messages and materials; coordination of the development of effective communications strategies towards attitudinal changes; forming strategic alliance with the media; formed and coordinated the activities of Journalists for Immunization (JFI); coordinated workshops, activities and meetings with the media, CSOs, CBOs, SMCs and other stakeholders at wards, LGAs and state levels; coordinated the distribution of handbills, posters and other IEC materials; and coordinated audio and photographic recordings of the organizations’ activities.
Specifically, for five years working as Project Administrator/Social Mobilization Coordinator in a EU sponsored project (EU-PRIME) which worked on reducing the burden of vaccine preventable diseases, I led the implementation of activities that created positive attitude towards routine immunization. I also designed communication strategies that increased the awareness for and public acceptance of routine immunization and made it demand driven among the various communities in the state.
For two years, I worked with the Government of Nigeria as a Senior Public Education Officer at ICPC instituting good governance through series of campaigns aimed at shunning corrupt attitudes among the youth, and the involvement of CSOs and youth organizations in fighting corruption.
As the Head of Public Communication unit in a professional institute, the CITN for two years, I forged a collaborative alliance between the Institute and other professional bodies, and created a demand driven image for the Institute which increased its membership tremendously.
As an independent consultant, I worked with others to design an employment generation programme via attitudinal change towards agriculture and other non-oil sectors for youth of the minority group of the Niger Delta.
I hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Arts, English, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
I hereby state my desire to contribute to the achievement of objectives of the IRS by bringing into Abt Associates the experience I have gathered over the years in multi-dimensional, multicultural, and multidisciplinary environments. My varied experience in public communication, IEC, advocacy, public and behavioral change communication, as well as my team leadership, report writing, coordination, facilitation and communication skills will put me in a vantage position to meet and surpass the expectations of the job.
I am proficient in the use of computer particularly MS Word, Access, Excel and Power Point presentation.
I will welcome an opportunity to discuss further my qualification and candidacy with you.