PROFILE: an advocate of young people’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, results oriented, organized, committed and dedicated, handle multiple assignments under tight deadlines, good communicator, and ability to deal with diverse group of people, team player, and proficient in Microsoft Office, strategic planning and public relations.
Feb 2012-Present: Coordinator
Adolescent Girls Unit, Ministry of Gender & Development, Liberia
My roles and responsibilities include, Supervising, coordinating, Monitoring and Evaluating all adolescent girls and young women programs in the Republic of Liberia to ensure that their health and reproductive rights are protected, ensure their participation in decision that affect them, and work along with service providers and other partners for their economic empowerment.
Feb 2012- Dec. 31, 2012: Co-Chairperson, National Steering Committee
National Vision Exercise, Vision 2030, Liberia
I worked alongside Steering Committee members and National Core Team and others to coordinate national and diaspora conversation, generate feedbacks and draft the Vision statement and organized the conference to adapt the outcome.
Aug 2009- 2012: Executive Director, Paramount Young Women Initiative (PAYOWI), Liberia
Coordinated the affairs of the organization with consultation and collaboration with the board, the executive and staff and helped to increase the institution’s fiscal capacity.
Aug 2010-Nov. 2011: Radio and TV Intern-
Renaissance Communications Incorporated (RCI) (Truth FM & Real TV) - Liberia
I assisted in the production of the Truth Breakfast Show, managed the online social media platform of the TBS, anchored Real TV news, and assisted in the production of other radio and TV shows.
Aug – Oct 2010: Data Entry Clerk Volunteer for the EPAG Project
Ministry of Gender & Development Liberia
Entered and analyzed data of the Economic Empowerment for Adolescent Girls Project and maintained proper information of the 2000 plus beneficiaries of the project.
Mar 2010-Aug 2011: Quality Monitor Volunteer for the EPAG Project
Ministry of Gender & Development Liberia
Conducted monitoring visits in the 9 projects implementation communities in two counties, report through quantitative and qualitative progress of the project.
December 2008- Present: Co Coordinator, Liberian Youth and Adolescent Network on
Population and Development (LiYAN)
July2008- July 2010: Radio Program Host for Population Services International (PSI) “Let’s
Talk About Sex” on UNMIL Radio a health educational program that looks at issues such as HIV, teenage pregnancy and abstinence among young people.
June2008- 2009: Youth and Gender Coordinator, Better Future Foundation (BFF)
Oversaw the Youth and Gender Component of the Better Future Foundation
March 2008: Field Supervisor, National Housing and Population Census (NHPC) organized by the Liberia Institute of Statistic and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS)
Supervised over sixteen enumerators in eight enumeration areas to collect and analyzed information of each household in the Supervision Area to informed the National Housing and Population Census Report
December 2007-March 2009: Radio Program Producer “Gender Matters” on Star Radio Sponsor by UNFPA and produce by Obaas Girls Educational Outreach. The show looks at issues surrounding women development in Liberia.
2007: Secretary General, Mano River Youth Network (MARYONET)
’’ Serve as Election Commissioner of the Mano River Youth Parliament and
successfully conducted their elections.
July 2-22, 2007: Serves as Liaison to the UNFPA youth mission in Liberia and
jointly conducted a Graca Mitchell Studies on the effect of the civil war on
young people in four of the Fifteen (15) counties of Liberia.
Extra Curricula Activities
Sept 2009- 2010: First Deputy Speaker of the Volunteer Student Youth Parliament, Organized by the Universities Student Volunteer Movement with support from the United Nations Volunteer.
2006-2007: Serves as Treasurer of the National Muslim Student Association of
” Member of Youth Desk of the Inter Religious Council of Liberia
” Consultant, Duala United Youth for Progress and Development (DUYPAD)
Duala, Bushrod Island.
2006: Participated in a three days Conference on Leadership, Career counseling, and
Peace Building, etc. by the Sons and Daughters of Liberia (SADOL)
’’ Participated in HIV/AIDS workshop organized by the Programme for Christian
and Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA)
’’ Participated in the events marking the celebration of the day of Inter Faith Youth Service organized by the Better Future Foundation (BFF) Peace Island Jacobs Town
2005-2006: Elected and served as first Female student Council President
Assembly of God Mission High Sch.
Caldwell Road, Monrovia.
Sept. 2013-Present: Candidate, Masters of Public Administration with emphasis in Public Sector
Management, Cuttington University Graduate School
Tubman Boulevard, Monrovia, Liberia
Nov. 2011: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication & Sociology (Magna Cum laude)
African Methodist Episcopal University (A.M.E.U.)
Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, Liberia
2006: Obtained High School Diploma and West African Examination Council
Certificate from the Assembly of God Mission High Sch.
Caldwell Road, Monrovia
2000-2006: Secondary Education (Valedictorian)
Assembly of God Mission High School
Caldwell Road, Monrovia
Fellowship/ Professional Networks and Affiliation
April 7-30, 2011- Fellow, International Visitor Leadership Program, United States of America
July 11- August 2nd, 2011: Moremi Women Leadership Institute. Accra, Ghana
Member, Youth Coalition on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (Continental)
Member, African Youth on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights(Continental)
March 2013, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, New York
April 2013: Youth Representative, African Union 50th Anniversary, Addis Ababa
Participated in a five days Africa Region-Wide Meeting on knowledge sharing and capacity building on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/ AIDS preventions among young people held in Lilongwe, Malawi.
September 2-4, 2009: Participated and presented a paper on the role of young people on Sexual Reproductive Health & Right in a Global partner in Action Forum in Berlin, Germany.
2007: Computer Knowledge
Humanity First Institute of Computer Studies
Carey & Randall Streets
Writer: Opinion pieces, Speeches, Research Papers
Trainings/ Capacity Building
Sept. 2011: Certificate, Human Security in Africa
Institute of Security Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mar 2010: Field Monitor for the EPAG project
Focus Group Discussion and Note Taking training/
June 7-15, 2010: Participated in an advocacy training organized by the Adolescent Girls Advocacy Leadership Initiative (AGALI) held in Alexandria, Egypt.
March 1-4, 2010: Participated in an Adolescent Girls Capacity Building and Program Design Workshop held in Lusaka, Zambia by Population Council.
June -2007: Journalist for Human Right training on reporting gender based violence issues.
March 6-10, 2009: Participated in the International Women’s Colloquium on women’s empowerment, leadership and development, international peace and security held in Monrovia and also a youth forum of the colloquium.
September 15-27, 2008: Participated in a job shadowing with the Intras Foundation in Valladolid, Spain. Its intend was to share lessons learnt, share experiences and exchange best practices in youth development.
May 18-28, 2008: Participated and represented Liberia at the General Assembly of the African Youth and Adolescent Network (AfriYAN) held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May 5-9, 2008: Participated in a National Women’s Conference organized by the Ministry Of Gender and Development at the Monrovia City Hall.
April 25-27 2008: participated in an Inter- Religious Dialogue training organized by the Catholic Archdiocesan Youth Secretariat, held at the Archdiocesan Multi Purpose Center, Virginia outside Monrovia. At the end of the training, youth from religious background were made to visit others religious place of worship to clarify/erase misconception about religious practices.
April 23- 25, 2008: participated in a National Youth Retreat organized by the International Republican Institute (IRI): It looked at the importance of youth participation in politics, leadership training, youth in conflict resolution etc.
February 19-20; May 1-2, 2008: Participated in a Women Forum organized by the International Republican Institute (IRI) under the theme “Enhancing Women Participation in Politics” held in the conference room of the Ministry of Gender and Development and the Conference room of YMCA respectively.
January 2008: Participated in a Leadership Retreat organized by the International Republican Institute (IRI)
’’ Participated in a Peace building, Conflict Resolution, and Conflict Management
Symposium organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in collaboration
with the Irish Government and the Inter Religious Council of Liberia.
’’ Participated in a Workshop organized by the Special Court of Sierra Leone on accountability, Financial Management and Proceedings of the indictment of formal president Charles Taylor.
’’ Participated in a Training of Trainer (T.O.T) Workshop on Female Genital Mutilation organized by the Inter- Religious Council of Liberia in collaboration with the Norwegian Church AID.
Youth Leader of the Year 2010, Young Peace Ambassador, Emerging Woman Leader, Angie Brooks Randolph Young Heroine Award, Focus & Liberian Nation Newspapers 2012 Youth Leader of the Year, Golden Image Award 2012
2006: Obtained awards including Valedictorian, Leadership, highest in a Mathematics and Literature from the Assembly of God Mission High Sch.