VillageReach                                                                                                                              Global

COVID-19 Vaccination Communications Lead (Consultant)                                          10/2021 – 05/2022

Created a COVID-19 playbook to be shared with regional and global partners on how to successfully plan and rollout COVID-19 vaccination sites

Developed a communications strategy and work plan to meet vaccination goals and objectives

Created a messaging platform and training to align the project team on how to speak about the program

Developed a media engagement plan to drive awareness surrounding the high-volume vaccination work building on previous media campaigns

Developed assets, collateral, content dissemination, multi-media, speaking opportunities, and webinars

Generated post-campaign reports to communicate insights and identify recommendations for continued engagement opportunities

Developed writing deliverables – white papers, reports, blog posts, or op-eds – for placement in global health outlets.

 

The END Fund                                                                                                                            New York, NY

Associate Director, Public Affairs                                                                                           08/2019 – 12/2021  

Managed a team of media consultants and communication vendors for the purpose of securing placements in top-tier national and international outlets           

Supported cross-sector partnerships in the public affairs department

Created institutional newsworthy moments around program milestones and deliverables

Created and pitched press releases & thought-leadership pieces; wrote key messages for stakeholders

Worked collaboratively with advocacy and implemented partners to grow advocacy initiatives

Ensured that all locally relevant advocacy goals and outcomes are being disseminated to cross-sectoral stakeholders by finding innovative ways to analyze and communicate the value of our work

 

Nonprofit Communications & Development Consultant                                                     USA       

Organizations: African Family Health Organization, Southern California Grantmakers,           

Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation                                                             03/2017-12/2019

Developed communications strategy, and managed organizational platforms and products

Generated digital communications content, newsletters, and marketing campaigns

Managed annual fundraising plan and implemented national/international campaigns

Established a balanced and sustainable funding mix of various donor sources

Conducted risk-assessment, and SWOT analysis, as well as stakeholder mapping

Drafted publications and grant applications, and edited program reports

 

Nike Foundation, Girl Effect                                                                                                        Abuja, Nigeria

Consulting Project Manager                                                                                                       03/2017- 06/2017

Long term strategic planning, organizing of the Nigerian TEGA national program

Supervised junior staff and technology specialists, organized, and led project meetings and logistics

Supported Senior Global Manager, TEGA on budget development and management

Conducted new research location process management and initiated procurement processes in collaboration with other team members

Maintained a database of TEGAs, translators and local partners across Nigeria

 

 

Pathfinders Justice Initiative                                                                                                      Abuja, Nigeria

Global Health Consultant                                                                                                            02/2016 – 09/2016

Researched the linkages between the European sex industry & trafficking of girls in Benin City, Nigeria

Wrote and managed grant applications for submission to foundations and philanthropic organizations

Analyzed data from the field and assessed its relevance to other interdisciplinary subject matter

 

Tides Inc.                                                                                                                                        New York, NY

Program Manager, Community Initiatives and Global Partnerships                                 03/2015 – 12/2015

Supported the delivery of US and Global community engagement strategies and partnerships that leverage non-profit/for-profit, government, and academic leaders’ effectiveness at creating social impact within and across place, identity, and issue-based communities

Assisted the Vice President in cross-sector partnerships and thought leadership initiatives

Managed a limited-term portfolio of community Initiatives and global partnerships

Developed and effectively managed timelines to ensure completion of program deliverables

 

National Black Leadership Commission on Health                                                                New York, NY     

Communications and Digital Media Associate                                                                       03/2015 – 06/2015

Developed storylines, edited NBLCA communication products and monitored social network profiles

Researched health trends and content, supported and coordinated communication activities

 

Center for the Right to Health                                                                                                     Abuja, Nigeria

HIV/AIDS Fellow – NYU Gallatin Fellowship in Human Rights                                              05/2015-07/2015

Analyzed state and national HIV/AIDS policies and human rights violations

Proposed new strategies for increasing the pharmaceutical industry’s supply of antiretroviral drugs

 

Transparency International                                                                                                          New York, NY

Project Consultant                                                                                                                          09/2014-05/2015

Conducted risk assessment for anti-corruption interventions in Sierra Leone’s land sector

Provided recommendations on alternative solutions and guidelines to minimize risks

Evaluated program plans and created a risk analysis matrix primarily for stakeholders