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Chris Okechukwu
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Project officer (TI-TCE)
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2006
Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
From 0 to 1995
University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
No added languages

Experience

Program Officer
Family Health International (FHI360)
May 2012 - May 2012 (1 month)

Generate program activities and budget for implementation by State Implementing Teams (SITs) and Implementing Agencies; generate fund request for program activities; Provide technical assistance and mentoring to partners through regular supervision; writing monthly and quarterly monthly program reports.

Successes:Timely submission of program reports; activities of Implementing Agencies adequately monitored through regular support visits; provided technical support that ensured stakeholders remain focussed on program objective; effectively administered quarterly scorecard among implementing partners to see ‘where we are compared to where we are going and where we ought to be in the program.

Strategic Behaviour Communication Officer
Family Health International (FHI360)
May 2008 - November 2011 (3 years 7 months)

Supervision of IAs and CBOs in implementing other prevention (OP) activities among target groups; participate in designing media messages and materials and delivering of communications interventions that facilitate behaviour change amongst most at risk population (MARPS), facilitated Strategic Behaviour Change Communication & Corporate Communication related capacity building activities at zonal levels and supported other technical program staff in the zone to conduct Strategic Behaviour Change needs assessment; community mobiliaztion for increased access to services in GHAIN supported sites; documentation of accomplishments of GHAIN project through writing ‘success stories’ for publication in FHI360 quarterly newsletter ‘GHAINing Ground’, the official newsletter of Global; writes monthly and quarterly program reports.

Successes:Increased client access to services in facilities supported by FHI360 through sensitization and mobilization; promotion of change in risky behaviour among MARPs; strengthened relationships with the local media at the zonal level; wrote several success stories that got published in ‘GHAINing Ground’ to showcase FHI360 activities in the zone and timely submission of program reports

Coordinator/Community mobilization Expert
Association of GTZ/RODECO/DHV Consultants
February 2005 - May 2008 (3 years 3 months)

Community sensitization and mobilization of the selected candidate towns in Delta state for proper participation in the programme; regular visits to the towns and organizing meetings with opinion leaders and various groups in the communities; setting up of institutions (WCA, WAG and SSC) in the towns and training members of these established institutions on fund raising, project ownership and sustainability, project management, implementation/supervision and monitoring.

Successes:Established School Sanitation clubs in selected secondary schools; established WCA and WAG in the towns; facilitated trainings of members of these groups; mobilized selected small towns for proper participation in the project. Successful organization of fund raising to meet the communities 5% contribution towards implementation of water and sanitation project; played active role in dissemination of information within & outside the towns, through the local mass media and distribution of IEC materials.

Programme Coordinator
Community Change Partners
July 2003 - January 2005 (1 year 7 months)

To carry out intensive and systematic research in communities with the aim of identifying areas of need from time to time through PRA methods; facilitate in capacity building workshops for PIC members on project ownership, management and sustainability; coordinate, supervise and monitor project implementation;

Successes:Supervised, monitored and evaluated the successful implementation of over 18 micro projects in various sectors in Delta state, under the EU sponsored MPP3; trained project implementation committee members(PIC) and able to manage and resolve conflict in the community in the course of project implementation