About Dianah Bedell-Majekodunmi

I am a registered nurse and public health specialist in community and emergency health and nutrition. Over the last three decades, I have lived and worked in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. In my current role as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Partnership for Advancing Community-Based Services (PACS) project implemented by the International Rescue Committee, I supported the development of the community health worker curriculum and the roll-out and implementation of the National Community Health Assistant (NCHAP) in Liberia.

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English
Full Professional Proficiency
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EXPERIENCE

Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Health Technical Advisor – PACS/IRC, Monrovia, Liberia
International Rescue Committee
April 2015 to February 2020
Monrovia, Liberia
Provide overarching technical guidance for all program activities including sound quality community health approaches in alignment with priorities, policies, and strategies of the Ministry of Health; Work under the direction of the COP to design, implement and manage community health components and related capacity strengthening activities; Oversee the capacity building of central MOH Units, County Health Teams, Social Welfare teams, and Civil society Organizations to implement and manage community-based community health programs; oversee the provision of technical assistance to MOH, MOGCSP, and CSOs on scale-up and delivery of community-based health service provision and ensuring services provided meet internationally-recognized standards; Oversee the development and dissemination of key health promotion messages as well as operationalizing the national strategies for health promotion and BCC for crucial health and social welfare programs at national and county levels.

National Coordinator – Urban Immunization Strategy Implementation, MOHSW, Liberia
Ministry of Health
November 2013 to April 2015
Monrovia, Liberia
Responsible to provide technical support and participate in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all immunizations initiatives with main focus on Urban Immunization Strategy including revision as well as updating of health facilities micro-plans in collaboration with the CSFP; Along with CSFP and Technical Cold Chain Manager prepare annual, quarterly, monthly bundled vaccines requirement and distribution plan; In association with the County Health Team participate in organizing and facilitation of training/orientation/briefings for EPI activities (to include routine immunization, Surveillance, and SIA activities) at District and zonal levels; Support the promotion of integrated essential minimum health interventions with main focus on immunization; Conduct supportive supervision and on the job training to facilities providing RI Services with standard check-list for all levels; In concert with CSFP ensures that all EPI data are collected on a timely basis from all health facilities and submitted to the county M&E unit for onward submission to Central MOHSW; Conduct on site data quality audit exercise in poorly and overly performing health facilities along with all clinic staff including the vaccinators to improve the quality of immunization data;

Director of Operations and Programmes, World Vision Int’l Mongolia (WVIM), Mongolia
World Vision International - Mongolia Program
October 2010 to October 2012
Ulanbaatar, Mongolia
Coordinate with partners and other stakeholders on all program related issues at all levels across the country. Support the National Director in managing and handling government, donors and partner related issues. Organize and conduct monthly INGOs meetings since WVIM is the host agency in the country, review minutes and disseminate minutes of same. Oversee programmatic operations of WVIM, providing leadership for strategic courses of action in the ADP programmes and grant-funded projects and representing the country programme at government and donor functions; Lead and develop a team of competent national and international staff to ensure high quality professional skills and excellent team leadership skills as they manage day to day operations; Ensure the management and regular review of operations budget and accomplishment of Child Well Being Outcomes and Targets; Ensure all programmes and projects remain within budget; In coordination with finance, provide leadership and support to the operations management team to ensure effective management of their teams in terms of finance as well as compliance with all relevant section of the FieldFinancial Manual; In cooperation with HR, provide leadership and support to the operations team to ensure effective management of their teams in terms of forecasting human resource needs, core competencies identification, etc.

Interim Director of Operations, World Vision Int’l Mongolia (WVIM), Mongolia
World Vision International - Mongolia Program
March 2010 to September 2010
Ulanbaatar, Mongolia
Responsible for providing overall leadership to all program departments and sectors to ensure adherence to quality DME processes, technical capacity development and enhancement, fundraising, financial accountability and in the fulfillment of all donors, global center, support offices, etc. standards and requirements; Ensure the efficient and effective management of all WVIM programming dimensions; Support the integration of development, HEA and advocacy across all program areas; Ensure that programming across all sectors and departments are consistent with WVIM country strategy, standards, policies and procedures in delivering high-quality programming; Collaborate with HR on the hiring and management of all staff as well as disciplinary issues; Manage and coordinate the entire country sponsorship program. Provide support to the Technical Services Department teams in reviewing and finalizing project proposals for submission to SO and other donors for funding, Maintain good line of communication and working relationship with the IPG directors and program officers in the Support Offices on all programs and sponsorship issues and coordinate yearly sponsor visits. Provide support to all 32 ADP Managers on administrative and programmatic issues.

Regional Ministry Quality Coordinator, Northern Region, WVIM, Mongolia
World Vision International - Mongolia Program
October 2008 to February 2010
Ulanbaatar, Mongolia
Provide leadership and support to the program teams in the northern region in all areas of operation including the administration of PNSPs, assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation ensuring consistency with WVIM strategy in the attainment of high-quality programs; Meet with governors and heads of local government departments to acquaint them with WVIM program and establish common grounds on which to partner in the providences. Attend government functions together with the ADP managers to represent the country director when possible. Coach ADP Managers in program implementation to achieve maximum impact in the communities while achieving program goals within schedule; Establish a good working relationship with the technical service department and all other support teams to enhance collaborative planning and good communication; Increase the capacity of the ADP Managers and their teams to deliver quality service to partner communities and to ensure that all monthly, semi-annual and annual reports are submitted on time; Maintain high quality working relationship with external stakeholders.

Health & Nutrition Senior Sector Specialist, World Vision Northern Sudan, Darfur
World Vision International - North Sudan Program
March 2008 to September 2008
Khartoum, Sudan
To provide strategic direction and advice on the health and nutrition programme sector to the management team, liaise with the Sudanese government health authorities and implementing NGOs to ensure that the World Vision health and nutrition programmes in Northern Sudan particularly South Darfur meet the needs of the most affected and other populations efficiently and adequately; Design, implement and coordinate health/nutrition programmes and budget particularly for the Northern, Central and Southern Areas of South Dafur; Integrate health/nutrition programs activities with existing sectoral area programmes to ensure the effective delivery and full capacity of WV Northern Sudan multi-sectoral area activities for a more desire impact on the affected population; Assure strict budget management and adherence to activity timelines to ensure proper accountability and conformity to donors’ requirements and effective project implementation; Provide technical advice in catering to the health needs of international and national staff, and ensure that a medical evacuation plan is in place for international staff.

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