CV, Public Health Expert With International Experience Targeting UK

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 25997
(02/08/1982, female)
Skills keywords: health expert, health management, international relation, management, public health management
Short Bio:

Significant experience in senior management and leadership roles, having led multi-sector responses in Haiti, Sierra Leone, Niger, Iraq and Lebanon.
Been responsible for developing strategies in complex, chronic and acute emergencies across a range of different sectors, both for single organizations and through inter-agency coordination.

Current location: Jordan - View on map
Nationality: Canadian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Medical and Nursing, General Management, Pharmaceutical and Science
Spoken languages: Arabic, english, french, Kinyarwanda
Location I am interested in working: United Kingdom


• Master in Business Administration ; BSc in Nursing, part MSc in Epidemiology

• Proven ability for high level coordination and operational leadership, strategic design and business management

• Ten years of experience in public health and humanitarian emergency response with the Government of Canada, Red Cross, UN and INGOs

• International experience in Haiti, Niger, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

Career Summary

Public health consultant, Lebanon
March 2014-November 2014

United Nations
April 2011-Present

December 2014-Present

Public Health coordinator, Iraq
Nov 2012 – November 2013

Emergency Coordinator (Health/Nut/FS), Niger
Mar 2012 – Jul 2012

Operations Manager, Haiti
Jun 2011 – Feb 2012

Field Cluster Advisor (Health), Haiti
Apr 2011 – Jun 2011

German Red Cross
Aug 2010-April 2011

Program Coordinator (Cholera), Haiti
Nov 2010 – Apr 2011

Program Coordinator (Health), Haiti
Aug 2010 – Nov 2010

Canadian government: Public Health Nurse, Canada
Jan 2006 – Jul 2010

Education Summary

MBA, University of Phoenix, USA 2014

MSc (part) Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Canada Incomplete

BSc Nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada 2005

Training & Qualifications

Registered Nurse Certificate, College of Nurses

Health Cluster coordinator training, United Nations

Hostile Environment training

IMPACT training, Red Cross

Harvard ManageMentor® PLUS, Harvard School of Business


Fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda, basic Arabic


• “Ottawa Public Health partners with local school boards to promote healthy living”. Health and Learning Winter 2007. Canadian Teacher’s Federation

• “Strategic Engagement of High Risk in Ethnocultural Communities on Diabetes Awareness project” – Member of the project working group

Professional Experience

OXFAM Public Health Consultant, Lebanon
Mar 2014-Oct 2014

• Manage, lead and coordinate the implementation of Oxfam’s community based programme ensuring programme quality, community participation, social mobilisation, public health promotion in all programme related fields.

• Support assessment of partner capacities in identified areas, provide recommendation for relevant partnerships and facilitate the process of partnership

UNITED NATIONS: (Jordan, Iraq, Niger and Haiti)
April 2011-Present

• Lead Health and Nutrition Committees with the Ministry of Health, other UN agencies and NGOs to jointly identify priority activities, and to plan for their implementation

• Facilitate the consultation process between all concerned parties to carry out an appropriate problem, needs and resources assessment

• Ensure that the level and quality of services provided adhere to nationally and internationally accepted standards and medical ethics

• Establish joint protocols for medical treatment, staffing and training and ensure that implementing partners adhere to them

• Set up and participate in the implementation of an effective Health Information System

• Capacity building initiatives to enhance the knowledge, skills and programme ownership

• Coordinate disaster relief activities and emergency preparedness

• Monitor and coordinate cholera response activities in the country

• Participate in the Haitian national disaster management team

Concern Worldwide Emergency Cholera Response
Oct 2012 – Nov 2012

Program Manager, Sierra Leone

• Coordinate the activities of Concern’s Cholera Response plan

• Undertake rapid assessments to identify programmatic gaps and recommend appropriate interventions

• Manage the Cholera response intervention team staff and budget, ensuring that donor funds are spent as proposed and within set timeframe

• Manage contracts (works, temporary labour, etc.) and ensure effective delivery

• Procure Cholera response supplies, liaising with Logistics and WASH teams in the field

• Design an exit strategy to integrate Cholera activities into existing WASH programmes

German Red Cross
Aug 2010– Apr 2011

• Coordinate with Haitian authorities and Haitian Red Cross to identify a health facility for the revitalization of a community referral hospital

• Coordinate the reconstruction of the Haitian Red Cross National Blood Bank

• Coordinate the psychosocial project aimed at improving the psychosocial wellbeing of Haiti’s earthquake survivor

• Manage the health budget

• a cholera specific hygiene promotion and protection strategy

• Ensure that relevant WHO/MOH policies, protocols and guidelines are being adhered to

• Assist in the recruitment and training of additional health promotion staff

• Ensure that medical/hygiene kit procurement storage and distribution is in line with best practise and provide support to logs to ensure that this system is in place

City of Ottawa/Public Health Nurse, Canada
Jan 2006 – Jul 2010

• Analyse health status within populations to establish priorities for action

• Assess risk factors, issues, protective factors and assets using the community health assessment process

• Deliver and implement public health interventions, action plans, programs and services

• Implement health promotion strategies – community mobilization and development, health education, mass communication, healthy public policy and advocacy

• Identify best practices and implement across Ottawa health units and agencies

• Collaborate with aboriginal CBOs to deliver health information to aboriginal youth

• Manage projects and campaigns promoting physical activity and nutrition including management of relationship with community organizations

• Recruit, train, manage and support health promoters and other new staff

• Control and allocate the financial budget for the program

• Design and implement a monitoring system to track and evaluate the projects

• Coordinate press conferences, workshops and conference

• Conduct infant, school age, and adult immunizations clinics

• Consultation on immunizations with other health care professionals

• Administer H1N1 vaccine

• Provide health information to Ottawa residents during the H1N1 pandemic via the Ottawa Public Health Info Line

University of Ottawa School of Nursing Professor (part time)
Sept 2008 – Jan 2009

• Guide students with academic requirements, their first health promotion experience and application of health promotion theories in the community

• Advise community partners on assisting students in the clinical placement requirements

AIDS Committee of Ottawa Volunteer
May 2008 – Jul 2010

• Community outreach, education and health promotion

• Participate in prevention activities aimed at Africa-Canadians and Caribbean-Canadians

• Participate in activities aimed at fighting HIV/AIDS stigm