Mr. Kofi Mawuena Diaba |Program Manager
Highly motivated individual committed to improving people’s access to health care, especially vulnerable populations. I have worked in the reproductive health sector, specifically in the area of HIV programming for the past 15 years with FSW and MSM. Working with these groups has led to my desire to be a public health advocate contributing to the achievement of universal health for all.
My areas of specialization are M&E, HIV programme design and implementation, and Key Population programming. My career objective is to be a renowned Public Health programming expert, with special interest in reproductive health planning and management.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
- 2017 Master of Public Health, University of Legon – Ghana
-2011 Ghana HIV/AIDS M&E Certificate, GAC/SPH, Legon
-2011 Certificate in Administration and management, GIMPA, Greenhill-Legon
-2009 Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Strengthening Training for Primary and Sub Recipients of Grants (Liberia and Ghana), GIMPA – Ghana
-2007 Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, RFSU, Sweden - 2001 Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology and Economics), University of Cape Coast – Ghana
-1998 Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-London) Single Subject Diploma in Public Relation, International Communications, and Marketing I have also taken a web-based online course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (Research Ethics) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (2016) I have been part of several Training-of-Trainers (ToT) and other training programs to build my capacity as a trainer and implementer. I have attended several workshops on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) organized by the Family Health International, AED-SHARP, WAPCAS and the Ghana AIDS Commission.
EMPLOYMENT Jan 2010 – To date
Ghana- West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI, Accra, Ghana (WAPCAS)
M&E Manager (WAPCAS) Responsibilities:
- Responsible for all issues relating to data management and quality assurance.
- Also a management member of WAPCAS.
- Represent WAPCAS at all level.
Mar 2008 – Dec 2009: Ghana-West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI, Accra, Ghana (WAPCAS) M&E Officer / Project Coordinator (WAPCAS)
- Coordinating activities of the northern sector sites for all WAPCAS’ projects.
- Responsible for all of WAPCAS’ data management needs including data quality.
April 2005 – Feb 2008: Ghana-West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI, Accra, Ghana (WAPCAS) Project Officer (WAPCAS/SHARP project)
- Supporting the WAPCAS Central Management team in the designing and implementation of the SHARP activities.
- Provided the day-to-day administrative and technical assistance for the implementation of activities in the various sites.
- Supervised and monitored the activities of the Social Officers and the Clinic support staffs.
- Prepared reports on WAPCAS/SHARP activities to the Central Management.
- Member of the WAPCAS capacity building team. Involved in the organization of workshops and trainings of several health and non-health professionals in-country and outside.
- Provided technical assistance to other SHARP assisted NGOs in the areas of capacity building and program.
- Responsible for data and M&E issues. April 2003- March 2005 Social Officer, FHI Impact (Family Health International) – WAPCAS Project
- Directly responsible for the implementation of the Peer Education outreach project for roamer Sex Workers in Sekondi-Takoradi.
- Responsible for the recruitment of Community Outreach Workers (COW) for the project
- Planning and running IEC and BCC activities with COW in roamer communities.
- Report on activities to WAPCAS headquarters in Accra.
- Since 2005 to date, have been a member of the WAPCAS capacity building team and have facilitated at all WAPCAS trainings for peer educators, supervisors and service providers in the areas of communication, behaviour change communication packages on HIV and related topics, and data management.
- Co-facilitated at the Ghana M&E (GHAME) training at the School of Public Health (SPH), Legon - 2011
- Facilitate peer educator training programs for other NGOs including Ghana Red Cross Society, CEPEHRG, MARITIME, MICDAK Foundation, and Rescue Foundation
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN RESEARCH WORK
- Principal Investigator for the ‘Prevalence of and factors associated with gender based violence among female sex workers exposed to intervention in the Greater Accra Region (For the award of MPH) – 2017.
- Field Coordinator for the HIV Vulnerability among FSW in Ghana along the Tema-Paga Transport corridor (2011)
- Field coordinator for the IBBSS among FSW in Ghana (2010, FHI 360/ GAC)
- Field Coordinator for the Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (2009) among Non-paying partners of sex workers in Greater Accra region.
- Field Coordinator for the BSS (2007) among Illegal Miners (Galamsey) in the Wassa West district of the Western region, Ghana.
- Field supervisor for the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) ‘Behavioural Surveillance Survey (BSS)’ among SW in 2006.
- Coordinator for the SHARP quick study on Condom and Harassment (2006) I have been part of the team responsible for the drafting and fine-tuning the study protocols of most of the studies I have been part.
OTHER NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT
- Former member of the GAC national Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) Committee
- Member of Ghana KP study tour group to India (2010, 2014)
- Contributed to the drafting of several national documents, e.g. PE training manuals, MARP strategy, National M&E plan, KP SOPs development, and the national data management manual