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Kathleen Walker
Associate Country Director , International Agency
Beira, Mozambique
Experienced leader in designing, managing and implementing expanded HIV/AIDS services for KP in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Adept in collaborations with PEPFAR, CDC, USAID, NGO’s and MoH’s. Skilled in navigating projects in environments hostile to KP. Champion of web-based data collection programs. Passionate facilitator for robust KP-led, community-based initiatives.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
• Providing operational and technical oversight for project team in support of Ebola response activities, collaborating with CDC, NIH, USAID, Liberian MoH
• Contributor in MoH, CDC, WHO, NIH lessons-learned committee to evaluate sustainability of project activities, analyze M&E results and develop recommendations
• Coordinating compassionate use treatment of ZMapp™ in pediatric patients with Ebola Virus
• Planning and implementing transfer of Ebola vaccine to Liberian MoH
• Ensuring timely project implementation and completion of deliverables by sub-grantees
• Managing 5-year program expanding health care services for Ebola survivors
• Identifying needs, designing and implementing technical trainings for health care staff to ensure quality delivery of medical services
• Developing standardized continuous quality improvement training materials for sub-grantees

U.S. Fulbright Scholar - Mozambique
• Established strategic plans for scale-up of HIV/AIDS outreach and mobilization program for KP
• Implemented expanded HIV surveillance, testing and treatment linkage services for HIV+ MSM (PEFAR)
• Developed demographic, social, risk, behavioral, knowledge and attitude questionnaires with MSM input and participation
• Expanded workshops in collaboration with KP organizations to develop engagement skills for outreach to the MSM community
• Facilitated South African-Zimbabwe-Mozambique local KP organization partnerships
• Collaborated with MSM community and KP organizations to establish and train first MSM-centered Community Advisory Board in Mozambique
• Initiated a multi-agency partnerships for PEPFAR KP projects
• Implemented first-in Mozambique eForm and cloud technologies for data collection and analysis
• Trained staff in PEPFAR specific M&E tools and reporting requirements to track outcomes and expenditures
• Developed strategies to optimize KP recruitment and retention in multi-year programs
• Led collaborative project with Médicins Sans Frontiér (MSF) evaluating established HIV prevention activities versus PrEP treatment in KP
• M.Sc. Thesis Advisor: “Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices about Methods of HIV Prevention among 200 MSM in Beira, Mozambique”

Deputy Director, Henry Jackson Foundation
• Participated in developing program’s annual strategic plans and timelines
• Managed $17 million annual department budget, project deliverables and financial reports
• Generated cooperative agreements, MOUs and risk mitigation plans for stakeholders
• Direct supervisor and mentor for three program managers and six M&E staff
• Led multi-disciplinary project teams for operational and epidemiology studies
• Prepared annual progress reports for the Foundation and stakeholders
• Assessed local HIV service delivery and identified needs and gaps in care for key populations
• Managed technical design and implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs for LGBT and FSW in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Mozamb
PhD: College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa
MS: College of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia
BS: Biology and Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Affiliations and Achievements:
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
AMODEFA (Mozambican NGO)
Preparation of funding proposals:
• LGBT Fund Deep Engagement Grant – “Improving access to HIV and STI prevention, care and treatment information and services for MSM in Mozambique”
• Office of US Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Health Diplomacy: Prime Recipients for Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF) – “Collection and Analysis of Epidemiologic Data for MSM in Maputo, Xai Xai and Chimoio, Mozambique”
Principal Investigator:
• “24-Month Cohort Study to Assess the Prevalence and Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Gonorrhea) and Cohort Retention Rates among MSM Adults in Beira in the era of PrEP” (PEPFAR Grant)
Development of:
• Partnership frameworks, MoUs and management processes for PEPFAR grants

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    United States
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