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Mohamed Sillah
Executive Director, ActionAid Sierra Leone , International Non Profit Development
Freetown, Sierra Leone
15 years professional experience in the Non-Governmental development sector. Executive Director of an International Non-Governmental Organisation for 8years. I have also served as Interim Regional Director- Horn & West Africa for ActionAid International for 6 months; Served as Interim Executive Director for ActionAid Malawi for 4 months. 8 years Experience in Board Management, Strategy Developmen
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I have acquired competence in several areas including but not limited to: Organisational Development, Managing a full Affiliate Programme for over 8 years which involved planning and implementing Programmes directly and through National Civil Society Organisations and Community Based Organisations; development of short/long term strategic and operational plans; fundraising (proposal development) and grants management; developing and leading Change Management plans nationally and internationally; Policy and Advocacy at National and International level, financial and human resources management.
I have a Bachelors & Masters Degree in Biology and professional leadership certificates from Harvard Kennedy School and Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) in the United States of America. Short Term Professional Courses on:

1. May – June 2019: an online course on “Leadership in Project Management” – organised by Project Management for Development Organisations (PM4DEV), Washington DC. United States of America
2. May – June 2019: online course “Effective Project Management” - organised by Project Management for Development Organisations (PM4DEV), Washington DC, United States of America.

3. November 2015: “Leading Teams for Impact” – organized by Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, United States of America
4. September 2015: Online course on “Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofit Organisations” – organized by Harvard Kennedy School- Executive Education, Harvard University, United States of America
5. May 2014: “Procurement Fraud” – organized by KPMG, Freetown, Sierra Leone
6. March-May, 2014: Online course on “Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board”- organized by Harvard Kennedy School- Executive Education, Harvard University
7. August 2013: “Senior Leadership Development Programme” – organized by ActionAid International in collaboration with Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Maxwell), Syracuse University in USA, The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and The Coaching Centre in South Africa.
8. March, 2012: “ Funding your Programme” – organized by ActionAid International in Thailand
9. March, 2011: “Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA)” – organized by ActionAid International in Ghana
Affiliations and Achievements:
1. July 2015 - Date: Chairman Board of Directors, Radio Democracy FM 98.1 (Civil Society Radiostation in Sierra Leone)
2. Jan. 2013 - August 2018: Board Members and Co-Chair of the Sierra Leone Association of Non-Governmental Organisation
3. Jan 2014 - Date: Executive Committee Member, National Advocacy Coalition of Extractives (NACE)
4. March 2014- Date: Executive Committee Member, National Budget Advocacy Network

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Sierra Leone
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