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Ade Ogunmefun
Caribbean Regional Adviser , Commonwealth Secretariat
Africa, Caribbean, Europe, United Kingdom
1.Grants commissioning, fund raising, partnership development and donor liaison
2. Programme management cycle; including use of Logical Framework Approach, Prince 2 methodology, M&E and Result-based Management (RBM) approaches
Research and development, training and organisational (NGO) capacity building
3. International development programmes on sustainable development, governance, capacity build
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I am a resourceful and experience development expert with over 20 years of post-qualification experience.
I have bachelor and master degrees in Agricultural Economics with further postgraduate qualifications in Economics with credits in relevant subjects including Project Planning and Appraisal, Business and Financial Management, Development Theory, Research Methods, Micro and Macroeconomics.
My work experience span across a wide range of social and economic development programmes including fundraising, research and development, and, providing policy and technical advice at the highest political and administrative levels.
I have strong programme management skills with experience of managing large and complex pro-poor development programmes in developing economies including Africa and the Caribbean. I also have demonstrable experience of fundraising, donor liaison and compliance with the UK Home Office, European Commission (EC), USAID, DFATD (formerly CIDA) and other private grant giving trusts.
I have strong IT skills with solid experience of leading and managing teams including organisational development. I am able to work under pressure to deliver good results within time and budget.


1. Communication and Working Relationships
I have excellent interpersonal skills with a strongly positive and contagious team ethics. I have diplomacy and tact and am sensitive to the team and the environment where I work. I am able to identify and accommodate team members’ work style and preferences, using emotional intelligence to minimise tension and friction within the team.
I have excellent communications skills both oral and written with the ability to adapt my style to the audience. I have experience of representing my organisation and making presentations across a wide range of audience including the academia, senior public administrators and politicians. A cross section of my presentations and technical / working papers are outlined in my CV.
Within a team environment, I am able to recognise various skills and talents, helping to develop and nurture team members by motivating and mentoring them, and deploying individual skills towards achieving corporate goals. In previous roles where I managed large multi-donor grants, prepared regular monitoring reports and coordinated on the financial reporting to donor groups and programme steering committees.
I also have a good awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity issues.
2. Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
I have strong planning and monitoring skills developed over many years of training and practice. With background in Economics, I have demonstrable research and (quantitative and qualitative) analytical skills. I have significant experience across the programme management cycle including programme design, problem analysis, programme implementation, monitoring and documentation.
3. Solving Problems, Adapting and Innovating:
I am sensitive and p
1. Birkbeck College, University of London; Postgraduate Diploma in Economics. 2006
Economics with Mathematical Economics; 2. Birkbeck College, University of London; Postgraduate Certificate in Economics with Mathematical Economics, 2004
3. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; Master of Science (MSc) in Agricultural Economics, 1990
4. University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Economics,1987
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
    Nigeria , United Kingdom
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