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Marco Meneses P.O. Box 562 Aurora, IL 60507 (630) 897-2816 http://www.marcomeneses.info http://groups.msn.com/InternationalHealth KEY QUALIFICATIONS: I am an experienced nutritionist and manager with a MPH and a Master in Training and Development with fifteen years experience working in emergency relief and strong computer and financial skills. I have worked in Somalia and Sudan (1993- 1994) supervising programs for child survival, water and sanitation, immunizations, and food for work. In Angola (1991- 1992) I trained traditional birth attendants and community health workers in nutrition and primary care and oversaw therapeutic and supplemental feeding programs. I also worked in West Africa, Central America and Colombia with the U.N. (1985- 1991) supervising food for work programs and refugee camps management with a focus on accessing the most vulnerable populations. I speak Spanish, English and I am familiar with Portuguese and Arabic. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE · ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ ILLINOIS. Science and Computer Instructor. 1994- to 2004 · WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL/ SOMALIA. Health Officer October 1993- February 1994. Child Survival Program. Activities: Mobile health clinics, immunizations and training of traditional birth attendants. · CARE/ SUDAN. Provincial Team Leader January 1993 to August 1993. Director of Maternal and child survival program which included free food, food for work, water and sanitation and training. · INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS / ANGOLA Primary Health care Officer June 1991 to August 1992. Training of community health workers, therapeutic and supplemental feeding activities. · UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS/ U. N. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. / EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Program Officer January 1989- July 1990. Management and administration of 30 Volunteers of the United Nations. Member of the U.N. AIDS task force. · UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS/ WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME/ HONDURAS/ GUATEMALA. Assistant Project Officer July 1987- July 1989. Responsible for the project: HON2523 “Feeding of vulnerable groups and promotion of productive activities at family level” · UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS/ U.N. HIGH COMMISIONER FOR REFUGEES/ HONDURAS. Assistant Field Officer January 1985- May 1987. Design, implementation and evaluation of public protection and program activities for 35.000 refugees in four camps in Honduras. Liaison with other agencies like Medecins Sans Frontiers, CRS, CARITAS, Mennonite Church, etc. · INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE BIENESTAR FAMILIAR/ COLOMBIA. Rural Community Nutritionist 1979- 1984. Public Health activities, as education, assessment and surveillance of nutritional status of pregnant and nursing women and children under five years old. EDUCATION · Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Master of Science, Public Health Universidad de Antioquia. Medellin, COLOMBIA. 1972- 1978 · Master of Science, Training and Development University of St. Francis. Joliet, Illinois. 2003. · Diploma, Management of Refugees and Displaced Persons and other Disasters University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993. · Nutrition and Health Promotion in Primary Care The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. 1994 · Emergency Program Manager FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Maryland 1995- 1996 · Microcomputer Applications Microsoft Office Certificate Waubonsee Community College, Illinois 2000 1. UNV- UNHCR in Honduras 1985- 1987 Project: HON/85/AP/MA/6: Assistance to new asylum seekers in border areas Position: Assistant Officer · Monitoring and evaluating program activities for the Salvadorian and Guatemalan refugees: by area, by sector, by agency and by camp; prepare reports to head of the sub-office (4 camps in Western Honduras with a total of 21.000 refugees and 5 non-governmental agencies) · Assess assistance and protection needs of asylum seekers at the border-line Honduras-El Salvador · Audit and inspect all the voluntary agencies related to UNHCR program, analyzing all aspects of implementation, i.e. budget, purchases, suppliers, quotations, bookkeeping, and control records, warehouses control records, etc · Liaison with local authorities and governmental agencies. 2. UNV-WFP in Honduras 1987- 1989 Project PMA-HON/ 2523 Feeding of vulnerable groups and promotion of productive activities at family level Position: Assistant Project Officer · Promotion and development activities at family level: generate income and productive activities by women · Assistance in preparing publicity concerning WFP activities in Honduras, for WFP Director of Operations · Prepare draft project budgets, submission, periodic monitoring reports and evaluations with government institutions (Ministry of Forestry, Public Health, Public Works, Welfare, etc) · Gestion and Management of Honduras 2523 project “Feeding of vulnerable groups and promotion of productive activities at family level” with a total cover of 12.000 families (60.000 persons) and Primary Health Care Volunteers, local midwives and Nutrition Field Workers. Distribution of 7.000 Mt of food and goods with a total cost of $ 5millinois dollars. · Assistance in unloading, inspecting, clearing, transporting, storing and distribution of commodities supplied by WFP to Honduras. 3. UNV-UNDP in Equatorial Guinea 1989- 1991 Support to UNDP and WFP Program Officer · Program related functions as: development, implementation, monitoring and promotion of United Nations Volunteers. Assistance to the recruitment of 30 UNV for Equatorial Guinea and the selection of 45 national candidates to serve in other countries. Production of public information material on UNDP activities. · Help and ensure administrative, logistical and other support to UNV in the field and direct supervision of my administrative assistant. · Monitoring and evaluation of UNVG executed projects in health, agriculture, administration, women development, mechanics and computers. The most important UNV executed projects were EQG/88/003 “Support to WFP School Feeding Program” with a total budget of $211.000 dollars and EQG/88/004 “Technical assistance for agricultural development in the Acurenam district” with a total cost of $ 172.000 dollars. Emergency Manager 1. Certificate Management of Disaster/ Emergency Management, Refugees and Displaced Persons. Disaster Management Center, Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S. A. a. Environmental Health Management b. Health Services organization in Event of Disaster c. Epidemiological Surveillance after natural disasters d. Disaster Response e. Emergency health management after natural disaster f. Emergency vector control after natural disaster g. Disaster preparedness h. Damage and needs Assessment i. Aim and scope of disaster Management j. Principles of management k. Natural hazards: causes and effects l. Health education and training of refugee health workers 2. Emergency Management Institute (FEMA), U.S.A. a. Emergency Program Manager b. A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance c. Hazardous Materials Management d. Emergency Preparedness, USA e. Radiological Emergency Management 3. Disaster Services Planner, by the CMS, Department of Central Management Services (by official open competitive examination on 10/26/95) Illinois, USA UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES in Honduras 1985- 1987 Project: HON/85/AP/MA/6: Assistance to new asylum seekers in border areas Position: Assistant Officer · Monitoring and evaluating program activities for the Salvadorian and Guatemalan refugees: by area, by sector, by agency and by camp; prepare reports to head of the sub-office (4 camps in Western Honduras with a total of 21.000 refugees and 5 non-governmental agencies) · Assess assistance and protection needs of asylum seekers at the border-line Honduras-El Salvador · Audit and inspect all the voluntary agencies related to UNHCR program, analyzing all aspects of implementation, i.e. budget, purchases, suppliers, quotations, bookkeeping, and control records, warehouses control records, etc · Liaison with local authorities and governmental agencies. · Additionally I implemented food production workshops for Salvadorean and Guatemalan refugees UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAM in Honduras 1987- 1989 Project PMA-HON/ 2523 Feeding of vulnerable groups and Promotion of productive activities at family level Position: Assistant Project Officer · Promotion and development activities at family level: generate income and productive activities by women · Assistance in preparing publicity concerning WFP activities in Honduras, for WFP Director of Operations · Prepare draft project budgets, submission, periodic monitoring reports and evaluations with government institutions (Ministry of Forestry, Public Health, Public Works, Welfare, etc) · Gestion and Management of Honduras 2523 project “Feeding of vulnerable groups and promotion of productive activities at family level” with a total cover of 12.000 families (60.000 persons) and Primary Health Care Volunteers, local midwives and Nutrition Field Workers. Distribution of 7.000 Mt of food and goods with a total cost of $ 5 million dollars. · Assistance in unloading, inspecting, clearing, transporting, storing and distribution of commodities supplied by WFP to Honduras. UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM in Equatorial Guinea 1989- 1991 Support to UNDP and WFP Program Officer · Program related functions as: development, implementation, monitoring and promotion of United Nations Volunteers. Assistance to the recruitment of 30 UNV for Equatorial Guinea and the selection of 45 national candidates to serve in other countries. Production of public information material on UNDP activities. · Help and ensure administrative, logistical and other support to UNV in the field and direct supervision of my administrative assistant. · Monitoring and evaluation of UNVG executed projects in health, agriculture, administration, women development, mechanics and computers. The most important UNV executed projects were EQG/88/003 “Support to WFP School Feeding Program” with a total budget of $211.000 dollars and EQG/88/004 “Technical assistance for agricultural development in the Acurenam district” with a total cost of $ 172.000 dollars. · Additionally I implemented a basic road construction and reparation project CARE/ SUDAN. January 1993 to August 1993. Provincial Team Leader Director of Maternal and child survival program which included free food, food for work, water and sanitation and training. My experience with CARE was very positive and I learnt a lot; after that I had the opportunity to apply much of the knowledge gained with CARE in other locations around the world, like in Angola and Somalia. And currently, I speak basic Arabic, thanks to the language training provided by CARE EGYPT and CARE SUDAN. 1. New York During my orientation in New York, February 1993 I had different interviews with Pedro Soto (audiovisuals) Stephanie Brown (project management), Barbara Yearwood (shipping), Robert Bell (Food Program Unit) etc. I had an intensive 2 weeks orientation and training. Basically the orientation in NY was focused toward personnel policies and procedures for international staff. 2. Egypt In CARE’s office located in El Cairo (Egypt) 10 February 1993, I received another orientation about Multi Year Planning System, including socioeconomic review, country plan strategy and project plan documents, Monthly Summary Reports, TAG (Technical advisory groups), food as incentive, personnel policies and procedures, CARE financial manual all under the direction of Mr. Geofrey ( project Officer). Basically the orientation in El Cairo was focused toward Finances and Budgeting and AIP (annual implementation plan) March 1st, 1993, after I returned from my training in Aswan and before to departure to Sudan, I had the visit from CARE New York, of Ms. Jeanne Downen for a Program overview. In Aswan (Egypt) February 17, 1993 I received training about Field Office administration PIR (Planning and Implementation Report) inventories, procurement, cash flow, payroll, personnel. Basically the orientation in Aswan was focused toward field office management and administration and community involvement. In that time, the director of the CARE office was Mr. Mohammed Ashraf and the training officer was Mrs. Iman Hussein. 3. Sudan In CARE Khartoum (Sudan) March 5, 1993 the orientation was basically about project management, implementation and evaluation. The Assistant to the Director was in that time, Mr. Ellis Franklin and the director was Mr. Ruddy Ramp. In Bara, I worked in the development of the Human Resources manual for the office, the organizational chart and revision of all job descriptions. I began to work deeply in the basic areas of my responsibilities: · RELIEF PROJECTS: Food Assistance Program in Kordofan State ( free food distribution and food for work) and Seeds distribution program · HEALTH PROJECT: Child Health Survival Project (MACHI-BARA) the heart and core of my assignment, Maternal Health project · COMMUNITY WELLS AND SANITATION · LIAISON with local Non-governmental and Governmental Organizations. Local ministry of agriculture, Agriculture Bank of Sudan, Forest National Corporation, Ministry of Health, national Rural Water Corporation and Ministry of Health. · We applied in our projects, the 6 CARE international principles at that time: 1- Addressing significant problems 2- Working with poor people 3- Participation (communities and counterparts involved) 4- Adaptability (from small to larger scale) 5- Sustainability (maintain and develop our project as a development process) 6- Fundamental change (affect the lives of the participants in a significant way) We made mission wide strategy clustering all CARE’s activities (multi-sector activities). Making of the Bara’s maternal, child health, water and relief projects for all of them under the same (one) administrative structure. We tried to keep the Government involved in the early stages of the projects; the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. We informed them of project activities through regular visits and periodic visits. We contacted National Security agencies and kept them informed about our activities and travels. Excellent relationships were maintained with the RRC Relief and Rehabilitation Commission. KDROG, Kordofan Drought Relief Project Operations Group had an important paper to play as counterpart. Our Community approach worked through extension, education and communication with Bara’s staff, community support, village extension workers and local project participants from the community We had in our projects in Bara a special concern of the women’s situation: low health nutrition status, lack of accessibility of income, high fertility rates, long hours of hard physical work, low levels of literacy (82% illiteracy national, 93% rural) From the administrative side, I personally reviewed the annual project work plans (MBO), PERT (program evaluation and review technique), budget, vehicles, agreements and the construction of the CARE Bara office. Our framework for action in Bara was in the following programming sectors: 1. Emergency response 2. Agricultural and natural resources 3. Primary Health Care 4. Extension and education 5. SEAD, small economic activity development, stoves, All the above programming sectors articulating CARE’s community management approach to all its development and relief programming. Geographic foci: North Kordoban State and Khartoum. Food Assistance Program in Kordofan State: For general relief, free food distribution program the operational area included 4 provinces of Northern Kordofan: Sheikan, Bara, Nahud, Sodari. Estimated total beneficiaries in Bara and Sodari: 456.000 and for Sheikan and Nahud: 801.800. Duration of the project: March 93 to March 94. The program coordinator was Tom Hurley and the cooperative unit was KDROG. Total cost: $ 5’564.493 US. I was the person in charge of the coordination for the province of Bara. Please note, that although the province of Um Rawaba was part of Northern Kordofan, the agency in charge of giving assistance was Save the Children. CARE had been working in North Kordofan since 1982, with the emergency food crisis in 1984-85 and the harvest failure in 1990. The basic food-assistance program for 93 was in the form of free food distribution of cereal from WFP, pulses from EEC and oil from USAID. The recommended rations were: 400 gr. of grains, 50 gr. of pulses and 30 gr. of oil per person, from March to December 93. For the selection of beneficiaries, we took in account, basically the vulnerable population under 5 years old, in coordination with the provincial, rural and village councils. There were provincial food assistance teams made of the provincial food assistance coordinator, field agent supervisor and field agents. The technical assistance was provided by NAFAPU (nutrition and food assistance program). We had a monitoring and evaluation system through FACTS (food assessment commodities tracking system) for tracking goods movements and inventories and the Nutrition /food information system. The field agents made bimonthly samples at random, the program staff made the bimonthly MBO’s based in the program implementation plan and were the quarterly reports (named also, progress reports). Bara Maternal and Child Health Project: The target population was Bara town, Bara rural, Tayba, Um Keredium and Genejiskh and Um Dam (the last one in connection with the Um Rwaba rural council. · The total target was 50.943 (20%) from a total population of 253.449 women. · The maternal mortality was 655X1000 Team Leader, which overall all the projects (Marco Meneses) Project Manager responsible for planning training and extension, management of field workers, prepare bimonthly objectives and quarterly reports. Technical Advisor, gave technical assistance and assisted the project Manager in relation with medicines, goods and community development Field Coordinator, which monitored the impact of the project. Account Officer, responsible for the Bara’s Office finances. Recently when I arrived to Bara, the Maternal and Child Project was under a technical and managerial evaluation (I never saw the results of the evaluation). The personnel in charge of the evaluation: · Ms. Kate Burns: NGO liaison coordinator-Global program in AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland · Mr. David Adriance: CARE Sector Coordinator Water and Health, Nairobi, Kenya · Dr. Nawal Mahomoud Ahmed, Director of Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan. In May 23rd, we had a 24 hours field visit by Ms. Jeann Downen, Deputy Regional Manager for East Africa. INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS / ANGOLA, June 1991 to August 1992 Primary Health Care Officer Training of community health workers, therapeutic and supplemental feeding activities. · First mission in Angola from June 04, 1991 to December 3, 1991 working in the development of a nutrition training program for Angolan health care workers. Additionally I was responsible for establishing therapeutic feeding centers to aid malnourished children in southwest Angola. I trained local health workers in basic nutrition, proper feeding practices to maintain child health and maternal education. I helped to establish two therapeutic centers for malnourished children, trained personnel for those centers, set up nutritional assessments to determine population nutritional status and set up growth monitoring for children in the Cuando-Cubango area. The Likuwa camp had a population of 30,000 displaced persons in 1991 In this mission I was under the direction of Michael Wenzler (Angola Project Director) and with the technical supervision of Dr. Sam Toussie, PhD and Director of Operations –Somalia. Dr. Toussie used to represent IMC at hearings before the House Select Committee on Hunger in Washington, D.C. He testified on the humanitarian tragedy in Somalia and the courageous efforts of relief workers in the field. · Second mission in Angola (Menongue) involved doing a painstaking needs assessment of health posts and to incorporate IMC essential drug use training program and to continue and expand the essential use The project succeeded in procuring all the needed equipment and construction (thanks to additional support from UNICEF) Working with Antonio Albuquerque, MD (from Brasilia, Brazil- of the Ministry of Health), we head a contingent of Brazilian EPI recruits working in IMC’s Immunization Program. The Brazilians included Vaccinators-Trainers Marli Da Silva, Dinar Gomez, and Lucia Oliveira, a RN, with husband, Jorge Modesto volunteering as a maintenance engineer, and Cold Chain Manager Katia Rodriguez. Planning, implementation, training and evaluation of a group of Community Health Workers with the help of Dr. Dora Panagides and the cooperation of Carlos Antonio Jonas, Director the local School of Nursing and Lorenzo Lorenzo Dala (County Director of Health Services) and Dr. Aguir Vicente, Provincial Director of Public Health. *At that time, our President and CEO Nancy Aosey, joined by Jeff Colyer, MD from Kansas City, KS, Mathew Frey, MPH and Laura Wedeen, MPH (Cambodia ’91) both of Carmel, NY, were conducting an Assessment mission of health needs inside Cambodia.* · WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL/ SOMALIA. · Health Officer October 1993- February 1994. Child Survival Program. Activities: Mobile health clinics, immunizations and training of traditional birth attendants.

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