Mrs. Cordelia Obioma Chiagozie Chapter Coordinator of Public Opinions International (Enugu State Nigeria)

Mrs. Cordelia Obioma Chiagozie
Chapter Coordinator/Representative of Enugu State Nigeria
Public Opinions International
International Development Consultant-Public Opinions International
Certified Public Management Fellow-By Public Opinions International

General Studies Programme Unit
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
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PROFILE:

I am an independent Social Researcher who has worked in both local and international funded projects in management or coordination capacity. The experiences I have gotten over the past ten years have further exposed me to working with diverse people especially at the grassroots as well as stakeholders, both within the public and private sectors in improving and touching lives of the poor and underserved population like children and women as well as promoting access to fundamental services. I am a goal oriented Team Player who is flexible and passionate about achieving results within the stipulated timelines.

 

EDUCATION:            [2015 to date] University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

M.Phil/Ph.D (in view)

Thesis Title: Sociological investigation into the motivation of trans-border child prostitution in Nigeria

 

[2003-2005] University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

M.Sc Industrial Sociology

Thesis title: Gender and Leadership in Market Associations: A study of several markets in Ibadan, Oyo state. (2005)

 

[1997 – 2001] University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

B.Sc. Sociology (Second Class Lower Division)

Thesis title: Minimum Wage and Productivity in the Public Service: A Case Study of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (2001)

EXPERIENCE: 

5th September, 2017 to date

Co-Researcher TETFUND Grant on Old Age Security and Effectiveness of Pensions among Federal and State Pensioners in Ibadan Metropolis

  • Worked closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) to produce the proposal and the data collection tool
  • Monitoring adherence to the funding expectations of TETFUND grant by tracking expenditure and report the status of the project budget to the PI
  • Planning and procuring required items and resources needed to support project implementation
  • Assisting the PI in reporting both technical and financial project activities to TETFUND;
  • Working with the PI on the literature search by reviewing empirical literature on Pensions spanning peer reviewed journals, expert commentaries/opinions, policy briefs and expert technical papers, program descriptions and evaluation documents
  • Conducting Key Informant, In-depth Interviews and Focus Group Discussions across selected Organizations within Oyo States after due advocacy and entry to the organizations involved.
  • Managing support team members and Facilitate the quantitative field data collection along with Research Assistants
  • Supervising the Transcription, editing and analysis of the field results using Atlas ti for Qualitative and SPSS for Quantitative
  • Organizing and Facilitating two Stakeholders Meeting during the span of the study
  • Work closely with the PI to develop the inception report, final report, power point presentations of findings

 

June 2017 to date

Consultant Data Collector

Collaborative Study on “Costs, efficiency and the role of management in HIV prevention interventions for female sex workers (FSW) in Nigeria” project, funded by the Gates Foundation  Executed by Institute of Public Health, Mexico (INSP), National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and Society for Family Health (SFH)

  • Nationwide Data collection on FSW costing using Qualtrics
  • Using retrospective and prospective data collection to understand management practices and intervention costs
  • Capacity Building of CBOs working with FSWs in 13 states to measure the costs of implementing HIV prevention interventions and linkage services for Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Nigeria, so as to analyse the determinants associated with efficiency
  • Monitoring of CBOs to evaluate experimentally the role of management practices on efficiency
  • Using a “design thinking” approach to define organizational needs and opportunities to design an intervention

 

10th October to 21st December, 2016

Consultant (Rapporteur)

Action Aid Nigeria

Development and Launch of the Violence against Children (VAC) Response Plan in FCT

Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) project

  • The aim of the plan was to adopt and implement Laws and Policies that prevent and respond to violence, enhance and scale up efforts to prevent violence, to enhancing the response to violence, to increase investment in child protection, to strengthen research, monitoring and evaluation on violence against children.
  • Sensitization planning meetings in the Area Councils with each of the following groups: religious leaders, media and traditional leaders to develop priority response for VAC-FCT response plan; the meetings were geared towards capturing the plans from these key institutions in supporting the advocacy visits for VAC response.
  • Meetings with the Technical Working Group (TWG) members to review and validate the VAC response plan for FCT with the support from a consultant.
  • Final Launching of the Violence against Children Response Plan for FCT; the VAC Launch was preceded with a series of activities like road show match, press conference, advocacy visits to key Government institutions such as Education, Health, Justice, Police and Media houses in FCT to solicit their support towards publicizing Violence Against Children (VAC).
  • Continuous dissemination of the printed FCT VAC Response Plan to all stakeholders

 

 (October 18th to November 11th 2016)

Independent Contractor (Survey Specialist)

Farsight Services Limited in collaboration with Adam Smith International

3905 Two Exchange Square 8 Connaught Place Central – HONG KONG

Response to Modern Slavery project

  • Worked as a Surveyor and reported daily to the Migration Analyst
  • Worked in a team of 8 and participated in team meetings and trainings
  • Gained entry into the community and completed 40 surveys in Lagos state
  • Inputted the results of the survey into the system (Google forms) nominated by Farsight

 

 (February 1st to July 31st 2016)

Field Research Supervisor – Oyo state (Consultant)

Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ National Small Arms Survey Project. A National Comprehensive Household Survey on Small Arms, Experiences of Armed Violence and Perception of Security in Nigeria 2015.

  • Strategic Entry to the Local Communities and Familiarization with the Key Stakeholders on Security.
  • Sampled Local Government Areas and earmarked Enumeration Areas
  • Supervised Household Questionnaire Administration in Oyo state
  • Collation of field notes and research reports
  • Assumed responsibility for the achievement and documentation of project results and ensured timely completion of all project deliverables for PRESCOM and other stakeholders an up to date report and workable work plan for the take off of the intervention.

 

(June 29th to September 25th 2015)

Research Assistant (Consultant)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)/ Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) Operational Research on Strengthening Caregiver Child Interaction: A qualitative review of parenting practice among care givers from selected communities in Benue and Edo States of Nigeria

  • Worked closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) to produce the proposal and the data collection tool
  • Supported the Principal Investigator (PI) in conducting the research by reviewing empirical literature on care giver–child relationships and Parenting practices spanning peer reviewed journals, expert commentaries/opinions, policy briefs and expert technical papers, program descriptions and evaluation documents
  • Monitoring adherence to the funding expectations of project by tracking expenditure and report the status of the project budget to the PI
  • Planning and procuring required items and resources needed to support project implementation
  • Assisting the PI in reporting both technical and financial project activities to the funders;
  • Conducted Key Informant, In-depth Interviews and Focus Group Discussions across selected communities in Benue and Edo States after due community mobilization
  • Supervised the Transcription, editing and analysis of the field results using Atlas ti
  • Worked closely with the PI to develop the inception report, final report, power point presentation
  • Supported the Principal Investigator to produce two (2) manuscripts based on the findings from analysis of collected data for publication in peer reviewed journals

 

[December 2007 to December 2015]

Teaching and Tutorial Assistant for General Studies Programme (GES 103)

General Studies Programmes, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo state.

  • Assisted the GES 103 Coordinator
  • Stood-in for lecturers
  • Lectured students on the Distance Learning Programme
  • Assisted in coordinating and setting questions for continuous assessment and exams
  • Assisted in assessing students’ continuous assessments and exams

 

(September 2, 2013 to October 31, 2014)

Consultant (Edo state Coordinator)

UNICEF/USAID/IntraHealth International Project on Mapping and Assessing Child Protection System in Nigeria

  • Attended Periodic Project Management Information System Trainings supported by USAID and UNICEF
  • Coordinated an inception (Introductory) meeting with key stakeholders at State level.
  • Adapted the toolkit to the local context for easier use
  • In collaboration with Capacity Plus, USAID and UNICEF, identified, recruited and managed the mapping assistants
  • In collaboration with Capacity Plus, USAID and UNICEF paid advocacy to key stakeholders
  • In collaboration with the international consultants, reviewed relevant local and international journal articles
  • In collaboration with the international consultants, collected information, filled in and validated the basic info and risk profile, global context, policy context, summary charts and table and financial sections of the toolkit
  • Assisted in identify members of the state OVC Technical Working Group members and OVC steering committee
  • Facilitated the state OVC Technical Working Group and steering committee meetings
  • Facilitated, Identified and invited participants for the stakeholders workshops
  • In collaboration with the international consultants, coordinated and facilitated the stakeholders, validation and systems building priority workshops
  • In collaboration with the international consultants, coordinated the recommendations, costing of the recommendations and the final report
  • Managed the project office domiciled within Edo state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and ensured efficient travel and other arrangement were in perfected for project meetings and workshop
  • Ensured technical support for quality improvement activities is provided to the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development as well as other partners
  • Coordinated an official launch of findings/recommendations of child protection system mapping and assessment at the state level.
  • In collaboration with the international consultants, prepared a summary report of the toolkit and ensured wide circulation and validation of the same
  • Provided regular feedbacks of the process to the state OVC steering committee, Capacity Plus and UNICEF focal point
  • Provided financial management and accountability of all project tasks in compliance with USAID/UNICEF regulations and CapacityPlus policies

 

June 2013 to date

Volunteer Programme Consultant

Living Your Dreams Initiative, Benin City

A Faith Based Organization with a vision to protect every child’s right and make every family functional.

  • Assisting the Chief Responsibility Officer in planning, obtaining information on street children programming, Gender and Social Inclusion, Early Childcare Education, Youth and Women Empowerment and other organizational activities.
  • Offer technical support to strengthen/assist to draw up yearly goals, programs and proposals towards meeting the organizational vision.
  • Provide mentoring support & onsite training for the team members towards achieving program targets
  • Conduct trainings and making presentations for staff and beneficiaries of programs during conferences and workshops.
  • Carry out gap analysis of all data reported and note the gaps for follow-up actions while on the field
  • Anchor Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Pre M&E Meetings with all the team members
  • Assist in updating data tools as well as mentor staff on the correct filling and generation of monthly summary forms for all the thematic areas
  • Organize and train staff on electronic capturing of data

 

[July 2012 to September 2012]

Research Consultant (Senior National Researcher)

UNICEF/USAID funded project on the Assessment of Child and family welfare system in Nigeria

  • Attended two capacity building training organized by Child frontiers for one week each on research in Child protection issues
  • Conducted Federal and state level interviews with Federal and state stakeholders in Child protection sector
  • Conducted community level interviews and group discussions with stakeholders within some Lagos communities
  • Administered questionnaires across Lagos state
  • Entering of data into the Survey Monkey tool specially designed for the project
  • Attended and participated in a four day workshop with relevant stakeholders towards achieving

 

 

[February 2012 to June 2012]

Qualitative Researcher in Ogun state

 Population and Reproductive Health Dept OAU ILE-IFE /UNH4 funded project

Baseline and Gender Needs Assessment on Maternal, Child and Newborn Health in 15 States in Nigeria.

  • Conducted state wide Baseline qualitative data collection
  • Involved in the analysis of field results
  • Report writing with recommendations

 

[February 2010 to January 2011]

Programme Manager (9 months renewable contract agreement),

Independent Living for people with disabilities (ILP), Ibadan, Oyo state

  • Project Officer for MTNF Disability Support Project (DSP) in 12 states
  • Attended Periodic Capacity Building Trainings on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Financial Management and Reporting etc. organized by MTNF
  • Advocacy visits to state government machineries to foster success of the programme
  • Organized sellable proposals for the growth of the organization
  • Provided technical direction and management for all project tasks and implementation team.
  • Planned the day to day activities of the organization and project
  • Coordinated all the 12 project states and staff to ensure that timelines are met
  • Prepared timely report for activities
  • Coordinated Training of 12 state field staff
  • Trained and supervised data entry clerks and data analyst
  • Coordinated the quantitative and qualitative data analysis reports and transformed them to usable information for intervention purposes
  • Successful delivery of over 5,000 mobility aids to persons with disabilities in 12 states
  • Assumed responsibility for the achievement and documentation of project results and ensured timely completion of all project deliverables for MTNF and other stakeholders an up to date report and workable work plan for the take off of the intervention.

 

 

 

January 2013 to date

Volunteer

Ideal Development and Empowerment Agency (IDEA), Benin City

  • Assist in designing and coordinating IDEA interventions programmes in line with the organization’s strategic focus
  • Facilitator/Resource person to IDEA’s training programmes, workshops etc.
  • Support the designing and management of most workplace intervention projects with IDEA corporate partners
  • Mentor and supervise other IDEA staff.

 

[December 2008 – February 2010]

Graduate Research Assistant,

Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS (REACH)

  • Worked with two large Gates Foundation funded HIV prevention studies that are a collaborative effort between the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Northwestern University, USA
  • Attended Trainings on Research and Data Manaqgement
  • Desk review of relevant literatures on HIV/AIDS, high risk activities in Nigeria and Africa
  • Coordinated data management activities
  • Conducted field monitoring and evaluation
  • Cleaned and analyzed quantitative data using Epidata and SPSS
  • Supervised data entry staff
  • Collaborated in development of qualitative study on HIV risk and early sexual debut among adolescents
  • Facilitated communication between field staff and central office

 

[October 2006 – November 2008]

Field Supervisor,

Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS (REACH)

  • Served as leader for 12-person field team
  • Coordinated the team for community sensitization and outreach to gate keepers
  • Mobilized community heads and government officials in Lagos state to raise awareness and gain support for the research
  • Supervised field workers and monitored data collection activities in Lagos state (Ikeja LGA, Epe LGA and Lagos Island LGA)
  • Facilitated Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews
  • Transcribed the interviews and discussions
  • Ensured field workers adhered to randomization in selection of respondents

 

 [2002]    National Youth Service Corps:

Nigerian Prison Service Headquarters, Abuja FCT

  • Assisted in the Nominal roll department as assigned by the Head of department
  • Served as Community Development Leader, Federal Road Safety Club

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

  • Onyeonoru I. P., Taiwo E. and Chiagozie C. (2007) “Gender and Leadership of Market Associations: A Study of Bodija Market Ibadan, Nigeria” in Afonja Simi, (ed.) Beyond Our Imaginations: African Women’s Realities, Spectrum, Abuja.
  • Onyeonoru, I.P., Adenugba A.A., Chiagozie, C.O. “Markets, Gender and market women: coping strategies of traders in a Nigerian market place”. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Psychology Vol. 13 1&2, 2007 Pages 51-74.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY        

  • Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)

 

RECENT CONFERENCES/TRAININGS ATTENDED

  • SMILE Project: Case management training for Child protection stakeholders (LCRIC members in Kuje, AMAC, Bwari and Gwagwalada Area Councils (18th-27th September, 2016) as a Co-facilitator and Rapporteur
  • SMILE/Edo state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Inaugural Training for Edo state Children’s Parliament (August 2015) as Co-Facilitator
  • UNICEF/ Edo state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Inaugural Training  for Edo state Child Rights Law Implementation Committee (August 2015) as Lead Facilitator
  • USAID ASSIST/University Research Company(URC) Improvement Training for State Improvement Teams of SMILE Project (April, 2014)
  • Anthropological and Sociological Association of Nigeria (ANSA) National conference (August 9-11, 2011) on the Social Dimension of Democracy and Governance in Nigeria. Paper presentation co-written with Dr Ify Onyeonoru “Gender and Political participation in Nigeria”
  • National Conference of Directors of General Studies Programmes held at the University of Ibadan February 20th -23rd 2011, participated by delivering a paper on “Teaching GES 103: Government, Society and Culture in the University of Ibadan”
  • Northwestern University AIDS International Training and Research Program, Annual research workshop (May 18-21 2009) at IITA conference centre, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria as a participant
  • Sub-regional conferences on Gender and Poverty (28-29 May 2003) at Conference Centre OAU Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria: participated by presenting a paper co-written with Dr. I.P. Onyeonoru “Markets, Gender and Market women: Coping strategies of traders in a Nigerian market place as a discussant.

 

PROFFESSIONAL SKILLS: 

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodological Skills, Project Management Information System, Designing project monitoring and evaluation plans, Proposal Writing for grant, Conduct and Manage Development Research, Excellent Numerical, Written, Interpersonal, Presentation and Oral Communication Skills, Sound Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Statistical Application Packages.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency in Queens English, Pidgin English, Yoruba, and Ibo Languages

Working knowledge of Hausa, Esan and French languages

 

RESEARCH INTEREST:

 Child Protection, HIV/AIDS, Disabilities, Parenting, Family welfare and Gender researches

HOBBIES:

Surfing the net for information, Reading, Travelling and touching lives

REFEREES will be provided on request

 

 

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