Chalya Lar


United States
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Public Health Leader|Major Global Health Projects Manager| Monitoring and Evaluation|International Development Specialist

"Global Health Professional with experience leading USAID and other donor-funded projects with the following skills: Advocacy Budgeting and Financial Management Capacity building and training Communication and Knowledge Management Leadership Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Program Planning and Implementation using the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach Recently, I led a $40 million MEL project to conduct over 500 Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) Assessments. Identified strengths and weaknesses of projects, made recommendations to improve quality of services. Prior to that I led a $10 million capacity building project to provide quality services to over 500 youth, 300 widows and 1,000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children to mitigate the impact of AIDS in affected communities. It worked with key populations to raise awareness, increased uptake of prevention services and decreased risky behaviors. My areas of expertise include Disease Prevention, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Family Planning, Food and Nutrition, Health Promotion, HIV/AIDS, Immunizations, Maternal and Child Health, Reproductive Health, and Surveillance. Other areas of interest include early childhood education and micro enterprise development. Until recently I was the Chief of Party on the USAID PEPFAR Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) Project. Prior to that I was Chief of Party for the Winrock International Capacity building AIM Project among other positions. I was at one time the Epidemiologist in the Maternal and Child Health Division at the Baltimore City Health Department where I tracked the health trends. I have traveled widely for work and leisure. I have a medical degree from University of Jos and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. I welcome the opportunity to discuss how I can add value to your organization."

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