Adive Joseph SERIKI is a Medical Doctor who is currently part ofthe Country Support Platform (CSP) team, hosted and managed byIFRC, as Delegate, CSP, CountrySupport Manager, located in Lusaka, Zambia. He joined the GlobalHealth Visions over a year ago providing consultancy support on the SomaliaPolio advocacy work and more recently supporting the Cholera advocacy efforts,especially in Zambia.
He has strong expertise in leading and implementing various development and humanitarian health programmes with drive for results, extensive technical leadership and management experience and focus on health systems strengthening, community-based health, primary health care, nutrition, emergency preparedness, response and surveillance epidemics in both humanitarian and development settings.
Most recently, he worked with Save the Children International, Somalia where he was responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in Health both in emergency as well as long-term development, while providing advisory, negotiation and technical support to health ministries, local governments and civil society organizations around complex initiatives for equity and rights-based programming with alignment to Governments Health System Reforms to revitalize the health care system especially at the community and primary health care level.
Additionally, he held senior positions and capacities managing teams across various sectors and cultural background in West and East African sub-region, providing capacity building, technical assistance and government/donor engagement within different organizations like Save the Children International Nigeria Program, Pathfinder International, and the Red Cross & Crescent Movement (ICRC).
Joseph is a Public Health Physician who holds two master’s degrees in Global Health and Health Economics with postgraduate certificate in Managing Markets for Health. He is a certified trainer on Integrated community case management of common childhood illnesses as well as a certified trainer on Clinical Management of Rape/Intimate Partner Violence. He speaks English, Ebira, Yoruba, and understands some French.