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We Work for the Youth of Sierra Leone
The Commission has won in two consecutive years 2012 and 2013 Bronze and Silver awards from the President’s Office in recognition of service rendered to the youth of Sierra Leone in the Annual Performance Appraisal. The Commission has also won several awards for institutional performance and impact on the youthful population. Maintaining high professionalism in our service delivery is a core part of the Commission’s strategy.
Our team is, therefore, our greatest asset. Meet our core team players:
Meet our Core Team Players
Yusuf Saidu Kamara
M & E Manager
Alhajie A. Bangura
Regional Coordinator - North
Mosina P. M'Jam-Sesay
Human Resource Officer
Youth Empowerment Officer
IT Database Officer
Mrs. Jemilatu Jalloh
Youth Empowerment Officer II
Ngolo Thomas Katta is the Commissioner National Youth Commission (NAYCOM) Sierra Leone.
He holds a Master of Arts Conflict Peace and Security (MCPS4) from the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre KAIPTC and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration GIMPA Ghana. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development SARD from the Imperial College (University of London). He holds a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone. Ngolo holds a certificate in Civil-military relations from the center for Civil-military relations Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, a certificate in youth development form the Bavarian Farmers Association training center- Munich, a certificate in enhancing critical skills in the fight against corruption from Crown Agents, London. Ngolo also holds a certificate in Conflict prevention for West African civilian actors and civilian courses on ECOWAS election observation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. He is also a semi facilitator for the BRIDGE Course in Africa. He has been an International Elections Observer for ECOWAS, AU, etc. in many African countries for the past ten years.
Ngolo is a founding member and Former Executive Director for Centre for Coordination of Youth Activities CCYA. Before working for CCYA, Ngolo was a senior teacher and head of department for Agricultural Science at the Government Secondary Technical School, Freetown. He also worked as volunteer for several organizations like Prison watch Sierra Leone, Youth Alliance for Peace and Development, National Election Watch NEW, National forum for Human Rights, Network for Collaborative Peace building, Status Quo Sierra Leone, etc. Currently Ngolo is a member of the Board of Governors representing Civil Society at the Institute of Electoral Administration and Civic Education-INEACE.
Ngolo has vast expertise in development, conflict resolution, peace building, election administration, management, and observation. Since 2002 he has served as Domestic with National EW and international observer for ECOWAS Observer missions in Guinea, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Cote d’ Ivorie, Liberia, and Senegal. He has undertaking several consultancies for the United Nations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, IPI), World Bank, ECOWAS, Nigeria and the Mano River Countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d’ ivoire. A team member of long-term Election Observers deployed by ECOWAS in Nigerian General Election in March 2015 and Burkina Faso General Election in November 2015.
Emerson Kamara is the current Deputy Commissioner of the National Youth Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, Emerson worked with the private sector in one of the country’s biggest telecoms industries where he interfaced with many young people.
For the most part of his professional journey, he has on the side, held youth initiatives both in leadership positions and giving support to others in such roles. He has a wealth of experience as a youth activist.
Emerson holds a Certificate in Business Studies, Diploma Accounting & Finance, and Higher National Diploma in Accounting & Finance.
Yusuf Saidu Kamara develops monitoring and evaluation frameworks and ensures that all projects/programmes are implemented as planned in his capacity as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at the National Youth Commission. With over 20 years in both public and private sectors, Yusuf has a sound and profound leadership background in Project Development and Management, Strategic Planning, monitoring and evaluation and planning. As a community development expert, he has Technical experience working in complex situations such as displaced camps, devastated communities and conflict zones. Yusuf holds a Master’s Degree in Development Management from the Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Sierra Leone.
Alhajie Abdulai Bangura the current Finance Manager of the National Youth Commission a position he attained due to his hard work, intelligence and above all respect for the ethics of his profession. Mr. Bangura is a graduate from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), University of Sierra Leone with a Bsc (Honours) in Applied Accounting. He is currently pursuing a Master in Finance and Account (MFA) at the same university.
Soriba Yillah is the Regional Coordinator Northern Region for the National Youth Commission Sierra Leone. Having graduated from the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology with a B. SC in Human Resource Management and a Higher Teachers Certificate in Secondary Education from the Port Loko Teachers College in Language Arts and Religious and Moral Education.
Soriba worked as a teacher for eighteen years and was Senior Teacher. He has a wealth of experience working with local and non- governmental organizations.
Mosina P. M’Jam-Sesay is a well-known Human Resource personality with a wealth of experience gathered from the various institutions. I have worked with ActionAid International. I joined the National Youth Commission in the aforementioned capacity in 2013 to support the institution’s HR processes in line with its Mission and Vision and establish core values related to youth. Since I took up office, my main goal is to recruit qualified and experienced candidates that will help transform the youth of this country. Advancing in my profession, I have been demonstrating my efficiency as human resource at the National Youth Commission and will continue to show my professionalism in executing my function to the best of my ability.
Millicent Kargbo is the Communications Officer of Sierra Leone’s National Youth
Commission. Before joining the Commission in 2013, she was the senior producer
at the Independent Radio Network—a bloc of 26 radio stations in Sierra Leone.
Mrs. Kargbo was one of many Sierra Leoneans that were hired and trained by
Fondation Hirondelle’s Cotton Tree News (CTN) project where she eventually rose
to the position of Features Editor and Deputy Senior Producer—the first female to
hold a senior role in the newsroom.
Millicent is passionate about the professional growth of women journalists, gender
mainstreaming and women’s empowerment. She has also been a staunch advocate
for better working conditions for female journalists in Sierra Leone since 2012.
Currently, she is the Executive President of Sierra Leone Association of Women in
Journalism, an organization that promotes the welfare of female journalists in
Sierra Leone and to increase their visibility to transform the media landscape
through professional development programmes and advocacy.
Millicent holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s
degree in Mass Communication from the University of Sierra Leone.
Manso Bangura is an accomplished Youth Development and Empowerment
pioneer with over 15 years of experience in Youth and Community Development. He has been very much engaged in working for the public sector in close collaboration with private sector institutions, NGOs and INGOs in and out of Sierra Leone. Manso is so efficient at his job that he considers himself a “Youth Empowerment Professional” and more than his role as a Youth Empowerment Officer, he is also effective and experienced at persuading and influencing youth at all levels. His opinions are highly valued and young people trust and respect his judgments and sensitivity to their issues. Manso earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History (BA), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master’s degree in Development
David Adeleke Johnson is the Information Technology and Data Base Officer of the National Youth Commission, where he leads in all Information Technology related issues pertaining to the institution. Prior to taking this role, David has held leadership and individual contributor roles at numerous technological institutions both in the private and public sectors in the field of Information Technology with over 10 years’ experience. He earns HTML, CISCO CCNA, BDM, CIW and BSc.
Mrs. Jemilatu Jalloh is a long-time youth activist in Sierra Leone and an accomplished Youth Development and Empowerment pioneer with over 10 years of experience in Youth and Community Development initiatives. She has worked with both public sector and private institutions in and out of Sierra Leone. She once served as Gender Coordinator for a civil society organization called the National Youth Coalition and for four years her job entailed advocating for gender equality and empowerment for young women and girls. In that capacity, Mrs. Jalloh was part of the young people that advocated through radio discussion programs for the setting up for the National Youth Commission. A key part in that advocacy included youth employment and youth participation in governance and adopting youth friendly approach in tackling gender inequalities and violence. She joined the National Youth Commission in 2013 as Youth Empowerment Officer.
YOUTH SERVING AGENCies
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