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Management Staffs

Timothy Ali Yohanna

Executive Director

Is a technical specialist skilled in research, programme management and coordination. Over the past 10 years of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, he has been committed to documenting and reporting cases of human rights violations and abuses, as well as early warnings of conflict. He has been providing leadership for the formation of Network of Sexual Survivors in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States and building women capacity to effectively take action against harmful gender norms in their communities. Timothy coordinates community led action in strengthening capacity and oversight on human right principles in counter terrorism in lake Chad region, and also organizes and lead participatory dialogues, advocacy, local sensitization initiatives and target group exchanges that strengthen healthy gender and child protection policies in northeast Nigeria. He holds master’s in Research and Public Policy.

Abigail Obanro

Head of Admin

Abigail is the acting administrative coordinator with great skills in human resources management, research and proposal development. She is responsible for the implemen-tation and monitoring of all aspects of the administrative, secretarial and clerical pro-cesses including general office administration, human resources, legal and statutory compliance, health and safety, and procurement. Abigail has contributed immensely in the Building of Survivors in Network in Nigeria as well as in strengthening human right principles in northeast Nigeria by ensuring that staff and other stakeholders respect the rights of communities and children, women and people with disabilities. She is studied Physiology from the University of Uyo in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria, and have interest in providing research-based durable solutions to social problem including human rights issues, as well as Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

Monje Peggy Maimaji (Esq)

Head of Legal Services

Barrister Peggy is a legal practitioner and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She currently works with GRA as Coordinator of Pro-Bono Lawyers working under the SCOHRP Lake Chad Project in strengthening capacity and oversight on human right principles in counter-terrorism in Lake Chad region. As a legal services lead, she coordi-nate court processes that relate to ensuring that court procedures are not hindered or de-layed, and provides legal services for victims of human rights violations, while also monitoring progress of cases through judiciary and non-judiciary accountability processes. She has worked with a wide range of indigent persons including survivors, IDPs and prison inmates whose rights have been violated and are unable to afford legal representation. She has facilitated numerous peace-building processes including negotiations and mediation sessions leading to amicable resolutions of conflict. Peggy Esq holds a bachelor's in law at the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School - Lagos Campus - in 2016, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2017. She ventured into private practice with J.Y Pam and Co law firm where she gained great experience in the areas of human rights, international humanitarian law and Nigerian la-bour law.

Samuel Orahii

Assistant Programme Director

Is an emergency professional and technical specialist skilled in programme management and coordination. He currently works as a Senior Protection Officer and Northeast Regional Coordinator with GRA where he leads a successful team in implementing integrated projects related to GBV, psychosocial support, and household economy strengthening. Within the past 6 years, he has facilitated community-led analysis and action planning for inclusive and increased access to services by vulnerable groups, and has been leading technical GBV case management activities, including PSS, PFA, and GBVIMS in highly complex emergency and early reconstruction operations. He has previously worked as a vulnerable children Care and Support Officer for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Abuja, Nigeria, and later as Programme Manager with Society for Family Health (SFH), Abuja where he provided technical support for the implementation of the Global Fund and USAID/PEPFAR funded development projects, supporting the strengthening of organizational learning, coordination, accountability, and knowledge management. He was one of the Nigeria civil society representatives at the lake Chad consultative forum in Niamey, Nigeria to chart the cause for the lake Chad localization project. He holds a master’s in Journalism from the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Odey Juliet Ajoro

Head of Finance

Juliet is Entry level Financial Analyst with 2year + experience as a Financial Analyst, with over 10+ years of experience as an Accountant possesses multiple skills covering many financial areas such as Budgeting, forecasting and programming. Good experience in working on financial analysis for CAPEX investment process, Increased regular analysis efficiency for Road Project department by 98%,highly skilled in Organization development, financial Analysis.Planning and management of grant, Solving task, and presentations of analyzed reports. Beyond my work experience, the strength of my person is in terms of team playing attributes and excellent inter-personal skills. She Started her carrier as Account officer with Paxson Nigeria Company Limited and became Project Accountant with Positive Development Foundation (PDF) before joining Society for Community Development (SCD) and Center for Democracy and Development (CDD): Finance Officer. She managed a Global Fund HIV (MARPs) Project FCT - Global Fund New Funding Model/SFH, OVC- Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) Project FCT - CRS/USAID, Family Health International Health (FHI) – HAST project -Cross River State, Enhance Political & Economic Opportunities for Women in Nigeria-Ford Foundation Project, Promoting Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria-OSIWA project, MonitoringEcowas Counter Terrorism Strategy for Justice and Security-Access NG-Project and serve as financial analyst in Road Construction project/CAPEX Plant Poject-LafargeHolcim, Mfamosing Plant. Odey, holds Bachelor in Science (B.Sc) and Masters in Science (M.Sc) in Accountancy at Cross River University of Technology, Cross River state, Nigeria.

Ruth Bwefa Magit (Esq)

Gender Officer

Is a legal practitioner, and also a motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong interest in documenting, reporting and monitoring cases of human rights violations and abuses within the context of terrorism and counter terrorism operations in northeast Nigeria. Part of her key roles at GRA involve conducting legal support, attending court sessions and making follow up on cases of human rights violations toward ensuring that the per-petrators are held accountable. Working under GRA’s SCO-HRP Project, she has moni-toring progress of cases of human rights abuses and ensuring consistent update of the cases into the clearing house register / database and also participated in various stages of court proceedings including making several lone appearances before trial courts and the Court of Appeal to conduct proceedings and preparing various court processes and briefs touching on complex legal issues. She hones her commitment to providing profi-cient, effective and business-friendly solutions to legal problems.