Bukola Ayoola

Country Coordinator

About Candidate

I am a resourceful and people-focused professional with over ten years of progressive experience implementing and supervising non-profit and regional development projects. Exceptionally well-organized and committed to community development and human services. Strong background in developing empowerment initiatives and coordinating advocacy networks that focus on marginalized and diverse communities. Proven abilities to establish collaborative and professional relationships with team, national and international partners and donors, and projects beneficiaries. A collaborative team player with significant experience in managing stakeholders, project staff, volunteers and leadership skills that support the organization’s goals within the non-profit, international development and education sector




Business Administration

Texilia American University

Master in Business Administration with Specialization in Health Care Management.


English and Literary Studies

University of Ado-Ekiti

Bachelor Degree in English and Literary Studies

Work & Experience


Country Coordinator

June 15, 2017 - September 15, 2020
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

• Oversaw the operations of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme in Liberia and provided strategic support to the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Division for the overall implementation of empowerment programs in the 15 ECOWAS members state. • Recruited, trained and led a team of 35 international volunteers leveraging their expertise to support the peacebuilding and development process in 8 out of 15 underserved provinces of the Republic of Liberia. • Responsible for leading team to achieve and maintain service level commitment while focusing on quality and professionalism. • I have fostered and developed partnerships, including initiating and maintaining networks with the government, United Nations Agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other partners. • Performed various diplomatic functions including but not limited to representing ECOWAS in high-level stakeholders' meetings, participation in regional policy-making and strategic planning meetings & conferences, speaking on behalf of ECOWAS Special Representative in Liberia in various Governmental and (Inter) national partners' events. • Oversaw the monitoring and evaluation of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme to ensure sourced professionals achieve the program's mandates and target deliverables. • Prepared analytic reports and presentations on the implementation of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme to executive members of the ECOWAS Commission, including but not limited to the Directors, Financial Controller, Special Representatives and the Vice President. • Oversaw the finances of the programme, including but not limited to managing overhead costs, volunteers' entitlements and prepared detailed financial reports both quarterly and end of the year • Provided strategic support for implementing various ECOWAS Projects in Liberia, including the EU-funded Early Warning Election Mechanism Project, Girls of Excellent and Fistula Projects. • Facilitated and coordinated the maiden edition of ECOWAS Volunteer Programme Publication. • Responsible for leading sensitive and challenging workplace issues ranging from interpersonal conflict and harassment as expressed by team members.


Team Coordinator

April 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017
Mineke Foundation

• Cultivate and developed holistic approaches to coaching and equipping marginalized youth through career coaching, vocational training and life skills, social entrepreneurship and financial literacy. • Managed various teams of different levels of experience, providing them with guidance, instruction, feedback, goal setting, leadership skills and development through engagement. • Prepared performance appraisals, both mid-year and end of the year. Review objectives monthly to ensure alignment to business objectives. • Oversaw the organization's finances, including but not limited to overhead cost, project funds and prepared detailed financial reports both mid-year and end of the year. • Oversaw the monthly active club meeting that provided life skills and psychosocial support to over sixty women in an underserved community • Fostered and coordinated weekly activity club that provided life skills training and mentorship support to forty teenagers and sixty-five children in an underserved community • I have fostered and managed vocational training and entrepreneurship project with over 700 beneficiaries in 4 Provinces in Liberia. • Responsible for leading sensitive and challenging workplace issues ranging from interpersonal conflict and harassment as expressed by team members.


Programme Assistant

May 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

• Provided technical and logistic support for the programme in Liberia. • I performed administrative and secretarial duties pertaining to the programme. • Participated in organized training and meetings to learn new perspectives related to the job • Promoted peace and volunteerism among the youths. • Performed general office support tasks.


English Language Teacher

August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2013
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

• Participated in the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme activities in Liberia, including training Liberia youth on conflict management, peacebuilding and volunteering. • Taught Grade 11 &12 English Language • Prepared 55 Grade 12 students for WAEC, of which 80% successfully passed the English Language • Promoted peace and conflict management among young people • Educated students on adolescent and sexual reproductive health • Received commendation for initiating Volunteers Pet Projects • Fostered the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Center funding for Volunteers Pet Projects


Project Management
Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement
Advocacy and Empowerment
Strategic Planning
Resource Mobilization
Volunteer Management
Event Coordination
Conflict Management
Leadership and coaching
Training and Development



Certificate of Completion of Service

I received certificate of completion of Service as the Country Coordinator of ECOWAS Volunteers Programme

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