Cheikh Gassama has over 20 years of nonprofit work in international development with 16 years of management experience, overseeing technical, operations, finance, and grants management components, as well as monitoring, evaluation, and learning on donor-funded health systems strengthening and integrated health projects.
Mr. Gassama currently serves as the Chief of Party for USAID/OWOD, a project working to strengthen the capacity and commitment of Senegal’s health system at the district and regional levels to provide improved malaria; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. He oversees the overall administration and management of the program, ensuring it achieves its expected results on time, on scope, and within budget.
Previously he served as Chief of Party for the USAID/Guinea Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project, managing a staff of 30 staff and working closely with USAID, Guinea’s Ministry of Health, international partners, and local governments to implement interventions that reflected stakeholder priorities while strengthening the capacity of the national system. As Senior Technical Advisor on the PMI/USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance project, he spearheaded efforts to strengthen management, governance, and leadership capacity for the PNLP in Burundi and Global Fund Principal Recipients in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Nigeria.
Mr. Gassama is fluent in French, English, and Wolof.