Hassan Alfred Conteh is the current Administrative Officer for the Comprehensive Health and Epidemiological Surveillance System (CHESS) in Sierra Leone. He assists the Team Lead in all administrative matters related to the implementation of the CHESS project.
Hassan is an educationist and development scholar. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Rural Development Studies, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Development/Economics from Njala University; and a Higher Teachers Certificate (HTC) in Physical Health Education from the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) now known as the Milton Margai Technical University (MMTU). Besides, Hassan is certified in Internet and Core computing by the Silicon Pro Technical Education Institute.
In the field of education, Hassan has served as a science school teacher and later as head of department and acting principal in a renowned secondary school in Freetown. In the development field, Hassan has served as Project Coordinator for ACS (Association for Community Survival) in the Northern District of Sierra Leone between 2009 – 2016. In this position, Hassan was the point of contact for communicating the project status to all stakeholders. He liaised with targeted communities to identify and define the project requirements, scope and objectives. He created and maintained comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports. Also helped in the preparation of project budgets and analyzing risks and opportunities. He coordinated the project schedules, resources, equipment and monitored the project progress and handled issues arising during the project implementation for community needs to be met. Hassan is also an experienced field data collector. He has participated in several surveys and census including PETS (Public Expenditure and Tracking Survey), FSMS (Food Security Monitoring Survey), SSN (Social Safety Net), the 2021 Cartographic Mapping, and the 2021 Mid-term Census.
Hassan has contributed immensely in several academic and social research and has been on this till his appointment to serve as Administrative Officer for the CHESS project. He has a proven character of patience and obedience; tolerance; self-motivation and discipline. With this short profile of his, you may like to wish him and the CHESS project a success.