Salima brings 20 years of  professional experience in international health and development focusing on program management, design, implementation, monitoring, research and evaluation applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods across all development sectors including health; education; democracy and governance; and environment and economic growth.

Salima assumed several leadership roles in the US and internationally as a Public Health Epidemiologist, Country Manager, Country Director, Deputy Chief of Party, and Chief of Party on government funded programs. Salima recently concluded her technical and management support to the SAID/Nigeria’s 500 Million Portfolio and its implementing partners as the Acting Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity. She has collaborated with many donors including USAID, DEFID, CDC, PEPFAR, UNPD, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and World Bank.

Salima’s career has taken her to a post in Nigeria, and she has led and managed programs in international setting including the DRC, Haiti, Ethiopia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Senegal, and Nepal.