Ridwan Sheikh-NorSomalia (Host: Save the Children)
Ridwan has six years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a
Bachelor’s degree of Science in Accounting from SIMAD University in Somalia.
While working as a Finance Manager with Chemonics International Inc. under
the USAID-funded Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) project, he helped
to manage project funds through information analysis, monitor project spending
against projections to identify potential project under-orover-expenditure, and liaise with the
DCOP to recommend the required action. He also assisted identifying areas for cost reductions
and operational improvements, periodic forecasting, and assisting with periodic analysis of
operations performance. Previously, Ridwan Worked with the Ministry of Education (MoE) of
Somalia serving UNICEF funded Go to School Project as the Technical Finance Officer. He was
responsible for maintaining financial information for project and disbursement of teachers’
salaries. He established good relationship with UNICEF and MoE on the liquidation of the
advances taken in each period and submitting the monthly financial reports. Through these
experiences, Ridwan has delivered financial, budgetary management, and internal control skills.
Ridwan is very interested in financial management, budget and accountancy and has a strong
passion for operational management.
Host Organization: Save the Children
Role at Host Organization: Ridwan will help the HIV & TB Unit of the Global Health
Department, working with the Awards team to support the award management aspects of the
program implementation. He will assist the award team on a daily basis on AMS support,
approvals and coordination with Country Offices for their support in grant management, financial
management and audits.