My name is Joseph Victor Senesie. I am a Sierra Leonean with over 25 years of work experience in development and humanitarian contexts. I work as a Nutrition Specialist, as part of UNICEF’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the GNC Technical Alliance’s Technical Support Team. I provide technical support to countries responding to nutrition in emergencies through remote and physical deployments in countries. Besides remote support, I have provided in country support in Bangladesh, Yemen, Sudan, and most recently in Ethiopia. At the moment, I am on deployment to coordinate the subnational nutrition cluster coordination in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.
As a master trainer in Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), I have a passion for nutrition in emergency programming, including the treatment of child wasting, IYCF, and coordination of nutrition response. Furthermore, I contributed to developing the 21 Nutrition in Emergencies online training modules found on the UNICEF AGORA. Apart from attaining MA in Health and Community Development and a Master of Public Health (MPH), I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree with Walden University, USA.
When I am not travelling to support countries in humanitarian crisis, I live in New Jersey state, USA and work with UNICEF NY. While my wife lives in London completing her nutrition degree at Kingston University, United Kingdom.
Joseph is hosted by UNICEF