Chief of Party, Mauritania
Mr. Desire Yameogo has more than 20 years of experience managing USAID, USDA, MCC, and World Bank projects in West and Central Africa, including program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and overall management of education programs including several Food for Education programs.
Currently, he serves as the Chief of Party for Counterpart International, where he manages the McGovern-Dole Food for Education project in Mauritania. Mr. Yameogo provides overall management, including technical leadership and financial oversight, and manages a staff of 41.
Previously, he served as Chief of Party in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cameroon, and Mali, where he managed McGovern Dole Food for Education programs and other USAID/Food for Peace and OFDA projects such USAID Development Assistance Program (DAP), USAID Multi Year Assistance Program, USAID International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP), USAID Agriculture and Nutrition Development Project for Food security, USAID Responses to Flooding, USAID Burkinabe Response to Improve Girl’s Chances to Succeed program (BRIGHT), and UNICEF Action to Mitigate Child Tracking (AMCT) in Cameroon, Mali, and Burkina Faso.
Mr. Yameogo has efficiently and successfully executed project start-up and implementation to ensure that all project targets and objectives are met in compliance with Counterpart and USG policies. Mr. Yameogo has applied his participatory style in cooperating with a variety of donors such as USDA, USAID, MCC, World Bank, and UNICEF, as well as host government institutions and civil society organizations. He is well-versed in USDA/USAID rules and regulations as well as administering USDA and USAID project components such as M&E plans and program sustainability.
Mr. Yameogo holds bachelor and master’s degrees in development and planning from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He is fluent in French and English.