Moussa Abdou is a sociologist by training, with a master’s degree in Program and Project Management. He holds 18 years of experience in the humanitarian and international development field, and has expertise in advocacy, accountability, behavior change communication for development (C4D), with a particular focus on multi-sectoral programs in West Africa. Abdou spent his career working in the international NGO sphere, and for the past five years he has focused on security governance and basic service provision for the past five years.

Abdou effectively communicates with civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and local and national government entities. Abdou previously worked at Plan International, Helen Keller International, Concern Worldwide, and Oxfam. He is currently the Chief of Party on two Department of State projects in Niger and has extensive experience managing projects funded by several other donors, including USAID and the European Union. He worked with Counterpart International for over six years in different roles and capacities.