Adaku Ejiogu is the Associate Director, Finance and Administration for Breakthrough RESEARCH, USAID’s flagship social and behavior change research and evaluation project led by the Population Council. She is responsible for ensuring that Breakthrough RESEARCH activities and deliverables are implemented on time, within budget, in accordance with cooperative agreement requirements. Ejiogu coordinates preparation of annual workplans and oversees preparation of budgets and financial reports, personnel matters, subaward administration and project management systems to monitor operations, and ensures compliance with donor award requirements. She has programmatic experience in program implementation of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
Previously, Ejiogu was the HIV and AIDS Program Manager at Population Council and was responsible for providing day-to-day oversight, operational support, and quality assurance to all the HIV projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining the Council, Ejiogu was a Senior Technical Officer for Program Partnerships and responsible for developing and managing partnerships at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She was also Senior Project Officer with Columbia University’s ICAP managing the Nigeria and Swaziland PEPFAR-funded Multicountry Columbia Antiretroviral Program (MCAP) projects, an eight-year cooperative agreement funded by the CDC. She also was a Program Associate in Sexuality and Reproductive Health at the Ford Foundation, Office for West Africa, where she managed and monitored 48 grants across Nigeria and across several West African countries.
Ejiogu holds a master’s of public health and a master’s of public administration from Columbia University, New York. She also has a law degree and an MBA from Nigeria, and is a certified project management professional (PMP). She has experience working in low income settings in Sub-Saharan Africa and working across several developing countries.