Muhammad Yussuf

10 11 2009

Curriculum Vitae of Mr. Muhammad YUSSUF

Permanent Residence:
House No. M/E.219, Mombasa
P.O. Box 416
Zanzibar
TANZANIA
Tel: 0777 707820 Cellular
Tel: 0242 233526 Office
Email: yussufm@gmail.com

Personal History

Date and Place of birth: 11 April 1947; Zanzibar;
Nationality: Tanzanian;

Academic Qualifications

M.A. (Degree) in International Affairs, American University, Washington D.C. USA. (1981);
B.A. (Diploma) in International and Comparative Law of Human Rights, International Institute of Human Rights, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (1978);
Diploma in French Language, Centre Audio Visuel des Langues Modernes (CAVILAM), Vichy, France (1976);
Diploma in Regional Integration and Development; International Institute of Public Administration, Paris, France (1993);

Study Programmes/Seminars

Seminar on “International Political Relations”, International Institute of Public Administration, Paris, France (1977);
Short Course on “Macro-Economic Analysis of Structural Adjustment Programme”, sponsored by the World Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of Mauritius, Port Louis, Mauritius (1992);
Short Course on “Civil Service Reform and Development”, sponsored by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Tokyo, Japan (1996);
Seminar on “Peace­-keeping, Peace-making and Peace-building”, sponsored by International Peace Academy (IPA), Vienna, Austria (1998);
Workshop on “Art of Public Speaking”, organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations, New York (November 2000);
Policy Forum on “Zanzibar’s Political Crisis: The Quest for a Lasting Solution”, organized by International Peace Academy, New York, (March 2001);
Workshop by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on “Financial Management, Negotiation and the Bretton Woods Institutions”, New York, (April 2001);
Policy Forum on “The Path to Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo”, organized by International Peace Academy, New York (April 2001);
Policy Forum on “The G-8 and the United Nations Security Council: Who’s in Charge?” sponsored by International Peace Academy, New York, (April 2001);
Policy Forum on “Smart Sanctions in Iraq, Options for UN Policy”, organized by International Peace Academy, New York (April 2001);
Management Development Foundation Course on the “Impact of Evaluation, Challenges and Approach”; Geneva (February 2005);

Professional Experience

Executive Director
Zanzibar Institute for Research and Public Policy (April 2009 to date);

Inspector
Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system (January 2003 to December 2007);

Deputy Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations (August 2000-November 2002);

In charge of all Security Council matters in relation to African issues, in particular the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia/Eritrea and the Great Lakes. Followed closely Security Council debates and consultations on conflicts in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia/Eritrea, and reported to my government, as well as advising on the policy direction and courses of action. Recorded various meetings between the Permanent Representative and the Secretary-General on various issues of interest to Africa in general and Tanzania in particular;

Minister Counsellor
Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations (1997 – 2000).

In-charge of all the Fifth Committee issues, namely Administrative and Budgetary Questions of the United Nations.

Coordinator and Chairman of the Group of 77 and China of the Fifth Committee (1997/1998)

Actively participated in and contributed to the negotiations with respect to 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 proposed programme budgets; scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations for 1998/2000 and 2001/2003 periods; actively participated in various meetings of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) both as an observer and active member.

Director, Chief Liaison Officer of the Zanzibar Government (1990-1996)

In-charge of coordinating all matters related to development and investment issues between the Government of Zanzibar and donor countries/aid and international agencies such as UNDP, the IMF and the World Bank. Actively participated in various Annual Consultation Meetings between Tanzania and donor countries; such as the Nordics, Japan, Italy and France.

First Secretary, Tanzania Embassy, Kinshasa, Zaire (1985-1990)

In-charge of all political, economic and consular matters; namely policy initiatives, preparing weekly and monthly reports on political and economic developments: covering and preparing meetings of officials of the two countries in the context of good-neighbourliness: issuance of visas and passports. Also acted as Chief public relations officer;

Second Secretary and Personal Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Salim Ahmed Salim, (1982-1984);

Managing the Minister’s daily programme of work, appointments, recording his discussions with various officials; advising him on his numerous diplomatic initiatives and policy formulations; preparing country briefs, and writing speeches;

Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1981-1982);

Desk Officer for the Nordic countries that included, among other things, preparing country briefs, initiating policies, writing speeches for Ministers and Prime Ministers when travelling abroad or receiving their counterparts on official visits to Tanzania.

Assistant Protocol Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Zanzibar (1978-1983);

Assisting the Chief of Protocol in organizing State ceremonies and government hospitality; granting exemptions for customs taxes and other dues to diplomats accredited to Tanzania as well as the issuance of diplomatic identity cards.

Meetings attended

Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 51st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York. (1996);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 52nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York. (1997);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 53rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, (1998);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 54th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, (1999);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 55th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, (2000);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, (2001);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the COMESA/PTA Meetings, Lilongwe, Malawi (1992); these included meetings of government officials, Ministerial and the Summit;
Member of The Tanzania delegation to the Annual SADC meetings in Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa (1992-1996 respectively); the meetings included Sector Coordinators, Group of Experts/Officials, Council of Ministers, and Summits (meetings of Heads of State of the SADC Member States);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 27th Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (ADB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (1991);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 13th Ministerial Meeting of Pan African Telecommunications Union (PATU), Kinshasa, Zaire (1989);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the African Experts Meeting on Cartography, Kinshasa, Zaire (1988);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 12th Ministerial Meeting of Pan African Telecommunications Union (PATU), Kinshasa, Zaire (1987);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 19th session of the Organization of African Unity Heads of State and Governments, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1983);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the 40th Ordinary Session of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Liberation Committee, Arusha, Tanzania (1983);
Member of the Tanzania delegation to the Organization of African Unity Contact Committee Meeting on Chad, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1982);

Publications

Deborah M. Wynes and Muhammad Yussuf, “Common Services at the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON)”; Note of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2008;
Muhammad Yussuf, “Review of the Progress Made by the United Nations System Organizations in Achieving the MDG aimed at Combating HIV/AIDS”; Report of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2007;
Muhammad Yussuf, Juan Luis Larrabure and Cihan Terzi, “Voluntary Contributions in United Nations System Organizations: Impact on Programme Delivery and Resource Mobilization Strategies”. Report of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2007;
Even Fontaine-Ortiz and Muhammad Yussuf; “Review of the Implementation of the Result-Based Management in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)”. Note of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2005;
Muhammad Yussuf and Guangting Tang; “Further Measures to Strengthen United Nations System Support to NEPAD”. Report of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2005;
Muhammad Yussuf, “Procurement Practices within the United Nations System”. Report of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2004;
Victor Vislykh, Deborah M. Wynes and Muhammad Yussuf, “Review of the United Nations Budgetary Process”. Report of the Joint Inspection Unit, Geneva 2003;
Muhammad Yussuf, “The United Nations is Working”; A Paper published in Philosophy-Humanities Magazine, Volume 24, No.1, Farmingdale State University, New York 2003;
Muhammad Yussuf, “The Challenges of Democracy and Human Rights in Africa”; A Paper presented to the Students at East Strousburg University (ESU), Pennsylvania, June 2009.

Computer Skills
Proficient in the use of:
o Microsoft: Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
o Prentice Hall: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
Basic knowledge of GIS software: Arc View and Arc info.

Languages

Mother Tongue: Kiswahili;
Working Knowledge: English & French.


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