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Deputy Defense Minister For Operations
Honorable Ernest M. Vafee is an experienced Liberian with a proven track record in the development and analysis of social, economic, political and security policy. He comes with experience in Project proposal writing, Project management, monitoring and evaluation.
He holds Masters in International Development Policy, Duke University, North Carolina, USA (2015-2017); Post-graduate Diploma in Budget & Public Financial Management, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, June, 2010; Post-graduate Diploma in Technical Report writing and presentation skills, West Africa Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM), Lagos, Nigeria, 2009; and BSc in Economics, University of Liberia, 1995-2001.
Besides, he received Certificate in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) & Development Education and Leadership Training methods, Development Education Network-South Africa/Liberia, 2001; Certificate in Journalism, Search for Common Ground-Liberia, 2000; Certificate in Project Proposal Development, Management, and Implementation, Y-Care International, 2000; and Diploma, Matilda Newport High School, 1994.
Honorable Vafee has held the following Positions: Coordinator, Peace and Civil Education Desk, Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), Liberia, 2002-2004; Executive Director/Co-Founder, Youth Crime Watch Of Liberia, 2004-2006; Speaker, Mano River Union Youth Parliament, 2006-2012; Director of Research and Policy, Office Of The Vice President Of Liberia, 2006-2008; Technical Assistant/ Macro-Fiscal Analyst, Ministry Of Finance, Liberia, 2008-2012.
Prior to his appointment and confirmation as Deputy Minister for Operation at the Ministry of Defense, Honorable Vafee served the Ministry as Policy Analyst. He began serving that position in December of 2012.