National Security Coordinator

Mr Abdulai Caulker

Mr Abdulai Caulker is a seasoned Administrator and Security Sector Professional with over twenty-one (21) years of wealth of experience. He is one of the few founding members of the Office of National Security (ONS) and also played a pivotal role in the talent-spotting and recruitment of the current crop of Directors at the ONS.

Mr Caulker holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (M.Ed), a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) and a Higher Teacher’s Certificate (HTC). In addition, he has pursued courses in numerous security and development subjects, which amongst others, include Security Sector Reform, Human Resource Development, Conflict Analysis and Mediation, Early Warning and Early Response Techniques, and Change Management.

He has worked with several developments and/or donor partners, including UNDP, DfID, ADB, IMATT, ISAT, etc. and has represented Sierra Leone in a number of high-level security conferences around Africa.

During the interregnum in 1997, Mr Caulker served as National Chairman of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, and during that period whilst in Conakry, he was appointed by the Government of Sierra Leone as Programme Officer to monitor sanction busters. He served for a period of six (6) months until the Tejan Kabbah administration was restored to state power.

At the ONS, Mr Caulker has served in various capacities, among which are: Deputy Director of National Intelligence Unit (NIU) in charge of South and Eastern provinces from 1999 to 2000. From 2002 to 2008, he was Assistant Director of Administration and Finance and was later appointed Director of Administration and Finance. In 2015, he was appointed Director of Finance and Cooperate Service, a position he served until July 2018 when he was appointed as Deputy National Security Coordinator (DNS Coord) by His Excellency, President Brig (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio.

In the post-conflict security stabilization efforts up to recent times, Mr Caulker, in his capacity as Director of Finance and Cooperate Service at the ONS has managed security sector portfolios for a number of years on behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone. These amongst others include the 14th August 2017 Flood and Mudslide Twin Disaster Account at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB); the 2018 National Elections and Early Warning and Early Response Project; the Security Sector Reform Implementation Project (SSR-IP) in Sierra Leone and the Construction of the Office of National Security Building project between 2006 and 2011.