Who is J. Akoi?
J. Akoi Dorbor is the Country Director of COKI Liberia. He has over 10 years of professional experience in Architecture, Engineering Design of horizontal and vertical structures, construction monitoring and supervision, and Construction Project Management; and about 9 years in teaching and Facilitation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and has several other specialized certificates. He is decorated with several national and international academic awards, which include the third Dux Excellent Award for the Republic of Liberia in the West African Examinations Council’s exams in 1998. He is a leader who has served his communities and the church in various capacities. He is married to Luvania Dorbor, and they are blessed with beautiful and handsome children. Akoi’s passion and personal commitment to educational knowledge transfer, and his traditional and vocational pedagogical skills, using the Competency-Based Education approach and technology as the vehicle in the process, makes him a great asset to COKI. He strongly believes in the principles and practices of accountability.
Akoi has the experience of working as the Assistant Project Manager at Walker Robinson International Inc (WRI), an Engineering Consultancy Firm primarily involved in Highway/Roadway design, construction monitoring and supervision, and project management services. He served as the Geometric and Pavement Design Engineer on a number of projects with the specific responsibility of designing horizontal alignments, Vertical profiles, cross-sections of roadway corridors, and the pavement layer thicknesses using AASHTO standards.
He uses computer-aided design (CAD) software such as Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, etc. in executing his design and analysis tasks. He also served as Facilitator on a number of TOT training organized by the German Company GIZ and the Ministry of Public Works of Liberia, in the transport/highway sector. He served as a team member at some points and also as a team leader at another time to write and compile consultancy project proposals documents. Before joining WRI in 2013, Akoi had previously served as Architectural Engineer Assistant at West Construction (Liberia) Inc, where he was involved in construction site supervision, and building construction design and drawing. Prior to that, Akoi served as a high school classroom teacher in the areas of Mathematics and Physics between 2000 and 2010 for 9 years intermittently. He is a passionate and committed individual in what he does.