Commissioner Sheriff holds an M.A. in Peace and Development Studies from Njala University, Sierra Leone and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Education from the same institution. He is a seasoned Human Rights Activist with over eight years experience working in local and international contexts at the middle and senior management levels.
He possesses extensive experience in monitoring and documenting human rights, strategic planning and campaigning, with a deep focus on Organizational Development and Change Management. He joined the Commission with a wealth of experience as a trainer, educator, film maker, theatre artist and facilitator. Until his appointment in July, 2012, he was Director of Amnesty International - Sierra Leone (2007-2012), Acting Director (2006-2007), and Campaigns and Growth Coordinator (2004-2006) at the same institution. He currently oversees the Directorate of Monitoring and Research.