My research has been directly inspired by several years working as a development professional. Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked with the following organizations and clients:
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York headquarters: I provided support to the Emergency Operations division (EMOPS) through reporting and security assessments within the Operations Center (OPSCEN)
- National Democratic Institute (NDI), Kathmandu Office (Nepal): with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), I developed a civic education project for beneficiaries of Food-for-Work assistance in areas of Nepal affected by the decade-long Maoist insurgency.
- Chemonics International on behalf of the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) at USAID: my experience with Chemonics spanned almost two years in both Nepal and Haiti, first as a Regional Program Manager and then as a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP). The Nepal assignment involved overseeing a small grants program in the Terai district of Nepal, which had experienced significant levels of violence in the wake of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2006. In Haiti, I oversaw activity development and grant compliance on Haiti Recovery Initiative (I), a $43 million project launched by USAID/OTI in the wake of the January, 12 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince. As a DCOP, I managed a portfolio of more than a 100 grants, from development to close out.
I have experience working with USAID grants procedure (ADS), and have worked with Chemonics on several proposals as part of their Business Development efforts (specifically in Haiti). I am available for short term assignments on both implementation and proposal development. I am fluent in French and English and can work in both languages. You may contact me at email@example.com for further information.