Conflict Resolution and Peace, Good Governance, Strategy and Finance, Trade, Environment and Project Management, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Poverty Alleviation,Micro Enterprises and Cooperatives, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Tax policies, procedures and administration, Banking & Finance, International Trade Investments, Education Management
Ben Rinehart is a food security and livelihoods expert with over 10 years experience in international programs. His concentration has been integrated food security analyses, forecasting and communications and, more recently, support to USAID missions and partners in design, implementation and evaluation of livelihoods and food security programs. He has worked at AED (LIFT), Booz Allen Hamilton (BizCLIR) and Chemonics (FEWS NET), and conducted field work in several African countries.
Business incubation, technology commercialization and venture management expert with 20 years experience in development and management of technology business. A proven leader, manager, and successful technology entrepreneur.
Over 18 years of accomplished professional experience in various senior management positions in leading Public and Private Sector organizations in the area of Policy and Programme Implementation, Urban and Sustainable Development, Housing and Built Environment.
Core Competency : Public Policy and Government relations, Project Formulation and Feasibility Studies, Strategic Advisory Services for Organized Retail, Development Funding, Project Appraisals, Evaluation and Monitoring, and Urban Planning and Infrastructure Advisory Services.
A multi-faceted professional with advanced training in economics and public policy analysis, and extensive experience in market-based approaches to infrastructure development, Public-Private Partnerships, multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnerships, energy markets, renewable energy, and business development, as well as command of several major languages.
Senior Swedish project manager with a master of science in civil engineering. 26 years’ experience as team leader from development projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, and Lao PDR and 10 years’ experience from civil engineering projects in Sweden. Proven track record of motivating team to achieve results in pressurized situations. Strong result focus, demonstrated capacity building and organizational change experience and excellent monitoring and reporting skills.
Independent Consultant – Public Finance Management and MTEF, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited
International Public Finance Management Specialist with PhD in PFM and Health and MBA in Procurement, Supply Chain and Financial (revenue, tax, public debt and loans) Management, and hands on experience in managing multi-million dollar development projects in different countries. Broad base of expertise in: Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), Finance Management (i.e., planning, budgeting, budget execution, expenditure tracking, public revenue), Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA), District Health Accounts, Public Private Partnership in Health and other social sectors, Heath Equity Fund, Services Delivery Grants, Monitoring and Evaluation, Performance Based Budgeting, Scheme Prioritization and Rationalization (for nearly 20 Departments including Health, Education and other social sectors),Health Financing, Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP), Burden of Disease and Cost Effectiveness Analysis, Fund Raising, Policy Formulation and implementation, Impact evaluation through Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis, Large scale Health and Demographic surveys e.g. NFHS, RCH,UNFPA-EBS, Training, Teaching and Consultancy. Completed nearly forty two assignments related to Health and Education Sector. Multi lingual: fluent in English, Hindi, Oriya and Rajasthani. Conversant in Telugu and Tatum, Have skills in identifying and promoting new approaches that helps the policy makers to achieve the goal of “Health for All”.
Dynamic, entrepreneurial development professional with over 20 years of measurable achievements building and leading public health programs globally. Thought leadership on Africa's pharmaceutical markets.
Senior Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Christian Kingombe joined UNCTAD on the 26th of May 2015 Economic Affairs Officer (P4 Step V) on a short-term staff position in the Least Developed Countries Section, Research & Policy Analysis Branch, in the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes. Christian Kingombe left the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the 12th of May, where he was the Chief Regional Integration & Infrastructure officer in the Division of Regional Infrastructure (NEPAD) within the NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Department (ONRI). Prior to that he was Chief Regional Integration & Trade Officer at the AfDB’s Trade Division. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Imperial College London & University of London. Before joining the Bank Christian Kingombe worked for the International Economic Development Group (IEGD) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the IHEID in Geneva and an Academic Visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Economics Department, University of Oxford. He has also been a Research Associate of the OECD Development Centre in Paris while being a Visiting PhD Researcher at ENSAE-CREST at ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology), France.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE / RESEARCH INTERESTS / KNOWLEDGE STRENGTHS:
Primary Fields: (Transport) Infrastructure Investment Appraisal; Innovative Project Finance and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP); Project Preparation/Design; Policy & Project Impact Evaluation; International Finance (FDI and FPI); Investment Analysis.
Secondary Fields: Regional Integration; Trade-Related Infrastructure Development (AfT); Trade/Transport Facilitation (AfT); Trade in Services (GATS); Trade & Employment; GTAP Model; Gravity Models; and Growth (including TVET; Entrepreneurship / Innovation and Productivity; Microfinance); Applied (Micro-) Econometrics.
Besides embodying all the above listed knowledge areas and specific technical skills, having e.g. worked on cross-cutting topics such as ‘Regional Integration’; I also possess the ability to work across (sectoral- / regional department) silos, to bring in outside expertise as needed and to be a strong task manager who can deliver and perform within tight deadlines and complex working environments. In other words, I consider myself as an ‘Integrator’ possessing a holistic view of my fields through my generalist and specialist skills as well as my ability to blend these skills together with versatile skills such as interpersonal skills, empathy; motivation; curiosity; innovation; and proactivity.
Over 10 years experience in the management, implementation and marketing of EU and Irish Government funding programmes for economic and regional development. Recently completed an Executive MBA with first class honours prior to which I completed a diploma in Project Management. Excellent communication skills oral and written, highly adaptable.
Principle Consultant, International Management, Training & Evaluation Consultants
To participate as a senior manager or consultant, as a part of a high quality development organization/services provider. Seeking responsibilities for managerial & technical leadership and participation in long term assignments requiring international development & cross-cultural expertise.
40 years of experience • Available 6 Weeks from offer
Behavior Change Communication Specialist/Capacity Building, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Behavior change communications specialist with over fifteen years of experience supporting international assistance projects. Technical expertise in social marketing, particularly in design and monitoring of sanitation and hygiene programs. Significant experience in program management and supervision. Strong analytical, problem solving and cross-cultural communication skills.
Energetic self-starter and resourceful professional with over 25 years experience, MPH and MBA degrees. Twelve years programming experience with USAID-funded programs in East and Southern Africa. Program manager roles in public health, economic growth, agriculture and private sector development programs. Six years private sector experience demonstrating effective leadership and meaningful contributions to business growth. Five years USAID regional experience in contracts management and procurement. Proven ability to get things done and to navigate complex and high pressure operating environments. Particularly skilled at building effective working relationships with private sector and government partners. Highly adaptable, a fast and enthusiastic learner, commitment to service to humanity, professional excellence and personal growth.
Procurement Advisor, Civilian Technical Assistance Program of USAID, Kabul, Afghanistan
25 yrs practical experience of procurement of goods, works and services with USAID, US Govt, World Bank, German Govt GIZ, KFW, EU, ADB and Host Governments.
Procurement System writer, institutional capacity building, Contract management and post award administration including dealing with ship liners, insurance agents, transporters, logistics, inspections and distribution of goods to the end-users. Fully conversant with complete cycle of procurement of Goods, Works and Consultant Services.
25 years of experience • Available 2 Weeks from offer
25+ years of experience working on social development, program performance, project administration and management issues
Masters in Social Services
developed a national program of quality assurance for the poverty programs in Jordan
President of a national performance measurement organization
supervised over 65 professionals including 6 supervisors
managed a multi-million dollar budget
run a small business
worked in the public sector in the US for over 15 years.
I love a challenge & pride myself in working collaboratively with groups from unique and diverse perspectives.
Procurement Specialist, Alpex Consulting Africa Limited
Over 25 years experience in procurement, logistics, supply chain management, warehousing and training in: Kenya Air force, Kenya Airways, Lonrho Africa, Modern Management Institute, Sky Television, Air Japan, P & O Shipping, NHS, American Airlines and DH Mitchell and Sons all in public, private, and
Fourteen years experience evaluating feasibility, risk, and financial capacity of capital infrastructure investment projects, as well as experience developing public-private partnerships and regulatory policy. Areas of prior work include surface transportation, aviation, water and wastewater facilities, and municipal solid waste.
50 years research and consulting experience largely as Team Leader on about 100 donor assignments. Developed and delivered training courses for government/NGOs. Fields included Public Policy, public finance, social sectors, governance, institutional development, project monitoring & evaluation, urban, regional and transportation planning. Member/Convenor of Government Commissions, Committees, Task Forces and Expert Working Groups. Part of World B Missions Published boank and Bi-Lateral Donor Missions. Published articles both locally and internationally.
Principal of Business Support Services, Enterprise Qatar (Qatar Development Bank)
I am an impact investment and business incubation development professional with significant seed and venture funding experience. I specialize in building national-grade entrepreneurship and wider private sector support platforms, which has improved the investment and financial sustainability of hundreds of private and social enterprises in different nationally strategic markets, by improving business and revenue models and overseeing the provision of technical advisory services that make companies more competitive and sustainable. I have helped business owners access venture, bank and public financing, and have improved their access to new business with major international brands; my support has translated into estimated allocations of $10 million in new small business grant funding, $20 million in new debt and equity financing, and $50 million in new purchase orders for emerging businesses. I have been involved in the establishment of 4 business incubators and served as a past President and CEO of the National Business Incubation Association, where I mobilized capacity development support for hundreds of incubators around the world. An accomplished entrepreneur, I have developed several new businesses on my own or as a member of a cofounding team, working on 10 new startups. A recognized leader, I have helped companies open new national and international markets, serving as CEO or international operations director. Much of the foregoing was achieved after gaining nine years of capital markets experience (in asset management and investment banking) in while in New York City and San Francisco. I have worked in 25 countries, lived in 7 and visited 39. I am an American national and hold a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.
A well-rounded professional with fifteen years of experience in project management, business development, and monitoring and evaluation, both internationally and domestically. Skilled problem solver with ability to envision and implement improved operating and management practices. Proven ability to quickly and successfully integrate into teams to produce high quality, timely results. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
Internal Auditor, Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka
I am an accountant with twenty years experience, in the executive capacity, in the field of Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Monitoring and Administration in various organizations dealing in Audit Firm, imports, exports, trading, Garment manufacturing, Services and NGOs and World Bank Projects in Sri
Project Executive Director, Research Triangle Institute
A Project Director with thirty years experience in the United States & the Middle East. Worked for international development organizations, planning, engineering and architectural firms in Chicago, Washington DC, Cairo, Jordan and trained in Zurich. Employed as an advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Hands-on educator with more than 10 years of experience as a coach (Harvard, Tufts, Phillips Academy, Concord Academy), administrator (Complete Squash Camps, Kidsquash) and volunteer (United Nations Volunteers, SquashBusters) in multicultural settings (Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Europe) for both for-profit (Reebok, Complete Sports Solutions) and nonprofit organizations (Aga Khan Foundation USA, International Academic Partnership).
Effective and accountable in high-profile executive roles. Over eight years increasingly managing complex business programs, most recently a US$ 335 million investment program funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), financing over 160 kilometers of highway roads and 500 kilometers of rural roads, farmer training and development, access to rural credit, and agriculture goods.
15 years of experience • Available 8 Weeks from offer
Senior Research Fellow, Development Research Institute -Tilburg University, Netherlands
Substantial experience in applied policy research in economic development and capacity building in public-private R&D organizations. Application of quantitative methods for sound policy recommendations and implementation of projects in Africa, Central Asia, SE Asia, Middle East, the European Union.
Senior Expert, Int. Dev. Consultants /USAID & EU funded projects
30 years experience providing international development consulting for governments, civil society and multinational companies in MENA; 20 years in Sustainable Development. Areas included: Municipal & Local Gov. Development, Social, Environmental, Socioeconomic (employability, job creation & SMEs), Infrastructure, Poverty Alleviation, Energy, Institutional Development, Tourism & Industry Development, Public-Private Partnerships, Environmental/Coastal Zone Management; Ecotourism, Cultural, Natural Heritage Conservation and Research, Development & Innovation.
Senior Health Economics Consultant, Fairbank & Associates
Applied research health economist, lecturer, budget/cost analyst, policy advisor concerning financing organization/delivery of health services in diverse settings and conditions. Experience in over 25 countries. Health systems/reform/insurance specialist. Expert in health policy/strategic planning, healthcare financing, and health systems strengthening.
A professional engineer and entrepreneur with mixed blend of qualification combining engineering, rural development, international development plus solid expertise in developing agriculture value chains.I have long term experience working and managing donor funded programs and international aid agencies that includes USAID, GIZ, UNICEF, German
Development Agency. I live in Kigali, Rwanda
Flavian has highly valued expertise in digital financial services and financial inclusion in Africa. He brings a strong blend of operational and strategic skills in mobile technology, business strategy, and economic policy. He has been Lead Analyst performing a thorough market assessment, analyzing the business case for establishing the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Fund (ADFI) in selected African countries. ( co-commissioned by African Development Bank and Bill and Melida Gates Foundation)
Prior to that, Mr. Marwa worked with a Fortune 500 global consulting firm, advising both private- and public-sector clients and leading engagements in investment appraisal and risk assessment for various technology projects. Earlier, he co-founded an ICT business in East Africa that provided telecommunication infrastructure to NGOs in the public health research space.
Mr. Marwa has also provided advisory services to the World Bank/International Finance Corporation, analyzing national economic sectors and recommending policies for greater private-sector participation in the value chain of select industries (ICT, transportation, and logistics and agribusiness).
Mr. Marwa also serves as a Startup and New Venture advisor at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. ( https://legatum.mit.edu/about-us ) In that capacity, he helps startups and emerging-market entrepreneurs transform innovative ideas into operational mobile technology businesses.
Mr. Marwa holds a number of degrees from prestigious institutions, including an MBA (with a concentration in Finance and Strategic Management) from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Master’s of Public Administration (with a concentration in Emerging Market Entrepreneurship and Economic Policy) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Master’s of Science (with a concentration in Telecommunication & Information Systems) from the Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, and a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition to the US and Tanzania, he has worked in Gabon, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, and Brazil.
Experienced Manager with successful international health financing and project management experience, extensive hands-on experience in development of programs in international development within the Public, Private Partnership( PPP model) in developing countries. Over 17 years experience (6 in Health) in portfolio management (350m USD portfolio) and advisory services. . Expert in partnership building and collaboration with international partners and institutions.
Team Leader (now), before M&E, MIS, ICT & Deputy Team Leader, AgriConsulting Europe S.A/European Union Capacity Development Programme for Namibia National Planning Commission
I am a Ugandan by nationality currently a Team Leader forthe EC/EU Capacity Development Programme (CDP) for the Namibian National Planning Commission (NPC). Before that, over 17 years working experience in the public and private sector institutions at policy analysis, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation functions.
Over the years, both as a civil servant and private consultant developed relevant and requisite skills and expertise in various capacity building initiatives. Provided technical guidance to the NPC staff and other MDAs through a process to develop an integrated National integrated M&E Framework for the National Development Plans (NDPs), technical backstopping to the NPC Directorate of M&E to monitor, evaluateand report on the sectoral and regional policies, strategies and budgetsperformance based on the performance management system (PMS) results framework. Facilitated workshops and retreats for the NPC departments and directorates to develop institutional level annual work plans and associated M&E indicators for performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting, formulation of the NPC ICT Strategy,Master plan and MIS Implementation Framework geared towards the establishment of a Management Information System (MIS) for the institutional M&E system, development of an institutional communication Policy and Strategy for the dissemination of the M&E information. Developed and provided on-job M&E skills training for NPC staff and key stakeholder MDAs and NGOs. Provided academic study guidance to the NPC staff while pursuing distance learning post graduate studies in M&E. Guided the NPC team during the procurement of ICT equipment for the automation of the M&E activities.
Working with Devinovit Associates Ltd, Uganda, [as a Principal Consultant] led consultancy assignments on ICT, M&E, MIS,Training and Capacity Building, and impact assessments. Specific to M&E, spearheaded the development of M&E frameworks, systems and plans for various MDAs and private sector organizations. Was charged with the recruitment and supervision of short term consultants to undertake various consultancy assignments.
Working with the National Planning Authority (NPA), Uganda, [as a Director for Research, Innovation and M&E] headed and led the development of the National integrated M&E framework and system for the National and Local Government plans. Led and chaired the national think tankteam that formulated the Uganda’s national M&E framework for the first National Development Plan (NDP), was charged with the the preparation of policy briefs on M&E reports for submission to the Presidency, Office of the Prime Minister, The Parliament, Ministry of Finance, amongst others.
Working with the Ministry of Local Government, Uganda, [as a Principal Information Scientist] championed various M&E and MIS initiatives both at the Ministry and local government levels geared towards provision of information for planning and management decision making functions.Was also a desk officer charged with the adoption and implementation of the Results Oriented Management (ROM).
Working with Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda [as IT/MIS Administrator] undertook services of data analysis instructor to students, Data base development, computer hardware/software acquisition, LAN administration, Internet/ e-mail server management, supervision of computer repair and maintenance, and training of university staff on basic computer applications.
Regional Development Manager, The BrainWare Company
Economic Development Specialist with 20 years of corporate strategic business development experience and 15 years of senior management international donor project experience. Focus on poverty alleviation through sustainable inclusive business models in SME private sector, as well as national level industry sector strategies, incorporating private sector development, policy reform, innovative financial instruments and rural household capacity building and value chain development.
Manager with expertise in strategic planning, communications, operations and management. Experience in law, corporate social responsibility, microfinance, rural development and capacity building. Graduate degrees in law and business.
WHAT I DO: I provide customized business management and growth support for micro and small enterprises in developing countries. I specialize in agribusiness and basic food processing BoP (base of pyramid) companies, and have a particular interest in sustainable development.
HOW I DO IT: I work directly with SMEs and MSMEs in-country. I listen and ask the right questions to gather detailed information, and then evaluate the businesses and business potential, diagnose problem areas, and develop solutions so they can become profitable. The output includes one or more of the following: business plans, counseling, mentoring, market identification, market research, finance sourcing, technical support, marketing materials, training, and workshops. The solutions are always practical and tailored to the unique needs of the business.
WHY IT MATTERS: If we want to eliminate poverty, we need to teach emerging economy business owners how to effectively manage their enterprises and not just administer short term interventions. These are entrepreneurs out of necessity; they are rarely coached in how to run a business. Personalized, longer term incubation is needed to nurture the businesses and enable them to learn in the context of their own unique business challenges.
MY STORY: I spent most of my long career in private sector corporations. I started in food product development, got an MBA, and switched to the business side of the food industry. I spent 2 ½ years in Zurich developing international business experience, and later became involved in corporate social responsibility. Now I devote myself to sharing what I know with those who need it most. I love this stuff.
WHERE I WORK: You name it. A passport is a terrible thing to waste. I have development experience in 14 countries, and corporate experience in another 13 developed countries.
President, Senior Technical Advisor, INSIGHT: Innovative Social Change in Global Health
Senior Behavior Change and Communication Specialist with 10+ years of experience in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the US. Focus on Community Based Participatory Research, e-health, Community Mobilization, Social Media. Doctoral Student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Current research focuses on physical activity and behavioral/ physical outcomes among people with severe and persistent mental illness.
Social Psychologist specialized in planning & evaluation, knowlegde management, & capacity development. Performed as a trainer, process facilitator, advisor, evaluator, coach, project implementation. Gained managerial experience being a NGO Director & member of Advisor Committees. Very active in M&E and CB networks.
For more than 30 years, John Bruce Wells has led organizations, portfolios, and programs that promote green growth. This includes 15 years as President of global consultancies that specialize in environmental protection and sustainable development and that serve governments, businesses, foundations, and international development organizations.
Senior HIV/AIDS Specialist (PMTCT), Health Strategies and Delivery Foundation
• Am currently self-employed. Was a Senior HIV/AIDS Specialist (PMTCT)
• Was an Associate Director with FHI GHAIN project, and State Programme Officer with DFID-PATHS project
• Educational qualifications are: Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Science in Total Quality Management and Organisational Excellence (TQM); Master of Science in Health Education (M.Sc.); Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.); Diploma in Midwifery Education (MTD); Nigerian Registered Nurse/Midwife (RN/RM)
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