Consolidated Food and Nutrition Security Expert. Excellent skills in strategy formulation and action planning, project management and coordination, communication and liaison, facilitation and team building, and assessment, monitoring and evaluation. Over 20 years experience with United Nations (FAO, OCHA, UNDP, and WFP) and Private Sector Agencies (Chemonics, Chevron).
Accustomed to leading multi-sector project teams participating in public policy planning and implementation processes towards improving institutional and organizational aspects of agriculture and rural development, poverty reduction and food and nutrition security.Substantive working knowledge on the subjects of food and nutrition security, agriculture systems, socio-economics and sustainable development; inter-agency assessments, planning and operations.
> 12 Years relevant professional experience in international development work linked to rural development, agriculture, food security or nutrition related subjects.
> 12 Years experience in analysis of interconnected food and nutrition security processes and inter-linkages with rural development and agriculture
> 12 Years experience in the management of international technical cooperation programmes, projects and processes.
> 12 Years experience in the efficient preparation and delivery of programmes, monitoring of the delivery of intended products and ensuring implementation is on track, and assessment of the production of their desired effects.
> 12 Years experience in the provision of support to various international agencies in the preparation of tender dossiers or call for proposal files, execution of standard procurement procedures and processes for services, inputs supplies and work contracts, and evaluation / selection of responses (applying ex-ante and ex-post controls).
> 12 Years experience in management of processes for issuing calls for tenders / proposals, receiving applications, chairing evaluation committees and deciding on the results of procurement procedures, and issuing contracts.
> 12 Years experience in the preparation of contracts and terms of reference and technical specifications and other award criteria.
> 8 Years experience in conducting rural appraisals (RRA/PRA) and their application to situation, needs and impact assessments.
> 10 Years experience in the identification, formulation and evaluation of policies and strategies in the area of agriculture and food security including emergency and humanitarian programs, linking relief rehabilitation and development and food crises management.
> 10 Assignments working on donor funded development processes and projects.
> 20 Assignments leading technical analysis in the field on food and nutrition security, livelihoods, agriculture and rural development.
> 20 Assignments as team leader and > 50 Assignments as programme/project manager.
> 10 Assignments that are nutrition-linked and apply nutrition-sensitive approaches.
> 15 Assignments in the application of direct observations, individual and group interviews (open, semi-structured or facilitated) with key informants and focus groups, and follow-up semi-structured perceptions surveys to analysis and charting/mapping of contexts, institutions and policies/programmes, and problems and stakeholders.
> 15 Assignments in the application of socio-economic and gender analysis tools to participatory appraisal and community based planning, covering socio-economic factors and patterns of vulnerability for different risk factors.
> 20 Assignments involved in programmatic analysis and identification of gaps and priorities for interventions.
Expert on analysis, design, management and delivery of agriculture, food and nutrition security projects and programmes worldwide, working as nutrition/food security specialist since 1997 on assessments and evaluations, implementation of strategies, and projects.
Experience with leading and conducting technical analysis in the field on food and nutrition security, livelihoods, agriculture and rural development.
Long track record of projects/program management and coordination, as well as team management and planning as head of mission/team leader.
Proven experience in Policy development, Strategic planning and Programme design including preparation and formulation of RRA/PRA processes and Plans of Action with project profiles.
Highly experienced in interacting and supporting high-level officials in strategy and policy development.
In-depth understanding of processes and challenges in food and nutrition security.
Good understanding of nutrition-sensitive approaches and skills in qualitative assessment techniques.
Worked previously in nutrition policy and programming.
Specialist in policies and programs designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by diminishing people's exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to manage economic and social risks.
Knowledge of resource partner development cooperation policies and processes in developing countries.
Good knowledge of international development partners and financial institutions, such as FAO, WFP, UNDP, USAID.
Familiar with EU policies, guidance, action plans and decisions regarding the EU agenda for change, resilience; food and nutrition security; maternal and child; and social protection for inclusive development. Familiar with EU thematic programmes.
Good track record in the provision of both humanitarian transfer social security interventions (intended principally to save lives in the short term in circumstances where due to inadequate food consumption, compromised livelihoods or extreme coping strategies, excessive mortality or emergency rates of malnutrition are exceeded or anticipated) and social transfer / safety net schemes to tackle long-term chronic structural food insecurity and protect and improve the food consumption and productive potential of vulnerable households.
Seasoned multi-sector coordination experience in development cooperation, and joint efforts concerning multi stakeholders (public sector, NGOs, CSOs etc.) in public sector organizational development, institutional capacity development improving capabilities and capacity of mechanisms (e.g. delivering social transfers and safety nets inter alia) to reinforce resilience to food crises and food insecurity, support agricultural growth and sustainable agriculture, and improve nutrition.