Highly qualified international development practitioner with over 20 years of experience in program design, administration, and management. Over half of this time as a Director with experience in business development especially wth USAID and DOS. As the Country Director it was up to me to develop the strategic plan in a participatory way with staff and partners. Managed complex and large programs with over 200 staff in Zimbabwe and 10 staff in a more focused program in Burkina Faso. Have always been able to get the team, no matter what size or make-up to work together for a common purpose. Have lived overseas for most of my career and speak fluent French. Many years of practical experience working in gender integration and social inclusion most recently as the gender point person for the US Embassy in Ouagadougou. Major emphasis on monitoring and evaluation as well as capacity development and knowledge management as we partnered with local organizations and NGOs for implementation. Technical expertise in global health, natural resource management, democracy and governance. I am known for strategic program growth. I have brought in significant revenue for new progrms that build on and enhance or compliment existing programs. I have a knack for innovating and creating opportunities that others miss. I have current knowledge of policies, practices, and issues in international development especially through recent work with USAID and DOS. Recently completed refresher course on contracts and grants with USAID. Have had effective relationships with Ambassadors, Vice Presidents, Ministers, and women leaders at the farm level in the Gambia where I worked to build one of the most effective women's cooperative in West Africa known as the Sesame Growers Association. I have a large netwrok for business development especially with international donors and service providers. I am ready to work with a fast paced professional group that is interested in changing the paradigm for development. Are you ready for me?
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