Maria Alejandra E.

Program Officer and Insitutional Management

Master's DegreeInstituto Universitario de Investigación José Ortega y Gasset

Guatemala

Summary

María Alejandra Erazo is a Guatemalan lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in the building of democracy and transparency, in the fight against corruption and impunity, and in social development and planning. She has worked for the United Nations, USAID, civil society organizations, international cooperation agencies, and the Guatemalan government. She has extensive experience in project design, management, monitoring and evaluation, institutional strengthening of civil society organizations, and grant management. Mrs. Erazo’s more recent work experience has been as part of the technical team of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), an international body designed to fight against corruption and impunity in all spheres of society. CICIG’s working plan includes collaborating closely with the Electoral Supreme Court to identify, punish and prevent the infiltration of illicit money in political parties. Mrs. Erazo has been in charge of coordinating these specific efforts with all the relevant actors involved. Before joining the CICIG, Mrs. Erazo served as a public officer in the Guatemalan government Planning Secretariat, where she was responsible for coordinating the work of different government agencies and for leading multidisciplinary teams that focused on diverse issues, particularly on security, justice and the development agenda (which includes both the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals). Mrs. Erazo also worked for several years with USAID on a project focused on promoting transparency in civil society organizations.

Experience

  • architecture / design
  • civil society
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • anti-corruption / transparency
  • public administration
  • guatemala
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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