International development professional with 12 years of experience in food security including: livelihoods and food security program design and analysis, cash transfers, market analysis, multi-sectoral programming (nutrition, resilience, gender, agriculture, and disaster risk reduction), research methods, M&E, and community organizations. Strong technical writing skills - reports and proposals. A history of effective team building and technical leadership in multicultural settings, problem solving, and results under pressure.
History of increasingly responsible monitoring & evaluation, research, communication, and program management positions at USAID, USDA, MasterCard Foundation, and multiple international implementing partners (e.g., Social Impact, International Executive Service Corps, CRS, Chemonics International, Fintrac Inc. and Rise Against Hunger), with work experience in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Senegal, among other countries. Strong understanding of USAID planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation processes and requirements. Strong communication and presentation skills.
My specialties include commodity market analysis, agricultural subsector analysis, food security and nutrition need assessments, social-economic research and analysis. I am also experienced in conceptualization of research projects, preparation of research proposals, budgeting, scheduling, sampling, data collection, Qualitative and Quantitative analysis, preparation of reports and Project Management.