International Development and Gender Specialist with extensive professional experience over 25 years in senior managerial and technical positions as Chief Technical Advisor, Team Leader, and Consultant with United Nations agencies (UNDP, UN Women, ILO, UNIFEM, UNICEF) ESCAP, World Bank and bilateral donors USAID, DANIDA, GIZ in countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Expertise and focus on gender equality, women's empowerment and rights including gender analysis and gender integration across sectors: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, market oriented vocational training and skills development, governance and leadership, gender based violence financial inclusion and gender responsive budgeting. Experience in application of ‘Making Markets for the Poor' approach.
Advisory and technical experience in strategic planning, program design, implementation and results based management including capacity development of government, civil society, private sector partners and communities.
Success achieved in collaborative work and partnership development with diverse actors in advancing women and gender equality initiatives, and in team work and facilitation.
Experience and expertise in leading and conducting complex program evaluations and assessments, with substantive knowledge of evaluation methodologies, strong skills in research, analysis and synthesis and authoring reports. I have written several publications and project documents, researched and prepared policy and technical papers, situation analysis, manuals and guidelines, and made presentations.