About you (please use English):
Gender and development specialist; use intersectional feminist approach and methodologies.
About you (other languages):
Native French and English speaker; proficient German.
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Area of Gender Expertise:
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Uganda, Mali, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, South Sudan, Somaliland, Burma, Western Sahara
Skills and track record:
IBTCI – Independent Gender Advisor, Feed the Future January 2017 - Current Dakha, Bangladesh Conducted gender learning workshop for USAID/Bangladesh and implementing partners working in agriculture, nutrition, and climate change. World Learning – Independent Gender Advisor, Let Girls Learn Initiative September 2016 - Current Islamabad, Pakistan and Washington, DC Designing inclusive adolescent girls’ education program for White House Let Girls Learn Initiative in Pakistan. ACDI/VOCA – Independent Gender Advisor, Livestock Management October 2016 - January 2017 South Karamoja, Uganda and Washington, DC Conducting gender assessment of livestock management activities in northern Uganda, assessing the changes in household decision-making practices; control, ownership and participation of women and men in livestock management and household practices; gendered market engagement; and leverage points for promoting women’s livestock ownership. Juarez and Associates – Independent Gender Advisor, Conflict and Education June 2016 - September 2016 Segou, Mali and Washington, DC Designed and tested conflict-sensitive gender analysis tools for new USAID education program in Mali. Designed training for French-speaking data collectors on gender, conflict, and monitoring and evaluation. Analyzed barriers to girls’ education in areas affected by violent conflict; produced final gender analysis report. Save the Children U.S. – Independent Gender and Youth Advisor March 2016 – May 2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Washington, DC Designed cross-cutting and stand-alone gender and youth programming in livelihoods, resilience and disaster risk reduction, and health and nutrition for the Growth Through Nutrition (GTN) Program and the Food for Peace Title II Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP). Designed and led Gender 101 and Gender Integration workshop for field staff in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. World Learning – Independent Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist January 2016 – April 2016 Washington, DC Designed and managed production of a Social Inclusion Toolkit for development practitioners; wrote key sections on inclusion analysis and integration into program design and implementation. Designed and led workshops with DC-based practitioners on the inclusion of people with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTI, religious minorities, and racial and ethnic minorities in development programs. U.S. Agency for International Development – Gender Advisor, Pakistan March 2015 – January 2016 Islamabad, Pakistan USAID/Pakistan’s primary liaison on issues of gender. Developed Mission Gender Strategy and guided Mission in its mandate to ensure that all programs address gender concerns and that gender equity is promoted overall. Coordinated White House Let Girls Learn Initiative in Pakistan; advised on design of girl’s education programming. Advised on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Diamer-Basha Dam Project, including issues of resettlement and compensation, to ensure that it met gender and social impact criteria of international financers. Collaborated with Dept. of State on implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan for Women, Peace, and Security. Led comprehensive gender audit of USAID/Pakistan’s programming to determine compliance with USAID policies and regulations, and worked to improve enabling environment for successful integration of gender equality and female empowerment in programs across sectors. Designed and delivered tailored trainings for USAID technical offices across sectors on implementation of USAID’s ADS205 regulations on gender integration, and on the integration of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response across sectors. Formed and chaired monthly Gender Integration Committee and Gender Advisory Committee reporting quarterly to the Mission Director. Advised on gender analyses across all Mission programs. Ensured that gender constraints and opportunities for their amelioration were identified and addressed strategically at the activity design, implementation, and performance evaluation stages of program and project cycles. Identified information needs, training resources, lessons, and best practices for all Mission staff. Provided training and coaching to gender focal points. Worked with civil society groups and the government of Pakistan to enhance awareness and the importance of addressing gender issues related to informing policy-based decisions. AVP Global Consulting, LLC – Independent Gender Specialist 2013 Co-conducted impact evaluation examining four years of programming on women’s leadership and civic participation with the Women’s Learning Partnership, focusing on transitional context of the Arab Spring. Used mixed methodologies to assess program contributions to furthering gender equality, as well as intended and unintended outcomes for program partners and beneficiaries. With Alexandra Pitman, published: “Democracy and Women’s Leadership: Assessing Transformative Changes from the Individual to the Collective Levels in the Women’s Learning Partnership” International Finance Corporation – Independent Gender Specialist 2013 Designed gender audit for the IFC’s Division of Policy, Knowledge Management, and Quality Assurance. Audit aimed to encourage learning within the unit on how to support clients to apply the IFC’s Sustainability Framework more effectively such that they minimize gender-related risks and gender-differentiated impacts as a result of investments and business activities. Vital Voices Global Partnership – Program Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment July 2013 – February 2015 Washington, DC Provided strategic planning services and training to local partners across Africa in advocacy and program management, including theory of change development, stakeholder mapping, indicator development, message creation, monitoring and evaluation, and the use of social media. Managed portfolio of advocacy projects in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda addressing issues of gender inequality in the economy. In Kenya, worked for the full implementation of Kenyan procurement laws requiring at least 30% of all government tenders to be awarded to businesses owned by women, youth, and people with disabilities. In Nigeria, advocated for the Central Bank of Nigeria to implement, measure, and sustain its gender diversity targets. In South Africa, worked toward the inclusion of women at all levels of the economy by contributing to the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill and lobbying corporate S. Africa to align with the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. In Uganda, lobbied the Ministry of Agriculture to allocate 50% of resources available through the National Agricultural Advisory Services Program to qualified women farmers. Implemented final program evaluation using outcome mapping methodology. Products included an advocacy toolkit and four campaign-based case studies.