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Summary

Development Consultant with research and project management experience in international and Australian community development sector. Provides consultation in strategic planning and policy, community engagement, and monitoring and evaluation.   

Work History

Mar 2016June 2016

Community Development Consultant

Moonee Valley City Council - Flemington VIC 
  • Completed final report for 6 year Neighbourhood Renewal project
  • Provided quantitative and qualitative research analysis to report against project indicators
  • Assessed project outcomes, identify gaps and develop recommendations for future service delivery and research
  • Consulted with community, government and services committee to develop Action Plan 
  • Develop Project Briefs
  • Provided strategic planning and policy development for Community Planning and Development Department
  • Delivered training and resource development for Council  
Jan 2016Feb 2016

Cambodia Design Summit Facilitator 

Engineers without Borders - Melbourne VIC
  • Supervised 45 undergraduate students on 14 day summit across Cambodia
  • Designed and presented workshops on Community Engagement & Development
  • Provided mentoring and training throughout program 
  • Facilitated community visits to regional villages 
  • Managed budget, accommodation and transport logistics  
Jan 2015Dec 2015

Community Development Officer - Institute for Popular Democracy

Australian Volunteers for International Development - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Engaged with stakeholders from government, private and community sector to research process involved in completing a community housing resettlement  
  • Collated research on technical and organisational requirements for  completing propsoal
  • Analysed findings and developed a technical and social framework for approaching peoples plan
  • Published the first comprehensive all inclusive Best Practice Guide for communities completing a housing resettlement proposal 
  • Designed and facilitated training workshops in: monitoring and evaluation, data management, communication, organisational development and values formation
  • Election Committee Member for bi-annual board membership election 
Nov 2014Dec 2014

Policy Officer (Internship) 

Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre - Canberra, ACT
  • Identified and developed training process to meet current ASQA standards 
  • Analysed legal framework for implementing reviewed policy 
  • Developed and briefed staff on policy review for trainer recruitment program  
Aug 2014Nov 2014

Project Management / Field Researcher  - Colmar Brunton 

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - Melbourne VIC 
  • Provided logistical management for Victorian Schools Health and Wellbeing Survey 
  • Coordinated resources, staffing, budget and logistics for 10 person team conducting research across Victoria  
  • Field Leader for regional research team
  • Managed data and input for over 6000 surveys
Jul 2014Aug 2014

Community Development Consultant 

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service - Preston, VIC 
  • Reviewed 3 year program planning and implementation strategy 
  • Identified gaps in service delivery and role expectations within teams
  • Delivered training workshops on project management and evaluation 
Jan 2014Jun 2014

Project Officer - Feedin' the Mob

Plenty Valley Community Health - Plenty Valley, VIC 
  • Managed project extension of Indigenous health and well-being program
  • Responsible for all government reporting and project planning
  • Managed $100,000 budget 
  • Facilitated project steering committee and stakeholder management 
  • Developed and delivered Project Plans in partnership with local community and government services  
  • Developed and facilitated internal training packages 
Oct 2010Feb 2013

Community Liaison 

Micah Projects - Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre - Brisbane, QLD
  • Delivered training, orientation and workshops to staff and community partners
  • Coordinated partnerships with collocated/visiting services and stakeholders 
  • Managed volunteer and student programs at the centre 
  • Event Manager for awareness raising and advocacy campaigns
  • Managed organisational website and stakeholder newsletter 
Jan 2008Sep 2010

Senior Client Care Coordinator 

Centrecare South West Brisbane Community Options Project - Brisbane, QLD
  • Coordinated Social Inclusion Program and Indigenous Aged Care Services 
  • Developed, implemented and reviewed Client Care Plans
  • Delivered training for new staff and assisted recruitment 
  • Produced reporting for multiple funding bodies
  • Member of Internal Audit Committee 

 Education

Mar 2013Nov 2014

Masters Social Science  (International Development)

RMIT University 
  • Completed with Distinction
  • Specialised in - Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy and Community Development 
Mar 2007Nov 2007

Honours in Sociology 

University of Queensland
  • Completed with Honours IIA
  • Researchthesis title 'Young People and their Attachment to Community: a local to global perspective"
Mar 2004Nov 2006

Bachelor of Arts - Major Cultural Sociology, Gender & Psychology 

Griffith University 
  • Graduated with GPA 6

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