Juliette Maughan

Juliette Maughan

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Regional Coordinator

Organization of American States

  • Responsible for coordinating meetings with local electoral actors and mapping of observation areas and routes.
  • Responsible for briefing international observer on arrival and providing additional training as required.
  • Prepared daily and final reports for input into the national election observation report for the Municipal Elections of 2010 based on analysis of the national legislation, the political situation and observations coming out of meetings and data from Election Day.
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011

Temporary Programme Analyst

United Nations Development Programme

  • Worked with partners and consultants to follow up on outstanding reports, ensuring that they complied with UN standards.
  • Coordinated logistics and thematic aspects of launches, meetings and missions in Barbados and the OECS region.
  • Provided input into policy and research documentation in the area of Poverty Reduction. •Drafted terms of reference and reviewed bids for consultants.
May 2007 - Mar 2011

Consultant

DYKON Developments Inc.
  • Participated in the preparation of proposals and bids for projects locally and regionally.
  • Coordinated logistics for international and regional consultants conducting business on behalf of the firm in Barbados.
  • Supported the monitoring of projects and engaged in follow up activities.
  • Participated in research activities conducted by the firm and provided input into report
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

Consultant

Organization of American States

  • Responsible for the logistical coordination of the Third Inter-American Electoral Training Seminar in Mexico City in collaboration with the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE in Spanish).
  • Facilitated group sessions on strategic planning for electoral procedures.
  • Responsible for the translation of documents and presentations prior to and during the Seminar in Spanish and English.
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Intern

Organization of American States

  • Member of the International Observation Mission to Colombia
  • Supported the preparation of the Inter-American Electoral Training Seminar in Mexico.
  • Drafted and translated letters, proposals and press releases in Spanish and English; edited OAS documents for publication.
  • Prepared two proposals for funding for 2011 activities, which were successfully awarded.
  • Participated in the Model OAS exercise, a replication of the Permanent Council, where the topic focused on increasing women’s participation in economic and social life.

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Master of Science

University of the West Indies

Skills

Skills

Rapporteuring

Efficient note taking and report writing skills Developed presentation skills

Facilitation and Presentation Skills

Creation of workshop methodology and tools Ability to communicate across political offices and cultures Use of presentation tools like PowerPoint for delivery

Election Observation and Democracy

Mainstreaming of youth and gender into the analysis of election monitoring. Demonstrated capacity for critical analysis of relevant legislation, political situation and observations Creation of local level reports in tight deadlines Ability to work in rural communities Increased communication and interpersonal skills for field research on sensitive issues. Mainstreaming of gender and youth issues/ indicators as part of observation analysis Briefing of any additional observers who are part of the team

Research

Quantitative and Qualitative research methodology. Increased communication and interpersonal skills for field research on sensitive issues. Demonstrated capabilities in analysis and report writing. Creation of research tools, particularly for qualitative analysis  

Translation skills

Experience working in Spanish, including the translation of documents in English and Spanish. Editing documents translated to English for quality control and understanding. Translation of PowerPoints for presentations at workshops and conferences.

PROJECT/ PROGRAMME COORDINATION & ADMINISTRATION

  ·      Development of logical frameworks, including the identification of indicators, preparation of budgets and the creation of tools for monitoring and evaluation activities. ·      Proposal writing and soliciting support from sponsors for project activities. ·      Identification of themes and topics and finding key speakers for meetings and conferences. ·      Meeting and event coordination in Latin America and the Caribbean in both Spanish and English. ·      Working with stakeholders to ensure compliance with reporting standards of international organisations, particularly the United Nations. ·      Competencies in Microsoft Office applications– Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook; ATLAS, QuickBooks Pro and other accounting software. ·      Strong written and verbal communication skills across cultures and political offices. ·      Report writing, editing and proofreading of documents for publication in accordance with identified standards. ·      Effective Time management and problem solving skills.  

Monitoring and evaluation

Development of logical frameworks, including the identification of indicators, preparation of budgets and the creation of tools for monitoring and evaluation activities. Use of content management systems to update websites and practical knowledge of Web 2.0 platforms tools, including use for advocacy and monitoring and evaluation purposes. Creation and use of databases for monitoring purposes Creation of monitoring tools for collection of data Identification of indicators for youth and gender mainstreaming

Interest

Photography; Latin American Dance Forms (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue etc.); Traveling and cultural exchange

Summary

A dynamic, flexible and proactive project/ programme coordinator with the capacity to communicate across languages, cultures and political offices. International experience gained in countries that span four regions in the world has allowed for building of skills in management, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of multi-country programmes.

Bio

I recently completed an MSc in Integration Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. An integral part of my graduate studies explores the theoretical and practical dynamics of regional integration as it relates to social, political and economic development.  

I have provided consultancy services in operations and logistics management, programme coordination and research to various government and non-governmental organizations including the Organization of American States (OAS), the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Oxfam, and the Canadian High Commission. My varied background includes working on issues related to youth and gender mainstreaming, poverty alleviation, political affairs, trade, sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDS.

I posses immense experience throughout the Caribbean and Latin America having lived, worked and studied in different countries in the region such as Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Colombia. I have also been a member of international electoral observations missions to Latin American countries and have worked as a consultant with the Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation, OAS in Washington DC in support of their work to strengthen electoral processes within and outside of the region. I have served as the Youth Representative on the Commonwealth International Observer Mission to Tanzania and am currently a member of the Commonwealth Sub-Committee on Human Rights and Democracy for Youth.