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Senior humanitarian and development program manager with extensive
nonprofit management experience, operational ease in multicultural
environments, expertise in directing complex projects from concept to full
operational status, and work experience in the private sector and

Work History

June 2015Present

Independent Consultant

International Development Solutions (IDS), Inc.
  • DB Consulting Group, Inc. (major client)
Jan 2014May 2015

Director, Aid Effectiveness

Save the Children U.S.

Led the development of Save the Children's strategy on aid effectiveness.

  • Staffed and advised Save the Children President & CEO on U.S. foreign assistance reforms to advance local ownership of aid priorities;
  • Designed and led 2 operational research projects on U.S. foreign aid;
  • Liaised with U.S. Government officials on U.S. aid reforms;
  • Successfully contributed to the formulation of a multi-million dollar USAID-funded health program and raised funds from private foundations; and
  • Served as a resource person to Save the Children Sector Leads on aid effectiveness policies and operational strategies, particularly in the areas of health, food security, and education.
Oct 2011Dec 2013

Independent Consultant

International Development Solutions (IDS), Inc.

Provided technical assistance to U.S. government agencies on program planning and implementation in Haiti and South Africa.

  • Haiti: Provided facilitation and oversight for planning, implementation, and reporting of program performance for HIV/AIDS operations; designed and conducted a country wide portfolio review; led annual performance evaluation(FY2011); and developed a $140 million country operational plan(FY2012); developed a 5-year $1 billion operational plan to strengthen Haiti's health sector and facilitated negotiations between Haitian health officials and U.S. Government representatives.

  • South Africa: Facilitated the formulation of a U.S./S.A. Governments Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS and TB; drafted a 5-year $2. 2 billion implementation plan for HIV/AIDS & TB programs; led consultations with Development Partners, including South African and international for profit and nonprofit organizations; engaged senior health officials on the behalf of U.S. Government and staffed U.S. Government representatives in official negotiations.

Mar 2010Aug 2011

Program Manager

U.S. Mission to South Africa

Served as senior health advisor to the Office of the Health Attaché; provided technical and logistical support in all phases of strategy development, planning, and implementation of the Mission’s HIV/AIDS and Health portfolio in South Africa (SA) - with an annual budget of over $500 million, five U.S. government implementing agencies, and over 700 for-profit and non-profit implementing partners; advised the Office on interagency collaboration and government-to-government negotiations on the implementation of the entire health portfolio.    

  • Led the development of a 5-year strategic framework between the U.S. and S.A. governments to fight HIV/AIDS and TB through 2017 – signed by both governments in December 2010;
  • Coordinated engagements with other bilateral and multilateral donors in country;
  • Developed a 3-year collaboration plan to coordinate PEPFAR and Global Fund operations in SA;
  • Created operational systems and procedures for the health team; designed a result-based staff performance assessment framework for management; 
  • Provided mentoring and staff development support to junior and mid-level staff.
Apr 2004Aug 2009

Director, Global Partnerships


Started as Program Manager leading a capacity building and partnerships development program across 6 Sub-Saharan African countries and the US; was then promoted two years later to form and lead a range of partnerships addressing NGO accountability and impact, private sector/governments collaboration for aid financing, and north/south NGO partnerships.

  • Developed and led InterAction's strategy on aid effectiveness, including liaison with the OECD/DAC, collaboration with U.S. aid agencies (USAID/MCC/OGAC) on aid financing and management; and official representation of civil society organizations in the U.S. and abroad;
  • Directed InterAction's engagement with the G8 Summit on aid financing, including coordination and joint policy advocacy with aid groups in G8 countries;
  • Worked with Coordination SUD (France) and CONCORD (EU) to launch an NGO Diplomacy initiative - an international alliance of NGO platforms across 85 countries - see;
  • Managed a multi-year (U.S. government-funded) US$3 million program seeking to address gaps in aid policies, operations, and relationships between U.S. development agencies (USAID/MCC/OGAC) and 400+ U.S. and African NGOs; designed InterAction's first grant management system to fund partner organizations, especially in Africa; 
  • Worked with the Council on Foundations and 7 major U.S. grant makers and private foundations to develop an NGO Repository of Equivalency Determination (ED) to streamline the ED process and dramatically improve international grant-making for U.S. foundations - see;
  • Served on InterAction's senior management team; contributed to the formulation of InterAction’s 5-year strategic vision along with internal organizational restructuring in 2007.

Mar 1997Mar 2004

Senior Program Officer

Pact, Inc.

Started as Program Officer serving as Pact’s in-house expert on programs in South East Asia and Africa; was promoted three years later to oversee select country portfolios; helped develop a “country management team” approach to better integrate HQ and field operations; provided certified training in organizational capacity development.

  • Oversaw country operations with a combined annual budget over $20 million, including expatriate personnel, short term consultancies, program budgets and activities, reporting, partnerships development, and donor liaison; sectoral focus included:
    • Microfinance and small/micro-enterprise development in Laos and Burma;
    • Community-managed primary health care services, including TB and HIV/AIDS education projects for rural communities in Burma;
    • Multi-stakeholders biodiversity conservation, and civil society and local government strengthening projects in Madagascar;
    • Grant management and organizational capacity building projects for local NGOs in South Africa;
    • Community-based natural resource management and environment-friendly micro-enterprise development in Botswana;
    • NGO capacity strengthening and advocacy training in Zambia;
    • Business education, microfinance, and women’s empowerment projects in Nepal;
    • Community-based HIV/AIDS education, care, and treatment projects in Zimbabwe, including OVC activities.
  • Led new business development for country portfolio expansion;
  • Oversaw program monitoring/evaluation activities;
  • Conducted program assessments to identify/promote best practices;
  • Led organizational capacity building assignments, including participation in tool development (OCAT), capacity assessments, and capacity strengthening planning and implementation;
  • Managed donor relations and partnerships development;
  • Served on Pact's senior management team.



MA, International Development Management

The American University, Washington, DC, USA

BS, Tropical Geography

University of Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

Country Experience

Africa: Botswana; Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Ghana; Guinea; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Liberia; Madagascar; Mali; Rwanda; Senegal; South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Asia: Burma (Myanmar); India; Laos; Nepal; Philippines.