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Simulation Exercise: Nepal Floods

2016Lead consultant for the Danish Red Cross on behalf of a DIPECHO consortium and a range of partners including the Government of Nepal.
Role: Design and facilitate national level simulation exercise.

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Facilitating the Disaster Management Working Group (II)

2016Facilitator – International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Role: My second time to facilitate the DMWG – this time in Switzerland – with a strong focus on global surge response tools.

Categories: Facilitation

Sphere and NDMA

2016 Revision of guidance for the Sphere Project
Role: Review and revise advanced draft guidance on the use of Sphere standards in work with National Disaster Management Agencies.

Categories: Guidance
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WFP guidance for work in urban settings

2016Researcher and writer – for the World Food Programme
Role: Produce guidance on urban programming for WFP, and feed into developing policy, ahead of the Habitat III summit.

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Framing the next Sphere Handbook revision process

2016Analyst and writer – for the Sphere Project
Task: Consider a range of factors influencing the next revision process and make recommendations to the Sphere management and Board.

Categories: Guidance Research

Facilitating the Disaster Management Working Group

2016Facilitator – for the RC Movement DMWG
Role: Facilitate three day meeting of senior international disaster managers

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Sphere in urban settings

2015Author and researcher – for the Sphere Project
Task: Develop additional ‘unpacked’ guidance for the Sphere Project, this time exploring the use and adaptation of Sphere standards for humanitarian projects in urban environments.

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Nepal Earthquake: Recovery Advisor

2015Nepal Earthquake Recovery Advisor / Coordinator – for IFRC
Role: Provide technical advice and coordination support to Nepal Red Cross, develop the recovery plan and gain buy in from RC Movement partners. Facilitate Movement Wide partnership meeting.

Categories: Deployment Facilitation

Cash and Vouchers in School Feeding, WFP

2015 Researcher, analyst and author for WFP
Main task: Identify the areas of coherence and the opportunities presented between school feeding, social protection, and cash and voucher programming. Write practical guidance for country offices.
Innovation: analytical framework for classifying school feeding programmes, subsequently used as a template for guidance.

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Use of CTP in Gaza

2015-2016Sole consultant – for Oxfam and the food sector
Main tasks: undertake two research components and multi-agency technical support into cash-based emergency responses for INGOs working in Gaza.
Innovation: new participatory approach for exploring beneficiary preferences in detail

Categories: Evaluation Guidance Innovation Research

Training: practical emergency cash transfer programming, for the Red Cross Movement: PECT I, II and III

2014, 2015Lead facilitator – IFRC and the Red Cross Movement.
Main tasks: Design new training package for using cash transfers in emergencies, lead facilitation in three training events, revise materials through the pilot phase, continuous adaptation to developing cash transfer toolkit.
Innovation: new approach to practical exercises related to cleaning beneficiary lists; managing feedback and complaints

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Sphere for Evaluation

2014Author – for the Sphere Project
Main task: Write practical guidance on using the Sphere Handbook in evaluation of humanitarian action. Combine this with the previous guidance on Monitoring to produce a single volume.

Categories: Guidance

Estimating beneficiary and user numbers for assets built with WFP assistance

2014Sole consultant – for WFP
Output: a proven methodology to count ‘tier two’ beneficiaries of WFP assets created through CFA, and guidelines for country offices and partners

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Evaluation of ECHO funded unconditional cash transfers, Gaza

2014Sole Consultant – for Oxfam GB, Gaza
Key evaluation themes: exploring the concept of a human over-ride to the PMTF used to target safety net beneficiaries; issues of inclusion and exclusion; lessons in credit and debt; challenges with the monitoring tools – and a specific focus on the coping strategy tools.

Categories: Evaluation

Review of Partnership Guidelines

2014 Sole consultant – Analysis and guidance for ICVA
Outputs: analysis of UN-NGO partnership agreement and production of guidance for NGO implementing partners.

Categories: Guidance

Evaluation of UNHCR relationship with UNV (and UNOPS)

2014Sole Consultant – for UNHCR
Key Questions: what value can UNV add in emergency operations; what is the appropriate balance of UNV and UNOPS within the workforce?

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Early Warning, Early Action

2013-14 Sole consultant – for a consortium led by IFRC
Research and analysis: How can drought warning be better linked to flexible finance, contingency plans and resilience building?

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Pakistan Simulation Exercise: country-wide flooding

2013 Team Leader – for IFRC and the Pakistan RC
Tasks: Design of simulation materials; management of facilitation team; facilitation of 3 day event; lead lesson learning workshop and document.

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Evaluation of cash transfer projects

2013Team Leader – for IFRC and Bangladesh Red Crescent
Task: Lead the team to undertake a detailed review of three linked cash transfer programme components for floods / landslide response. Facilitate a lesson learned worship for key stakeholders.

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Global Learning Event: Improving preparedness for CTP

2013Designer, facilitator, and report author – for IFRC and CaLP
Key questions: what can be done by humanitarian agencies to better plan for swift, large-scale cash transfer programmes?

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Monsoon Floods Evaluation

2012Sole consultant (coordinating and drawing on multiple linked sectoral reviews) for IFRC and Pakistan Red Crescent.
Key task: Undertake a substantial summative evaluation of relief and integrated recovery programmes after the 2010 floods

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Sphere 4 Monitoring

2013Author – for The Sphere Project.
Task: Development of practical guidance supporting better use of Sphere Standards in monitoring humanitarian programmes.

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Detailed workplan for integrated urban resilience programme

2013Sole Consultant – for American Red Cross
Key outputs: integrated programme framework, integrated implementation plan, geographical methodology.

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Evaluation: voucher programme for food insecurity

2012Sole consultant – for Oxfam GB Gaza
Key areas of study: food security, economic and social impacts; and cost and effectiveness comparisons with food distributions

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Cash Transfer Programming

2012Sole consultant for IFRC
Tasks: revision of online CTP training; training delivery; development of internal advocacy materials on CTP

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Programme design: integrated rural DRR programme, North of Haiti

2012Team Leader and facilitator; proposal author – for American Red Cross, Haiti.
Main tasks: included detailed multi-sector options analysis and participatory workshop with HQ and field stakeholders to finalise proposal.
Innovation: Detailed technical approach to response option analysis

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Evaluation of unconditional cash grants project, Gaza

2012Sole consultant – for Oxfam GB Gaza
Key tasks: review the transfer modality, quantify impact, and comment on gender relations and sustainability

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Programme design: Urban DRR, Managua

2012Sole consultant – for ADRA
Task: Develop integrated DRR proposal in Managua District 3 for submission to OFDA

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Regional Disaster Response Teams Skills Development Review

2012Sole consultant – for IFRC South Asia
Key question: how can the training and development of RDRT members be made most effective?

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Evaluation of Mekong floods emergency and early recovery operation

2011Team Leader – for IFRC and Viet Nam Red Cross
Key questions: impact and lessons learned across emergency relief, cash grants and permanent shelter.

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