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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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Federation Early Recovery Surge Team III, Malaysia

2012Lead facilitator – for IFRC and National Societies
Tasks: Review of materials, reprisal of FERST training with stronger emphasis on multi-sectoral, cash, markets and response option analysis.

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Review of CTP training materials and monitoring tools

2011Sole consultant – for CaLP
Key tasks: consult trainers and participants, review monitoring tools, recommend changes to approach, content and monitoring

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Review of the Economic Security training programme

2011Team Leader – for ICRC
Tasks: review the training programme, consider alignment with revised strategy, and recommend improvements

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Technical support to cash transfer programming research projects

2011Sole consultant – for CaLP
Key tasks: Selection and management of consultants for research projects into contingency planning and market assessment; review of toolkit materials.

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Market Assessment – linked with parallel HEA process

2011Lead author, markets section – for ICRC
Key Question: what is the impact of the ‘easing’ of the blockade on households and markets in the Gaza Strip?
Innovation: combining a political economy approach with the sustainable livelihoods framework in a graphical tool to enhance analysis at a variety of levels.

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Relief assessment, feeding into the Federation’s revised strategic plan for recovery

2011Team Leader for IFRC Haiti
Key Question: what is the correct balance of relief and recovery programming at this stage?

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Developing recovery surge capacity

2011 Analyst and author – for IFRC Geneva
Objective: Build on experience from Pakistan and Haiti to develop recommendations for rapid deployment of technical recovery staff to emergency operations.

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Household Economic Security Training II

2010Lead facilitator, handover – for BRCS
Key tasks: Revise curriculum, and facilitate second round of training; produce full training pack

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Evaluation: Tsunami Recovery Programme

2010Team Leader – for Spanish Red Cross
Main focus: Learning lessons from four livelihoods projects on the west coast of Sri Lanka.
Innovation: Creation of an analytical framework for classifying livelihoods recovery projects by a range of influencing factors.

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Deployment: Recovery Coordinator, Pakistan monsoon floods

2010Senior field management role – for IFRC
Role: deployed into the emergency phase to design and oversee the recovery assessment process, develop the Recovery Framework, and revise the Plan of Action.
Innovation: formalising the elements of secondary data analysis, synthesis of findings and reflection within the assessment process.

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Evaluation of the MOFA funded ‘delegates programme’

2010 Sole Consultant – for Netherlands Red Cross
Key question: what was the impact on disaster response capacity of recipient organisations?

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Recovery business plan

2010 sole consultant – for IFRC Geneva / Haiti
Task: Develop a business plan for the recovery operation

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Deployment: Recovery Assessment, Haiti Earthquake

2010Sector team lead – for IFRC Haiti
Objective: context analysis, assess outstanding needs, response option analysis

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Household Economic Security Training

2009Course design and lead facilitator – for British Red Cross
Task: Develop and lead the training for members of the BRC HES roster

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Federation Early Recovery Surge Team II, Uganda

2009 Course design, lead facilitator – for IFRC
Key tasks: further develop training model and facilitate second iteration

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The Palestine Red Crescent response to operation Cast Lead in Gaza

2009Team member – for IFRC and Palestinian Red Crescent
Key question: Identify lessons learned during PRCS’ activities responding to operation Cast Lead in Gaza, during January 2009.

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CBP project design: urban and rural voucher projects

2009 Sole consultant with local team – for IFRC, Zimbabwe and Danish RC
Key tasks: design an urban and a rural voucher scheme to address food insecurity issues, including a comprehensive monitoring framework, and develop the supporting ECHO proposal.
Innovation: the rural milling voucher at a time when there was very little currency in circulation

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Early Recovery Adviser, Suriname Floods

2009Sole consultant – for UNDP Suriname
Objective: support the GoS in a multi-stakeholder process to reflect on the floods of 2008, develop a capacity analysis, hazard mapping, action plan, and strategic framework

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Training: Cash Transfers in Emergencies

2009Technical Lead, Co-facilitator – for American Red Cross and IFRC
Brief: Develop and co-facilitate training in CTP for members of ARC’s emergency roster and other relief professionals

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Evaluation: ACT response to Cyclone Nargis

2009 Team Member – for the ACT Alliance
Evaluation of multi-sector relief efforts in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta
I was leading on lessons learned; accountability; application of Sphere Standards and the Code of Conduct.

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Develop Strategic Plan for India Red Cross.

2009Author – for IFRC and Indian Red Cross
Key task: Support the finalisation of the 5-year strategic development plan

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Sub-contract: DRM curriculum design

2009Advisor.
Key tasks:
Develop outline DRR and DRM curriculum for a regional development bank

Categories: Training

Federation Early Recovery Surge Team

2008Course designer and lead facilitator – for IFRC
Key tasks: develop concept, design and facilitate a new training course, including simulation and fieldwork, for senior recovery practitioners to be deployed in sudden onset emergencies; identify appropriate communities and locations for course to run; develop materials, learn and improve.
Innovation: participatory evaluation tools – practicing what we preach

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Evaluation of UN supported GoI community-based DRM programme

2008Team member – for ADPC / UNDP
Large evaluation of huge UNDP / Government of India programme
Team member for Maharashtra State field work

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Guidance: Early recovery programming in conflict environments

2008Author – for BRCS
Output: Note for practitioners

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Country Coordinator

July 2005 to July 2008
Leading the British Red Cross response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka
Representation, leadership, strategy and programme design for post-tsunami and post-conflict environments
Rapid switch from recovery approach to emergency relief during the conflict and displacement in the east of the country
Management of large diverse and dispersed team; security management
Coordination and networking in complex partner environment
Programming in livelihoods recovery, disaster risk reduction, shelter, and first aid training

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