Blog Archives

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Role: Review and revise advanced draft guidance on the use of Sphere standards in work with National Disaster Management Agencies.

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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Guidance: Early recovery programming in conflict environments

2008Author – for BRCS
Output: Note for practitioners

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