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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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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.

Categories: Evaluation Facilitation Guidance Training
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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Project leader, Erzurum Disaster Preparedness and Logistics Development Project

July 2001 to July 2002
Set up and run an earthquake preparedness project in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent in eastern Turkey
Represent BRCS in Turkey
Oversee tendering and construction contracts
Help BRCS develop guidelines and processes for bilateral operations

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