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Consultant , FAO
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Self motivated, multilingual (English, French, Portuguese) development professional working in food and nutrition security policy with UN and International NGOs, for over 5 years. Field experience in public health and project coordination with national NGOs and CBOs.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

• Facilitating the formation and strengthening of multi-stakeholder partnerships to influence national and regional food nutrition security policies, in the context of the Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM);
• Advising on annual strategic and work plan, authoring midterm and annual results-based reviews of the programme;
• Formulating projects and reviewing project proposals prepared by members, providing technical assistance and ensuring compliance on requirements and standards;
• Ensuring harmonization of members’ activities with regional and global policy frameworks and partners’ initiatives;
• Field missions (Africa, America and Asia) to support the establishment and development of new alliances and provide technical advice on programmes development;
• Support information management related to the field programme, and authoring all of necessary communication material, including documenting project results/impact and success stories;
• Representing the Secretariat at departmental, interagency and international meetings and serving as Asia Representative of the AAHM in Asia

Project Coordinator with FOCSIV (International Civil Service) / Caritas

• Designing and implementing Public Health Emergency Project funded by the Italian Embassy including monitoring of the project’s budget and preparing budget revisions required to report to the Embassy;
• Coordinating the activities of children nutrition centre: supervising local staff, reviewing eligibility criteria for children assisted in the nutrition centre - selecting them on the basis of relevant indicators - and monthly monitoring nutritional status of children;
• Organizing capacity building courses on nutrition, nutrition education and public health to empower young mothers
of the targeted community;
• Identifying and activating long term partnerships with local relevant stakeholders dealing with nutrition and food related activities and liaising with relevant local authorities

Editor with AfricaFiles

Research, post and comment articles to promote African perspectives and alternative analyses for human rights and economic justice in Africa

Project Coordinator with BME charities (African Peoples' Link; Family Support Group)

• Networking and outreach work for parenting programmes to a wide range of Community Based Organisations;
• Selecting and recruiting candidates by qualitative assessment (i.e. interviews);
• Assisting in the evaluation and development of the programmes’ content;
• Drafting promotion and communication material for improving the visibility of the parenting programmes;

Intern with ACORD Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development

Research project and authoring of policy internal brief on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) for ACORD’s Food Sovereignty Programme.

Volunteer with Merlin

Joined Africa Desk for the preparation of Expats Brief packages on ov
MSc in Agricultural Economics from School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London (2010 - 2014)

MA in Social Anthropology of Development from School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London (2004 - 2005)

BA in Sociology from Università degli Studi di Urbino 'Carlo Bo' (1999 - 2003)

Affiliations and Achievements:
YPARD (Young Professionals Agricultural Research and Development)
SOAS Alumni (School of Oriental and African Studies)

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Portuguese
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