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Elena Bonicelli
Deputy Country Director for Programs , Americares. Humanitarian Assistance
Bogota, Colombia
Programme management,finance and procurements expert. Hold positions with governmental and non-governmental organizations, mainly in international development and humanitarian aid, as well as in urban sustainable development. Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and have basic knowledge of Russian, French and German. Managed teams of up to 120 people.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
I have worked in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Tunisia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. I am experienced in every phase of the project cycle, and in the management of a base—from project proposals, to implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs, including grant finance and administration, logistics, procurements, and security. I worked primarily on projects in public health, water and sanitation, and livelihoods. Additionally, I conducted scholarly research in Brazil on social justice in urban sustainable development, in Argentina on macroeconomic policy, and in Ecuador on gender policy.
I hold an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with an MA and BA from the University of Pavia, Italy, respectively, in International Economics, Politics and Institutions, and Social Sciences for Cooperation and Development.
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Associate of the Global Studies Centre, Global Studies Center
University Center for International Studies (UCIS), University of Pittsburgh
(approval pending)
- Recipient of the Tinker Foundation fellowship to conduct research in Brazil (summer 2014)

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
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