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Nicolo' Massa Bernucci
Project Manager , Internation non-profit
Rome, Italy
Socio economist and development practitioner with 5 years' experience in programme management, design, monitoring and evaluation in livelihood strategies, rural development, economic empowerment and climate change adaptation programmes. Field experience in Asia (India, Bangladesh), West Africa (Mali) and Southern Africa (Namibia).
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
August 2017 - August 2018 (1 year)
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – Hanoi, Vietnam Regional Programme Management Officer:
- Research Facilitation Support: CIAT Regional portfolio management information systems and databases for regional portfolio of projects and activities. - Resource Mobilization: Management of information systems and databases for regional proposal pipeline, donor intelligence, and resource mobilization schemes. - Program Development: Regional and national monitoring trends analysis in the agricultural development sector to guide CIAT Asia in identifying new programmatic opportunities - Partnership and Capacity Building: Coordinates institutional mechanisms to support, systematize and formalize research-for-development partnership schemes

March 2016 – July 2017 (1,5 year)
European Commission – DEVCO – Namibia Delegation Programme Manager (JPD) under the Cooperation Section: Contributed to the programming, identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU programmes and projects supported in Namibia through the funding instruments: EIDHR, 10th and 11th EDF in the following sectors: - Climate change adaptation and mitigation (Kavango, Karas and Khomas regions) - Conservation agriculture (Kavango, Kunene and Zambezi regions) - Renewable energy (Kavango, Karas and Khomas regions) - Institutional development and capacity building (Windhoek)

June 2014 – January 2016
(1 year 8 months)
International Fund of Agriculture Development (IFAD), HQ – Rome, Italy International Consultant at the West Central Africa Division under the Programme Management Department: - Implementation of the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT) in the PAPAM project (Agricultural value chains) in Mali and data analysis - Development of the MPAT Climate Change Adaptation indicator - Development of the strategic framework for the investment portfolio of Mali and Mauritania
- Analysis of south-south and triangular cooperation initiatives along the project cycle (Design, Implementation and Supervision, Completion stage). - Designed and implemented a participatory photography activity in the FIER project (Rural Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Project) in Mali

Sept 2013 – June2014 (10 months)
Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), HQ - Rome, Italy
International Consultant at the Office of Partnership, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC) in the Communication for Development (ComDev) team:
- Responsible for the content management of the ComDev regional platforms (YenKasa Africa, Onda Rural and ComDev Asia). The platforms were established by the FAO and the World Association of Community Radio (AMARC) to enhance knowledge and experience sharing between local community radios and civil society organizations in order to support rural development and climate change adaptation in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
- Supported the implementation and monitoring process of t
Master in Rural Development and Programme Management at the Institute Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

Final Thesis: How does community engagement and participation through participatory photography increase the efficiency of rural development programmes?

Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation (MSc) at Tor Vergata University, Rome.

Final Thesis: Empowering communities in Bangladesh through micro-credit: A study of Grameen Bank programmes in the department of Sylhet.
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portughese
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