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Funmi Ade
Consultant , International. Not- for- profit. Government agency. Education. Enterprise, Gender
London, United Kingdom
A private sector development expert with over 15 years experience and strong competences in capacity building. Seeking long or short term assignments, worldwide. Experience in Middle East, South Asia and West Africa. Able to relocate quickly.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
I strongly believe in the power of enterprise - commerce, industry, international trade; to alleviate poverty. With this focus, using my 18 years, testimonial verified experience & qualifications, I work towards generating global prosperity. Combined, I have worked with 200 + organizations, cross - industry & cross - sector.

From planning to execution:
• I build, successfully facilitate, resilient, competitive, profitable enterprise, within national & international contexts.
• I produce growth solutions, liaising with financial institutions, agencies & developing partnerships.
• Generate sustainable impact outcomes, for start - ups, micro, small & medium enterprises, including preparing proposals & winning bids.
• Communicate effectively, with awareness of cultural sensitivities, to adapt suitable strategies for successful engagement.

With my organization development & tutoring expertise, I capacity build:
• Scaling up, designing & sustaining public, private & not- for – profit, programmes.
• Leverage cross - cutting themes, in areas such as, governance, leadership, gender equality.
• Engage in problem solving, goal setting & accomplishment; underpinned by implementing effective monitoring & evaluation processes.
• Produce tangible results, bringing transformation or change, for the better.
• Tutor & design accredited courses & CPD, using blended learning techniques, mentoring & coaching, to develop competence & talent manage.

Whether, donor funded or direct engagement, the aim is always the same, to excel. It's truly a privilege to be paid for work you love doing. As part of my passion for trade and gender equality, I lead a not – for – profit; Enterprising Female, to advance women's economic & education empowerment.
•MPhil thesis by research. 2000- 2004

•MSc Manager & Organizational Development. 1996- 1998

•BA(Hons.) History.

•Chartered Management Institute, Certificate Programme & Project Management. 2013

•National Open College Network, Certificate Equality & Diversity, Level 2. 2013

•Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply/ Graduate Diploma Procurement & Supply

•City & Guilds, Further and Adult Teaching Certificate. 1997

Affiliations and Achievements:
Fellow Institute of Consulting
Member Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

•Certificate Sustainable Market Places. 2016.

•Certificate Inter- Cultural Communication & Conflict. 2016.

•Certificate Introduction to Sustainability (current). 2016.

•Environmental Sustainability Audit. 2014.

•MS Project. 2013, 2005.

•Logframes, Result oriented Monitoring. 2013.

•Benchmark Index®, Winning Moves. 2013.

•EU, DFID, UN, Development Banks, procurement, UKTI. 2014, 2011.

I run a not- for- profit, part - time; facilitating trade to financially empower women, in UK. I provide culturally sensitive, business advice, access and promotional events, for female owned businesses and social entrepreneurs. Through this organization, I have developed links to international gender & micro finance projects, providing funding support, through micro finance.

Additionally, I have sat on committees covering education and enterprise in UK. This includes Prince's Trust (regional & national), Institute of Consulting, Advantage West Midlands (Bridges to Success) chairing a sub - committee on enterprise.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Yoruba
    United Kingdom
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