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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:
A private sector development expert, with extensive experience cross- sector. My track record includes; research, enterprise, monitoring/ evaluation, adult education, capacity building, gender & trade. I've worked widely in UK; have experience of Middle East, South Asia, West Africa. My 18 year career has provided me with ample opportunities to make a difference, of which I am proud.

I have designed and delivered accredited professional development courses at the highest level. Worked as a consultant on a national and international assignments, with micro, small and medium businesses, delivering effective impact driven accomplishments in turnaround, growth, strategy monitoring and evaluation, feasibilities; to ensure sustainable solutions. I regularly engage with corporations, as part of corporate social responsibility, business development, and/or in the delivery of funded programmes. Winning competitive contracts, I also deliver start – up business advice, for agencies and local authorities. My work is not limited to funded programmes. I am often called upon by organizations and businesses, to bring in my problem solving, enterprise and organizational expertise, for competitive advantage and change management.

I work to capacity build medium and small voluntary & community organizations, through programmes such as Single Regeneration Budget (SRB); conducted end of programme evaluations for BIG Lottery, UK. Large not - for - profits with whom I have worked, include BBC Children in Need (evaluation) Cadbury's Bournville Village Trust (training & development).

In the public- sector, my wealth of experience extends to various government agencies, UK government and European funded projects. I also work with local governments such as Economic Development Department, Birmingham. My ability to proactively produce results, achieve goals and deliver the highest quality work, is attested to, by both my peers and independent evaluators.

With my diverse career achievements, I am able to boast strong outcomes in business development & fundraising, as part of a solutions driven mandate. I am actively seeking long or short assignments, using my proven track- record of successful delivery and outcomes.
•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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