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Diane Chilangwa Farmer
Consultant , International non-profit
Esher, United Kingdom
Seeking research opportunities to join a team of consultants working in the voluntary sector / International NGOs on projects on gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
As you will note from my attached CV, my research work to date has centred around ensuring that historically disadvantaged individuals are given the opportunity to tell “their story” in their own words – be it within the workplace, their communities and/or educational environment. As a female sub-Saharan African researcher who moved to the UK in 2001, I find myself drawn to the prospect of having the opportunity to work alongside a team of researchers examining issues that interest me immensely – gender; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; and Citizenship.

In 2010, I completed a PhD in Gender at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My research explored the work and family lives of professional and managerial Black African women living and working in London and Johannesburg's private corporate sector. I examined how such women with relatively similar colonial histories, cultures, career and professional backgrounds handle their complex social positioning as minorities and at times viewed as 'space invaders' in the corporate workplace.

I am co Founder of the consultancy PDC: Professional Diversity Consultants. Our focus is on providing advisory services relating to organisational approached to Equality,Diversity and Inclusion in employment through both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
Previously research work include working as a Research Associate at Kingston Business and Law School on a research project that examined the lives of Women and Black and Minority ethnic (BME) working in the legal profession. Further details of my work can be found in my attached CV.

In an effort to enable me to work on projects within the Third Sector more effectively, I completed an MSc NGO Management Programme in 2016. Among the various course modules completed, I found the Resource Management module that looked at the key resource management issues for voluntary sector organisations including finance, human and IT particularly useful. The NGO Management: Strategic Issues module also gave me an understanding of an organisations international impact and why aid architecture is a vital tool of an NGO leader as it is central to their ability to manage change in the context of international aid areas of high volatility.

At present, I am a Board trustee for Concern Worldwide UK and Fundraising Board member for my local Maggie's Centre based at The Royal Marsden Sutton.

I consider myself to have strong interpersonal skills that match my academic and practical work experience. I enjoy travelling and have travelled extensively throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
PhD, Gender and Work, Gender Institute, London School of Economics;
MSc, Gender, Culture and Politics, Birkbeck University of London;
MSc, NGO Management, Cass Bussiness School, City University of London
BA, Media Studies, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Bemba
    United Kingdom
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