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Kristin Kalla, MA MPH
Sr. Consultant, Executive Director, Program and Operations Manager and Chief of Party , International Non-profit
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Sr. Consultant, Executive Director, Program and Operations Manager and Chief of Party: 25 years in nonprofit leadership and consulting to numerous public sector organizations and foundations. Senior development executive with experience in strategic leadership to donors, non-profits and large multi-lateral organizations.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Fundraising, Program Development, Field Operations & Grants Management: Lead programs on community development, gender equity and diversity. Experience managing $50 million in more than 15 countries with multi-sectoral teams. Strengthen government and local capacity to mainstream programming. Skilled in raising of funds with USAID, CDC, PEPFAR, Global Fund, UN, EU, World Bank, and foundations.

Financial & Operational Stewardship: Strong track record of financial management systems. Commitment to high ethical and professional standards. Expertise includes operational start-up, budgeting and overseeing internal & external audits, staff development and recruitment. Managing team-building, resolving conflicts, and leading change.

Health, Gender & Human Rights: Technical expert in health, HIV/AIDS and gender in Africa, Central Asia, Balkans, Asia, Middle East and United States. Specialist in conflict-/post-conflict environments transitioning from emergency to development using gender mainstreaming, livelihood and rights-based approaches.

External Relations & Strategic Communications: Skilled in strategic communications to raise profiles, promote health, and improve alignment. Transitioned an early career in public relations into innovative outreach strategies for non-profit sector. Strong political acumen and diplomatic skills through interactions with donors, heads-of-states, governments, EU, UN, corporate leaders, and the Hollywood community.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) GBViE (Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies) Surge/Global Emergency Training (certificate) July 2016

United Nations International Leadership Academy (UNU), Amman Jordan June – September 1997
First UN Leadership Academy launched by the UN Secretary General and Chair HM Queen Noor
Master of Public Health (MPH) January 1993 – June 1993
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Maternal & Child Health
Master of Arts (MA), African Area Studies September 1991–December 1992
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Medical Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communication September 1982 - June 1987
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), graduated with honors
Affiliations and Achievements:
2014 Alumni Hall of Fame Award at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, March 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) Staff Union Council (SUC), The Hague, 2009-2012 – Served as a focal point of communication and mediation between the staff members and the administration of the Court.
Task Force Member, UN International Labor Organization (ILO) for establishing workforce policies related to HIV/AIDS in the United Nations system, Addis Ababa, 2000-2001
Technical Expert, World Bank Act Africa Team – Advised on designing the $59 million multi-sectoral World Bank HIV/AIDS Project in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 2000-2001
Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), The Sphere Project, Geneva, 1997 - Advised on public health and gender issues for the development of the first Sphere Guidelines, which aimed to develop a set of universal minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian assistance.
Board Member, National Council for International Health (NCIH), Washington, DC, 1994-1995 – Provided Board leadership to a leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
    United States
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