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Marcus Williamson
Director of Governance, Syria Essential Services II , IRD/Blumont
Amman, Jordan
Governance, capacity development and livelihoods expert; 18 years experience in Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, South Sudan, Thailand, United Kingdom. Experience on DFID, USAID and World Bank Projects.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I have 18 years of professional experience, and have been working in developing countries since 2004. I specialize in governance (especially subnational governance and good governance), capacity development and livelihoods (especially value chain projects). I have served as a senior advisor in government agencies and also on direct delivery of grant programmes. My country experience includes Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, South Sudan, Thailand and the UK.

I have worked in senior roles on projects funded by DFID, the UK Foreign Office, USAID and the World Bank. I typically serve as Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader or Director.

I was formerly a consultant with McKinsey and Company and a lecturer at Oxford University.
Masters Degree in Philosophy from Oxford University- Distinction on Thesis, Honorary Senior Scholar, Wilde Prize for Mental Philosophy

Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy from Oxford University- Congratulatory First Class Degree, John Locke Prize for Highest Philosophy First in the University (top of class)
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Thai
    United Kingdom
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