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Christel Eijkholt
Consultant , International affairs
Utrecht Area, Netherlands, Netherlands
Multilingual independent consultant on Gender and Education with over 15 years of experience in international development (NGOs, UN and government): programme design, monitoring and evaluation, policy development, technical studies and assessments, analysis, gender audits and publications. Available for short-term assignments only.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Consultant on Education, Gender and Development with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Assessment of evidence-based education and/or training interventions effectively contributing to the SRHR-agenda in foreign policy

Director of Programmes with Het Kinderopvangfonds
Programme development on (Early) Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Policy advise on the link between child care and education
Knowledge management on innovations in the sector (development of multi-media didactic tools and applications, integrated child centres, and early signalling of childhood disorders)
Advisor to the Board
Liaison with Project Managers

Consultant with UNICEF
Gender assessment of UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Office and Multi-country programme

Education Adviser / sr Policy Adviser with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Backstopping and advising education programmes in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Ethiopia; thematic focus on education and fragility and on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); coordination of contacts with Dutch civil society and knowledge institutions regarding (basic) education; Assessor for MFS II.

First Secretary for Education and Development with Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Islamabad
Management of the Education and Development portfolio of EKN Islamabad; development of strategies to increase access and improve quality and relevance of basic education, especially for girls; linking with strategies for governance and gender; PME; networking and donor coordination.

Programme Officer International Policy / Gender and Diversity with Oxfam Novib
Management of the Gender and Diversity portfolio; Coordination of activities on prevention of human trafficking and re-integration of trafficking victims in their countries of origin (focus on Nigeria and Cameroon); Policy and methodology development on the nexus of trafficking, conflict and humanitarian disaster.

Consultant with United Nations Ulaanbaatar
UN Planning and Coordination (UNDG)
Mid-term Review (UNFPA)
Strategic planning process (International HIV/Aids Alliance)

Associate Expert on Child Labour (Dhaka) with International Labour Organization (ILO)
Technical assistance to the Bangladesh country programme of ILO-IPEC; project management; coordination of capacity development on child labour; gender focal point.

Project Officer with Cordaid
Project management for the Asia Dept.

Post-doc in Project management international development from CIDIN, Radboud University Nijmegen (1998 - 1999)

MA in Development studies from Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (1991 - 1996)

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, German
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