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Kimberly Kane
Team Lead / Director / Manager / Senior Advisor , International non-profit industry
Washington, D.C., United States
Bilingual (English/French) project/program/portfolio manager with specialization in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), organizational development, and capacity strengthening. Strong background in strategy, resource mobilization and operations. 23+ years' experience in international development, including assignments in 30+ countries, 9 yrs in team-lead positions and 15 yrs based in Africa.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Kim Kane is a bilingual (English/French) international development professional with a strong commitment to furthering standards of excellence and a demonstrated track record of managing diverse teams, complex projects and portfolios, and high-profile consulting assignments. She brings over 23 years of non-profit experience across the full cycle of project/program cycle management, with specialization in Results-Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). An expert in capacity strengthening, she is passionate about Learning and Development (L&D) and has proven skills in teaching, training, facilitation and instructional design (e-learning) as well as institutional strengthening/organizational development (OD). She also has a solid background in resource mobilization, business strategy, operations management and risk mitigation.

Ms. Kane has conducted assignments in over 30 countries worldwide, has lived in sub-Saharan Africa for 15 years, and has spent nine years in team-lead positions, including: overseeing nine Country Offices with almost 1,000 staff and awards totaling $550m a Portfolio Director in a Regional Office; leading a 5-year, $37.4m USAID-funded award as Chief of Party in a Project Office; and managing a team of program management and M&E experts that supported a multi-sectoral portfolio of awards as Associate Director-Strategic Management & Capacity Building in a Country Office. She has also successfully delivered consultancies as a trainer, instructional designer, and facilitator of participatory workshops/processes.

Ms. Kane’s career consists of progressively responsible positions within INGOs working primarily on USG-funded projects as well as consultancies with multi-lateral institutions (FAO, OIE, UNIDO, WTO, AfDB), continental bodies (African Union, Commonwealth Secretariat), national ministries in several countries, and other global or regional organizations (NDC Partnership, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, various NGOs). This work covers a wide range of sectors, including public health, One Health, agriculture/food security, livelihoods/economic strengthening, environment/climate change, education, gender, youth, civil society strengthening and more.
Certification in Project Management for International Development Professionals (PMD-Pro) from APMG International in Dec. 2020.

Micro-Masters degree in Instructional Design from University of Maryland (Global Campus): Feb. 2019.

Master's degree in International Training & Education, with concentration in Organizational Development from American University (DC, USA): Dec. 2008. Graduated with GPA of 4.0/4.0.

Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, with minors in French and Journalism from St. Michael's College (VT, USA): May 1995. Graduated with GPA of 3.74 out of 4.0 in the Honors Program and received the departmental honors award. Spent semesters abroad in England and Madagascar.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of local Boards of Directors for FHI 360 in Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Malinke
    United States
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