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Mahlon Barash
Independent Consultant , None
Lima, Peru
Housing micro-finance expert with significant international development experience working in micro-finance and micro-enterprise development, as well as project/program design, management, and evaluation. Held high-visibility leadership positions among diverse non-profit and government organizations.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
• Consultant, Central Bank of Tanzania, Lima, Peru, 2017
• Consultant, FINCA Peru, Lima, Peru, 2017
• Consultant, CrediChavín Caja Rural, Lima, Peru, 2014
• Facilitator, International Negotiations and Bargaining course, Thunderbird Global MBA, Lima, Peru, 2013
• Senior Housing Microfinance Expert, ShoreBank International, Panama, 2012.
• Housing Microfinance Specialist, World Bank, Tanzania, 2009.
• Senior Housing Microfinance Expert, ShoreBank International, Tanzania and Uganda, 2008.
• Team Leader, ShoreBank International, Mexico, 2007 – 2008.
• Country Director, Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF International), Cajamarca, Peru, 2004 – 2005.
• Financial Specialist, CHF International, Serbia, 2003.
• Coordinator of International Programs, Institute for Social and Economic Development, U.S.A., 2003.
• Program Manager, Credit for Habitat, Plan International, U.S.A. + 5 countries, 2000 – 2002.
• Financial Services Specialist, Chemonics International, Mexico, 1999.
• Senior Evaluation Specialist, Development Alternatives Inc., El Salvador, 1999.
• Private Enterprise Officer, USAID/Philippines, Office of Economic Development, 1995 – 1999.
• Project Development Officer, USAID/Philippines, Deputy Office Chief, Portfolio Development and Implementation Support Office, 1994 – 1995.
• Project Development Officer, USAID/Bolivia, 1990 – 1994 (Deputy Office Chief, Project Development and Implementation Office, August 1992).
M.A., International Management (specializing in Finance), Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona, 1971.
M.A., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1973.
B.A., History (minor in Spanish, including residence in Mexico), Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, 1965.
Affiliations and Achievements:
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  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish, None
    Peru , United States
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