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Jacqueline Odanga-Kegode
Senior Policy Advisor , United Nations
New York, , United States
I am a bilingual (English, French) Policy Advisor, with 18 years of international experience integrating humanitarian, development and peace interventions for a multi-sectoral approach to sustainable socio-economic development. Interested in long term, full time assignments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
I have a total of 27 years work experience, the most recent 18 of which I served with the United Nations in East Africa and the United States. Recently completed assignment as Senior Policy Advisor for UNHCR in New York, advising on development policy in the humanitarian context, and focal point for UNSDGs and the UN Reform process. Also served as head of Livelihoods in UNHCR Sudan Operation coordinating livelihood interventions aimed at increasing economic resilience for refugees and host communities especially women and youth, covering entire country including postwar areas such as Darfur. Practical experience with UN New Way of Working principles, and successfully implemented a pilot project on humanitarian - peace - development nexus (Community Security and Stabilization Programme - C2SP), in collaboration with UNDP in The Republic of Sudan's White Nile State.
While National Programmes Officer for UNIDO Kenya Country Office, successfully coordinated an international training school for metrology, AFRIMETS. Also coordinated a joint project with UN Women under the UN Joint Gender Program on Economic Empowerment for Women, and successfully trained over 2000 women via group trainings on entrepreneurship and product standards. During this time, served as Co-Chair of Programme Management Oversight Task Force Team giving policy guidance to the Kenya UNCT during the development of the 2013 - 2018 Kenyan UNDAF. The Kenya office also served that also covered Seychelles, Mauritius, Eritrea and South Sudan.
Education:
I have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in strategic management. I have also studied energy efficiency and completed related studies at the Weitz Institute. More recently, I have acquired a post graduate certificate in Public Policy Analysis from Harvard Kennedy School.
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Founder of Kavosa Foundation, that works to support women and children with special needs
- Affiliated to a volunteer community based organization, Child Relief and Us, that contributes to orphans and abandoned children in Kenya.
- Member of the Networking Division of YWC, Young Women’s Club.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French
    Nationality:
    Kenya
    LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-odanga-kegode-589138b9
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