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Rachi Picardo
Regional Development Planning Manager & Project Induced In-migration (PIIM) , Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 Limitada
Maputo, Mozambique
Creative and passionate professional with a successful record of accomplishment within the areas of Program management, social performance, corporate sustainability, Government relations and broader stakeholders engagement in Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Ghana and Italy. Over 15 years of progressive experience in the socio-economic development field, and 10 years of experience in senior role
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Area of Expertise:
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Regional Development Planning Manager & Project Induced In-migration (PIIM) _
Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 Limitada (Hired by MozEdge a man-power agency)
Maputo, Mozambique
2019-08 - Present
Manage Govt relations to address matters that can influence the operation of the Mozambique LNG project. Strengthening the relations with multi-lateral and bi-lateral international development institutions for investments in key social development areas in northern Mozambique. Stakeholders engagement to lead to a multi-donor stakeholder platform that intend to promote regional development catalyzed by the MozLNG project, targeting: (i) Local Content, (ii) SME development; (iii) Economic diversification and (iv) urban and territorial planning. Manage of 7 programs valued USD 21 mill. for 5 years.

Head of Social Investments in Mozambique _
Sasol Petroleum Temane (SPT)
Maputo, Mozambique, Johannesburg
2019-01 - 2019-09
Lead the team implementing country-wide social investment programs with combined value of USD 20 mill. Drive the process of development and execution of Sasol's Shared value and corporate sustainability strategy for Mozambique. Government relations and management of overall corporate affairs business in Mozambique.

Head of Sustainability and Social Performance Department (Social and Economic Studies) _
Maputo, Mozambique, Denmark, Ghana, Kenya, Angola
2014-01 - 2018-12
Effectively oversee a team of 20 in-house consultants and more than 30 socioeconomic development projects and impact evaluation studies in areas as agriculture and rural development, education, health, social protection resettlement, and governance. My clients were mainly private sector companies, Government, multi and bilateral organizations in Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa.

Senior Coordinator for Governance _
COWI Mozambique
Maputo, Mozambique
2011-01 - 2016-01
Lead the implementation of governance projects targeting 8 municipalities in Mozambique. Played the role of senior adviser for Governance and Knowledge management for 2 DFID funded projects aiming and strengthening municipal development and citizen engagement and participation in the public sphere. Specialized in strngthening service delivery mechanisms.

Junior Social Development Consultant _
Austral & COWI
Maputo, Mozambique
2005-08 - 2010-01
Managed the development of technical and commercial proposals and coordinated field activities to address the needs of clients in more than 10 projects in areas of water and sanitation, health, education, agriculture and infrastructure development.
Master's Degree in Social Policies for Sustainable Development of Territory _
University of Bologna, School of Governance and International Development
Bologna, Italy, 2009-01 - 2010-09

Honors Degree in Social Sciences with specialization in Public Administration and Management.
Eduardo Mondlane University
Maputo, Mozambique, 2003-07 - 2005-07

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
Eduardo Mondlane University
Maputo, Mozambique, 2000-07 - 2003-07
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Portuguese and Italian
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