Jessica Claire
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  • Wrote Gender Analysis Trainer's Training Manual for partners in different countries and for organization's publication Supported to organize MADRE's major events like the commemoration day for MADRE founder Coordinated with partners and arranged logistics for partners during their visits for meetings and seminars for instance WOREC in Nepal and Wangki-Tangki in Nicaragua Additional Information Speaker: Spoke as MC during the US ambassador visit to inauguration of Tibetan Reception Center, February 2011 Participation: Fundraising and Communication a capacity building workshop facilitated by South Asian Fund Raising Group.
Professional Summary

Highly qualified Sustainable International Development professional with a strong commitment to advancing social and gender justice. Experienced gender justice activist with a background in managing the first policy empowering Tibetan women and working with promoting women's rights for women in war front and vulnerable situations.  A passionate advocate and a voice to end gender-based violence especially against women, indigenous and migrant women.  Deep knowledge and understanding of International gender issue with work experience of working on problems around South Africa, Central America, the Middle East and South Asia. 


Gender Analysis

Program Evaluation and Management


Gender Based Violence Prevention

Gender Trainings and Presentation

Fundraising and Communication

Work History
Experienced Gender Project Manager, 10/2006 to 06/2014
Central Tibetan AdministrationCity, STATE,
  • Highly Qualified in Project Management: Experienced in planning, developing, implementing, reporting, and monitoring gender programs within refugee population and women at war front Trained Gender Expert: A gender professional with background in leading, organizing and designing gender programs on a range of topics like gender analysis, gender-sensitization, and women's leadership.
  • Skilled in Gender Analysis: Screened project proposals and reports sent by partners and gave feedback to advance gender equality resulting in more gender sensitive project plans and reports from all the partners.
  • Fund-Raising & Grant Writing: Proven track record in budget management and reporting to International donors Excellent Communication, Networking and Advocacy Skills: Coordinated programs with national and international stakeholders and donors resulting in a strong sustained relationship.

Women's Empowerment Policy and Program Coordinator, 2008 to 2014
Social And Resource Development Fund SARD, , India
  • Conceptualized and hired research program experts and staff to collect data, conduct interviews and analyze all reports leading to publishing of research report titled "Status of Tibetan Women in Exile: 2012" often used for need assessment resource Produced and updated annual quantitative data on gender status since 2009 which is used by Tibetan gender activists Wrote concept notes, executive summaries, grant proposals and sought grants on average $20000 annually Coordinated, planned, proposed, implemented and wrote project reports quarterly emphasizing on lessons learned and results Maintained timely correspondence with all stakeholders and interested parties including Non-Governmental Organizations and individual supporters and sustained the relationships Planned and executed two Trainers' Training workshops on women empowerment and program management for 60 Tibetan women leaders across India resulted in 14 grassroots programs that reached 800 other women.
  •  Supervised and monitored the 14 grassroots programs across India from the trained trainee and leaders Interacted with donors like EU, NCA, USAID, and SOIR-IM through written and verbal correspondences as well as in person meetings and supported the organization in connecting with new donors like Les-Amis-Du-Tibet from Luxembourg Assessed Central Tibetan Administration's programs and projects' proposals using donor's evaluation system and gave recommendations to partners for ensuring gender perspectives are integrated into the project Built partnership with different Departments of Central Tibetan Administration and non-governmental organization including schools, sports associations, and religious organizations.
  • Monitored and evaluated program activities by preparing, collecting and analyzing pre and post program evaluations forms and interviewing program beneficiaries.

Gender Project Officer Research Fellow, 01/2006 to 01/2008
Office Of Planning Commission CTA, , India
  • Wrote and submitted timely project proposals and reports to donor coordinators of CTA Built and maintained relationship with partners and donors through effective communication Organized gender policy workshop for decision makers from different departments resulting in adoption of Women's Empowerment Policy in the Tibetan community Co-developed and organized two trainers' training for representatives from influential non-governmental organizations that led to All India Gender Sensitization organized by Tibetan Women's Association Collected and compiled data from different departments of CTA to assess gender equality in project beneficiaries Program and.
Program and Research Fellow, 09/2015 to 03/2016
  • Wrote project proposals in donors format for partners in Nicaragua and Colombia in support of the partnership team.
Master of Arts: Sustainable International Development, Expected in 2016
Brandeis University, The Heller School of Social Policy and Management - Waltham, MA

Courses Taken under Sustainable International Development

Planning and Implementation

Monitoring and Evaluation

Gender and Development

Fundraising and Development

Reproductive and Sexual Health

Gender Analysis 

Master of Arts: English Literature, Expected in 2006
Maharaja Sayaji Rao University - Vadodara,
English Literature
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature, Expected in April 2004
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English Literature

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