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Professional Summary

Dedicated partnership specialist and strategic advisor with 14+ years of experience in advocacy, planning, policy development and implementation. Proven ability in capacity building, quality assurance, risk management and change management. Versatile consultant with specialized knowledge of humanitarian and development policies and operational issues. Documented strengths in building and maintaining relationships with diverse range of stakeholders in dynamic fast-paced settings. Insightful self-starter Private Public Partnership with adaptable approach in the deployment of new technologies and best practices for successful outcomes.

Skills
  • Planning & Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Social Media and Remote Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Starter
  • Issue Tracking
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Writing Press Releases
  • Assigning Work
  • Researching Technologies
  • Organizational Structure
  • Evaluating Performance
  • Managing Digital Media
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Camden, NJ, Expected in 05/2008 Master of Science : Public Affairs And Public Policy Analysis - GPA :

Honoree of National Honor Society 2008
• Member of American Society for Public Administration

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Camden, NJ, Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Arts : Political Science And Government - GPA :

National Honor Society for Political Science
• Awarded Jack Marvin Weiner prize for Best Senior Honors Thesis
• Honor Roll, Summa Cum Laude

Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Expected in 05/2003 Associate of Science : Computer Systems Analysis - GPA :

Summa Cum Laude Graduate
• Dean's List Summer 2003, National Honor Society Inductee
• Bucknell University STEP Scholarship Recipient

Work History
East Africa Global Consulting - Senior Strategic Advisor
City, STATE, 01/2013 - Current
  • Resourceful Senior Advisor / Consultant with 9+ years of experience in research and analysis, coordination, project development and presentations. Specialty in identifying public-private partnership venture opportunities to execute range of projects and direct investments. Increased revenue growth by 30% over six years.
  • Implementing and conducting thorough reviews of sustainability and growth potential; creating measures to optimize outreach success and strengthen key relationships between social impact start-ups and entrepreneurs in emerging economies, leading to 7% increase in EAGC profits in first 12 months.
  • Collaborating with private investors, national and regional governments, multilateral organizations, and corporations, designing and implementing strategies to meet their goals and objectives while addressing local and regional needs, allocating 3% of all contract values to local livelihood and anti-poverty initiatives.


World Food Programme, United Nations - Consultant Inter-Agency and External Relation
City, STATE, 06/2007 - 01/2013
  • Served as on-site liaison between senior management team and outside agencies, drew on partnership expertise and intercultural skills to develop custom strategies for successful high-profile advocacy.
  • Used discretion and resourcefulness to handle sensitive and confidential data and communications, delivered outstanding service to WFP clients to maintain and extend relationships for long-term partnerships.
  • Maintained office workflow with 4-person team managing $1 million outreach budget and positioning WPF for favorable coverage.


Accomplishments
  • Achieved strengthening of stakeholder relationships, by introducing external stakeholders engagement methods for EAGC improving assistance to national and regional governments, and for promoting stronger partnership commitments, identifying public projects worth over $10M for Multi-Link Africa, and improving alignment of projects with diverse stakeholders' objectives.
  • Overhauled EAGC organizations' lobbying processes in partnership with contracting authorities, which helped secure €4,500,000 worth of fee-based contracts between South Sudan and European Commission.
  • Collaborated with team of 6 to developed cost-saving logistics system database that addressed long-standing logistical inefficiencies, which saved $40,000 and ensured smooth coordination of VIP visits and seamless coverage of events, activities and meetings.
  • Developed strategies to engage high-level Executive Director and Senior Management Team, including Global Food Summit outreach, regular meetings, updated contact lists, tracking major policy pronouncements and ensuring their involvement in WFP events.
  • Documented and resolved quality of written and verbal communication to educate Diplomats on policies that promote food assistance emergency work through effectively implementing a comprehensive needs assessment mechanisms
  • Supervised small team of 4 in devising methods for monitoring UN security Council /Draft resolution /legislation, hearings and markups on Humanitarian food assistance, human rights and foreign policy issues in order to keep WFP teams informed of relevant legislation helping with identify opportunities for policy inputs and strategy when engaging visiting members of Donors' Countries and Humanitarian partners outreach initiatives which generated visibility
  • Secured with team of 4 Private Partnership Consultants long-term funding for humanitarian response / promotion through annual appropriations outreach and Donor's funding support, and new initiatives for food distribution programming in complex emergencies and disaster response
Skills
  • Planning & Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Social Media and Remote Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Starter
  • Issue Tracking
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Writing Press Releases
  • Assigning Work
  • Researching Technologies
  • Organizational Structure
  • Evaluating Performance
  • Managing Digital Media
Work History
East Africa Global Consulting - Senior Strategic Advisor
New York, NY 01/2013 - Current
  • Resourceful Senior Advisor / Consultant with 9+ years of experience in research and analysis, coordination, project development and presentations. Specialty in identifying public-private partnership venture opportunities to execute range of projects and direct investments. Increased revenue growth by 30% over six years.
  • Implementing and conducting thorough reviews of sustainability and growth potential; creating measures to optimize outreach success and strengthen key relationships between social impact start-ups and entrepreneurs in emerging economies, leading to 7% increase in EAGC profits in first 12 months.
  • Collaborating with private investors, national and regional governments, multilateral organizations, and corporations, designing and implementing strategies to meet their goals and objectives while addressing local and regional needs, allocating 3% of all contract values to local livelihood and anti-poverty initiatives.


World Food Programme, United Nations - Consultant Inter-Agency and External Relation
New York, NY 06/2007 - 01/2013
  • Served as on-site liaison between senior management team and outside agencies, drew on partnership expertise and intercultural skills to develop custom strategies for successful high-profile advocacy.
  • Used discretion and resourcefulness to handle sensitive and confidential data and communications, delivered outstanding service to WFP clients to maintain and extend relationships for long-term partnerships.
  • Maintained office workflow with 4-person team managing $1 million outreach budget and positioning WPF for favorable coverage.


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School Attended

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Community College of Philadelphia

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Strategic Advisor
  • Consultant Inter-Agency and External Relation

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Science

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