Field Work

CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS                                                                                                           

 

2020:

 

Mercy Corps: Crisis Analytics Global Assessment Coordinator www.mercycorps.org

 

Committed to Good (CTG): Senior Advisor Humanitarian Human Resources www.ctg.org

 

European Commission: EIC Horizon Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid Judge

 

Common Humanitarian Standard: Humanitarian Human Resource 2020 Board www.chsalliance.org/hhr2020-online/ (Pro bono)

 

Response Innovation Lab: DIF Uganda Challenge, Judge (Pro bono)

 

Potter Dev, Skylife Tech: Senior Advisor for Humanitarian Engagement www.skylifeglobal.com

 

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC): Global Project Manager Smart RRM www.nrc.no

 

Mark Labs: Humanitarian Advisor www.marklabs.co/ (Pro bono)

 

Cloud to Street: Senior Advisor www.cloudtostreet.info/ (Pro bono)

 

48 Percent: Senior Advisor www.48percent.org (Pro Bono)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE         

                                                                                               

2019-Present

Strategic Advisor University of Groningen- Cyan Centre on Climate Change Adaptation

  • Developed and manage the largest digital twin initiative in the Netherlands to create sustainable business, agricultural and community practice in the areas of:

1) Energy, 2) Water, and 3) Agriculture with Luxembourg and Belgium.

 

2020-Present 

Funding Committee Board Member

ELRHA—Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) www.elrha.org

 

2019-Present 

Managing Director-Owner    

Humanity Link www.humanitylink.org

  • Develop pilot programmes with private corporations towards their expansion into the humanitarian aid sector.  Past clients:  Potter Development, Crop Performance, Mark Labs, Cloud to Street, Farm to Market Alliance

 

2019-Present 

Chairman of the Board

Sawa World International www.sawaworld.org

  • Leading the transition from direct development support to online support and from operating in only Uganda to a global platform.

 

2019-2020      

Managing Director    

Garrison Institute International www.garrisoninstitute-int.org

  • Managed the Contemplative Based Resilience Project and set on track the transition from face-to-face engagements to on-line blended learning approaches

 

2014-2019      

East Africa Director of Humanitarian Affairs

World Vision International www.wvi.org

  • Coordinator for largest food aid provider to East Africa in the humanitarian aid sector, assisting over 3 Million people per month in 9 countries supplying over 30,000 MT per month of varied commodities

  • Director of assistance of more than $450M USD (150 distinct projects) of humanitarian aid per year in a number of sectors including water, sanitation, health, protection and food.

 

2011-2014      

Asia and the Pacific Advisor on Emergency and Post Crisis Programmes

United Nations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

  • Overall approval and monitoring authority for emergency programming in over 50 countries with more than 100 projects per year varying in size from $250,000 to more than $45Million serving more than 1.5 million people per year

  • Climate informed programming coordinator and lead for climate adaptation country level strategy development

 

2012-2013      

Chief of Mission Timor L’este

United Nations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

  • Representative in the country on all migration related issues which encompassed 13 projects designed to stem the effects of climate change and climate induced migration from the country.

 

2010-2011      

Ethiopia Senior Operations Officer

United Nations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

  • Overall lead on 3 large projects addressing the needs of migrants:  large scale return ($75M), resettlement to third countries ($15M) and internal processing of migrants and refugees ($10M). With successful implementation of all three on time and on budget.

 

2009-2010      

Pacific Regional Emergency and Preparedness Officer

United Nations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

  • Project lead for the Island Blueprint US funded Programme ($5M USD) in the Marshall Islands and Micronesia, coordinating the establishment of Emergency Management agencies in all islands States.

 

2007-2009      

Logistics and Procurement Chief Nepal

United Nations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

 

2006-2007      

Commercial Director East Africa

748 Air Services (K) Ltd www.748airservices.com

 

2004-2006      

East and Central Africa Regional Operations Officer

United Nations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

 

2003-2004      

Country Coordinator Kenya

International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS)

 

2002-2003      

Instructor (Republic of Korea)

ECA Foreign Language Institute Instructor

 

1999-2001      

Small Enterprise Representative (Kenya)

United States Peace Corps

DISTINCT OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND ACTION

  • Response Director: East Africa Hunger Crisis, World Vision East Africa            

  • Regional Disaster Management Team Training Facilitator, World Vision East Africa

  • Emergency Response Logistics Coordinator—Nepal Earthquake

  • Lead Trainer: Migration Crisis Operational Framework—Government of Vietnam: Vietnam

  • Lead Trainer: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Global Materials: South Korea x 2

  • Lead Trainer: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Global Materials: Nepal x 2

  • Lead Trainer: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Global Materials: Indonesia x 2

  • Emergency Simulation: Facilitator UNOCHA-Government of Cambodia

  • Emergency Assessment Coordinator—Nigeria North East States Crisis

  • Emergency Field Coordinator Chad—CAR Crisis

  • Trainer: NATO Civil-Military Planning and Support CMPS NATO School Oberammergau, Germany

  • Emergency Simulation: Facilitator UNOCHA-Government of Mongolia

  • Emergency Simulation: Facilitator UNOCHA-Government of Cambodia

  • Lead Trainer: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Global Materials S. Korea

  • Lead Trainer: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Global Materials Myanmar

  • Co-Trainer: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Capacity Building, Global/Indonesia

  • Lead Trainer: Humanitarian Response Essentials: Nepal, S. Korea, Thailand, Indonesia

  • Lead Trainer: IOM Migration Crisis in Emergencies: Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand, RoK

  • Lead Trainer—Humanitarian Response in Emergencies, KOICA, Republic of Korea

  • Lead Facilitator—Simulation, UN Country Team PDR Laos

  • Lead Facilitator—Contingency Plan, UN Country Team Maldives

  • Lead Trainer—Project Development and Implementation IOM Nepal

  • Emergency Shelter Program Startup Coordinator—Cambodia

  • Team Leader—Contingency Planning (IOM), Timor-Leste

  • Camp/Border Operations Coordinator, Ras Jedr Tunisia (Libya Crisis)

  • Trainer: NATO Civil-Military Coordination Advanced. NATO School Oberammergau, Germany

  • Knowledge Management Systems Development Lead (IOM), Geneva Switzerland

  • Non-food item (NFI) Sub Cluster Coordinator, Port au Prince Haiti

  • Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster Lead. Ketsana—Philippines

  • Facilitator: Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Global Materials—Nepal

  • Emergency Coordinator, Cyclone Alia Response (IOM)—Bangladesh.

  • Emergency Logistics Coordinator, (IOM)—Sri Lanka

  • Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster Coordinator, Kathmandu Nepal

  • Logistics Coordinator, Badioa Somalia—United States Government

  • Operations Officer, Office set up (IOM)—Tanzania

  • Transportation Assessment Coordinator (IOM)—Central African Republic, South Sudan

 

 

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