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CV

I am an experienced nonprofit consultant with eight years of experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation & learning (PMEL).

 

I provide a range of capacity building, strategic and advisory support, and bespoke consultancy services. 

This builds on five years in private philanthropy and seven years of journalism experience. 

 

I also have sixteen years of research experience, specialising in participatory, inclusive, and mixed methods research. 

Please email me for a PDF version of my CV or project history! 

Career History and Accomplishments

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NGOs, Foundations, and the Non-Profit Sector

2018 - present

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The SMC Group 

Director and PMEL Consultant

(Barcelona, Spain)

 

I manage a PMEL consultancy, advisory, and skill-building enterprise for the nonprofit sector. I provide bespoke strategic support, create skill-building products such as training and workshops, and deliver advisory support. I am inspired by my clients and am proud to work with UN agencies, activist organisations, philanthropies, feminist organisations, and social businesses.

 

Accomplishments (please see a representative project history here):

  • UNICEF Bangladesh: trained the team and assisted in preparing concept notes and proposals for two multi-year, £30 million FCDO-funded projects.

  • Fund for Global Human Rights: assisted the MEL team with tracking programmes, to help answer assumptions in their Theory of Change. Led the process to redesign their MEL framework, in consultation with partners.

  • Miaan Group: facilitated strategic planning, designed M&E tools, and wrote USAID proposals and reports, supporting the team throughout the project cycle to report on contributions to outcomes.

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2019 - 2020 

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ImpactMapper

PMEL and Client Success Manager

(Barcelona, Spain)

 

I led a team providing tailored support and capacity building around key PMEL topics to non-profit organisations and foundations. Topics include data collection, validation, analysis, and visualisation; building a theory of change and log frame reflecting key organisational strengths and strategic outcomes; coding and mapping mixed-methods research; and a variety of M&E topics. 

2014 - 2018

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Open Society Foundations

Program Specialist - PMEL

(Budapest, Hungary and Barcelona, Spain)

 

I worked as a grant-maker, specialising in PMEL to sharpen my skills. I led impact assessments, designed and managed my programme's M&E strategy, and trained colleagues and partners.

 

Accomplishments:

  • Organised a month-long study visit for European civil rights organisations to Washington, DC. The trip helped strengthen relationships between the two continents' movements for Black rights and resulted in joint projects. I ensured these opportunities received long-term and stable funding.

  • Designed and managed a Roma rights fellowship, targeting recent undergraduates and embedding them in policy research institutes. The programme ran for five years, strengthening the legitimacy of hosting organisations and supporting the careers of 47 young Roma.

  • Advocated for sustained, increased support for European civil rights and anti-discrimination organisations, during donor network convenings and at the European Parliament. I successfully managed dozens of partnerships, working groups, and communities of practice across international funders and intermediaries.

Multimedia Journalism 

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2010 - 2013

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Need to Know News/Market News International

European Economics and Politics Reporter 

(London, England)

 

Financial and economic journalist in a multi-media role, broadcasting live over the radio, writing for the wire, larger features for a weekly column, and data analysis.

2004 - 2010

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Self-Employed

Freelance Journalist, Ghostwriter, and Storyteller

(Budapest, Hungary) 

 

I volunteered for NGOs and activist groups as a ghostwriter and copywriter.

 

I helped design communications and storytelling strategies, helping strengthen their narratives and public communications. I volunteered for organisations I admired. Portfolio available upon request.

Formal Education​

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning for Development Professionals (MEAL DPro) 

International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Online Professional Diploma

2021-2022

Poverty Reduction: Policy & Practice, Specialism: Development Management

School of Oriental and African Studies

London, England

2013-2017

International Politics and the Third World BSc Econ Honours (Magna cum Laude) 

Aberystwyth University

Wales

2006-2009

Skills and Knowledge Areas

Soft skills:

  • empathy

  • active listening

  • intercultural relationship-building

  • critical observation

  • problem solving

  • design thinking

  • mentoring leadership

  • meticulous organisation

  • creativity

  • lateral thinking

  • resilience

  • emotional intelligence

  • teamwork and collaboration

  • enthusiasm

  • friendliness

  • a sense of humour! 

Research:

  • participatory

  • qualitative

  • quantitative

  • survey design

  • impact assessment

  • project/program design

  • strategic planning

  • organisational development

  • capacity building

  • monitoring and evaluation

  • strategy design and evaluation.

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Communications:

  • strategy creation

  • monitoring

  • public advocacy

  • media relations

  • DSLR photography

  • storytelling

  • public speaking

Data and Project Management:

  • creation

  • tracking

  • analysis

  • project management

  • theory of change

  • outcome mapping

  • stakeholder analysis

  • logical frameworks

Languages:

  • English (native)

  • Spanish (conversational)

  • Tamil (conversational)

Journalism and Editing:

  • news writing for print, online and broadcast

  • interviewing

  • fact-checking

  • audio broadcasting

  • rolling news coverage

  • copy editing

  • proofreading

  • sub-editing

  • production design

  • production coordination

  • layout editing

Software:

  • Salesforce

  • Concur

  • Fluxx

  • Workday

  • NetSuite

  • Prezi

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