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CV

I am an experienced nonprofit consultant with expertise in planning, monitoring, evaluation & learning (PMEL).

I provide PMEL skill-building, workshops, training, and advisory support. I tailor all my work to organisational, socio-political, and cultural needs.

I have 8 years of expertise in PMEL, including 5 years in private philanthropy and 7 years in journalism.

My 16 years of research experience focus on participatory, decolonised, intersectional, and feminist approaches.

CAREER HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

NGOs, Foundations, and the Non-Profit Sector

Director and PMEL Consultant

The SMC Group | 2018 - Present (4 Years)| Barcelona, Spain

 

I run a boutique consultancy supporting our sector as a PMEL consultant. I create bespoke skill-building products, and provide advisory support, training, and workshops. 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. Co-designed the process to redesign their MEL framework in consultation with staff and 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.

PMEL and Client Success Manager

ImpactMapper | 2019 - 2020 (2 Years) | Barcelona, Spain

I led a team providing M&E support to foundations and feminist networks. I managed our evaluation projects, skill-building, and consultancy services.

Programme Specialist - PMEL

Open Society Foundations | 2014 - 2018 | Budapest, Hungary

 

Grant-maker and portfolio lead, 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.

Journalism and Communications

European Economics and Politics Reporter 

Market News International | 2010 - 2013 | 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.

Freelance Journalist, Ghostwriter, and Storyteller | 2004 - 2010 ( 7 years) | 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! 

Data and Project Management:
  • creation

  • tracking

  • analysis

  • project management

  • theory of change

  • outcome mapping

  • stakeholder analysis

  • logical frameworks

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

Research:
  • participatory

  • qualitative

  • quantitative

  • survey design

  • impact assessment

  • project/program design

  • strategic planning

  • organisational development

  • capacity building

  • monitoring and evaluation

  • strategy design and evaluation.

Communications:
  • strategy creation

  • monitoring

  • public advocacy

  • media relations

  • DSLR photography

  • storytelling

  • public speaking

Languages:
  • English (native)

  • Spanish (conversational)

  • Tamil (conversational)

Software:
  • Salesforce

  • Concur

  • Fluxx

  • Workday

  • NetSuite

  • Prezi

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