REDD+ Feasibility Study On Peatlands in Kalimantan.

Conducting the data analysis for a REDD+ a feasibility study project on peatlands in Kalimantan.

Climate Change Specialist.

Supporting the Government of Timor-Leste in building resilience to climate change. Project and programming in developing projects of over US$22 million in (GEF, GCF, LDCF) funding. Proposing, developing and implementing projects that include: ‘Building shoreline resilience of Timor-Leste to protect local communities and their livelihoods’; the Initial and Second National Communications to the UNFCCC for Timor-Leste; ‘Developing capacities for an iterative National Adaptation Planning process for climate resilient development’; ‘Promoting sustainable bio-energy production from Biomass’, and ‘Building ecosystem-based resilience of Timor-Leste through protected areas’; supporting the development of the National Centre of Climate Change and Biodiversity and various climate resilience working groups.

Climate Change Advisor.

Providing support to the Timor-Leste Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment’s National Directorate for International Environmental Issues and Climate Change, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, in preparedness and access to the Green Climate Fund; and facilitating Cross-cutting Capacity Building (CCCB) for the Directorate.

Country Strategy Evaluation 2010 – 2015.

Evaluating the country strategy to date, predominantly for learning, but with elements of accountability, which can be used both internally, and externally. Providing training and accompaniment to country team to co-facilitate the research, the evaluation focused on how much progress has been made towards achieving the strategic ambitions; providing findings, conclusions and recommendations in order to draw learning from the last five years that needs to be retained and used to influence the next five-year strategy.

Baseline Study Into Women And Girls In Participation Program.

Facilitating and training a team of collaborative researches from three different organizations – Patria, Plan International and Women’s Action for Change – to conduct a baseline study into the barriers and enablers to women’s political and economic participation at the local governance level. Participatory research with leaders and community members on political participation and attitudes and responses to family violence and violence against women. Intended to inform approaches to creating more opportunities for women to participate in local governance and leadership.

Partnership And Rice Sector Market Assessment.

Designing and conducting a market assessment and identification of partners for a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for one of Mercy Corps’ corporate partners. Market assessment conducted for the rice sector, in particular smallholder farmers in Ubon Ratchatani province; consultations held with key stakeholders and recommendations made to the corporate partner.

Final Evaluation – Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Program.

The evaluation of this Community Based Climate Change Adaptation program explored the progress of pilot community planning processes and implementation of preparedness and mitigation activities implemented by partner communities. The evaluation made use of quantitative and qualitative tools designed by the consultant to assess Development Assistance Criteria (DAC) of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability of the interventions.

Fisheries Specialist Support For World Bank Project Preparation: South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance And Shared Growth Program (SWIOFISH).

Providing technical support to World Bank and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Tanzania on project preparation, oversight and implementation; strategic planning; monitoring & evaluation; quality control of documentation including consultant ToRs, technical reports, workplans etc. Technical areas include national governance framework & legislation; priority fisheries research; establishing fisheries information system (FIS); fisheries management planning; fisheries co-management; monitoring control & surveillance; blast-fishing; value addition; fisheries sector infrastructure.

Final Evaluation – Community-LED Rural Development Program.

This Community-led Rural Development Program (CLRDP) worked in partnership with district-based civil society organizations across four districts in Timor-Leste; DAC criteria were applied to document achievements and learning of CLRDP’s integrated and community-led approach to strengthen civil society and improve the livelihood security and voice of rural men and women in Timor-Leste.  A household survey and qualitative data gathering was conducted among stakeholders.

Performance Evaluation: Cash Transfer And Financial Inclusion Program, Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response.

In response to Typhoon Haiyan Mercy Corps launched in January 2014 ‘TabangKO’ in partnership with BPI Globe BanKO and MICRA. Assignment analyzed collected data and undertook participatory research with stakeholders to generate evidence on how humanitarian response, in this case mobile cash transfers and financial products and services, can be delivered in a way that enhances economic recovery and builds resilience to future disasters beyond the immediate impacts of delivering conventional cash transfers.