Guidelines & Training Materials Portfolio


World Vision International (WVI), Food Program Management Group (FPMG)
Johannesburg, South Africa: May/June 2012

Developed a community-based PMTCT Implementation Guide (c-PMTCT) for WV and partner staff involved in heath, HIV and advocacy programming. The Guide,entitled A World Vision Guide to Implementing c-PMTCT of HIV, aims to equip staff with the knowledge and skills necessary for WV to make a significant contribution to the Global Plan's goal to Eliminate New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive. 

John Snow Inc. (AIDSTAR-One, USAID / PEPFAR)
Washington D.C.: January 2010 – present

Developing guidance entitled A Guide to Food and Nutrition Security Programming for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in an HIV Context for OVC programmers of USAID missions and NGO partners. It provides a framework for understanding the relationship between HIV and food & nutrition security and a menu of interventions to select from for a variety of contexts. The Guide will be released in mid-2011.

World Vision International (WVI), Food Program Management Group (FPMG)
Johannesburg, South Africa: January – March 2011

Developed a reference guide for World Vision field staff on how to align food programming with WV’s new Child Well Being (CWB) Aspirations, Outcomes and Indicators. Guided the agency in selecting appropriate outcomes and outcome-level indicators for four categories of food programming, including vulnerable group feeding, school feeding, Food for Work/Assets and cash transfers/vouchers. Also made recommendations to management on how to modify FPMG’s mandate and strategic framework, so that they would have greater impact in relation to the CWB outcomes.


Rome, Italy: August – December 2010

Developed training modules on WFP’s Food-by-Prescription program for country- and regional-level staff. Food-by-Prescription is comprised of supplementary and therapeutic food programming for malnourished PLHIV on ART. Training includes power point presentations for training facilitators, and activities and handouts for participants.

Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, USA: October – December 2009

Adapted Urie Bronfenbrenner’s social ecology model, entitled ‘Circles of Care’, to OVC programming in resource-poor settings. Created an interactive framework and resource guide to help OVC practitioners in the CRS’s country offices to apply the Circles of Care methodology to their OVC interventions. The aim is to help practitioners to view their OVC interventions in a more integrated, multi-sectoral and holistic manner, by providing suggestions on how to support and link their work to complementary services within the various Circles of Care, and then to provide comprehensive guidance on those services.

London, England, with training conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:
January 2009 – December 2009

Developed user-friendly, field-tested guidance that will assist practitioners in applying a sustainable livelihoods approach to community based and church based programmes that support those affected by HIV and AIDS. The guidance aims to: (1) assist practitioners to integrate livelihoods initiatives into existing church based models of HIV prevention, care and support, and treatment programmes and, (2) inform the design of new HIV-friendly livelihoods initiatives. This guidance, entitled Think Livelihoods! A Facilitators Guide for Applying a Livelihoods lens when working with People, Households and Communities affected by HIV and AIDS, is currently being piloted in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. Consultant conducted week-long training workshops for practitioners (in Ethiopia) on how to use the Guidance.

Project Concern International (PCI)
Mangochi, Malawi: April – June 2009

Designed and facilitated substantial portions of Africa Forum 2009, a five-day conference for 180 HIV, food security and nutrition practitioners from across Africa. This ‘practitioners’ conference’ was designed to promote knowledge sharing and skill building around integrated HIV and food and nutrition security (FNS) programming using participative, and highly interactive learning approaches. Specific tasks included training country team facilitators on how to create and nurture Communities of Practice (CoPs) as a vehicle for sharing knowledge and improving skills around integrated HIV and FNS programming; presenting at plenary sessions; facilitating daily skill-building sessions on CoPs and lessons learned from Malawi and Ethiopia CoPs; and providing ongoing technical support to country team facilitators.

U.N. World Food Program, HIV Service
Rome: October 2008 – March 2009

Developed M&E Guidance for food-assisted HIV activities for use by WFP country offices (and partners) worldwide. This entailed conducting research and developing step-by-step guidance on how to design and implement M&E systems for food-assisted HIV and OVC programs, including Care and Treatment, Mitigation/Safety Nets and Livelihoods Promotion. The draft Guidance, entitled The M&E Guide for Food-Assisted HIV Programming, was released in May 2009. Document is available on request.

Sept 2007 – Jan 2008

Researched and co-wrote with Kate Greenaway, Getting Started: Food Security Programming for Orphans and Other Children Affected by HIV and AIDS, a manual intended to provide comprehensive guidance and direction for WFP field staff and partners who intend to design and implement food security interventions in support of OVC in the context of HIV.

Catholic Relief Services, HIV/AIDS Unit
Baltimore: April-Sept 2007

Co-wrote Training Materials (TOT facilitator’s guide and power point presentations) entitled Getting Started with Nutrition and HIV: A CRS Training of Trainers Manual for CRS staff and partners implementing PEPFAR and Title II programs.

World Vision International
July-Dec 2007

Developed DM&E Guidelines for World Vision International entitled Making the LEAP -- Applying the LEAP Framework to WV Food Programming.

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April – Nov 2006

Wrote chapters on M&E, Nutrition, Food for Education, Humanitarian Response, Livelihoods and Social Protection for FANTA/WFP Handbook entitled Food Assistance Programming in the Context of HIV.

Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency (C-SAFE)
June-July 2005

Co-facilitated workshops on Exit Strategies for Title II food assistance programs (in Zambia and Zimbabwe), and used workshop outcomes and literature review to co-author guidance entitled What We Know About Exit Strategies -- Practical Guidance for Developing Exit Strategies in the Field.

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