Program Strategy Portfolio

New York, USA: November –December

Designed, co-facilitated and documented an ‘Expert Discussion on Operationalizing Nutritional Care and Support for Infants in the Context of HIV Treatment Simplification’. This two-day meeting was convened to brainstorm, discuss and map out strategies for ensuring successful nutritional care and support for mothers and infants, as countries review, consider and transition to options B and B+. Report is available on request.

Food for Farmers (F4F)
Burlington, VT: June 2012 (pro-bono)

Facilitated the development of the organizational results framework and M&E plan to monitor the overarching goal and objectives for the organization. This process was conducted with the board of directors and F4F staff. F4F promotes food and livelihoods security among coffee farming communities in Latin America.

FHI 360 and CORE Group HIV and Nutrition Working Groups (Save the Children, WV, CRS and PCI)  Washington, DC: February - March 2012

Co-facilitated a two-day, state of the art (SOTA) conference on Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) entitled Getting the Knack of NACS and wrote conference report documenting the evidence base, lessons learned, promising practices and the proposed way forward regarding NACS programming. The meeting report, presentations and videos are available at "Getting the Knack of NACS".

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.

U.N. World Food Program
Maputo: July-Aug, 2008

Facilitated strategy development for improved integration of WFP OVC programming with the Government of Mozambique’s social protection mechanisms. This included reviewing and making recommendations for improved collaboration at the central level; building capacity of government structures and local partners for holistic OVC programming at the provincial level; and examining possibilities for merging WFP support with existing social protection mechanisms implemented by the government.

World Vision International
Singapore and Johannesburg Offices: July 2007–September 2007

Conducted research and wrote a lessons learned document entitled World Vision Shelter Programming: Leaning from the Asia Tsunami Response. The study discusses five thematic areas of global learning and includes case studies from WV (and other NGO) programs in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Document is available on request.

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

Researched and documented promising practices in Home Based Care programming by CRS in 26 countries. Analyzed trends and exceptional practices and co-wrote the Home Based Care Assessment: Giving Hope to a World of Need.

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.