Social Protection Portfolio


World Vision International
Johannesburg, South Africa: May - September 2012

Wrote advocacy paper on improving social protection in fragile states through the use of food and cash-based social transfers. Consultant developed and analyzed three case studies: South Sudan, Pakistan and the DRC as a basis for formulating ten advocacy messages for WV, INGOs and UN agencies, donors and host-governments.

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.

UN Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Children and HIV and AIDS – Social Protection working group
New York: May-June, 2008

Conducted research and wrote advocacy paper on social protection for vulnerable children in high HIV prevalence contexts, with a focus on viewing social welfare services as a critical component of a social protection framework. The work, entitled Social Protection for Vulnerable Children in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Moving towards a more Integrated Vision, was supervised by UNICEF and the Better Care Network.

Feb – March 2006

Researched and wrote WFP Occasional Paper #12 entitled Social Protection in the Era of HIV&AIDS: Examining the Role of Food Based Interventions.

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.