consulting Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH)


RESUME – 1993/2019

Results-driven development professional with over 25 years of demonstrated leadership in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 

Extensive and diversified results achieved in Asia, Africa and Europe, in both in the development (UN and INGOs) as well as in the private sector. 

Thriving on change, a strategic and creative thinker that can quickly understand essence, potential and significance of the situation. Major contributor when work deals with options, strategies and possibilities.

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills ; Design, resource mobilization and sound implementation of complex development andhumanitarian programmes, up to over 20 M$, managing multicultural and multisectoral teams, in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Syria.
  • Inter-agency Coordination and Representation with international donors and organisations, government authorities and partners. Led the sector (cluster) coordination in Whole of Syria (WoS), Sri Lanka, Myanmar and supported several coordination platforms in the South East Asia and Pacific regions. 
  • Formulation the vision and strategies for the WASH Sector; Development of humanitarian and development strategy for multiple country programmes, including advocacy, intersectoral linkages, integrated WASH programming, protection, gender and disabilities.
  • Facilitation, Consensus and Capacity Building; Proved facilitator in dozens of events middle-high level, and multi-day training. Author and lead facilitator of the official UNICEF-UNHCR WASH in Emergencies (WiE) training
  • Technical Lead on Operational Research and Knowledge Management. Conceived the research and led the process  on published peer-reviewed papers on water supply strategy and water quality risk management. Drafted WASH chapter of the IASC guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. Author of referred papers on water quality assurance.  
  • Evaluation of Humanitarian Programmes. Designed the methodology and leading Humanitarian Action Review (UNICEF and Global WASH Cluster) for major emergencies. 


August 2017 to present 

Independent Consultant based in Amman, Jordan

July  2014 to 2017

WASH Specialist – Whole of Syria Coordinator  UNICEF in Amman

 October 2011 to June 2014

Independent Consultant based in Bangkok

September 2007 to September 2011

Regional Emergency  WASH  Advisor for UNICEF Duty station: Bangkok (Thailand) – Asia – Pacific Shared Service Centre

February 2005 to August 2007

WASH Project Officer for UNICEF  – Sri Lanka - Trincomalee and Galle

February 2003 to January 2005

Water and Sanitation Programme Manager for DACAAR (Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees) in Afghanistan.

January 2002 to December 2002

Water & Sanitation Project Coordinator in Afghanistan and Pakistan for the iNGO INTERSOS

May 2001 to October 2001

Project Manager – for the NGO  INTERSOS in Kossovo.

June 2000 to October 2000

Technical advisor for the iNGO CISP in Borana, East Hararghe and Afar Region in Ethiopia.

January to June 2000

Project Manager for the consultancy firm Geoalp, Italy.

February 1998 to December 1999

Project Manager for the iNGO ACAV in Arua, (West Nile) and Soroti, Katakwi and Kumi (Teso), Uganda.

March 1997 to February 1998

Rig Geologist in East Jabal El Hassouna Wellfild, Libya, (Great Man Made River Project) with Il Nuovo Castoro (INC).

September 1995 to December 1996

Mud Logging Engineer with Geoservices Int.(F) Experience in Offshore oil rigs in Angola, Tunisia and North Sea .

November 1993 to August 1995

Intern in the consultancy firm GeoExpert s.r.l. Italy.


    Italian Mother Tongue                             English  Fluent                            Spanish  Intermediate


June 2019 Monitoring and Evaluation of Humanitarian Programs ( Harvard Humanitarian Academy, Cambridge, MA)

January 1994 qualification to the Profession of Geologist (Chartered Geologist)

July 1993 MSc Degree in Geology from Padova University, Italy 


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Publications and other sample pieces of work are available in the website.  

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