Strategic and creative thinker, with solid field experience. Highly effective professional with over 20 years of management and evaluation experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Thriving on change, an “idea person” that can quickly understand essence, potential and significance of the situation. The “big picture” first. Major contributor when work deals with options, strategies and possibilities. Extensive and diversified experience in Asia, Africa and Europe, in both in the public (UN and INGOs) as well as in the private sector. Highly competent, with excellent communication skills. Experienced coordinator and effective trainer
August 2017 to present
Independent Consultant based in Amman, Jordan
July 2014 to 2017
WASH Specialist – Syria Crisis for UNICEF
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
November 2005 to August 2007
WASH Project Officer for UNICEF – Sri Lanka
February2005 to October 2005
Consultant for DFID seconded to UNICEF, Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)
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