RESUME – 1993/2018

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

  • Whole of Syria ( WoS) coordinator for WASH
  • WASH cluster coordinator – X-border operations s to S. Syria Amman Hub
  • X-Border UNICEF programmes to S.Syria

October 2011 to June 2014

Independent Consultant based in Bangkok

  • UNICEF and UNHCR HQ – preparation of global WASH in Emergency training package ( 5 days)
  • World Bank: Technical advisor for urban water supply, and rural water supply, Kyrgyzstan
  • UNICEF: Water Safety Plans for rural communities, DRC Congo
  • Member of GLG Councils ( GLG Research)
  • CARE International – Medium term WASH in Emergency development strategy
  • TRAINING: ✦WASH EPR Myanmar- ✦Information Management -Myanmar for Global WASH Cluster (RECA)- ✦ Well completion, development and testing for World Bank – Kyrgyzstan– ✦ WASH in Emergency for CARE Australia – Bangkok (AP region)

September 2007 to September 2011

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

  • Technical assistance for UNICEF in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Representation of WASH cluster within the regional IASC for east Asia and Pacific. Inter-agency contingency planning, disaster preparedness and capacity building of UN, NGO and Governments for cluster coordination, Information Management, WASH response, EPR.
  • Cluster coordinator in Myanmar (2008), Emergency deployments to the Philippines (2009), Fiji and Pakistan (2010) and Afghanistan (2011)

November 2005 to August 2007

WASH Project Officer for UNICEF  – Sri Lanka

  • National focal point for the establishment of the National Water Quality Surveillance System.
  • Coordination of the WASH sector in the tsunami response in Trincomalee.
  • Management of the WASH programme in southern Sri Lanka.

February2005 to October 2005

Consultant for DFID seconded to UNICEF, Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

  • Coordination of water and sanitation response and capacity building of government and NGOs in the tsunami response

February 2003 to January 2005

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

  • Management of the leading water and sanitation programme in country, with a multinational and multicultural team of 650 people. Complex operation with admin and technical units (Quality Control, Technology Development and Database), 5 regional field offices, 21 field teams. Operations in 23 provinces, installing 3,500 water points and 12,000 latrines a year.
  • Full programme restructuration due to the shifting of main office from Pakistan to Kabul and changed operational conditions; new managerial structure, new monitoring and reporting system, and new strategic objectives and a new funding strategy.
  • Strategic leadership within the Water Sanitation Group (WSG), national wells database on GIS platform, National Water Quality and Arsenic Monitoring Programme. Cooperation with USGS.

January 2002 to December 2002

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

  • Leadership and strategic guidance of the mission in WASH. Design, and coordination of WASH projects in Faryab, Kandahar and Helmand provinces (Afghanistan) and Bajur (NWFFP, Pakistan).

May 2001 to October 2001

Project Manager – for the NGO  INTERSOS in Kossovo.

  • Design and implementation of a water system for the villages of Dush, Sverk, Percevo and Volujak (Klina municipality).Coordination with donor, local authorities and beneficiaries .

June 2000 to October 2000

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

  • Preparation of field hydrogeological study, in Borana region. Project evaluation and feasibility study informing the following strategy in the water sector in East Hararghe and Afar.

January to June 2000

Project Manager for the consultancy firm Geoalp, Italy.

  • Soil exploration campaign for a road construction and tunnel project in Trentino (Italy). PLT,SPT, SCPT, Lugeon, Lafranc, permeability tests, profiling.

February 1998 to December 1999

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

  • Management of two local drilling and pump installation crews, and a mechanical A 25 strong team in a remote African location, installing handpumps and training pump mechanics.

March 1997 to February 1998

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

  • Development and pump testing of water wells. Geological assistance to two drilling rigs.

September 1995 to December 1996

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

  • Logging of geological formations, monitoring all drilling. Preparation of final well reports.

November 1993 to August 1995

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

  • Involved in several consultancies regarding applied hydrogeology and mining.


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