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Senior Consultant Senior - Monitoring, Evaluation and Environment
Claudio Volonte has joint the Baastel in-house internal team as a Senior Consultant starting Oct 1, 2017. Claudio brings to Baastel more than 20 years of experience in international development working for the World Bank Group (IBRD/IEG/IFC), Global Environment Facility and the Organization of American States. He has designed, managed, monitored and evaluated projects, programs, policies, and institutions with public and private sector clients and in diverse sectors of development (infrastructure, environment, climate change, natural resources). Claudio started his career as a scientist and expert, assessing and developing actions to adapt to climate change impacts in particular on coastal areas and small island states. He is originally from Uruguay and has worked around the world.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Micro-finance
André (B.Sc.; M.A. in Economics) has worked in international development for over 25 years. He began as a researcher and economist in Canadian cooperation support units, becoming a consultant in the areas of microfinance, the private sector, rural environments, community associations, public finance and structural adjustment. André Rodrigue possesses in-depth knowledge of Africa, where he has lived for a number of years and worked for many assistance organizations (the Canadian International Development Agency; the Danish International Development Agency; the African Development Bank; the World Bank/ International Finance Corporation; the International Fund for Agricultural Development) and various governments (Senegal; France; Canada), for which he has carried out studies and assignments related to various phases of project and program development, execution, monitoring and evaluation (pre-feasibility/feasibility studies; planning and programming; management plans; monitoring and evaluation; and impact studies). Using his broad-based skill sets and experience, he has frequently led consulting teams. His extensive experience in microfinance in western Africa gives him an excellent understanding of this sector’s issues, stakeholders, organization, and regulatory aspects. He speaks French and English.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Results-Based Management
Ali (BA and Masters in Economics) has been working on mandates related to international development in Africa and the Middle East for the past 26 years. While he has continued to carry-out numerous planning and project design mandates related to micro-finance or income generating activities, for the past ten years he has concentrated on RBM training and M&E for large-scale development projects and programs. As Head of Mission, Mr. Anwer had the opportunity to conduct many project and program evaluations in accordance with DFATD and OECD approved methodologies. He recently completed the evaluation of a program consisting of 30 micro-projects meant to promote peace, intercommunity dialogue and interfaith reconciliation in Lebanon on behalf of DFATD. Mr. Anwer speaks French, English and Arabic fluently.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Performance Development
André (Graduate Degree in Economics, in Social Intervention and in Institutional Development; Master’s in Performance Development) has worked in Socio-Economic Development since 1969, beginning in Quebec, and since 1984 has added International Development to his resume. André has worked primarily in the African Great Lakes area and in Eastern Africa, where he lived for a number of years, and also in Western and Southern Africa and the Horn. His proficiency and mastery of conceptual and operational methodologies and processes have resulted in his participation in various projects and programs in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, finance, commerce, handicrafts, computer sciences, peace building, governance, the development of Turkish civil society, citizen participation, human rights, emergency aid, etc. The projects in which André participated run the gamut from small, local projects to complex, regional and national strategies and programs (multi-stakeholder, multi-sector, multi-partner), and his contributions were linked to all steps of the project cycle (from Identification and Drafting of the project to Impact Evaluation). André works in French as well as in English as a consultant and team-leader of multidisciplinary teams (over 30 teams since 1991), for a variety of clients including bi-lateral and multi-lateral foreign aid agencies, local and international NGOs, academic institutions, research centers and private firms.
Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation
Ron (M.A. Sociology and Demography) has expertise in designing national and local Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) information systems for challenging situations, like humanitarian assistance operations or in fragile and post-conflict states. Furthermore, his work for humanitarian assistance organizations has to do with knowledge management and performance measurement. He has designed and implemented performance measurement systems for World Food Programme (WFP); UN Women (formerly UNIFEM), UNFPA; Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO); CARE Canada; World Vision and Forum of Federations. His operational and research interest is in incorporating the latest techniques in data and spatial analysis to monitor in near-real time, programme implementation at the national and sub-national levels.
Consultant - Impact Evaluation
Munshi (Ph.D. from London School of Economics and Masters in Development Studies) is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. He has over ten years of experience in conducting impact evaluations using various experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Before starting his fellowship, he worked as the Research Coordinator for BRAC to build their research and evaluation capacity in Africa. He has led research teams to initiate a number of rigorous impact evaluations on microfinance, agriculture extension, education, health and youth development programs in Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Sierra Leone. His research interests are in extreme poverty, enterprise development, youth and education.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Computer Sciences
Otto (Graduate Degree in General Studies: Computer Science for Business Applications & Economics) is a highly skilled Information Management Professional with 30 years experience in analyses, development and application of IT solutions. During the course of his career, he has worked primarily for international projects in South America and the Caribbean. As Directed Innovations Program Manager for GeoConnections he evaluated, assessed and reviewed 18 projects that helped solidify the development of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI). He has developed several GIS and data management web applications in support of Results Based Management initiatives while he worked for Natural Resources Canada and more recently for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and social entreprises
Drew (MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle) is currently serving full time as Senior Director with Third Sector Capital Partners, an advisory services non-profit that leads governments, nonprofits, and funders in building collaborative initiatives to accelerate America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector. Drew’s professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public & philanthropic sectors. He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups with numerous legal structures. He has contributed to 100 + socially entrepreneurial business plans. Prisma Microfinance’s co-written plan was a Global Social Venture Competition award winner, published, and used to raise $1.2 million in private equity capital. Consulting has taken him across the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Development Project Management
Rodolfo (MsPM, PMP, BsCE) has 25 years of experience working in development organizations. He is currently the Managing Director of PM4DEV a consultancy organization dedicated to train NGOs in project management. His experience includes the development of online courses on monitoring and evaluation, project management and monitoring information systems. Rodolfo has trained people in more than 20 countries with a special focus in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has provided training and consultancy services to CARE International, Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, FAO and Save the Children among others. He is based in Washington D.C.
Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Results-Based Management
Jocelyne Laforce owns a Master’s degree in Sociology and a bachelor’s degree in social organization and facilitation. She has more than thirty years of experience as a consultant in international development. A senior Associate of Groupe Conseil C.A.C. International Inc. since 1982, Ms. Laforce has also been collaborating with Baastel since 2012. She has carried out diverse consulting mandates relating to the issues of gender and development and the integration of vulnerable groups in projects and programs in around forty countries. She has collaborated with a wide range of Canadian, bilateral and multilateral organizations and institutions (including the UNDP, FAO, the United Nations Population Fund, the International Labour Organization, the OIF, UNICEF and the World Bank) as well as Canadian and local NGOs.
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