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 Expert  727954

Expert in HR, Strategic Planning, Child Protection, Facilitation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

East Sussex
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has worked in the public and international third sector on a range of HR and Organisation Development initiatives. Expert began in the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food as a personnel officer with responsibility for Equal Opportunities. She then joined Plan International as their Regional HR Advisor in Asia, building the capacity of country HR staff to develop and deliver on HR strategy. She returned to the UK in 2003 and worked with EveryChild at Director level for four years with responsibility for HR, Organisational Development, child protection and child participation. In September 2008 Expert set up CDDC Ltd and has worked for a number of organisations on a range of issues. She is also an Associate of Global Child Protection Services (GCPS) with whom she works on support to international organisations on child protection.

Expert's skills lie in spotting trends and issues, proposing strategic solutions and delivering practical results. She is able to appreciate and work with the complexity that is involved in building teams composed of people from a range of cultural backgrounds and is able to build organisational credibility quickly and effectively. Expert offers a range of support to organisations including:

Strategy development and business planning • Facilitation and guidance on processes

Child protection • Advice and training for organisations on assessing and addressing child protection risks and concerns

Facilitation • Activities or events for organisations, including global management meetings, team building and workshops on a range of topics

Program management • Interim program management of overseas offices

HR Management • Policy development • Performance management • Work on corporate values and behaviours • Development of leadership competencies • Change and transition management

Key projects/achievements • Managed a process of refocusing organisational strategy to work more directly with vulnerable and marginalised children, increase revenue and decrease costs • Introduced quarterly reporting against strategic objectives and key performance indicators, • Introduced guidelines for performance management systems. • Researched laws, systems and procedures which support the protection of children in four countries in Africa and conducted training for local African organisations to improve their policies, procedures and practices in protecting children. • Facilitated key players in the Ethiopia judicial system to develop key interventions to improve the system for children. • Reviewed and streamlined Plan International's field sponsorship processes. • Programme management of countries in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia • Coaching for senior staff member of NGO • Facilitated Save the Children Denmark local partners in Ethiopia to strengthen child protection policies, procedures and practices


corporate strategic planning


human resource development


human resource support


human resources


human resources policy








meeting facilitation


nonprofit management


organizational behavior


organizational development




project management


strategic management


child protection

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2004   MSc   Human Resources Development   IDPM   Hons
1992   BA   Humanities   University of West of England   Hons

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2009






Country Director Cambodia


Managing EveryChild's operations in Cambodia

2008 to 2009






Assistant Programmes Director


Managed EveryChild's programmes in India, Ethiopia, Malawi, Georgia and Kyrgystan

2005 to 2009




Learning and Resources




Managed HR, Monitoring and Evaluation, Child Protection, Child Participation

2001 to 2003


Plan International


Asia Region


Regional HR Advisor


Advised 12 countries in the region on Human Resources Management and Development practices

1997 to 1999


Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food




Personnel Officer


Managed the personnel functions for some 300 junior managers

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Chair of Child to Child Trust Treasurer Odanadi UK

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 1999   Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food   EO/HEO   Worked on EU Accession, Animal Health, Assistant Private Secretary to Government Minister and Personnel

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Plan InternationalDeveloped a road map for implementing recommendations on child sponsorshipReviewed and streamlined child sponsorship processes
  • Save DenmarkCapacity building for local NGOs on child protection
  • ICWCoached senior staff member
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 2003   Asia   Regional HR Manager
to   Ethiopia   Range of activities on child protection
2009 to 2009   Cambodia   Country Director

Additional Skills and Services:

Have developed and delivered numerous training courses and workshops


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