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March 2012 – Present
Advocacy and Communications Advisor, Insight5 Ltd
Advise and facilitate development of participatory advocacy and communication strategies on health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, education and participating with children; Research, write/edit on child rights, social development and emergency issues.
Chief Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships, UNICEF Tanzania
Led the UNICEF team responsible for advocacy, external relations and communication for development across the UNICEF Tanzania country programme; facilitated development of a national advocacy strategy for child rights. Led development of the UN Tanzania advocacy strategy for gender and human rights.
2004 to 2009: Chief, Communication, Partnerships and Participation, UNICEF Kenya
Led the Communication, Partnerships and Participation team for UNICEF Kenya including social policy advocacy, behaviour change communication, private sector partnerships, mass media and donor reporting; guided the Child Alive and Look Out For Leaders campaigns; led the team that successfully advocated for children’s participation in school governance in Kenya.
2003 to 2004: Communication Officer/Donor Relations, UNICEF Iraq
II managed communications and donor relations for UNICEF Iraq during the highly challenging post-invasion period.
2001 to 2003: Communication Officer, UNICEF New York,
Coordinated the Advocacy and Communication Task Force of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
1996-2001: Social Development and Communication Consultant; New York
Assignments with UNICEF included: case-studies of programmes reaching some of the most excluded and disadvantaged children in the world; researched and wrote Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia (Scholastic Press, September 2001) Researched and wrote Pachamama's Children, examining poverty and the rights of children and women among rural populations of five Andean nations.
1989 to 1996: Social Development and Communications Consultant; Caribbean
Researched and wrote From Girls to Women (UNICEF Belize 1996) a life-cycle analysis of female health in Belize. Researched and wrote Girls and Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (TACRO, 1995) (2 vols.); Researched/wrote Fragile Environment… Vulnerable Children (UNICEF 996), on child rights and sustainable development in the Amazon. My first novel, Natural Enemies (Turner 1993), won a Turner Tomorrow Award.
1982-1989: Social Development and Communications Consultant; Nepal
I led the team that produced the situation analysis Children and Women of Nepal (UNICEF 1988); edited reports on girl’s education, water supply and sanitation, appropriate technology; edited a monthly magazine for the UN Women’s Organization.
“Adolescence in Tanzania” UNICEF Tanzania 2011
“Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia” (Scholastic Press, 2001) Published in Spanish as
“Constructores de Paz” (Editorial Norma, Bogotá, 2001). Published in French as “La Paix pour les Enfants” (Castor Poche, Flammarion, 2002)
Case Studies on Reaching the Unreached, in Papua New Guinea, Sudan, India and Bangladesh. Child Rights Advocacy Magazine (UNICEF, 2001/02)
“Reclaimed Territory: Civil Society against the Colombian War,” Development 43:3 September 2000 (Society for International Development)
“Children as Leaders: Lessons from Colombia’s Children’s Movement for Peace” in Peter Senge et.al. Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents and Everyone Who Cares About Education (Doubleday 2000)
“Creating a Community” in Peter Senge et.al. Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents and Everyone Who Cares About Education (Doubleday 2000)
(ed) Programming for Safe Motherhood (UNICEF HQ 2000)
“The Role of Children as Peace Makers in Colombia”, Development 43:1, March 2000 (Society for International Development)
Pachamama’s Children: Progress Against Poverty in the Andean Region (UNICEF/TACRO, 1997) Report and Fund Raising Brochure. Spanish edition 1998.
Fragile Environment...Vulnerable Children: Child Rights and Primary Environmental Care in the Amazon. (UNICEF/TACRO 1996) Report and fund raising brochure. Reprinted 1997. Portuguese edition 1998.
Garment Workers and Urban Child Care in Bangladesh (Save the Children (USA) 1998)
From Girls to Women, Growing Up Healthy in Belize (UNICEF/Belize, 1997)
Girls and Women in Latin America and the Caribbean 2 Vols (UNICEF/TACRO, 1995)
Children and Women of Nepal (UNICEF Nepal, 1987)
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