2018- present, Freelance Consultant, Fba consult, Belgium
Technical support in project management and to people working with excluded populations.
Solidarités International, Paris, France
Preparation and facilitation of a protection training for Solidarités International's Country directors and Programme Quality team:
Training on mainstreaming and safeguarding for the country directors
Training on mainstreaming and safeguarding for Headquarters staff: desk officers and technical team
Review of policies and toolkits
Production of support for trainings
Samu Social International, Luanda, Angola
Final Evaluation of the Project “Reforço das ações e parcerias entre as organizações da sociedade civil e autoridades locais na luta contra a exclusão das crianças e jovens da rua em situação de vulnerabilidade”, Samu Social International / Delegação da União Europeia, Angola / DCI-NSAPVD/2014/350-178
The project aimed at strengthening Children in Street Situation response; Access to medical and psychosocial assistance for children living in the street in Luanda (Angola) and capacity building of social workers and child protection network. Lead consultant for Prospective et Cooperation, July-August 2018.
2015-18, Global Protection and Inclusion Advisor, GOAL,
As Global Protection Advisor, I had three main responsibilities:
To develop and give technical support on the safeguarding strategy of the organization.
To support all projects with an inclusion approach: addressing gender, age, migration, social integration and cohesion affecting household and community dynamics.
In the countries where GOAL has specific protection or social inclusion programmes, to support the team - from designing the activities to monitoring and evaluation systems.
As an advisor, I was part of GOAL’s programme quality team, developing its strategies, and representing the organization with partners. I have developed a strong interest in methods preferring collective leadership, participation and system approaches. I have supported projects in development and emergency response in over 20 countries. I started as a Child Empowerment and Protection advisor and my role broadened over the years.
2013-15, Freelance Consultant, Fba consult - FBA sociedade unipessoal lda (Mozambique)
June 2014 – February 2015, War Child UK, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lead and supervision an Ethnographic, longitudinal research on the socio-economic integration of vulnerable girls and young women living and working in the streets.
January 2013 - December 2013, Fondation Terre des hommes, Mozambique.
Mandate to manage the country representation of the foundation Terre des hommes Lausanne in Mozambique.
Managing the exit strategy and sustainability of Terre des Homme’s interventions in Mozambique.
Technical support to the local organization .
Technical support to the Universidade Pedagogica in setting up a training for (para) social workers
Handicap International, Mozambique
Final evaluation of the project “Alpha”
“Access to formal and informal literacy and life-skills programmes for persons with disabilities in 9 suburban areas of Maputo and Matola cities”, Handicap International / Europe Aid /131572/L/ACT/MZ
Lead consultant for Prospective et Cooperation / January-February 2015
Evaluation of the project “Give stigma the index finger”, Mozambique / September 2014,
Facilitation of a beneficiary and staff led participative evaluation of the WASH project, Manga-Loforte / April 2014,
Terre des hommes Italy, Namibia
Training on Child Protection, Risk Reduction and safeguarding / Windhoek July 2013
Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), Mozambique
Adaptation of REPSSI regional Strategic plan with the national policies and strategies, and registration of the NGO in Mozambique / March 2013, Mozambique
2008-13, Country Director, Fondation Terre des hommes, Mozambique.
Country representative of the INGO, managing 49 professionals working in child protection.
The projects were in public health, family support in a context of stresses from climate change, HIV/Aids epidemic and population flows (male economic migration). We enhanced community based child protection system and capacity building to local organizations to ensure social cohesion and community based support systems.
2005-08, Country Director, Fondation Terre des hommes, Togo.
Country representative of the INGO, managing 60 professionals working in child protection and health.
As the delegate, I opened and registered the representation in Togo and was directly responsible for its programs in child protection (kinship care, child smuggling and trafficking in persons) and health. Tdh led the Family Tracing and Reunification interventions of unaccompanied children who fled to Benin following political violence, in partnership with UNICEF and UNHCR. The organisation coordinated regular capacity building groups based on collective knowledge for social workers.
2002-04, Project Coordinator, France Volontaire/ UNICEF, Benin.
Strengthening organizations and social workers involved in child protection. Mapped all the stakeholders in the country to develop minimum quality standards for interventions (residential and non-residential), including safeguarding, Human resource management, reporting/ accountability, case management system.
2002, Assistant Communication manager, Associated Field Service (AFS NPO),
Master in Sociology, (Licence en Sociologie)
University of Liège, 1999- 2001, Belgium, Erasmus Exchange at the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal).
“Magna cum Lauda”. Thesis titled “Le temple du Savoir, l’expérience Universitaire au Bénin, Paroles d’étudiants ».
Bachelor in Social work, (Graduat en Travail Social)
Institut Cardijn, 1996-1999 (Louvain-la-Neuve), Haute Ecole Charleroi-Europe, Belgium
« Magna Cum Lauda », thesis titled « Nukun do Nukun me gbe no kan nu bio me, relecture d’un stage à Cotonou »
2000- Continuous training (protection, resilience, system approach, gender, international laws,
migration processes, sohial cohesion, group facilitation and inclusion).
2014-15 Training in collective leadership; art of hosting, participation and facilitation methodologies
2014 Training in sketching and storytelling.
2012 Training in communication, management of Media and journalists
2011/14 Self-taught in visual language and group facilitation
2011 Training in Leadership, IMD (International Institute for Management Development)
2001 Certificate in cooperation, Belgian Technical Cooperation.
2000 Certificate in facilitation and education in development, ITECO,
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
- French (native)
- English (fluent, spoken and written)
- Portuguese (fluent, spoken and written)
- Dutch and Spanish (passive knowledge)
Visual Language, using visual language and info-doodling to develop ideas and create a strong group dynamic in building intervention and strategies that can be complex but need a common understanding.
Coaching and leadership, support and art of bringing the best out of individuals, within a group. Building teams based on complementary talents and strengths.
System approach: approaching realities and change considering the interrelation between the parties, the existing systems and their capacity to change.
2016 Business partner in Moto Moto, for the promotion and transformation of Bamboo, and market development of bamboo-related products (charcoal)
2014,- 17 Board Member of Harare’s French School, Complexe Scolaire Jean de la Fontaine (vice president)
2014- Art of hosting practitioner and facilitator.
2013- Co-founder of Urban Space, a Harare-based consulting business whose aim is to bring art, community empowerment and urban co-creation.
2013- Member of Prospective et Cooperation, a Franco-Brazilian organization for academics and professionals.
2012-2014 Member of the board of executives for the Associação Casa Amiga de Crianças
2002-2004 Manager of a guesthouse.
1999- 2003 Board member of AFS Belgium-French.
1996-2002 Volunteer for AFS. Responsible of the Counselling, trainer for the Community Service Program.
July-Aug 1997 Social work with street children in Kampala.
1995-1996 Student Council President (Ardenne High School) and Vice President for Kingston-St Andrew district, Jamaica.
1994-1995 Chief of scouts (Etterbeek).
MHPSS network for psycho-social and mental health specialists.
Urban sketcher, drawing on location and actively observing our environment, correspondent for Zimbabwe