EDUCATION
SPECIALIST

I am a freelance consultant, currently based in the UK. An education specialist with 24 years experience in education delivery, planning and policy formulation, I have a particular focus on International Development and Human Resource management and development. I have worked and travelled extensively in Europe, Africa and Latin America. I speak and am able to work comfortably in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. I also have a working knowledge of German.

WORK HISTORY

From 2005 to 2008 I worked in a series of roles at both delivery and strategic level in education development in Mozambique. These included planning and delivering teacher training; coordinating a participative research project on education worker motivation and morale; and providing technical support on strategic Human Resource management and development policy to the Mozambican Ministry of Education and Culture

Workshop in Maputo

I went to work in Mozambique after 17 years as an academic educationalist, linguist and teacher trainer at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France.  This gave me extensive experience and advanced skills in education policy formation and project management; teacher recruitment and continuing professional development; research design and execution; and teacher training. In parallel to academic work, I spent a decade as a voluntary caseworker and section coordinator for the CIMADE, a French NGO, working with migrants and refugees and supporting development projects in Africa.

I am driven by the conviction that education is an essential key to promoting economic and political development; combating social injustice and exclusion; and maximising and enabling the potential of individuals, organisations and countries. I have both theoretical and applied knowledge of:

  • Human Resource systems, contemporary HR management and development
  • Education systems, strategy, planning and delivery in diverse contexts
  • Teaching, training and teacher training, including development of programmes and materials
  • Curriculum design and development in diverse education systems
  • Monitoring and evaluation and social impact assessment, including logical framework analysis and a wide variety of participative techniques and approaches
  • Team working skills in technical assistance using a participative team-based methodology
  • Gender and education: research and strategic policy, including mainstreaming in teacher training, promoting female education
  • HIV & AIDS and education: mainstreaming and awareness-raising in teacher training and education delivery.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • MA (Distinction) Human Resource Management, Leeds University Business School, UK, 2010
  • Doctorate (Distinction) Education/Linguistics, University of Reims, France, 2000
  • Agrégation externe d’anglais (Qualified Teacher Status through French teacher recruitment process), 1996
  • MA (Distinction) Applied Linguistics, University of Sussex, UK, 1987
  • BA (2:1) European Studies and German, University of Sussex, UK, 1986
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
  • Basic Security in the Field 2; Advanced Security in the Field, UN Department of Safety and Security, 2012
  • Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation, INTRAC, Oxford, 2011
  • Graduate Membership of CIPD, Leeds University Business School, 2010
  • Advanced level Spanish, Instituto Cervantes, Leeds, 2010
  • Skills for working in development, VSO, Birmingham, 2004
  • RSA Teaching English as a Foreign Language, International House, London, 1986

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SITE LANGUAGE OPTIONS
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FEATURED SERVICES

Leaf Capacity building
Individual and institutional knowledge and skills development 
leaf2 Research
Design and execution of research projects, training in research methods
leaf3 Training
Design and delivery of training, creation of training materials
leaf3 Pre-departure Preparation
Advice and training for international development professionals and volunteers
Leaf Project Documentation
Support in writing clear, effective funding proposals, presentational literature, logical frameworks, etc.
leaf2 Oral Communication
Coaching in conducting interviews, meetings, oral presentations, etc.
leaf3 Monitoring and Evaluation
M&E of education projects with a focus on organisational learning
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Consultancy Case Studies

Research into Teacher Motivation | Technical Assistance in Human Resources Development | Human Resources Research | Research Methods Coaching | Volunteer Coaching | Multilingual Oral Skills Training | Monitoring and evaluation | Curriculum development | Policy dialogue facilitation
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