I have over twelve years experience in International Development. I initially worked at the BBC World Service Trust, writing project proposals to attract funding for mass media campaigns in Africa and Asia to raise awareness about communicable diseases, including leprosy and HIV. I ensured that projects were implemented within the agreed Strategic Plan and budget and made regular follow up field visits. I also monitoried the contents of radio, print and TV campaigns so that messages were culturally appropriate and consistent.
For the last eight years I have been working with SUPPORT to promote the female condom. This involved advocating with Governements to include female condoms in their national reproductive health and HIV policies and budgets. I worked in South East Asia for six years, building the capacity of relevant organisations to promote the female condom through training of trainers workshops, developing effective monitoring and evaluation tools and creating culturally appropriate promotional materials.
For the past four years I have been the Communications Manager at SUPPORT, writing all copy and overseeing the development of SUPPORT's webiste, producing an animation about the female condom and writing the copy and overseeing the layout of all other promotional materials. I have also acted as a critical backstop, addressing negative press releases about the female condom. I have documented and disseminated best practices and case studies from female condom country programmes.
I am interested in both long and short term consultancies and am currently in the UK but am able to travel.