Name: Gloria Lihemo
Organisation: Science Po Bordeaux
I posses over five years experience in various development contexts within Africa. I previously worked for over two years as information focal point for the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) for UNDP – Somalia. My core tasks included editing and distributing of situation reports, ensuring information dissemination between DSS and other UN agencies, donors and Somalia based NGOs. Liaising with the Somalia working group on proper coordination of relevant security activities including planning security management meetings, coordinating inter agency security action plans in tandem with the departments needs. Prior to that, I spent two years working in advocacy and communications roles for Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) Kenya, a leading health related NGO. Specific input within the organization included designing and effecting appropriate communication strategies comprising proactive media relations, ensuring support from both local and international donors, liaising with field staffs on project needs, developing promotional materials highlighting various campaigns as well as harmonizing advocacy initiatives with the global AMREF objective. I just concluded a 3 months internship within an Early Recovery program managed by UNDP aimed at facilitating durable solutions for reintegration of IDPs in eastern Chad. As part of my research for a Masters degree in International Development and Cooperation, my responsibilities included conducting research for the viability of income generating activities as well as assisting in the development of project activities for the livelihoods and governance components of the programme. I just completed a Masters degree in International Development and Cooperation with an emphasis on risk management in developing countries. Having majored in project management, I am conversant with project development skills including project assessments, strategic planning, budgeting, coordination of project evaluations, and report/proposals writing.