Name: Nancy (Nan) Bergau
Organisation: Free Lance Consultant
Role: Communications & Training Advisor
I have 25+ years experience as a communication and training specialist on development projects in Indonesia, Timor Leste, Malaysia, PNG, Afghanistan and Somalia. Based on practical experience at all implementation levels, community through national, I have a broad perspective and familiarity with development and implementation issues , the bureaucracies and cultures. I am experienced in producing various informational media products and materials and participatory activities for awareness, promotion, behavior change, advocacy, outreach and project support including liaising mass media and journalists. This also included audience surveys, pretesting, M&E designs and instruments, impact evaluations, and MTRs. I specialize in developing comprehensive, integrated strategies combining various approaches/techniques particularly, community participation, access to information and targeted, complementary media and branding. My forte is translating abstract, technical or complex information into more meaningful terms: easier to understand, relate to and take action on. I excel at developing visualizations to improve meaning and impact and, organizing content so it is more interesting, intelligible and applicable. I thrive on finding unique solutions to communications challenges and effective ways to reach different target groups and build linkages. Much of my work has focused on local counterpart capacity building through mentoring and on the job training. I have designed and built ministerial information, communications and IEC section including mission / vision, goals, organization, procedures and HR. Functions included public outreach, customer services, training support media and, internal and external communications (seminars, conferences, exhibits, newsletters, press releases and briefings, etc.) I have also developed and implemented skills based, programmed self-study and participatory training, as well as, needs assessments, performance reviews and evaluations. I combine experience, expertise, creativity, adaptability, dedication, reliability and integrity.