• Professional Experience
    2010 - 2011
    April – May 2011 (Washington, DC, United States of America) - Attended to conferences, presentations (World Bank and others) on development and networking September 2010 – March 2011 - American Evaluation Association (AEA) member - Studied concepts of different types of evaluation through reading books, attending to webinars (AEA, My MANDE and SID), researching, participating to international debates and networking
    2010 - 2010
    In the framework of Grapesyard school project in the Korogocho slum (Nairobi, Kenya): - Prepare the questionnaire to investigate children and related families’ interest into education - Conduct interviews face to face to 20 children and 11 families plus 8 families through a questionnaire - Prepare the Korogocho education program evaluation report and implement an M&E system - Prepare the youth magazine ‘Il.Giornale.Koch’ (layout, organization and structure, contents) as initiative conducted in partnership with Il Giornale (Italian newspaper) - Presentation of the il.Giornale.Koch initiative at the school in the Korogocho slum
    2009 - 2009
    In the framework of the India and Yemen country program evaluations: - Review the evaluation policy of the Office of Evaluation, new evaluation manual, India approach paper, India and Yemen country strategic opportunities papers, India desk review report and draft of the country programme evaluation report - Prepare desk review notes on: IFAD funded projects and non lending activities (knowledge management, policy dialogue, partnerships building and grants) in India and for five IFAD funded projects and one on knowledge management activities in Yemen - Design and update of the website: http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/public_html/eksyst/doc/country/pi/india/index.htm - Review the Schumacher Centre performance and impact assessment reports on projects in India - Financial analysis of India and Yemen project components
    2007 - 2008
    Volunteer for the Comitato di Imperia: communication, information and public relations activities
    2005 - 2008
    July - September, 2008, Evaluation consultant (Part time) Contribute (web traffic, citation and web links analysis using search tools such as: Google Scholar and Scopus) to the ‘FAO/WFP Thematic Evaluation of Information Systems for Food Security’ and address recommendations for the future work. April - May, 2008, Communication consultant (Full time) Write a paper aimed at proposing a fund for development and poverty reduction in Africa. December 2007 - March 2008, Evaluation and communication consultant (Part time) Assist the auto-evaluation activity of ‘The State of Food and Agriculture’ (FAO flagship publication) - Research, literature review, data analysis and address recommendations and conclusions - Organize meetings, contact people and assist to interviews - Conduct web traffic and citation analysis using search tools such as Google Scholar and Scopus. November 2005 - December 2006, Communication and evaluation consultant (Part time) Assist the auto-evaluation activity of the ‘Agriculture, Rural Development and Poverty: Analysis of Linkages’ - Assist the preparation of questionnaires, organize meetings, assist to interviews - Conduct the web traffic analysis, provide recommendations, help in writing the report. April - October, 2005, Communication and information consultant (Full time) - Prepare a publication on the ‘Programme of activities’ of the Trust Fund for Food Security and Food Safety in coordination with field project managers and the Italian Cooperation - Prepare fact sheets for the projects, available at: http://www.fao.org/tc/Tca/italian_funds_en.asp.
    2004 - 2008
    July - September 2008
    Contributing to the ‘FAO/WFP Thematic Evaluation of Information Systems for Food Security’.

    April - May 2008
    Searching data and information for writing a paper aimed at proposing a fund for development and poverty reduction in Africa.

    December 2007 - April 2008
    Assisting the auto-evaluation activity of ‘The State of Food and Agriculture’

    November 2005 - January 2006
    Assisting the auto-evaluation activity of the ‘Agriculture, Rural Development and Poverty: Analysis of Linkages’

    April - October 2005
    Preparing a publication: ‘Programme of activities’ on the Trust Fund for Food Security and Food Safety activities

    September 2004 - March 2005
    Internship.
    2008 - 2008
    Preparation of content to update the website; brochures; paper for the fundraising activity of a Sports Centre funded by Erusma
    2006 - 2007
    11 January 2006 - 31 March 2007
    Rural Poverty Portal research officer (Full time) - International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)
    - Gather, identify, read, research, analyze relevant internal and external data sources to feed all sections of the portal
    - Harvest information from external sources and use specialized software to construct portal pages
    - Provide operational support during phase zero of the customization of the content management system
    - Liaise and coordinate posting of the portal pages with the members of portal team
    2006 - 2007
    11 January 2006 - 31 March 2007 Rural Poverty Portal research officer (Full time) - International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations, Rome (Italy) - Gather, identify, read, research, analyze relevant internal and external data sources to feed all sections of the portal - Harvest information from external sources and use specialized software to construct portal pages - Provide operational support during phase zero of the customization of the content management system - Liaise and coordinate posting of the portal pages with the members of portal team
    2003 - 2004
    Creation of leaflets and databases; recall activities with press, radio and television; marketing and organization of events
    2003 - 2003
    Translation of adopted child’s documents and manual for distance support procedures; writing letters to adoptive families
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