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    at Development and Training Services where she oversaw gender integration technical assistance for a range of sectors and managed a global portfolio of projects She also founded Creative Associate s Center for Women s Leadership in International Development and held executive positions on the Board of Directors of the Afghan Women s Writing Project and as Executive Director at Peace X Peace At Women for Women International Dr Morris managed offices in several conflict affected countries with a budget of over 12 million and responsibility for over 450 overseas staff She was Deputy Director of the Commission on the Advancement of Women at InterAction where she led technical assistance for members on mainstreaming gender equality in programs and organizational structures Dr Morris has worked as a team leader for the USAID funded GBV Strategy Research Agenda Project and Project Director for the State Department s assessment of programs with marginalized populations She developed InterAction s Gender Audit an organizational self assessment and gender action planning tool used by international development organizations and by several USAID Missions Dr Morris has served as Project Director of the Ford Foundation funded African Women Leadership Development Project at the Clark Atlanta University School of International Affairs and Development and Faculty Advisor for the Mellon Migration Seminars Project a program aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented students interested in careers in refugee and migration affairs She also served on the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Purdue University and as coordinator for the university s Women in Development Network She holds a doctorate degree from Florida State University and Master s and Bachelor s degrees from Bowling Green State University and Jacksonville University respectively Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member

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    Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Paul Guenette Executive Vice President for Communications and Outreach ACDI VOCA Paul Guenette ACDI VOCA Executive Vice President for Communications and Outreach is an economic development manager with expertise in agribusiness and trade Mr Guenette oversees a communications team and provides leadership in corporate planning and developing public private partnerships with external corporations He has designed and managed large integrated sustainable development programs in a career spanning 40 years and 71 countries beginning with Peace Corps in Senegal in 1975 then stints working for DAI and Deloitte now CARDNO before arriving at ACDI VOCA in 2006 Guenette s international development experience includes long term assignments in Senegal Mauritania Indonesia Barbados and Kenya heading programs that incorporated policy reform business group strengthening commercial marketing food security equity financing and investment promotion His consulting assignments include designing enterprise development programs for USAID conducting international marketing workshops for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service analyzing agribusiness global trends for the World Bank and designing a farmer organization program for IFAD Guenette speaks fluent French He earned his B A at Kalamazoo College and his M B A at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan

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    Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Paul O Brien Vice President for Policy and Campaigns Oxfam America Paul O Brien is the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America and was previously director of the aid effectiveness team He came to Oxfam after spending five years in Afghanistan where he advised the senior economic adviser to the president and two ministers of finance on aid coordination development planning and policy reform He was the senior international adviser to the Afghan government in the development of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy interim and the Afghanistan Compact Prior to that he worked for CARE International as their Afghanistan advocacy coordinator and Africa policy adviser Previously O Brien was the president of the Echoing Green Foundation which uses venture philanthropy principles to support social entrepreneurs and a litigator in New York for Cravath Swaine Moore He is the co founder of the Legal Resources Foundation in Kenya and the founder of the Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium in Afghanistan O Brien has a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and has published on humanitarian policy human rights and emerging trends in development Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/paul-obrien (2016-04-29)
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    oversight of new project development implementation and integration of programs in more than 75 countries in which RTI works He also oversees business strategy and communications Prior to joining RTI Weisenfeld served for 22 years in the United States Agency for International Development USAID attaining the rank of career minister Weisenfeld worked as assistant to the administrator directing USAID s Bureau for Food Security providing leadership of one of America s signature international development initiatives Feed the Future which aims to reduce food insecurity through innovative evidence based strategies and state of the art monitoring and evaluation programs Weisenfeld served in a wide variety of other senior positions at USAID including tours as mission director in Zimbabwe and Peru He was also deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and coordinator for the Haiti Task Team for which he led post earthquake recovery efforts Weisenfeld served as a regional legal advisor for USAID s Egypt and South Africa programs He also worked to strengthen collaborative research efforts between USAID and leading universities and built long term partnerships with private sector companies to encourage innovation increase financing and improve market access in developing nations In 2014 Weisenfeld served as the commencement speaker at Monmouth College Illinois receiving an honorary Doctorate in Public Administration He also holds a J D from Harvard Law School and a B A from Queens College of the City University of New York Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/paul-weisenfeld (2016-04-29)
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    Questions Peter Graves Mr Graves has twenty five years of experience in building and managing numerous successful international projects for private companies and non profit organizations Currently he is the Senior Vice President of technical services with the World Council of Credit Unions WOCCU where he is responsible for business development project design project management and monitoring and evaluating WOCCU projects Mr Graves began his international career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon Since then Graves has worked in the private sector and with USAID as a Senior Media Advisor where he managed a 375 million independent media development portfolio in Eastern Europe U S government as well as in the for and non profit development world In his career he has also served to generate 26 million in new money for an education project in Pakistan and developed a 450 million gold project in Kazakhstan Some of his specialties include executive non profit leadership strategic planning visioning operations management turnaround management business development and the micro finance democracy and governance and education sectors Geographically he is experienced in work involving Africa Eastern Europe former Soviet Union Asia and the Middle East Mr Graves attended Denison University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective

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    Bob Chase is a former US Government United Nations and NGO executive as well as former President of SID Washington His career was devoted to public policy and primarily in the international sector He attended Wesleyan University and then acquired a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse He came to Washington as a Presidential Management Intern and worked in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy before transferring to the Peace Corps policy staff Subsequent government stints included desk officer and capital development assignments in the Near East South Asia Bureau of USAID assistant to the Undersecretary of Labor Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Standards Deputy Director of the federal anti poverty program head of Food For Peace at USAID and USAID Mission Director in Morocco and Sri Lanka This was followed by five years in Rome as Assistant Secretary General and head of global programs for the World Food Programme Upon retiring from the public sector Bob took a job with the NGO World Learning and served as their Senior Vice President and head of the Washington office as well as interim President He is fully retired but continues to serve on the Board of World Learning as well as other NGO boards Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical

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    America Africa and Asia Major areas of experience include food and agricultural policy food aid food security and poverty assessments market sector and market potential studies trade analyses project design and management strategic planning performance measurement monitoring and evaluation In 1976 she helped USAID s Office of Nutrition launch what became a ten year concerted systematic and overarching effort to address food consumption and nutrition issues from an agricultural perspective This work was groundbreaking and also represents an important antecedent to USAID s subsequent efforts to improve food security in the developing countries and to the Feed the Future Initiative In the late 1980s she served as the Agricultural Attaché in the U S Mission to the United Nations UN food agencies located in Rome During the 1990s she worked in USAID s Latin American and Caribbean LAC Bureau advising the Bureau LAC missions and governments on food and agricultural policy food aid and food security issues Her more recent work as an independent consultant has focused on the development of country level food security strategies and program and project evaluations The latter work included a major assessment of the accomplishments of the Public Law PL 480Title II Development program during the first decade of the 21st century the universe of analysis included 101 projects in 28 countries in Africa Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean She was President of the Washington Chapter of the Society for International Development SID for three years 1976 1979 and a member of the SID International Board of Directors Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/roberta-van-haeften (2016-04-29)
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    Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Rodney Bent Former Government Official Rodney Bent is a former President of SID Washington He was Director of the UN Secretary General s office in Washington from 2012 to 2014 Prior to that he was a Senior Advisor at the U S Department of State and an Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton He held several positions at the Millennium Challenge Corporation MCC including Acting Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2009 Before joining the MCC he was a professional staff member at the House Appropriations Committee From 2003 to 2004 he served as the Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Finance and the Iraqi Ministry of Planning for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad Iraq Mr Bent spent 20 years at the U S Office of Management and Budget where his final position was Deputy Associate Director for the International Affairs Division Mr Bent also held positions at Bankers Trust Company and at the U S Department of the Treasury He received an M B A from Cornell University an M A from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and an A B in History from Cornell University Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi

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