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KiraKira Ugaz-Simonsen - Development consultant, project manager, researcher and gender expert - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - LinkedIn Profile 

I am passionate about international politics and development programming, having specialized in the areas of human rights, gender equality, local capacity building, legislative development and environmental issues. I have a Master’s degree in International Development and Sociology and have lived and worked in developing countries for around 5 years, with working experience from countries such as Swaziland, Bolivia, Peru and Nicaragua.

Professional Skills: 

Project planning, monitoring and evaluation: I have 10 years of experience from planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating international development projects, and I am skilled at applying various project methods such as Theory of Change, LFA and Results Based Management. I have been responsible for strategic long term project planning and have facilitated complex evaluation processes at several NGOs and in the UN System.

Analytical work, dissemination and training: I have much experience in developing different types of reports, studies and guidelines, and I can collect, organize and analyse large amounts of complex information and data. I have trained project staff in applying various project management methods and in using gender sensitive indicators and monitoring tools.

Language skills: I am fluent in English, Spanish and Danish and speak and understand Portuguese.


Previous Clients and/or projects:  

The World Bank – Developing a comprehensive report on gender roles and climate change and a guide for gender sensitive programming in the sustainable development sector.

UN Women Bolivia – Supporting legal development in favor of women’s rights in cooperation with government and civil society organizations.

DANIDA in Bolivia – Training local partner organizations in gender sensitive tools and strategies for program implementation in agriculture and private sector development.

Afrika Kontakt – implementing an EU funded project in Swaziland aiming at improving civic and human rights through traditional arts and culture.