Country Program Preparation, UNDP/Gambia
Country Office, Government of the Gambia, 3-4/06-
Provided the Team Leader to research and prepare the UNDP/Government
of the Gambia Country Programme for 2007-11 and a Roadmap to assist
in program implementation and reshaping the Country Office to make
it more results oriented. The programme was focused on poverty
reduction, social protection and good governance, enhanced
cooperation between UNDP and UN organizations, development partners
and the government, and improved implementation modalities. Also
prepared the Results and Resources Framework complete with outcomes,
outputs, partnerships and funding streams.
Restructuring of Civil Service
Remuneration, Government of Madagascar/UNDP, (12/04).
Review of the current remuneration system for government civil
servants as well as the new elements emerging from recent studies
undertaken by the Ministry of Civil Service. Provided advice and
observations for the necessary restructuring of the said system so
as to adjust it to the public services and civil service reform. The
review considered the concept of general and individualized result
and performance standards, the recorded and expected economic
performances and the current macroeconomic framework.
Kuwait Port Assessment, United Nations
Development Program, UN Office of Project Services
7-7/02. Provided a Ports Infrastructure Development Specialist to
assess the operational and human resource status and needs of the
Kuwait Ports Authority. Designed two projects to 1) improve the
management and operations of the KPA; and 2) develop current human
resources and identify future human resource needs.
Iran Project Identification and Assessment
for Sistan and Baluchestan Province, United Nations
Development Programme, UN Office of Programme Services (5-6/02).
Provided the Sustainable Development Specialist to assist a UNDP
mission in assessing the challenges confronting the region and
potential opportunities for provincial development. The team
identified policies to be undertaken by provincial authorities to
enable development; integrated strategies to enhance employment
generation and poverty alleviation; alternative feasible solutions
that could be cost effectively implemented as programs; and projects
to achieve sustainable and equitable growth.
Career Counseling and Skills
Development for Administrative Employees,
Labor Relations Authority, 10/01-1/02.Under BGSI’s Work Schedule
with the U.S. General Services Administration (Management,
Organizational and Business Improvement Services- MOBIS Schedule),
worked with FLRA administrative employees to assess their skills and
career interests and provide counseling and training to meet
interest and career goals.
Qatar Civil Service
Bureau Economic and Management Support, UNDP/Government
of Qatar (8/95-12/95). Strengthened the Civil Service Bureau’s
functions and enhanced its ability to facilitate performance and
efficiency improvements in the ministries and public agencies.
Provided the Personal Systems and Management Specialist. Duties
included: 1) analyze existing work procedures and suggest
improvements; 2) analyze existing resource allocation and
utilization and suggest improvements to reduce costs and improve
service delivery; and 3) analyze the decision-making framework,
identify constraints and recommend possible improvements to improve
Civil Service Bureau management and performance.
Education Training Project,
World Bank (2/94-3/95).
Assisted the Center for Education and Training for Employment, Ohio
State University by organizing and coordinating visits of Turkey
education officials in Washington D.C. The project aim was to expose
the officials to U.S. public and private education and training
institutions and train officials in primary, secondary, vocational
and adult education/training reform. The visits exposed officials to
federal education institutions, programs and the policy formulation
Industry Skill Standards Preparation,
U.S. Education Department, (2/93-8/97). Provided technical advisors
to assist in standards development of the electronics,
computer-aided design, chemical processing, advanced manufacturing,
and agribusiness industries. Worked with teams of industry, labor
and government officials to identify the human resource needs, labor
skills needed for satisfactory entry level performance, and
identification of training needs and sources. The goal was to
promote the economic efficiency of the U.S. workforce, identify
compliance to federal, state and local regulations, and avoid
duplication of training efforts. The program work done for the Best
Manufacturing Practices Center for Excellence contributed to the
Center’s program winning the 1998 Innovation in American Government
Award, a prestigious award given to outstanding examples of creative
problem-solving in the public sector. The award is sponsored by the
Ford Foundation and administered by Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School
of Government in partnership with the Council for Excellence in
Training and Technology Transfer Program Development,
U.S. Trade and Development Program (8/92). Developed a training,
placement and technology transfer scheme that placed foreign
participants (middle level managers and technicians) in U.S.
companies and vocational institutions. The scheme's aim was to train
foreign workers on U.S. equipment and machinery, transfer U.S.
standards and management/operational techniques, and develop joint
ventures between U.S. and foreign firms.
Management and Decision-making Development, Belize,
Belize Institute of Management, U.S.AID/Belize (6/92, 8/94).
Conducted management seminars on team building, decision-making,
planning and evaluation. Presented approaches designed for
participants' public entities, reviewed case studies, and
facilitated group role-playing.
New Privatization Financial Instrument Identification,
United States (5/92-Present). Developed new financial
instruments to facilitate U.S. urban development and privatization.
Mechanisms include Urban Center and Privatization Mutual Funds,
Privatization Share Offerings and Privatization Bond Issues. The
mechanisms were developed to tap local investment and broaden
private ownership and capital markets. Undertaking further research.
Regional Private Enterprise Technical Support Services
U.S. Agency for International Development
(1/91-10/93). Served as a subcontractor to assist private enterprise
development in Asia, Near East and Eastern Europe. Focused on the
privatization, and trade and investment aspects of the project
relating to private sector development.
Trade and Investment Policy and Program Development,
U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S.AID-wide, 1/91-
6/91). Provided advisory services to the Trade and Investment
Working Group appointed by the U.S.AID Administrator to determine
approaches for U.S.AID's trade and investment programs and projects
in developing countries, and determine U.S.AID's role in
facilitating U.S.-U.S.AID client country commercial ventures. The
effort was aimed at providing services in Eastern Europe and other
newly-emerging countries. Responsibilities included reviewing U.S.
government, private sector and foreign trade and investment
facilitative services and information systems; analyzing U.S. and
Foreign Commercial Service (U.S.&FCS), U.S.AID, and Foreign
Agricultural Service domestic and overseas commercial development
efforts; developing options and components of U.S.AID's trade and
investment information system; and evaluating needs and options to
provide trade and investment services in these newly-emerging
Trade and Investment Strategic and Operational
Asia/Near East/East European Bureau's Private
Sector Development Office, U.S. Agency for International Development
(2/90-6/90). Prepared an extensive review of past U.S.AID and other
country/multilateral trade and investment efforts. The Framework
analyzed the role of trade and investment as a development
objective, assessed U.S.AID's role in assisting country/regional
trade and investment development, and assessed the role of U.S. firm
involvement. Recommendations were on types of assistance needed,
private sector roles (U.S. and in-country), and country government
roles. Framework and supporting presentation material were presented
at regional Private Sector Development meetings in Thailand and
Jordan. The document was used as a guide for U.S.AID trade and
investment efforts. BGSI has also assisted U.S.AID missions in trade
and investment project formulation.
International Investment Project Development
for various developers and investors. Prepared project information
including, feasibility studies, country/market summaries, and
project descriptions. Also assisted in planning projects, developing
investment interest and developing strategic plans. Projects were in
Asia, Pacific Islands and the U.S. Mid-West.
Health Service Firm International Strategy Development
for a private sector health service firm. Developed a
strategic plan for a U.S. health service and equipment supply firm
to establish international business. Firm has ongoing international