Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
I hold M. Sc (Hons.) degree in (Horticulture) and MBA degree in Project Management. I am associated with the social development sector for the last 20 years. I have worked with a number of national and international organizations and projects including AIP-MSI-USAID, BAP-MSI-USAID, DAI, ASF-CNFA-USAID, MDP/FSSP-USAID, FDP-USAID, DTW-USAID, FATA-CBP-USAID, AGES-USAID, AGES-KP Govt., GIZ-Govt. of KP, World Vision, ACTED, Cranfield Uni. UK, WaterAid, IRD, IUCN, BEFARe, CBRM-IC, SDC, WSP-The World Bank, CIP-The World Bank, EIROP-UNDP, CHEF-CBM, DSP-ADB, GIZ, CESSD-CoWater, DTCE-UNDP, IRSP, CAMP, Al-Khidmat Foundation, Aurat Foundation, AfghanAid, Khwendo Kor etc.
Local government strengthening, Institutional Development, Social Organization, Community Development, Gender, Agriculture and Agribusiness, On- and Off-farm Livelihood, Enterprise Development, Interest-free Micro-financing, Water and Sanitation, and Primary Education remains prime focus of my involvement. I provide consulting and training services in project proposal and LFA development, designing and conducting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) studies, process monitoring, participatory techniques of data collection (FGDs, group interviews, social mapping, transect walk, case studies etc.), designing and conducting perception surveys, report writing, conducting social assessments, baselines and feasibility studies, Participatory Rapid Horticulture/Livestock Appraisal (PRHA/LA), value chain analysis, organizational capacity assessment and organizational development (OCA-OD), strategic planning, and needs assessments.