Call for Board of Directors (Volunteers)

Call for Board of Directors (Volunteers)

Board Members
Are you passionate about promoting the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector? Are you looking for ways to help project managers working on the ground who are making the difference? Join PM4NGOs’ Board of Directors. PM4NGOs Board Member (Volunteer) PM4NGOs is seeking 02 (two) passionate and motivated volunteers to join our Board of Directors, with a range of skills or experience to complement our current Board. PM4NGOs’ Board Members empathize with the organization’s vision and mission, are unpaid, and act as advisors to the organization’s operations in their specific areas of expertise. As the organization is small, they also use their professional expertise to support and contribute to the work of the organization. They are committed to the success of PM4NGOs. PM4NGOs Board Members come…
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PM4NGOs People – Josephine Carlson

PM4NGOs People – Josephine Carlson

Board Members
Josephine has worked in international development and humanitarian response for more than twelve years. A true generalist, she has accumulated a broad experience from managing programmes, people, and processes for several large INGOs and across a wide range of thematic areas, predominantly while based in post-conflict and/or disaster-affected contexts, such as Afghanistan, Lebanon and Myanmar. Having played a central part in Mercy Corps’ efforts to roll out and standardise project management across the agency globally, Josephine is qualified to Project DPro Level 1 and Program DPro, and a trained facilitator and Trainer of Trainers in Project DPro.   Josephine is a firm believer in that improving and assuring quality, with the ultimate goal of delivering the best impact for the communities we support and serve, should drive all international development…
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PM4NGOs People – Oliver Filler

PM4NGOs People – Oliver Filler

Board Members
A passionate advocate for promoting excellence in project and programme management, Oliver Filler has over 10 years of experience in humanitarian response and development programming. As Project Cycle Management Programme Support Specialist, Oliver has been leading Plan International’s global project management strengthening initiative. This initiative utilises PMD Pro Level 1 as a core global project management standard. Through this roll out Plan has PMD Pro trained staff in all 54 country offices and has a growing pool of Regional and National Office trainers. In this role, Oliver has co-authored Plan International’s global Programme and Influence Quality Policy and created Plan’s global project cycle procedures, tools, guidance, competencies, maturity model and standards. Oliver also provides direct project management support to Country Offices and Regions. Oliver’s background is in programme quality, specifically…
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PM4NGOs People – Tikajit Rai

PM4NGOs People – Tikajit Rai

Board Members
Tikajit Rai has worked in both development and commercial spaces for more than 16 years in driving projects and startups to sustainability. In Nepal, what he co-founded in 2004 as a social enterprise to help farming communities to adapt ICT through cooperatives has now become the most sustainable project in the country. While leading the enterprise, he also worked as a consultant for projects funded by World Bank, UNESCAP, the Asian Development Bank, UNDP, Practical Action, GIZ, and CECI that helped rural communities sustainably adopt ICT in the country. Winner of 2013 Gold International Project Management Association (IPMA) Achievement Award and Runner-Up of Green Project Management the same year, he voluntarily serves as an Executive Director for Equality Foundation, a US based NGO that focuses on digital literacy. Also, he…
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2017 PM4NGOs Board Meeting

2017 PM4NGOs Board Meeting

Board Members, PM4NGOs
A lot has been written recently about the virtues and advantages of virtual organizations. From the ability to find unbelievable talent anywhere in the world, to reduced overhead costs, to bringing in more diverse viewpoints and cultures. All of these things are true. But sometimes, there’s just no substitution for getting everyone in the same room to work through the big issues. This was true for PM4NGOs this past weekend, with the Board of Directors meeting in Washington D.C. for 3 days of meetings, discussions, and camaraderie. The current Board includes members based the US, the UK, China, Jordan and Lebanon, and our Operations Manager is in Brazil. With such a globally dispersed group, and the accompanying time multiple zones, the time available for total group collaboration is obviously limited.…
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PM4NGOs People – Edson Marinho

PM4NGOs People – Edson Marinho

Board Members
Edson Marinho is a Brazilian passionate project manager who is ahead of PM4NGOs as the Operations Manager since 2015. He is also the founder and director of Teoria da Prática, a Brazilian project management consultancy, and he is a senior member of the Brazilian PMD Pro Trainers Network. International Relations Bachelor, post-graduated in Distance Learning and Project Management, PMD Pro Level 2 certified, Edson is an experienced project manager with over 13 years’ experience in managing large and complex projects and multiple small project. He has worked at small and large NGOs like ChildFund, World Vision, and Ética Fairtrade. I have been involved in training and developing the PMD Pro (Project Management for Development Professionals) since the very first PMD Pro training group in Brazil. I truly believe that we…
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PM4NGOs People – Richard Pharro

PM4NGOs People – Richard Pharro

Board Members
Richard is the founder and CEO of APMG, one of the few privately owned international accreditation and certification bodies. Started in 1995, APMG has expanded its portfolio to over 40 products across the management spectrum and has offices in 12 countries. Richard is a Chartered Director and Civil Engineer who, in his early career, worked on projects in Europe and the Middle East. Richard believes APMG’s success is due to the organization’s focus on innovation and customer service, In 2012 APMG won a Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category and was recognised as one of the most successful companies in the UK by the Sunday Times national paper.    
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PM4NGOs People – Don McPhee

PM4NGOs People – Don McPhee

Board Members
Don McPhee is a skilled strategic thinker and planner with more than 30 years’ experience in the NGO sector. He has set up and managed large development programs in Asia, Africa and Haiti including adapting management processes to local contexts and is known for his ability to work in diverse cultural contexts and in conflict-affected environments. In recent years Don has focused on developing and maintaining partnerships with other organisations, with emphasis on organisational development and capacity building of civil society organisations. Effective networking both within organisations and between organisations has been an area that he has given considerable attention, with notable success in Asia and Africa. For the past three years Don has been involved in establishing the Plan Academy, a global learning and development initiative of Plan International.…
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PM4NGOs People – Brandy Westerman

PM4NGOs People – Brandy Westerman

Board Members
Brandy Westerman has recently become the Vice President (Program Development) at Near East Foundation. In her previous position as the Director of Program Management at Mercy Corps, Brandy has led the adoption of minimum standards for Program Management at the organization, while engaging field and headquarters teams in learning and application of project management practice, utilizing Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) as a foundation for this effort. Brandy also served as Country Director and portfolio manager for Mercy Corps in Tajikistan. Brandy has worked in international development since 1998 designing, managing and evaluating programs and agency-wide initiatives from both headquarters and field positions. Certified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, Brandy believes that the impact of international…
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PM4NGOs People – Thomas Dente (Treasurer)

PM4NGOs People – Thomas Dente (Treasurer)

Board Members
Thomas Dente is the President and CEO of Humentum, a leading membership association of over 325 international NGOs and their partners focuses upon improving the strategic organizational and operational capabilities of international NGOs and addressing the development needs of global operations professionals. Tom leads several efforts related to organizational and program strategy development and execution. Before joining InsideNGO in 2011, Tom spent more than twenty years advising global institutions and their leaders on strategy, organizational development and performance improvement. Tom was a partner at both Bain & Company and A.T. Kearney, two leading global management consultancies, and began his professional career at Price Waterhouse. As a management consultant, Tom advised institutions ranging from start-up organizations to large global enterprises, including nonprofit entities across multiple domain areas. He graduated summa cum…
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