Strategic planning and communications

Elizabeth has a comms background and is an experienced human rights advocate. She works in an advisory role to organisations on publications, policy and programmatic work. A highly creative and analytical thinker, Elizabeth has a depth of knowledge of child rights and international development subjects including child protection; gender programming; multisectoral programming; international human rights law; and the UN system.

Strategic planning and communications examples:

  • 2021: Resource mobilization consultant writing proposal on teacher policy and development in Africa for UNESCO-ICBBA (UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa) including developing full programme methodology alongside an associated theory of change.
  • 2019: Author of successful education funding proposal for UNICEF and partner UNESCO-ICBBA.
  • 2018: Member of reference group to support development of a new African Union-UNICEF engagement strategy 2019-2021.
  • 2018: Input to re-conceptualizing the UNICEF Schools for Africa thematic modules and theory of change.
  • 2015: Coordination of communications for the Third Conference of African Ministers responsible for CRVS, Côte D’Ivoire with UNICEF, the African Union Commission (AUC), Plan International and UNECA.
  • 2013: Production of communications and advocacy strategy for UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.
  • 2011-2013: Freelance communications and project manager at Oxfam GB for the Emergency Capacity Building Project to support global conference series; website development; guide on humanitarian collaboration.
  • 2003-2005: Short-term International Expert for the EU’s Public Procurement Programme for Bosnia & Herzegovina. Management of raising national awareness, and access to information components.
  • 2004: Communications strategy and liaison with multiple project countries for Global Movement for Children global HIV/AIDS campaign.
Liberty & Humanity

“Elizabeth is a thorough and knowledgeable consultant whose passion coupled with dedication and drive ensure that work is delivered and changes that need to be made are implemented. Always working from a rights-based perspective, whilst acknowledging the in-field complexes and challenges, Elizabeth manages to present research findings in a way that encourages change, rather than further misunderstanding.

“Her recommendations are robust and indisputable and the research she has undertaken will undoubtedly create lasting sustainable change because they are centered on the idea of children as the agents of change; whose rights must always be upheld.”

Anna-mai Estrella, Executive Director, Chance for Childhood

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