Gayle has designed, managed, monitored and evaluated international development projects for more than 25 years. She joined Agriteam in 1991 as vice-president.
Canadian Project Director
Mr. Innes is a development economist and senior project manager with more than 20 years of experience directing, managing and evaluating successful, complex, multi-million dollar international development assistance projects. His career history has focused on a number of different development challenges similar to the work of EDGE including overseeing a governance reform initiative that brought about improvements in Ukraine’s agriculture sector and another that introduced e-governance to the Philippines. Countries of Experience: Ukraine, Philippines, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Brunei, Canada.
Tawnia Sanford Ammar
Project Field Director
20+ years of experience managing reforms in developing and transition countries as diverse as Latvia, Russia and India; has worked in Ukraine for 6 years. Key areas of expertise: strategic planning, governance, rule of law and criminal justice.
13 years of professional experience in macroeconomic research, finance, investment banking, government reforms and technical assistance projects. After Maidan, worked in reform facilitation teams at MinEconomy and MinFin. Prior to becoming Deputy Director of EDGE, Daria was overseeing EDGE project teams working on the State Fiscal Service reform and on the governance reform at the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers. Key areas of expertise: governance, public finance, banking sector, capital markets, state-owned enterprises.
Economic Growth Sector Lead
10 years of professional experience in government, business and NGO areas. Key areas of expertise include: municipal projects, PPPs, capital markets, anti-money laundering.
Local Gender Advisor
Responsible for oversight of the project gender equality strategy implementation that supports all operational and programming activities. Local Gender Advisor is to consider, model and promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming as part of a set of cross-cutting themes.
15 years of professional experience in diplomatic (consular) field within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (regional experience includes service in Ukraine, Malaysia, Canada) and work in business sector - legal consulting within large multinational holdings (Ukraine, EU, CIS). Key areas of expertise include: governance, administrative services, legislation drafting, corporate and contractual law. Attorney-at-law.
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Provides monitoring and evaluation of projects. Manages trainings on implementation of the Result-Based Management (RBM) methodology for project offices, ministries and EDGE partners.
Senior Sector Lead
Responsible for reforms of (i) the childcare system and deinstitutionalization, (ii) probation service. Ms. Novokhatnia has 8 years of professional experience in project management, development and overseeing implementation of project initiatives in the area of criminal justice, in particular for juveniles.
Responsible for the project aiming to create strategic planning and monitoring capacity within the Secretary of Cabinet of Ministers in Ukraine needed to streamline the reforms required for Ukraine’s accession to NATO.
Taras has 15+ years of professional experience in project management and management consulting.
International Gender Advisor
Ms. Rogers earned her Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and specializes in the design and delivery of evidence-based international gender equality initiatives and strategies. To EDGE she brings this knowledge and experience as well as her toolbox of innovative gender mainstreaming tools, including gender-based policy and program analytical frameworks. Countries of Experience: Countries from the continents of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Canada.
Professionals for Reform Mechanism
PRSM Manager / Sector Lead
With more than eighteen years of experience in collaborating and managing international technical cooperation development programs, Ira has extensive experience in complex project management, program design, HR and budgeting. Under EDGE, she runs PRSM mechanism with overall responsibility for its development and management. Within the Mechanism, Ira manages reform initiatives along with PRSM staff.
HR/Operations Manager, Professionals for Reform Support Mechanism
Daria manages recruitment process; reviews and approves experts’ monthly narrative reports; contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.
HR Assistant, Professionals for Reform Support Mechanism
Valeriia coordinates capacity development and networking events for reformers; assists PRSM team in day-to-day operations.
Finance and Administration
Alla manages the project’s finance and accounting.
Victoria helps to manage the project’s finance and accounting.
Tetyana provides assistance with various administration related issues.
IT and Logistics Officer
Zied provides technical support to all projects and manages the project server and websites.
Vitalina deals with the project’s office administration.
Canadian Administrative Officer
Ms. Duricic is EDGE’s Canada-based Administrative Officer and brings her extensive experience in administrating large multi-year projects, including several initiatives in Ukraine, to the project. Her role focuses on contracting, budgeting, liaising with project stakeholders, and coordinating study tours to Canada. Ms. Duricic holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, is bilingual in English and Serbo-Croatian, and speaks conversational French. Countries of Experience: Bosnia, Croatia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.
Canadian Finance Officer
Dawn Robertson is the Canadian Finance Officer on the EDGE Project and is responsible for accounting for all project expenditures of the EDGE Project. This includes auditing and reconciling field and Canadian expense reports as well as preparing financial forecasts and reports for the project’s principal funder, Global Affairs Canada. Countries of Experience: Ukraine and Ethiopia.