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Giorgia Giambi

Giorgia joined Itad in 2012 as a business development administrator and currently works as a consultant in the Fragile and Conflict-Affected States theme. She provides support to large and complex consultancy projects, particularly the M&E Units for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in the Middle East and East Africa.

Giorgia has experience in qualitative research, data analysis and surveys and has an understanding of M&E tools and techniques. She has a strong interest in state-building, democratic governance, security sector reform, rule of law and civil society development in fragile and conflict-affected contexts as well as conflict prevention and peace-building.

Giorgia has worked for multilateral donors, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and private companies operating in the field of international development and humanitarian aid. Past experience includes working for the European Commission (Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid) supporting the management of grant agreements implemented by partner organisations in the Middle East and East Africa.

Giorgia holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London, speaks fluent English and Italian and has a working knowledge of French.

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Nationality: Italian
Languages: English (fluent), French (intermediate), Spanish (fair), Arabic (basic), Italian (mother tongue)
Country Experience:

Albania, Belgium, Norway, occupied Palestinian Territory, United Kingdom

Qualifications:

2011
Advanced Diploma in Project Management for International Development Cooperation
University of Parma, Italy in cooperation with the NGO CESTAS
2010 - 2011
Advanced Diploma in Effective Electoral Assistance
ISPI International Relations School, Milan, and Joint EC-UNDP Task Force on Electoral Assistance, Brussels
2007 - 2008
MA Conflict, Security and Development
King’s College London, UK
2000 - 2006
Laurea degree in International Relations and Diplomacy (cum Laude)
University of Bologna – Forli’ Campus, Italy

Employment:

2017 - Ongoing
Consultant
Itad Ltd.

2014 - 2017
Business Development Officer and Research Assistant
Itad Ltd.

2012 - 2014
Business Development Administrator and Research Assistant
Itad Ltd.

2011 - 2012
Business Development Assistant
Soges SpA, Italy

2011
OSCE / ODIHR Short Term Observer, Administrative elections, Albania
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and OSCE/ODIHR

2010
International aid/cooperation assistant (intérimaire), Horn of Africa Cluster
European Commission, Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Brussels

2009 - 2010
Blue Book Trainee, occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT) and Lebanon Desk
European Commission, Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Brussels

2006
Intern
Consulate General of Italy, Jerusalem

Project Experience:

2017
Evaluation of UNHCR’s role as Cluster Lead Agency for the Global Protection Cluster
(UNHCR) - Survey Coordinator and Analyst
Itad is conducting an evaluation of UNHCR’s role in leading the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), focussing on UNHCR’s performance as Cluster Lead Agency (CLA) at both global and country levels. The evaluation focuses on exploring how the protection clusters at country-level are supported by the GPC, and what lessons can be learned by UNHCR from its role as CLA in the field. The evaluation examines the achievements and challenges of the cluster at global and field level with regard to coordination, capacity building, support to the field and mainstreaming protection, and will look at achievements against the 2012-15 GPC strategy as well as provide recommendations of relevance to the current 2016-19 strategy.

Giorgia coordinated this survey in three languages (English, French and Spanish) targeted at all active protection clusters and prepared an analysis of the results that helped in strengthening the evidence base.

2017
Independent Evaluation Manager for the Mobilising for Development Programme, Nigeria
(DFID) - Research Assistant
The overarching objective of M4D is to help increase progress towards the MDGs in Nigeria. In order to achieve this, M4D aims to make policy-makers and service providers more accountable and responsive to citizens. Itad has been contracted by GRM on behalf of DFID to manage the impact evaluation of the programme.

Giorgia supported the evaluation team with the analysis of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions’ write-ups for a case study on people with disabilities.

2015 - Ongoing
Provision of Monitoring & Evaluation Services for the Conflict, Stability & Security Fund in East Africa
(UK Foreign and Commonwealth Officer) - Research Assistant
Giorgia supported the core team on the document review of the East Africa strategy. Reviewed and scored project-level documentation against a project review template (covering key questions around the presence and quality of ToC, data collection, results framework, indicators at output, outcome and impact level, etc...). The findings fed into the main inception report. She also provided support on a resource mapping study by mapping funding of various HMG Departments and Agencies for the FY 2016/2017 against the sub-objectives of the National Security Council’s Strategy for East Africa.
2015
Evaluation of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron
(Norad) - Research Assistant
This was the first ever evaluation of the TIPH and the purpose was to assess the performance of the TIPH against the objectives in the mandate, addressing outcomes and possible impact, and to put forward recommendations on how to improve the performance of the TIPH within the scope of the mandate.

Giorgia analysed over 30 Periodic Reports produced by TIPH between 2006 and 2014 which contain data on incidents and violations by Israelis and Palestinians in Hebron and produced a detailed analysis of the trends on the ground over the period under scrutiny. This analysis was included in the final report as an annex.

2015
State Accountability and Voice Initiative
(DFID) - Research Assistant
Giorgia provided support to the team by analysing and quality assuring the findings of focus group discussions held in the state of Zamfara on topics like state governments’ inclusiveness and responsiveness, CSOs accountability and transparency, media freedom and professionalism. This work was used by the team to write a report summarising the main findings from the SAVI Governance Index end-line Assessments conducted in Zamfara State in August 2015.
2014
Evaluation of the Strategy for Danish Humanitarian Action 2010-2015
(Danida) - Survey Coordinator and Analyst
The purpose of the evaluation was to document results achieved by the Danish Strategy for Humanitarian Action during the 2012-2015 strategy period, as well as to learn lessons of what works and why with respect to implementation modalities, programme design and delivery, and linking relief and development in order to inform future strategy development.

Giorgia coordinated a survey to collect additional data from Denmark’s partners in the priority crises that were not included as case studies in the evaluation and conducted an analysis of the results that was integrated in the final report.

2013 - 2014
Multi-donor evaluation of budget support in Mozambique
(European Commission) - Research Assistant
The objective of this evaluation was to assess to what extent the General Budget Support and Sector Budget Support in Mozambique achieved its expected results. The evaluation focused on the impact of budget support on governance and reform, economic growth and poverty reduction.

Giorgia carried out an analysis, and prepared summaries, of all the financing agreements signed by the 19 Programme Aid Partners (PAPs) and the Government of Mozambique, covering the period 2005 -2012. These summaries were included in the final report as an annex.

2013
Evaluation of the Norwegian Aid Administration’s systems and practices to ensure Evaluability of Norwegian Grants
(Norad) - Survey Coordinator
Giorgia supported the Team Leader in the preparation and coordination of a survey of planning and managing for results in grant management in the Norwegian Aid Administration, aimed at grant management staff in the Norwegian MFA, embassies and Norad. The main focus of the survey was on how and to what extent the current regulations and practices ensured evaluability of the interventions, including results measurement. The results of the survey were used for the final evaluation report.