Water, Hygiene Promotion and Sanitation Specialist with 10 years field experience.
2006: MSc in Water and Environmental Management, WEDC, Loughborough University
1994: MA, International Policy Studies. Monterey Institute of International Studies
1988: BA, Middle East Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Michael started his career working for Assembly Rules Committee, State Capitol, managing bills from committee inception to Governor’s signature on the environment, land and sea use, health care, housing, elections, handgun and labor issues. From there Michael moved to Switzerland where he worked for the World Trade Organisation where he assisted in all tasks related to the preparation, conduct and follow-up to formal and informal committee meetings and drafted and processed notes and reports, including minutes for the Trade Negotiation Committee, General Council and Dispute Settlement Body. Michael then moved on to be a consultant for the JITAP program at the International Trade Centre, here he collaborated with Rwandan-Swiss colleagues on all aspects of their project, he interviewed African Civil Society and media representatives on their trade-related needs.
Michael then went on to work for Medecins Sans Frontieres as a Logistician where he managed all the logistics and financial aspects of water tankers and pipe stand creations in 6 camp locations and latrine construction. He also worked for JEB International as a project manager where he Researched and prepared financing options with international lending institutions and assessed mission needs and engaged with local utility authorities in Bucharest and Campulung Muscel, Romania.
He then worked for RuWatSIP in Kabul Afghanistan where he was responsible for ways to improve water delivery services, hygiene promotion and sanitation to Afghanistan’s rural areas. He then moved to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Kabul, Afghanistan where as project manager, he trained hygiene promoters, well caretakers and district mechanics, he also oversaw the construction of water points benefiting 104,650 residents.
Michael most recently has worked for Tetra Tech as Program Expert and Acting Chief of Party where he has facilitated the construction of new and improved latrines, trained staff in community hygiene promotion and oversaw the construction of hand pumps. He was in charge of budgeting, communication and supervision with all staff.
Michael has experience in the following countries: South Sudan, Afghanistan, Kenya