Julie ThaarupVice Chairman
Julie has more than ten years’ experience as an anthropologist, evaluator and project manager in a broad variety of fields, including human rights; good governance; access to justice; civil society; social inclusion; gender based violence; women’s economic development; youth employment; rural development; gender; and HIV/AIDS. She is based in Tanzania, and has a strong understanding of the East Africa social and political context.
Julie holds a MA in Ethnography and Social Anthropology, and has solid skills in relation to social, cultural and political analysis. Over the past 10 years, she has developed particular expertise in carrying out programme and project evaluations, and has attended a number of formal trainings in development evaluation (Ottowa University, Canada, and East Anglia University, UK). She masters design and various qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, and has carried out evaluations ranging from project-level to complex programme levels.
Her main areas of experience relate to broader governance and human rights issues in East African countries. In particular she has developed expertise of issues in relation to economic empowerment of women and youth, social inclusion of minority groups (in particular people with disabilities), torture and violence, and HIV/AIDS. Finally, she has long term experience from a human rights project management position, and has strong coordination and administration skills.
- Human rights and good governance
- Access to justice
- Minority groups’ rights and inclusion (disability, LGBT)
- Civil society development
- Women’s economic development
- Youth employment
- Gender and equity
- Violence and torture
- Maternal and newborn health (MNH)
- Rural electrification
- Natural resources management
- Evaluations including complex evaluations
- Monitoring systems
- Reviews and Thematic studies
- Formulation and Identification
- Project management
Asia: Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan
Middle East & North Africa: Morocco
Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somaliland