Natalie is an independent consultant and close collaborator to the Salanga team, serving as MEL Program Advisor.
Natalie has a BSc in Biomedical Science with a minor in Globalization, and a Masters in International Development and Project Management with a specialization in International Public Health. Natalie has 10 years of experience in managing international development projects, including experience and competencies in project design and proposal development, project management and coordination, budgeting and work planning, narrative and financial reporting, monitoring, evaluation and learning, results-based management, as well as facilitation and training.
Natalie began her career in international development by co-founding a new type of student placement opportunity at the University of Ottawa, and supervising three cohorts of students working with community based organizations in Lusaka, Zambia. After her Masters degree, Natalie participated in a fellowship with Aga Khan Foundation Mali, where she supported the organization’s integrated, multi-sector community development program in Mopti region. Following this, Natalie returned to Canada to work for Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), where she served as Program Officer and managed a portfolio of Global Affairs Canada funded projects.
Since 2015, Natalie has worked as an independent consultant specializing in monitoring, evaluation and learning, training and proposal development. She has worked on various mandates for clients including AKFC, Aga Khan Foundation West Africa, Colleges and Institutes Canada, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Adventist Development Relief Agency. Natalie has experience in training clients on the use of Kinaki and mobile data collection. Through the use of Kinaki, Natalie aims to help organizations to become better able to organize and make sense of their data to inform programmatic decisions and meaningful learning, to improve the responsiveness of development programs.