Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team

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Sharene Wakefield

Programmes Officer

Sharene joined SD Direct as a Programmes Officer in 2018 and has worked on a wide range of projects across the organisation, with a focus on the Security, Justice and Peace and Inclusive Public Services and GBV portfolios.

She has provided co-ordination support for the Girl’s Education Challenge Fund and is also involved in supporting the technical delivery of the CiG Myanmar and CiG Zambia programmes.  She is the Project Coordinator on the DFID  Work Opportunities for Women Helpdesk and has recently taken the post of Project Manager on the Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE) Zimbabwe programme. Whilst at SD Direct Sharene has also worked as a researcher and co-authored the ‘How to Guidance Note on Gender Equality’ for DFID and wider HMG staff.

Prior to SD Direct Sharene worked for a humanitarian NGO on an EU Humanitarian Operations funded safeguarding and security capacity building programme and was responsible for project administration, logistics, needs analysis, monitoring and evaluation and donor reporting.