Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Veronica Martinez Tamayo

Project Officer

Veronica Martinez Tamayo will be responsible for the coordination of the DFID helpdesk service. She is an experienced project coordinator with significant experience working on a variety of DFID projects such as the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Helpdesk and Work Opportunities for Women Helpdesk, where she is responsible for managing the roster of experts on the query service and contracting consultants for all outputs on the Helpdesk.

Veronica has also coordinated the implementation of grant schemes in volatile contexts on the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) at Landell Mills, where she established knowledge of managing grant funds to start-up corporate entities. Veronica also reviewed funding proposals against due diligence and compliance criteria for the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC). She is experienced in coordinating inputs on demand-led facilities and helpdesks, working closely with DFID teams to manage communications, report in line with appropriate systems and processes, as well as managing risks and contracting. 

At SDDirect Veronica has developed experience in managing the technical delivery of a number of key programmes such as the What Works to prevent violence against women and girls programme, as well as the Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR) in Ghana. Prior to this Veronica carried out independent qualitative research on the prevention and mitigation of violence against women in Mexico and has established good desk-based experience on the analysis of poverty and inequality issues. Veronica brings established project management skills, excellent communicative and interpersonal ability, as well as experience in delivering both DFID helpdesks and flexible funds.