Veronica Martinez Tamayo
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 the operational management of the programmes. In addition, Veronica supports the delivery of evidence reviews and desk-based research on DFID and UNICEF Helpdesk services on Gender-Based Violence and Adolescence wellbeing.
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).
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, research skills, excellent communicative and interpersonal ability, as well as experience in delivering both DFID helpdesks and flexible funds.