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Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Veronica Martinez Tamayo

Project Manager

Veronica Martinez Tamayo is responsible for the management of the Resource & Support Hub to Strengthen the International Aid Sector Safeguarding Policy and Practice against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH).

Since joining SDDirect in 2017, she has been responsible for the coordination of a variety of DFID helpdesk services. She is an experienced project manager with significant experience working on DFID projects such as the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Helpdesk and Work Opportunities for Women Helpdesk, where she has been 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. 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. She 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). 

Veronica counts with established project management skills, research skills, excellent communicative and interpersonal ability, as well as experience in delivering both DFID helpdesks and flexible funds.