As Overseas Programmes Director for Street Child Africa, Savina is heavily involved in project development and project cycle management on a daily basis, supporting partner organisations across Africa to maximise the impact of their work with children in street situations. As a consultant for the Consortium for Street Children Savina organised one of a series of fora (Civil Society Forum on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Street Children) in Senegal for organisations working with street-involved children in francophone Africa. During her time at Dynamo/Dynamo International she managed two different projects: one community project aimed at developing “social cohesion” in a council estate and a second to enhance opportunities for disadvantaged children to volunteer abroad.
As consultant Lead Researcher for UNICEF Pacific's baseline research on child protection from 2008-2009, Marie had responsibility for designing, developing and co-managing a large-scale, innovative participatory 4-country research project. She continues to advise on a similar research project taking place in another country in the region from 2009-2010. Whilst at CSC Marie researched, designed, fundraised for, implemented and took full project cycle management responsibility for a number of multiple-country research and advocacy projects. In addition, she took a leading role as part of a team in the development of broader organisational projects, priorities and strategies. This included: report writing / editing; website design; design of a competitive ‘Small Grants Scheme’ fund to contribute to core costs of overseas grassroots partners of CSC members; successful proposal writing to secure £750,000 core funding for UK secretariat and Small Grants Scheme over five years; and shaping the organisation’s 5 year strategic plan. She co-project-managed design of the official UN/INGO Interagency Juvenile Justice Panel website and advised on project management for a street-involved children and child rights project in Kyrgyzstan. She has undertaken numerous trainings on advocacy strategy development in both a CSC and consultancy capacity.
Elanor is currently assisting local NGOs in Ethiopia with project development and project cycle management issues. She developed projects in partnership with over 15 organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and CEE, whilst working with ChildHope. She is familiar with using participatory approaches with all project stakeholders including children. She has conducted training on the development of logframes with organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in addition to with UK staff. She has written project and programme proposals to a large range of donors including the EU, DFID, BLF, the World Bank, Jersey Overseas Aid, Guernsey Overseas Aid, the Oak Foundation, Barings Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, and a number of Trusts and Foundations.