Joanna Mott

Joanna has 20 years' experience in the development sector and a Masters in Social Science (Policy and Management/International Development). Joanna has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement (civil society organisations and Government) for policy development and programming. She has worked in a range of development contexts (including emergency and post-conflict) and has demonstrated expertise in program management, community development, social inclusion, gender equality, disability inclusion, peace building, capacity building, facilitation, training, action research and participatory monitoring and evaluation. She has specialist skills in gender analysis and mainstreaming, and gender equality / diversity inclusion in policy development. From 2009 to 2015, Joanna was the Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor on DFATs Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (BESIK) program. Joanna is currently working in the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division in the Victorian Government, managing the Government's strategic partnership with the Timor-Leste Government.

 

Joanna has experience with long and short term assignments in a range of countries: Timor-Leste, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand (refugee people from Myanmar), Sri Lanka, and Nicaragua.

 

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Joanna Mott

 

Joanna has 20 years' experience in the development sector and a Masters in Social Science (Policy and Management/International Development). Joanna has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement (civil society organisations and Government) for policy development and programming. She has worked in a range of development contexts (including emergency and post-conflict) and has demonstrated expertise in program management, community development, social inclusion, gender equality, disability inclusion, peace building, capacity building, facilitation, training, action research and participatory monitoring and evaluation. She has specialist skills in gender analysis and mainstreaming, and gender equality / diversity inclusion in policy development. From 2009 to 2015, Joanna was the Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor on DFATs Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (BESIK) program. Joanna is currently working in the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division in the Victorian Government, managing the Government's strategic partnership with the Timor-Leste Government.

 

Joanna has experience with long and short term assignments in a range of countries: Timor-Leste, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand (refugee people from Myanmar), Sri Lanka, and Nicaragua. Over the last eighteen years, Joanna's work has primarily focused on designing, delivering and evaluating programs on gender equality, social inclusion and women's empowerment in a number of different development contexts. Other examples include: gender analysis training and gender audit capacity building for NGOs in Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands respectively, supporting a range of women's empowerment programs (civic literacy, savings and livelihoods, disaster response and recovery, trauma healing, leadership skills development, capacity development) in Timor-Leste, post-tsunami Sri Lanka, and Solomon Islands, and conducting various trainings and workshops for partner organisations and other projects (in-country and in Australia) on such topics as: team building, gender equality, participatory M&E, leadership, peace-building, non-violence, and conflict resolution strategies. She was a member of DFAT's Peace and Conflict Training panel from 2009 to 2012.

 

Joanna is an experienced facilitator, incorporating popular education methodologies and adult learning principles. She has successfully facilitated workshops and evaluation processes, and delivered presentations in a range of settings (in-country and in Australia), and with a diverse range of people (community members, adult migrant and refugee people, government staff and NGO staff).

 

Joanna has developed a range of tools and materials that promote inclusive processes, relating to community development, gender equality and social inclusion. More recent examples include: Global Impact: Young Women's Leadership program, Gender in Practice, Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion in Community Action Planning processes, Gender inclusive Policy Development, and Gender responsive annual action planning. She has undertaken a range of research pieces to examine women's participation in WASH. More recent examples include: women on water management committees, menstrual hygiene, time use mapping of women and men in rural communities, gendered barriers for community facilitators.

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Joanna's Significant Contracts

  • Victorian State Government: Joanna is currently working in the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division of the Victorian Government
  • DFAT: 2009 - 2015. Gender Advisor on DFAT's Rural Water and Sanitation (BESIK) Program in East Timor. more
  • Plan International: Part of the team implementing a four country study looking at the factors that affect the sustainability of CLTS. more
  • Red Cross: Gender Training for CVTL (East Timor Red Cross) staff.
  • IWDA: Gender Training for IWDA and Live and Learn staff in the Solomon Islands.