Peter Chamberlain

Peter Chamberlain has worked in humanitarian  preparedness and response roles for more than twenty years with extensive experience in Asia, Africa and the Pacific and holds an MA (Econ) in The Economics and Management of Rural Development. He has considerable experience  in NGO management roles at field and headquarters level. He managed major operational responses at field level such as Oxfam Great Britain’s Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo ) emergency program , Oxfam’s East Timor response and  refugee and cross border programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan He has held senior headquarters roles such as Oxfam Australia’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Response Manager (2005-09) and Timor Response Manager (2000 - 04). Since 2010 he has worked as a consultant. and has conducted evaluations, learning events and design workshops  in 10 countries including the Solomon Islands, China Mozambique, PNG and South Sudan, He has also led DRR work in Indonesia and conducted a range of analytical and writing assignments.

 

Through his long association with Oxfam, Peter gained particular experience in the management of WASH programs. He was in charge of the Oxfam program which delivered water supply to some 800,000 and sanitation to 110,000 Rwandan refugees in the DRC 1995-97 and the East Timor program (1999-2004) which focused on WASH.

 

peterchamberlain@fhdesigns.com.au

Peter's Significant Experience. Peter is available for contracts of up to 1 month's duration

  • Oxfam Australia: Humanitarian Capacity Self-assessment: Sri Lanka, South Africa, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea More

    Humanitarian Capacity Self-assessment: Sri Lanka, South Africa, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea (Oxfam Australia)

     

    (June 2013 June 14)

     

    Planning, facilitation and documentation of a series of reviews in countries in which Oxfam Australia has special humanitarian responsibilities. As part of the Oxfam International confederation Oxfam Australia is country or humanitarian lead in Sri Lanka, South Africa, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. In-country workshops assess likely disaster scenarios and assess the necessary – and actual capacity of the program to respond. The resulting country and synthesis reports highlight capacity gaps and inform Oxfam’s humanitarian planning and resource allocation.

     

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  • Australian Red Cross: Papua New Guinea Red Cross Disaster Management Program Review More

    Papua New Guinea Red Cross Disaster Management Program Stage 1 Review (ARC)

     

    (February-March 2013)

     

    ARC and AusAID/DFAT have provided support to PNGRC to develop its disaster management capacity over a number of years. Phase 1 (2011-13) focuses on strengthening the capacity of the organisation – particularly at the provincial level. The review engaged with national level stakeholders and conducted field visits to Oro, East New Britain and West New Britain. The resulting report has provided PNGRC and its supporters with a future direction for its humanitarian preparedness and response activities.

     

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  • Oxfam Australia: South Sudan Early Recovery and Humanitarian Learning Event More

    South Sudan Early Recovery and Humanitarian Learning Event (Oxfam Australia)

     

    (April-May 2013)

     

    Facilitation and documentation of a learning event for Australian NGO partners of AusAID’s 2011-13 $11.3m funding round. The Juba workshop involved representatives from CARE, World Vision, Save the Children and Oxfam as well as AusAID, South Sudanese Government and diaspora participants. The workshop report was designed to inform both organisational learning and NGO advocacy.

     

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  • Plan Australia: Horn of Africa Humanitarian Response Desk Review More

    Horn of Africa Humanitarian Response Desk Review (Plan Australia)

     

    (September – December 2012)

     

    Conducted a review of the first humanitarian response under AusAID’s 2011-14 Humanitarian Partnership Agreement which provided $5m to selected Australian NGOs. Six agencies (CARE, Caritas, PLAN, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision) implemented livelihoods, WASH and health promotion projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The review consulted HQ and field stakeholders and analysed project documentation. The resulting report was presented to AusAID and its partners at a workshop in December 2012 and highlighted possible improvements to the HPA mechanism and the specific projects implemented under the facility.

     

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