Knowledge Dissemination Adviser – Pacific Leadership Program (current/periodic)
The Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) have retained me as an adviser to increase their reach and impact through knowledge sharing and, in particular, disseminating the research they commission in appropriate formats to their key audiences. This is an ongoing periodic contract until 30th June 2017.
This piece of work commenced with the development of a Knowledge Dissemination Strategy and an Action Plan to facilitate its implementation within the team.
More recently (June 2016), I worked with the PLP team to prepare some key knowledge products arising from an analysis of the experiences of women municipal councillors in Port Vila & Luganville, Vanuatu.
Download the Briefing Note here
Download the Discussion Paper here
In 2017, I developed a briefing note to provide a snapshot of an ongoing research project (ANU/USP) looking at green growth as a driver of national and regional policy in the Pacific island region.
Download the Briefing Note here
Analyst & technical writer – Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (2016)
I was commissioned by the Pacific Islands Trade Commissioner to prepare a paper for submission to the Forum Finance and Economic Ministers’ Meeting. The scope of the paper was to map alternative and emerging financial instruments for private sector development in the region and present recommendations to Ministers as to how best to develop this area in Pacific island countries. I was required to collate information from numerous sources, undertake follow up research and present the material in an accessible format
Pacific expert – Palladium Group (2016)
I worked as part of the Palladium team to develop an integrated thematic roadmap to guide future investment by the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program (DFAT funded) with particular focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). I contributed by way of providing in-depth advice as to Pacific contexts relevant to the issues under consideration, identification of key informants for interviews and review of outputs prior to submission to DFAT to activate milestone payments
Analyst – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (2016)
I was commissioned by the Secretariat to prepare a paper outlining the governance challenges at the regionalism/sub-regionalism interface with a view to informing future work around financing and resource allocation among and between regional and sub-regional organisations. The work involved meeting with key stakeholders, including senior organisational representatives, preparation of draft and final papers and presentations to internal stakeholders and a nominated reference group.
Read the paper here.
Consultant – Pacific Advisory/Icarus (2016)
Analyst – Pacific Advisory (2015)
I was contracted by Pacific Advisory to assist with collation and analysis of data collected for an audit of residency/citizenship investment schemes for submission to the Prime Minister’s Office in Vanuatu. I also provided the lead in preparation of reporting documentation.
“Tess has become our “go to” person with regards to policy and research client work. Our firm is the largest corporate advisory firm in the region. Having a trusted, experienced and highly knowledgeable consultant like Tess available, makes our high level client work that much easier. She is punctual, efficient and provides a pragmatic and reasoned sounding board to our senior management.
Tess is a thinker who provides expert knowledge of the region.” ~ Glen Craig, Managing Partner of Pacific Advisory
Analyst – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2015)