Andrew Jones’ Resume

Name: Andrew JONES Date of Birth: 28 February 1966 Nationality: AUSTRALIAN Postal Address: 320 7th Ave, #102 Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

Cell: +1.917.403.2157 Fax: +1.718.398.5795 E-Mail personal: [email protected] E-mail: business: [email protected]

Directorships & Affiliations

Managing Partner, FullCircle LLC 423 Sterling Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA

Board Member, Permaculture Research Institute

Key Attributes • 10 years International experience in: emergency response, post conflict development and rehabilitation work • Proven cross cultural experience and sensitivity • Ability to work under conditions of security instability and respond to fast changing circumstances • Well developed core skills of analysis, planning, evaluation, observation, and implementation • An environmental holistic design approach based upon disciplines of permaculture and industrial ecology • Strong links with international resource use and sustainable agriculture specialists • Experience with and understanding for the incorparation of a market approach for development solutions

Languages • English; first language • Indonesian; Basic • Spanish; Good • Melanesian Pidgin; Basic • Kurdish (Sorani); Moderate • Arabic; Basic

Work Experience

FullCircle LLC Position: Partner – Permaculture Services January 2002 – present

Focus for the company has included the development of new project initiatives in organic waste management using vermiculture and composting technology, and development of consulting services with a range of clients in the humanitarian aid and development field. Recent work (2003) has included a needs assessment in Iraq, focused on environment and agriculture on behalf of Counterpart International, and a resource flow/opportunity analysis undertaken in Kiribati on behalf of the Federation of the South Pacific – Kiribati. FullCircle LLC business profile available on request.

Valentec Systems Inc: Permaculture Study (US D.O.D Funded) Position: Permaculture Project Manager January 1 2001 – December 2001

Responsibilities • Coordinate project activities related to permaculture as potential incubator of new business on disused army weapons production facility. • Manage staff and interns, liaise with local government representatives, seek new partnerships within local community. • Secure potential new businesses based on appropriate use of local natural capital and human resources.

CARE International in Macedonia Position: Project Coordinator, Rudina Rehabilitation and Permaculture Project November 11 – December 12 2000

Responsibilities • Coordinate project activities during final CARE phase out from the project and handover to local management. • Support and guide NGO’s established through the project and assist with development of project funding initiatives. • Finalise donor reporting.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Position: Consultant, Environment and Refugee Issues September 10 – October 4 2000

Responsibilities • Participation in United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) led mission to Macedonia and Albania as member of technical team focussed on refugee related environmental issues. • Preparation as contributing team member to final technical report on behalf of UNHCR. • Debriefing of UNHCR Engineering and Environmental Services Section (EESS), Geneva.

CARE International in Macedonia Position: Site Development Officer, Rudina Rehabilitation and Permaculture Project July 17 – September 8 2000

Responsibilities: • Development and documentation of the business plan and sustainability measures for the Rudina project • Support the project manager in donor liaison and project proposal writing to generate support for the final phase of the project • Facilitate training and capacity building of the local NGO selected to manage the project going into its final phase

Valentec Systems Inc: Preparation of NWLCC Humanitarian Aid Hub Business Plan Position: Consultant on International Humanitarian Aid Work carried out during period March – May 2000

Responsibilities: • Team presentation to Valentec, army and other stakeholders of possible NWLCC site activities related to humanitarian aid. • Preparation of a business plan for possible humanitarian aid activities associated with NWLCC site. • Participated in Hawaii conference on Disaster Preparedness on behalf of NWLCC

UNHCR Macedonia (seconded through International Rescue Committee) Position: Consultant on Rehabilitation and Development Issues, Skopje September 15 1999 June 30 2000

Responsibilities: • Coordination of UNHCR’s program of assistance to refugee affected areas through USD 2 million Quick Impact Projects (QIPS) Program, and campsite rehabilitation and development program for 10 refugee campsites. • Liaison with all stakeholders including Macedonian Government, donor representatives, International and national NGO’s, Municipal authorities and beneficiary communities. • Development of QIPS management system. • Reporting to UNHCR and multilateral donor agencies

CARE International in Macedonia Position: Camp Manager, Cegrane Refugee Camp June 1 1999 – September 1 1999

Responsibilities: • Coordination of activities of the camp, including food and non-food logistics, warehousing, camp accommodation, essential infrastructure, land allocation, information dissemination, planning, development and maintenance of basic infrastructure and community facilities and promotion of community leadership structures • Liaison with NGO’s, UN agencies, visitors, donors, media and Macedonian Govt. representatives • Management of a CARE staff of 11 international and 160 national and refugee staff.

Achievements: • Effective management of a process of camp consolidation and repatriation from a peak population of about 45,000 people • Maintenance of good working relations with all camp stakeholders, including refugees, UN agencies, NGO’s and national and local officials • Strengthening of community leadership and developed an effective community policing process • Development of a creative camp-site permaculture rehabilitation plan worth approximately USD 2 Million that secured donor funding for initial phases

CARE International in Papua New Guinea Position: Emergency Relief Coordinator, Papua New Guinea January 1998 to February 1999

Responsibilities: • Manage all aspects of CARE Australia’s involvement in emergency relief in PNG including program, operations, administration, project design and proposal preparation, finance and human resources • Liaise with relevant PNG government departments and donor representatives • Establish and maintain appropriate staff health and security measures for operations in Port Moresby, Mt. Hagen, Goroka and Kundiawa

Achievements: • Successful management of a range of projects funded by the Canadian and German Governments, AusAID and the RSL to donor satisfaction (total value approximately AUD 1.5 million)

November 1992 – January 1998 1992-1995 Various positions were undertaken with CARE Australia and 4R’s (a small NGO) in northern Iraq 1997-1998 Working focus on the Mekong region, with time spent in Vietnam and Laos with CARE Australia.


Secondary Education : Kaleen High School, Canberra 1978 – 1981 Dickson College, Canberra 1982 – 1983 Granted special awards for Economics, Society and Mankind. Tertiary Education : 1984 – 1986, B.Sc. (Ecology), University of Canberra. 1996 – Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Development, NCDS, Australian National University, Canberra.

Additional Training May 1999 Completion of Permaculture Design Course at Permaculture Research Institute, (PRI) Tyalgum, Australia, Teacher: Geoff Lawton. October 2000 Attendance of Bill Mollison Permaculture Workshop, NWLCC. October 2000 Completion of second Permaculture Design Course, NWLCC, Louisiana Teachers: Geoff Lawton. March 2001 Completion of third Permaculture Design Course with Bill Mollison, Janet Millington, Darren Dougherty – Tasmania, Australia June 2003 Louisiana State University Composting Course July 2003 Soil Foodweb International: Soil Biology and Soil Chemistry Workshop

Publications 1999 Australian National University (ANU) • “Some reflections on Papua New Guinea’s drought and frost: relief and recovery”, Development Bulletin, No. 47, January 1999, pp. 82-84. 2000 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) • Article on Rudina Permaculture Project for UNHCR Environmental Engineering Support Service (EESS) Magazine. • Published EESS consultancy report on the Environmental Effects of the Kosovo Crisis on Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) • Published EESS consultancy report on the Environmental Effects of the Kosovo Crisis on Albania

2001 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) • UNHCR Conference Proceedings – Promoting Sound Environmental Refugee Operations. Permaculture Refugee Camp Rehabilitation in Macedonia: Useful Lessons and Ongoing Challenges.

2001 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Contributing team expert to the publications: • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment – Albania • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment – FYR of Macedonia

2003 Mars Corporation – Seeds of Change • The Cutting Edge, Seeds of Change e newsletter, April 2003, Travels in Permaculture •

One Comment

  1. andrew i met you when i was taking a pdc with charles wraith (sp) in new orleans after hurricane katrina.

    have done some great things here in u.s., like help start 650 gardens in eugene oregon, see my website.

    also just resigned from the board of the northwest permaculture convergence.

    am now wanting to do some serious land service.

    i am going to india on or about nov 20 and heard you have a project going there.

    would love to come and help out

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