Name: Andrew JONES Date of Birth: 28 February 1966 Nationality: AUSTRALIAN Postal Address: 320 7th Ave, #102 Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA
Directorships & Affiliations
Managing Partner, FullCircle LLC 423 Sterling Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA www.fullcirclellc.com
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
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 • https://www.seedsofchange.com/enewsletter/issue_34/permaculture.asp?UID=2003090211230035